Society sets the standard for how men and women should behave and that their roles are with relationships, friendships and careers. What is socially acceptable for a man is not perceived as socially acceptable for a woman in certain scenarios. Why is there a gap and will men and women be viewed as equals? One of the assigned stories that I had to read was A Doll’s House. The setting was in the 19th century.
For a long time society has shaped how each gender should act and which traits are deemed appropriate and which are not. Due to how the general masses have grown with these notions, it’s been conformed to them and have tried their best to abide by the expectations that come along with the assigned gender. We are to do what society tells us though when you take a step back and realize that you don 't have to conform to these expectations as we can use our freedom against these oppressing ideologies. What I realized doing this scavenger hunt is that society pushes the patriarchy into our day to day routines. Patriarchy itself is a theme that resonates throughout society.
In the world, society has set standards most people follow. They must dress, act, and look a certain way for them to be accepted by others. Several do not understand that they are being conformed to be someone who they are not. Some movies challenge others to look beyond the standards of society. For example, in movie “Dead Poets Society”, Mr. Keating 's teaches his students to form their own ideas and opinions.
In Melanie Martinez´s song “Mrs. Potato head,” she sings about a very common issue in society today: the definition of perfection. This song uses multiple literary devices towards and about this issue. Every verse she sings are examples of what women face everyday. The message she is trying to spread is shown in each literary device she uses.
They have “frilly dresses and... toy box[es] with tea sets and dolls” (Brewer). In today’s time, luckily, these roles have changed that allows for a more equal society; albeit, that does not halt many people from believing that a man or a woman should look a specific
The reason for that is because he let society get in his head and made him believe that in order to be cool, accepted and ft in you need to be up to date and have all the current brands. However the boy soon realizes that by following society and going with society you are not being fair to yourself because by doing what society wants to you do you are losing your individuality. He then also figures out that don't wear stuff that people want to see you in, if you aren't comfortable in it, wear things that you want to wear and feel confident in what you wear. Don't be found guilty of buying products because that is what the of your friends, co-workers, actors, actresses, singers, etc are wearing. Also, brands, logos, and labels don't define you as a person and they are not they reason why people are accepted in society.
Over time women have faced and overcome multiple obstacles. In this day and age, women have gained the right to vote, receive an education, and make their own decisions about their life. However, women are still faced with the struggle of fitting into societal norms, and this is becoming increasingly dangerous in our mass media society. For centuries, society has made females feel as if they must fit into the barbie doll image created by a patriarchal society. Some women face eating disorders, plastic surgeries, an abundance of makeup, or even the idea of suicide to elude thoughts of being less than ideal in other people's eyes.
Indeed, it will be difficult in life as the society generally does not accept gender nonconformity, from hostile glances to harassment and even abuse. Those with gender nonconformity may tend to question themselves whether their preference and orientation is wrong and would have a higher level of mental stress. Since what we wear and the way we express ourselves will be judged and criticized, I would feel uneasy about how I look and what I wear. As Simon (1998) has found, for example, that gay men and lesbians are “less liked” if they are perceived as unmasculine or unfeminine (as cited in Gordan & Meyer, 2007). People who are not living according to the social standard are more likely to be left out or victimized, as they are seen as abnormal or not fitting into the society.
Acceptance in Society From the beginning of time, acceptance has played an important role in society. It is only human nature, to try and be accepted into a group of people. Explained by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, where social needs are expressed as the 3rd level before self-actualization. Which is what we all strive towards whether we know it yet or not. Acceptance or a sense of belonging can be reasons behind, how we form social groups like cliques, the reason we act the way we do and why we dress the way we do.
Expectations are put in place for people in society, and if people do not follow these expectations they may think differently than an average person would. If someone is brought up in life with different outlooks than you then maybe their decision making skills may be different from yours and some might not have the same feelings as you do on a certain act or deed. When someone has convinced themselves that the decisions they are making are the right ones then any act of anything is acceptable in their mind.In the script Tragedy of Macbeth, the character of Lady Macbeth, does not fit society’s expectations of her role as a woman, feeling of guilt, and desire for the title of the queen. Lady Macbeth didn’t fit the gender roles that society