Notes: http://a09201988.pixnet.net/blog/post/31097973 (Sorry it’s in Cantonese!)
Few hours ago, I stumbled upon this blog from a literacy scholar in Taiwan (http://a09201988.pixnet.net/blog, sorry it’s in my mother-tongue). I enjoyed reading her blog very much, as I love how people read the film when applying ideology into the study – especially feminism. I enjoyed her very simple and clean writing, slowly guiding me to understand how women in existence, relate themselves to many parts of the society such as religion; history and sociology. For example how women who share a strong sexual freedom have to be killed off in “Scream” ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulykPn5ZUVs) + how “room” being understood in women and film, as a symbol of women’s freedom.
I shall tell you however, the article that caught my attention.
Today the blogger wrote an article about Claire Danes and Romeo and Juliet, talking about love and feminism. For feminism, love that was portrayed in Romeo and Juliet often classed as silly and stupid, it is to them nothing more than submission to men. In her/his interpretation however, the blogger believed the love Juliet possessed was a freedom of “knowing what she wants”. This as a result, actually contradicted feminist’s interpretation on love.
For myself, their dislike of love or marriage or having children were very much a smoke screen. Their dislike of those things all link to one, of being told what to do/what’s expected upon them. They want freedom and control over their own lives & not being criticized for having them. But then, if the woman want marriage and children, out of her so-called free will (for me, free will often is very ambiguous, there’s no such thing as totally free), then why go against it?