Talking RBG with Katie, age 8 — Interview by Betsy Bozdech

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rbg poster 2Girls growing up in a world full of “She Persisted” T-shirts, Hilary Clinton bumper stickers, and books like Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Rad Women from A-Z may already know the name Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But they’re guaranteed to learn a lot more about “The Notorious RBG” from Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s energizing documentary RBG. I had the privilege of watching it with my 8-year-old daughter (who recognized some of the archival photos from her beloved copy of I Dissent) and talking about the film with her afterward. Continue reading…

Betsy: What did you like about the movie?

Katie: I liked that it was about the past but also the present.

Betsy: What was your favorite part?

Katie: I can’t pick my favorite part — I loved all of it.

Betsy: Was there anything you didn’t like?

Katie: No.

Betsy: Do you think it’s good for kids?

Katie: Yes.

Betsy: What do you think it was trying to tell people?

Katie: That women are as strong as men and should be treated equally.

Betsy: What did you learn?

Katie: That Ruth’s granddaughter’s class at Harvard was the first class in 200 years that was 50% women and 50% men.

Betsy: What did it make you want to find out more about?

Katie: How women are treated unfairly still and people have different religions.

Betsy: What do you think about Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Katie: I think she’s awesome.

Betsy: Who else would you want to see a movie/documentary about?

Katie: Frieda Kahlo.

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Betsy Bozdech

Betsy Bozdech is the Executive Editor of Common Sense, for which she also reviews films. Her film reviews and commentaries also appear on and