Set your Tivo’s or whatever for PBS tomorrow night at 8pm for the premiere of Makers: Women Who Make America. In this new documentary, PBS tells the story of the women’s rights movement and the changing status of women over the past half century. With everyone from Steinem to Schlafly, this is going to be good. (Side note, check out the varying quality between the two women’s websites – Schlafly’s version of womanhood is stuck in the imaginary 50s and her website is stuck in the 90s.)
Watch the trailer below and get pumped with me.
From the looks of the trailer, it seems that the documentary is focused primarily on the women’s movement of the 60s and 70s and how far the goals of that movement have made progress, which is to say that it doesn’t focus on some other aspects of women’s rights and feminism that are more visible today, such as domestic workers rights, immigrants rights movements and gender inequality at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. But I think the narrative offered by PBS is still relevant in the modern era and g-d damn if I’m not still really excited to see a high production documentary on lady power.