ReVamp Recommends is a special blog feature highlighting theater productions, artists, movies, TV shows, books, events, etc. that are relevant to ReVamp Collective's mission, and that we want to share with our fellow artists and audience.
In this edition of ReVamp Recommends, we would like to direct your attention to an essay written by Samantha Kristina Clarke, a theater artist and educator, from her website, skcwriter.com. In the essay, entitled "The Boys' Club," Clarke draws on past and present personal experiences to illustrate how disgusting, toxic rhetoric about gender roles and expectations spouted by individuals like a certain Republican presidential nominee perpetuate dangerous and negative behaviors, and affect how young minds perceive gender roles and stereotypes. It's an eloquently written piece by an articulate woman that reveals that, no matter how far we've come in breaking down gender roles and gaining equality among the sexes, we still have a long way to go.
-Kristen M. Scatton