Sunday, July 31, 2011

KC Fringe "No Gender Left Behind" review by Rabid_Reviewer

A real eye-opener
Rating: 5

No Gender Left Behind
KC Fringe Festival

This is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking lecture juxtaposing excerpts of various laws, videos, and personal stories about gender bias.

Frankly, I was as guilty as most people regarding the battle of the sexes.  Mainly that the battle only had two sides, only two points of view.

What I find most disturbing is how this male-female point of view creates prejudice throughout life where such prejudice really shouldn't exist.  Rather than teaching children to deal with and understand things that make us feel uncomfortable, we teach them to discard that which makes us uncomfortable.

This isn't really the point of the lecture, but it is an important point that I derived from the stories told.  Rebecca's presentation is not confrontational.  It simply puts the facts before us and asks us to think about the consequences of NOT thinking of the ramifications of our own behavior.

People should see this show for both the entertainment value and the chance to open our minds to a viewpoint that most of us never really consider.

If you get the chance, please reach out and hear what she has to say.  You won't regret it.  Even if you don't make new insights, you will be entertained by the delivery.

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