Generation Me: Misogynistic Analysis

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Misogynistic ideas have been a huge problem in U.S history and other parts of the world. Misogyny can be defined as “A hatred of women” according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Not only does misogyny exist today, but it’s motivating sexism as well. Why do these ideas continue to exist and who or what is fueling these ideas? A documentary called Generation Me: Misogyny in Media and Culture explains how misogynistic ideas and sexism is represented in our media and culture. Women are overly sexualized in movies, music videos and other media sources such as the news. Women are also seen being disrespected throughout other media sources. With an analysis of the documentary, women are seen as sexual objects through the eyes of men and it happen…show more content…
A black woman is seen as more masculine than a white or Asian woman, therefore she has to go through harder procedures just to be like them. These procedures include straightening out their hair, wear wigs or wear hair extensions because long straight hair is a symbol of femininity. Their normal hair is known to be unattractive and wild. All the music videos and news videos presented in the documentary, black women are seen with straight hair because it looks more professional according to our society. They often use their butts as a sexual symbol and the clothes they wear are too skimpy. This shows that these women are from a lower class and has less morals compared to white women. A conclusion that can be drawn from intersectionality is that everyone experiences different types of intersection based on their circumstances. Some people may experience it more often, while some may not have experienced it at all. Those who know and understand these intersections may adopt multiple identities to live a better life. Those who doesn’t know or understand these intersections are more likely to stick to their normal identity because it was never…show more content…
In Generation Me: Misogyny in Media and Culture, this documentary explained how and what is causing us to see gender in a certain way. Misogynist ideas will continue to exist because it’s motivated by the idea of masculinity and femininity. We are repeatedly being taught and raised by these ideas. The media is using it to sell on the market, while the kids eat it up like it’s normal. As long as we follow this ideal, nothing will change for generations to come. To respect the morals of men, women, LGBTQ and etc, we need to keep an open mind to all new ideas and study why our society and culture is treating some people as second class
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