In contrast to past gender stereotypes, they argue that girls should be strong, independent, and intelligent. Orenstein takes a second wave feminism approach, meaning females are just as capable as males. She references how she commonly writes about feminism and warning parents of a “preoccupation of body and beauty” in order to pull for a change in society (327). The beauty standards give women an impossible set of goals deterring their confidence. In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329).
For every positive female role model, two negative ones can be found” (Lavin 97). Women in comics portray a sexualized representation of the female body, with a strong focus on women as sexual objects rather than women. The trend of objecticifty women in comics has continued since the first superheroine Wonder Woman was first introduced in comics because it is profitable and it is
She has one of most recognized faces. Over fifty years after Marilyn Monroe’s death she is still memorable. Everyone knew this woman, but did everyone know why Norma Jeane Mortenson was famous? She is a Hollywood icon, she could even be considered a legend. Marilyn Monroe affected young women in society by making certain things more socially acceptable, showing not all women need to be super thin to be attractive, and allowing them to see that dreams can come true.
Hollywood has always done a terrible job of depicting real women in film, and although his work has a somewhat misogynistic reputation, Alfred Hitchcock has done so much involving the progression of female roles in Hollywood cinema. Although many of his female victims wind up dead, the survivors have lots of power – and without reliance on their male counterparts. Women remain the central focus in many of Hitchcock’s films, not just because of their beauty, but because the narrative is dependent on them. When you look at his work in the context of this specific Hollywood era, Hitchcock’s female characters are very much out of the ordinary. Looking past the obvious presence of gender roles (male and female) that just so happened to be a part of the social norm during that time, Hitchcock sought to represent women with having more depth, realism, and independence than ever before in women in Hollywood.
“Ex boyfriends are just like off limits to friends. I mean that’s just like the rule of feminism” (15:15). This famous saying said by Gretchen Wieners from Mean girls is widely known and most of the time ridiculed by people. Mean Girls is a movie that portrays the stereotypical American high school life. The movie has a main focus on the girls of high school, rather then on the boys.
What is worth mentioning in Sophocles’ play is that he not only showed the weak side of women but also the strong ones. For example, Ismene is the traditional role of women in ancient Greek—coward, fear of men power and feeble. For Ismene, "we must remember we were born women, not meant to strive with men" (Antigone). She even chose to die with Antigone while hearing her sentence, for she was afraid that she would be alone, she could not be able to fight against Creon, this men-dominant society. In contrast, her sister Antigone presents the “women power”.
With roles in movies like The Fast Lady, Fahrenheit 451, and the film adaption of Far from the Madding Crowd, Christie established herself as one of the foremost actresses of the swinging London era. Because she did the bulk of her work in the 60s, when the motion picture industry was still in its artistic infancy, many of Christie’s early movies are pretty tame, if not all of them. But in 1973, the award-winning actress would shock her fans and the general moviegoing public when she appeared as the female lead in Don’t Look Now. An independent British-Italian film, Don’t Look Now gave Julie Christie and her co-star Donald Sutherland a level of artistic freedom that neither had experienced before. The movie features a steamy scene in which the pair strip naked and throw themselves onto a bed, panting heavily and writhing in each other’s arms.
The film Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015) explores a dystopia created by patriarchal dominance and gender inequality. However, it shifts the dystopian outlook by destroying the patriarch Immortan Joe thus allowing it to transform into, as Taylor Boulware states, a ‘feminist Utopia.’ The way this is done in Mad Max is through the empowerment of female characters through reversal of gender roles. Also, the ‘feminist Utopia’ in Mad Max is like Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall – such as exclusion of most males and valuing female philanthropy. I am going to use the similarities between the two to showcase how Mad Max fits into the Utopian genre. Furiosa subverts gender norms to an extreme and portrays a utopian image of women – visually she is the antithesis of Immortan Joe’s wives who have been made to obey the enforced standards for women in the film.
For centuries women have been fighting an ongoing battle for their equal rights, in film it is we can see how strong actress have broken through barriers and dominated the films we watch, Like helena bonham carter, angelina jolie. Now, i didn't want to talk about female involvement in film , because that is topic that answers itself: I want to take the approach of the representation of the female gender in the films we watch. These Women stated above would not have been where they are if it wasn't for the early female actresses like Bette Davis ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’, Dorothy Mcguire ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’. Actresses that paved the way and put their marked on the film industry have allowed fresh talent to now take hold of roles that represent issues that are concurrent in society. The theory gender in today's world is still almost a grey area, its almost split between what we think should be shown to our children and youth but also split in to habits that are limiting and still questionable.
The documentary Miss Representation perfectly mirrors my thoughts and opinions regarding the inaccurate representation of women in the media and under-representation of women in influential positions. It was evident to me through my analysis of the documentary and my observations of the portrayal of women in the media that money is the contributing factor of not only the success of women in this country, but it is also our downfall. Money has prevented us from breaking down the barriers between women and the rest of society which has led to the media stereotyping women and undermining our abilities. Men aren’t subjected to the same criticism that women are in the workplace, films, television, social media, and their homes. Men have the power and respect in society and it seems that power derives from money.
Aaliyah could 've been standing still as one of the most known pillars of R&B if she 's alive today. The untimely demise of this very talented artist has been so infected it brought the rise of women dominating a man-saturated genre. Truthfully, the thick voice, the always-on-beat dance moves and the sheer passion in singing made Aaliyah a superstar of her generation. Despite the fact that she 's been missing since 2001, the presence and musical mark that Aaliyah has left to serve as inspiration to a various lot of rising stars and her tracks are far well-remembered as sound tracks of modern relationships, young love and heart-wrenching separations. There are no words to explain how badly the current music industry needs an Aaliyah right now and all we can do is to succumb to the truth that she 's never coming back and her legacy is all that we can hold on to.
Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, played a big part in influencing the young girls of the twenties, being that they literally played the flapper on the silver screen. After watching them in great movies like Ella Cinders, Wings, or Pandora’s Box, there wasn 't a girl out there that did not want to bob her hair, wear silk stockings, or go out and party. When you mention going out and partying, you can not do so without bringing up Lois Long, the famous reporter for “The New Yorker” hired to go to Jazz clubs at night and report about her outings in the morning. Her reports were honest and lively. During an interview a few years later she stated, “ There was a reckless atmosphere we responded to.
The author thinks women can hardly wear anything without a fear of being judged. She provides few pieces of evidence on how women usually are targeted and not men in this society in respect to interpretation. She argues on how different forms have Mr. as a suffix which shows nothing, but in the case of women there is Mrs. and also Miss which reflects the marital status of women. She raises her point also about how a woman changes her surname with the men after marriage. I personally believe that she had some evidence and her argument really made me think twice o and made me think why women are judged so much and she was also definitely true in her argument.