PPL 101- Sexuality in the Media- Song Analysis Song Title: Blurred Lines Artist: Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams 1.Is sex mentioned directly in the song? Give an example There is mention of sex in the song. Some examples are “I know you want it I know you want it”, “The way you grab me.
Media Influence on Gender Identity Introduction The media dictates how the ideal woman looks like. The deliberate control of women by the media is taken up by the society and passed into generations. By using, digitally enhanced images, and exceedingly slim actors, the unattainable image of the ideal woman is generated, and for the average woman who does not match the mold, pressure is build for them to change their appearance accordingly. Gender is a cultural and psychological and term while sex pertains to physical and biological features. Sex is determined by the X and Y chromosomes, where XX denotes female while XY denotes male.
The United States of America has transformed into this sexist and dangerous world in which the media and society portrays real women as objects and not as human beings. People see this on TV through commercials, TV shows, movies, and even games where the bodies of women are promoted like toys for the sexual pleasure of men. The 2011 documentary Miss Representation brings up this idea of how the ridiculous stereotypes of women are portrayed heavily through the outlets of media and how that has negatively affected American women. Women are the minority groups when they are compared to men. Since they are the minorities, they will be the minorities in media and in society.
When someone else gets to define a certain group of people, which they do not belong to, the people often become wrongly presented, by inaccurate stereotypes. In much popular culture, the African American woman has often been depictured as either the hypersexualized young sassy woman, as it is seen especially seen within many hip-hop and dance videos, or as the hardworking
This demonstrates that multiple women have experienced mistreatment and disrespect by men. To elaborate, this example reveals that women relate to the situation to the extent of it resulting in a murder. The statement “I know how things can be for a women” proves that women have it difficult by their husbands, due to gender stereotypes. This gender stereotype is also discussed in “Philosophical and Political Issues Surrounding Gender.” The main argument of this source is that women are viewed as lesser than men, even though women have accomplished a lot in society. The effects of this gender discrimination is that women are powerless when it comes to many roles in society.
For example, the men in country music videos are usually working and the female characters were shown looking visually attractive, instead of getting their hands into any type of work (Rasmussen 2017). Research says that the portrayal in country music of female gender roles has changed over time. Pruitt says, “between 1955 and 2005, women in country music were more likely to be portrayed as sexually and relationally empowered, and pursuing a non-traditional female gender role has become more acceptable” (Pruitt 2006). Now in today’s culture women are the subject to harsher stereotypes than they were in the past country
Discussion The results obtained from this research project supported my hypothesis and existing literature which is illustrated in the literature review, in relation to the influence of violent video games on negative behaviour towards women, specifically the video game “Grand Theft Auto”. I will now discuss the relevant literature which backs up my recent findings. Within the gaming culture, there is prominent evidence of misogyny, but it is what creates or maintains this misogyny which is important. As discussed in the literature review, the video gaming industry is male dominated as they target white males as their main consumers, as a result this creates cultural gender norms within society. Rakow argues that “technology is a site where
In “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke says “the way you grab me...must wanna get nasty” implying that if a woman grabs or touches a man it is his right to “get nasty” or force sex onto her. “Must” meaning that he is assuming she wants to get nasty, which implies that he wouldn’t need consent. “Not many women can refuse this pimpin’” could be explained as women in the past found it difficult to refuse sex with him, so you must find it difficult as well. Women in the past may have wanted to have sex with him, he doesn’t see why you wouldn’t and doesn’t feel the need to ask for your
By Ariel Levy’s definition, “female chauvinism” and “raunch culture” describe women who believe men are inferior and women objectifying other women and themselves, respectively. While females, to a certain extent, have always and will always be objectified by the media, it has not become more pervasive in recent years. If anything, the sexualization and objectification of women has been mediated due to advancements in gender equality. There has been a gradual switch in cultural expectations of women from codependent lady who needs a strong man to take care of her to competent woman who can take care of herself. This role transformation, while seemingly so, is not a kick in the ribs to men.
These lyrics in his song are an example of how rappers illustrate their violence through their lyrics. The rapper was using explicit language and he showed that he was participating in criminal activity. According to Al Sharpton, often rap music is a way for african americans to vent about their hard lives. When different rappers get into an altercation they argue through their music and it tends to be violent lyrics (Sharpton 73). Many rappers who have conflict and argue are being violent and people who listen to it oftentimes catch on to the violence and thinks it is okay.