Tyler’s Perry House of Payne Could female stereotypes be the results of cultural influence, religious teachings, or is it because of natural laws that females do not enjoy complete rights as their male counterparts do? While answers to this important question remain debatable, female stereotypes need redress. In Tyler Perry's House of Payne, season one, episode one and season two, episode two, the role of female characters and the role of male characters highlight stereotypical bias toward females in most television shows. To begin with, in the episodes, titled “Bully and the beast,” and “I can cry if I can,” nearly all the females characters are depicted as dependent, ill-mannered, insincere and saboteurs, accept for one. For example, Ella Payne, Mr. Payne’s wife, is portrayed as house
For years, many people have been attacking the video gaming industry for the depiction of female characters. According to Jamie Ferrugiaro, however, people often skip over the other gender’s depiction. She argues men are also victims of stereotypes; even in the same games which stereotype women. Her argument of both genders being equally molded to a certain image shows both sexes are put to a certain standard in video games.
In the article “Girls Just Wanna Have Fangs,” published in The American Prospect in November 2009, Sady Doyle argues that it is not fair to criticize Twilight book because of its fan base, who are almost teenage girls. She emphasizes that the criticism focus more on the feminists than on the contents of the movie. Fan girls of Twilight are called "Twi-Hards" and usually described by squealing, shrieking and making loudly, but it is not necessary to see them ridiculously. Compared with other books, Die Hard or Tom Clancy novel has many people do not like it, but none of these books is mocked. There is a backlash of the Harry Potter since this book seems as an example of cultural "dumbing-down."
American Horror Story: Coven is undoubtely a controversial TV series, as it is at the same time both chauvinist and feminist. The show clearly adopts the male gaze and is limited by chauvinist stereotypes, but it simultaneously challenges them. The notion of the male gaze, theorised by Laura Mulvey in the 70s, suggests that we tend to see media products from a male perspective, as most of the producers are male and heterosexual. Therefore, female characters are objectified and sexualized, so that they are attractive for the audience.
Shining gold is used to represent wealth and reputation. "Fitzgerald was enabled to make this discovery because he was almost preternaturally aware of the reality that gold lent to the play of appearances that he loved so much” (Wyly 6). Fitzgerald loved to use colors as symbols. He knew what the effect of them had on the mood of the book. Gold was used so often in The Great Gatsby because it represents something so important back in that time; wealth. "
Running head: GUN VIOLENCE GUN VIOLENCE What Changes Should Be Made Cassius A. Kurns Jr Mr. Redmond Leo High School A way that we can decrease gun violence is have a stricter sale on firearms. Loopholes now exist in the background check system that make it possible for people with criminal records or mental health issues to procure guns. For instance, a gun purchased over the Internet or from a private individual at a gun show is not subject to a background check because neither instance involves licensed gun sellers.
Throughout the three stories we were instructed to read for this module, I did notice that most of the main female characters did seem to have a darker personality than the other characters. Although I did notice said traits, I do not believe it was because of prejudice towards women. Along with more evil female characters, there were also many
Therefore, if they are to “challenge the masculine domain of athletics, asserting qualities like power, competitiveness, and ego” (Martinez, 2016), they are seen as too manly. There are many players like those former New York Liberty teammates of Candice Wiggins who are heterosexual. However, just like in any other sport there are
Throughout history, women have been second fiddle to men. Females have been degraded, disrespected, and undermined; they’ve been ignored, silenced, and gone unheard. This gender inequality is present even in The Odyssey, though it includes many important female figures. Penelope, Calypso, Circe, and more are all crucial to the plot, and some even responsible for the happy ending, yet when inspected closely female stereotypes emerge. The majority of the women are presented as seductresses, the others as mothers, and almost all as fragile and dependent on men.
My personal belief on guns is that they are there to protect us as a society. Whether it be a police officer or a soldier or even your mom, guns can be used for good. I was brought up around guns and I learned how to safely handle them, but others do not have the experience I do and therefore misuse their weapon. We are protected under the second amendment right –the right to bear arms for all citizens—(US constitution) but all citizens includes criminals and mentally insane. Most crimes involving guns, the person is to later be found out to be insane, such as the movie theater killer, he obviously wasn’t in any frame of mind to own a gun.
This too, could be dangerous, because people who are not prepared to deal with the responsibility of using a gun could obtain one. It is a scary thought to think that they could even obtain the gun legally. This would also make access to weapons much easier for people who are planning to use them to harm others for whatever the reason. The best possible solution to the problem is to put background checks in place for people buying guns. This will
After reviewing the game Far Cry 3 I have concluded that the race representations in the game are very unfair and stereotypical. I have done some research on video games in general and all of the articles that I found point to the same conclusion that representation of race in video games is really bad. The three main critics I will be reflecting on are Ds’s article called Representation: Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Video Games and Video Gaming Culture, Stephen Shoemaker with his article Researcher examines racial and gender representation in top 50 video games. Racial representation in video games is a big thing in all games not just in Far Cry 3. In most video games there are the main character who is most likely white with other white
Gun violence seems to be all we hear about these days. The amount and force of weapons available today is much more than we ever foresaw. With the mass shootings and increasing street violence, one could come to the conclusion that gun laws should be stricter, or guns should be outlawed completely. However, would harsher gun laws really work, or would criminals find more ways to get around them?