Last weekend, we had an all-too-rare date night. Dinner and a movie. It was Mike's turn to pick a movie. So, we went to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I have not read the book, and was not very familiar with the premise of the movie. However, I will tell you, it was phenomenal. Albeit graphic and quite disturbing, I highly recommend it. For those of you who have yet to see it, or read the book, Lisbeth Salander is an investigator who is misunderstood and has been a victim of the system that should have protected her. She is a woman scorned by rape, abuse and neglect. She chooses to take on an unsolved case that involves the violent rape and murders of multiple women. Throughout the movie you grow to adore and admire this heroine. She's a kick-ass, take no prisoners hell-raiser. My kind of girl.
That being said, I see Lisbeth Salander's style hitting the runways.. hard. In fact, H & M has already created a limited edition line for the movie. The brand received much criticism including an open letter from a rape survivor slamming the company for it's decision to glamorize the face of sexual violence. While I know this is a difficult subject, I say we celebrate women who fight for the welfare of others, just as we have the many women before us. As the mother of two girls, I loved the fact that there was finally a leading lady who was not a 36-28-34" bombshell in heels. She went to the beat of her own drum, and she didn't give a sh%$ what other people thought. She did not let her abusers define her. This character is so much more than the horrific events that she suffered, and for that, I say we celebrate you, Lisbeth Salander.
Now go kick some ass.