The Barbie movie is generating some interesting conversations since its release a few weeks ago. Amy Peeler reviews issues the film raises and suggests that good discussions can ensue, pointing to the biblical purpose for women and men that affirms both genders.
"Moviegoers might have been driven to Barbie by nostalgia, or controversy, or simply to participate in the cultural zeitgeist. And I certainly don’t think every Christian must see the film. I respect those, like my mom, who’ve chosen not to contribute their time and money to this pink summer blockbuster. But since seeing the film, I’ve had several good (and difficult) talks with both my mom and my daughter about its themes. I suspect that’s true for millions of people trying to navigate the tensions in our world between feminism and patriarchy, between men and women."