This short film presents a scenario in which men live in a world where they are harassed and abused by women like women are harassed and abused by men, a role reversal of our sexist, patriarchal, male-supremacist society.
The topic of switching gender roles has been explored many times before in comedic form, among them “Tootsie”, “All of Me”, and very incisively in the seriocomic 90’s Ellen Barkin movie, “Switch” but this short film portrays the darker reality of what it is like to live with the daily onslaught of sexual harassment and gender inequality in a way that hits home emotionally and hopefully allows men to gain a modicum of insight and empathy into women’s experience.
Sexual violence against women is all too “normal” and accepted. We must actively resist oppression against women in all its forms. The violence, objectification, sexual harassment, and inequality that women experience is a product of a patriarchal system and of institutionalized sexism, and can only be solved by a grassroots movement that fights those root causes. Women themselves hold the power to bring an end to sexual violence. Every single right we as women have today is the result of a fight-back movement. Join us to carry on that legacy of struggle on International Women’s Day for a rally to end violence against women. We need a Women’s Spring all over the world! Join us and Occupy Patriarchy!