A peak on women’s life.
Imagine how it would feel to be a woman working in mine field full of men. A batallion of men who waste their time and energy harassing their female co-workers. Can you go on with your life if every single day, men see you as a whore, a toy or a slut? How can you stay strong when even your family cannot believe a word you say? How could you hold on when your children hates you for your guts and believe what other people say about you? What would you do when your friends cannot stand up for you because they are too afraid of what these men can do to get even? Would you stand there, be quiet and let it all go? Or would you be brave enough to stand up for what you know is right and true?
To be a girl and watch a movie like North country, is just too depressing. It is based on a true story about a group of women fighting for their rights. It shows us how unfair it was for women before certain laws could protect them. It will tell us that being a woman is not easy like what most men think. This movie will open our eyes and make us realize how much women can suffer in the hands of men.
The good thing is that, even if the movie shows the bad side of men, it also guarantees us that there are still select few who are otherwise. That some men can lower their pride and help women who are abused and taken for granted. It does not tell us that all men are evil. The movie teaches us that not all people are the same. Some will go their way just to help when they know that it’s the right thing to do.