All in Women in Film
Downton Abbey was a mini women’s history course for me. Throughout the series, I was fascinated by how far women have come, but also reminded of how far we have to go. While I am sad to see the show end, I am grateful for every one-line zinger it gave me, and for every scene that took me to school. From birth control to fashion, here are 7 times Downton Abbey had me taking notes about women’s rights:
When Viola Davis was announced as the winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (the first Black woman to do so) a few days ago, I screamed so loud that I startled my husband (and probably my neighbors too). Her win matters to me for so many reasons.