177. Barbie Movie and the Patriarchy - Reading Aloud

Episode 177

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26th Oct 2023

177. Barbie Movie and the Patriarchy

Adam and Marisol go to the movies! After seeing the latest Barbie movie (during a day date) they sit in the parking lot and record their knee jerk reactions. They dive into Ryan Goslings partial of Ken, and how he lives out his patriarchal dream; Michael Cera's role as Allen and why Adam can't shake the "nice guys finish last" trope, and how Margo Robbie's "Stereotypical Barbie" scene in the park had them catching feelings. The couple discusses the decisive points made in the film, how Barbie break-ups are a barometer for some viewers, and how at the end of the day, Barbieland was made by men. Listen in as the couple talks all things Pink...and patriarchy

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Welcome to the Reading Aloud Podcast, a place where the creative, emotional and hilarious aspects of relationship communication are explored in real-time, by a real Married couple. Marisol and Adam are a married couple living in Asheville, North Carolina. Outside of the Podcast, Marisol is an entrepreneur, who owns SolReflection, a therapeutic image consulting firm (she's a style therapist) and Adam works for Dogwood Alliance, a environmental non-profit organization. After dating, marriage, and lots of travel, the couple went on a long fertility journey. That journey lead them to IVF, a tremulous pregnancy, post partum depression and an amazing life altering miracle kid, Neo (all while recording the ups & downs). These days Marisol and Adam are raising a toddler, navigating the surrogate process to add to their family, and starting the egg retrieval/IVF process again after a miscarriage. Tune in as the couple provides you insight into how they communicate, navigate and thrive through married life, parenting, being an adult, and living in the world today.