The Big Flip Movie Event

By Meredith M. Rosen, Bedell Frazier Investment Counselling, LLC

The definition of family is changing. This week a group of about 25 women (and a few men!) came together to watch the thought-provoking documentary The Big Flip at the Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley. 

The Big Flip

With mothers being primary breadwinners in 40% of U.S. families, and the number of stay-at-home dads doubling since 1989, the reversal in traditional gender roles is flipping. The documentary followed four families across the U.S. over an 18-month period and how they navigated the challenges and transitions that life throws at them. This movie resonated with many of the event attendees. In fact, half of the attendees were in family relationships where the father was playing a larger role in caring for the children than the mother who was the primary income generator.

After the movie, we moved to the adjacent bar for an hour of discussion on the movie and networking. It was a welcome break for many of the working mothers in the group who could not recall the last time they had been to a movie theatre! Many connections were made, and it was refreshing for the moms, especially breadwinner moms, to be able to connect with others in a similar situation.

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