Introduction: Not Done: Women Remaking America (03:20)
This segment orients viewers to the topic of women's movements.
2016 Presidential Election (04:14)
Women speak about how they felt about voting for Hillary Clinton and her loss of the 2016 Presidential Election. They discuss how it seemed obvious that she would win, and how her loss was a wake up call to how even an incompetent racist could win over a female.
2017 Women's March (05:49)
On January 21, 2017, over one million participated in the Women’s March in Washington DC; co-chairs for the event came from varying social and racial justice movements. Attendees describe their emotions while participating.
Black Lives Matter (03:12)
Queer African Americans Alicia Garza, Patrice Cullors, and Opal Tometi founded Black Lives Matter after George Zimmerman was acquitted of Trayvon Martin’s murder. First a viral movement, it became global after Michael Brown’s death.
Reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey investigated rumors regarding Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct; impacted actresses feared retaliation, refusing to speak out. After Ashley Judd and Laura Madden went on record, the movie producer was prosecuted, prompting Alyssa Milano to make Tarana Burke’s #Metoo movement go viral.
TIME'S UP (07:16)
Using #MeToo’s momentum, Maha Dakhil formed a support group of celebrities and entertainment leaders addressing Hollywood sexism. The National Women’s Farm Workers Association published a letter to them in Time Magazine, pledging their support; they responded by establishing a legal defense fund for working class women.
Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill (07:48)
In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was nominted to the Supreme court; Christine Blasey Ford described his rape of her to a Senate Judiciary Committee, prompting feminists and his supporters alike to protest. Her experience was like Anita Hill’s, who accused Judge Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991.
Representation in Government (02:29)
Lauren Underwood explains how she was prompted by Trump’s election, Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and the Me Too movement to run for office. In 2018, a record number of women were elected to Congress, many young and racially diverse.
Representation in Entertainment (03:34)
Black women began dominating pop culture in the 2000s; in 2012, filmmaker Shonda Rhimes debuted Scandal. She discusses her public announcement of being the highest paid showrunner in television.
Inclusion in Activism (06:39)
Massive protests followed George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s murders; in June 2020, black trans woman Raquel Willis spoke at a Black Lives Matter event, highlighting violence toward queer demographics. Feminism is evolving, with younger generations finding connections between systemic issues and refusing to be complacent.
Credits: Not Done: Women Remaking America (00:31)
Credits: Not Done: Women Remaking America
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