“ I am the pretty sailor soldier of love and justice, Sailor Moon. In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” This was the famous opening speech when the heroic Sailor Moon thwarting the villain 's plans, every girl and boy who was a fan of the anime or the manga knew something magical was about to happen. Naoko Takeuchi is the creator of the Sailor Moon manga series; the adaptation of the televised anime that featured Usagi Tsukino a regular schoolgirl that discovers she is a magical sailor guardian. The manga/anime features a strong group of female protagonists, they are more than a pretty group of girls but showcasing female empowerment. Sailor Moon was a progressive manga with their challenging of gender norms, that would influence other …show more content…
In addition to discussing Sailor Moon had a clear message of female empowerment, it also paves way for new animes taking some influence of Sailor Moon. Comparatively, an anime called Revolutionary Girl Utena, a pink haired girl in a mysterious academy, she was the boys uniform to look like a prince and to save princesses as well. She was once saved by a prince long ago, so she was moved by his kind act she vowed to become a prince herself. She is strong, athletic has many admirers. (Tv Tropes: Anime/Revolutionary Girl Utena). With different story plot and content of female romance, clearly influenced by Sailor Moon, as well for the familiarity of Haruka who does not conform to genders like Utena Tenjou. Another anime that defies gender roles at every turn is Cardcaptor Sakura it aired after Sailor Moon series, but the same premise of the plot with a teenage girl that finds she has the destiny to fulfill. She finds a mysterious book that contains magical cards that escape scattering all over her down. With the help of a small winged lion bear named Kerberos (Kero-chan) aids the new magical card captor Sakura Kinomoto. In the same respects Card Captors Sakura is like Sailor Moon a young girl, head in the clouds, a helpless romantic, and a hero who must save the world. Furthermore, another and las a cartoon that has been influenced by Sailor Moon is Steven Universe the newest cartoon on Cartoon Network created by Rebecca Sugar. Steven Universe is a unique take on the whole magical girl trope with the main character being a boy named Steven Universe unconventionally obtains his mother 's powers. He has 3 female guardians who are crystal gems aliens from another planet, meaning his mother was a crystal gem they were rebels from their homeworld. Rebecca Sugar has another way to challenge gender is when she created Steven, who is kind, sensitive, very likable also very heroic he is very much like Sailor Moon when he starts out and he has very much to learn about being a
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The Progressive Era of the early 1900s was a period of economic growth in the United States. Millions flocked to the cities like New York in pursuit of wealth, freedom, and a chance at making a better life for themselves and their families. As a prime focus during the Progressive Era, women challenged social and political barriers, which led to their empowerment and a new female political agenda. Women began to become more prominent in the workplace and by 1920, nearly 25 percent of employed women had office jobs or worked as a telephone operator (Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! An American History Volume 2, 700).
In our society today women are running for president, curing disease that men said couldn't be done. Women today are fighting on the front lines for our countries freedom. Women are now engineers, instead of working on airplanes they are designing them. We are the head of big business, women are Chief Executive Officers of major companies that run our society. The whole idea of Rosie the Riveter made this possible.
During the late 1800s, women made it clear that they wanted their equal rights. Women had no power compared to what men had. If women started looking like they had power, it was said that they started to look more masculine. Women began to fight back and attempt to reform the government. In this political cartoon, the artist shows his view of life before and after women were able to vote.
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.
Maxine Hong Kingston's use of talk stories in The Woman Warrior emphasizes that individuals will find a more fulfilling life if they defy the traditional gender norms place on them by society. While contemplating beauty standards in Chinese society in “No Name Woman” Maxine Kingston thinks, “Sister used to sit on their beds and cry together… as their mothers or their slaves removed the bandages for a few minutes each night and let the blood gush back into their veins” (9). From a young age girls are expected to be binding their feet and are told that it is to look beautiful, but in reality that is not why. When a womans feet are bound they are restrained and silenced. These girls could be free and happy but they are restrained by men through this binding.
Disney Company is notoriously known for making revolutionary cartoon movies that always gets the kid’s attention and win their hearts. The vast majority of their movie are targeting kids, kids under the age of 15, who are unbeknownst to the hidden messages about the movie(s) they’re watching. For example, The Disney film Sleeping Beauty, the main character Aurora was cursed to be sleeping forever by an evil witch. And Prince Phillip is bound to kiss her for a “true love’s kiss” and wakes up. It is pretty evident at the ending that the prince kissed Aurora without consent and she had no idea that it was going to happen for she was asleep.
The depiction individuals have of women has changed drastically over time. From being seen as a lower class gender, to having women politicians today, they have come a long way. Back in the 10th century when An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was God took place, the role of women differed immensely compared to the way women are portrayed today. Throughout the film, women are depicted as a weaker gender within society, although they can be rulers within their own families.
In The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway writes about a woman and her struggles with herself and life. As Ernest Hemingway progresses through the story his writing style contributes to a lot of unknowns. Hemingway writes in such a way that he makes everyone really think and analyze the book to fully understand it. As people read through the chapters Hemingway places specific events in such a way that they understand who this woman is. Hemingway begins by telling you about other characters before he mentions Brett to make you aware of the time and lives of the other characters.
Gender is something that is brought to the attention of people well before people are even brought into the world. Take for instance, when a woman finds out that she is pregnant and is about to have a child. The first question that that women is asked is “What are you having?” In doing this we are automatically emphasizing the importance of being able to identify whether or not to buy “boy” things or “girl” things. As a society we deem it important for each sex to practice a set of “norms” of how to behave via that sex.
The Little Mermaid: Hegemonic Femininity The transition from a girl to a woman is created by the socially constructed ideals of femininity often depicted in commercials, books, and mainly films. One of the famous animated princess Disney films, The Little Mermaid can be easily added to yet another Disney film portraying hegemonic femininity. In the 1989 film The Little Mermaid, (Ron Clements, John Musker) a beautiful, young mermaid is willing to make a risky deal with an evil sea-witch because she yearns to walk on land and fall in love with a Prince, while secretly the sea-witch wishes for the mermaid to lose the deal. Ultimately, mermaid ends up achieving her dream of marrying the Prince, although the evil sea-witch tries to destroy the plan.
The Powerful Puff Girls The original series of The Powerpuff Girls was one of my favorite shows to watch as a child, where three little girls who have superpowers go around their city and fight anyone who poses danger. The show is a representation of how strong girls can be, how they have the ability to kick ass and save the world. While the show exhibits girls as brave and daring, it still conforms to the usual gendered and heteronormative society we live in where girls think boys are irresistible and where boys will be boys and girls just have to deal with it. Some of the characters give representation to different ideals, such as androgyny and being a single father, but it 's not always positive.
Women in Comics Historically, women in comics have portrayed a variety of roles ranging from a helpless woman that needs to be saved by a man to a powerful heroine that protects a man. Women originally played insignificant roles in comic books, they were depicted as dependent on men or as victims of crime who needed to be rescued by a “male” superhero. In the beginning of the comic book age, female character attributes represented the stereotypes that women were inferior or subordinate to men and they belonged in the home as a home maker or source of emotional support. As the role of women in society has evolved, so has the characterization of women in comics, graphic novels, and superhero movies; they are portrayed as strong and powerful.
A Thousand Splendid Suns’ was written by an Afghan American writer, Khaled Hosseini. The novel narrates the strength and resilience of two women who endure physical and psychological cruelty in an anti-feminist society. It also demonstrates how The Taliban uses fear and violence to control the people of Afghanistan, particularly females. Throughout this story the novel exposes the way customs and laws endorse Rasheed’s violent misogyny and it tells the tale of two women who endure a marriage to a ruthless and brutal man, whose behaviour forces them to kill him. The protagonist Mariam is a poor villager who lives in a remote area in Afghanistan, in contrast to Laila who is a smart, educated daughter of a schoolteacher.