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How ‘Barbie’ Perfectly Showcased the Struggles of Modern M’sian Women

today12 September 2023


It’s been nearly two months since the worldwide premiere of Barbie, the critically acclaimed film by Greta Gerwig that quickly became one of the year’s most successful movies, grossing around USD1.34 billion at the box office to date.

The film’s message, which effectively reflected the problems that modern women have to confront in their day-to-day lives, continues to be discussed by many fans around the world.

Barbie, the feminist film that some claim fails to resonate with modern feminism

Despite its success, some have criticised the film for being a “man-hating” movie. For instance, American comedian Bill Maher criticised Barbie for being excessively preachy and out of date because modern patriarchy, according to him, isn’t as awful as it was in the past.

“Barbie fights the Patriarchy. Right up to the Mattel board who created her, consisting of 12 white men! The Patriarchy! Except there’s a Mattel board in…

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Written by: Aqasha Nur’aiman

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