Similarly to viewing this show, many other women have been encouraged to do something outside their gender role. For example , several women have testified that just seeing a woman as captain on the voyager encouraged them. Because a woman was a captain on the voyager send the message that women can be in authority. This gave many mothers the opportunity to show their daughters that they can be a woman in authority and still be viewed in a positive manner. Viewing the movie, I was surprised about the many impact this show had on its viewers because very few TV shows promotes prosocial attitudes.
This new role became widely appealing in the film industry and gave way to new films surrounding this mysterious figure. This may have been because these women were eroticized to a point that no one could imagine a vamp coming from one of the “correct” women of the time, or that they were so widely known that people wanted to learn more about them, in these fantastical films . These vamps were women that were normally sultry and “dark,” as in they had dark hair and eyes, and were foreign in nature. The foreignness of these women may also have contributed to their popularity in American minds because they added mystery onto the title of “vamp.” This helped the role of the femme fatale last during this time period and
Just as Pygmalion only loves what he considers to be a perfect woman, magazine executives tend to only hire models of certain sizes with certain physical features. Anna Petrescu, who holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge claims that, “Media construction of modern beautiful woman portrays a thin woman” (Why Women Are Degraded In America). Women go through drastic measures to achieve this, which according to Petrescu, adversely, can lead to many health disorders (1). These women are trying to impress men who hold very similar values as Pygmalion, because they feel that they are socially accountable to do so, thanks to the values that mythology established many years
Influences of media on people values and beliefs on relationships Done by: Colette Mitchell 11CM The media affects and influences a wide variety of people in regard to their relationships and causes people to look for certain characteristics in a possible partner or friend, and at the same time causes them to believe they must act a certain way for it to be seen as acceptable. The role of American-produced soap operas is big as it affects many teenagers beliefs of typical romantic relationships and what they should strive towards. For example, a popular TV series amongst many teenagers; The Vampire Diaries shows how the strong, good looking, athletic male, will typically date a conventionally attractive, slender, petite girl, which in turn shows how on average, ‘attractive’ people search for someone who more or less matches them. We often turn towards the media in order to determine what is acceptable or appropriate when it comes to relationships. A key feature in many teenage girls eyes is that a partner should be strong and have specific looks that attract that girl, but as they become adults, this usually changes as many women strive towards finding a man that will be able to support and care for a family.
Throughout history the portrayal of gender roles have been maintained by a specific standard, specifically where the man is the main figure, and the woman is the submissive figure that is being acted upon. However, lately, specifically the last ten or so years, many movies have shifted this ideology. These movies in modern times show increasingly more women in positions of power, as well as in marriages where there is an equal amount of power between both the husband and wife. There are also more movies showcasing non-traditional relationships, such as, domestic partnerships and LGBTQ+ relationships. One movie in particular that showcases a shift in the status quo, in terms of the masculinity and femininity expected from individuals especially that of a relationships, is Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
Over the past few decades, classical Hollywood cinema has been criticized for the way women are portrayed through the screen. The majority gaze throughout mainstream cinema is quite masculine. One of the easiest ways to prove this is by examining how men and women direct their gazes through film. “Men tend to look at women, and women tend to look not at men, but at men looking at them.” (Horton) In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active male and passive female observation. One of the primary ways that this is conveyed, is through shot size.
Magazines are a large part of our society, whether it is when they are featured in commercials, seen in stores, or on social media including the magazine's website. This means that people, especially women, are exposed to images of women who are seen as perfect, women who are often photo shopped beyond recognition and realistic possibility. These magazines often offer beauty and fashion advice, and discuss celebrity gossip. However, magazines often depict unrealistic beauty standards and perpetuate double-standards between women and men, particularly regarding age. One magazine cover in particular, a People Magazine with Julia Roberts on the cover, discusses the concept of "staying forever young."
As a kid I watched the cartoons, Disney movies and some scary like the other children which was had a positive effect because when you are a kid, being different and liking other things made you more imaginative, and adventurous. This was considered a reward to me because everyone had roughly the same preferences so there was no one to judge your opinion since they were all similar. When I grew up my movie selection became more widen but still remains pretty similar. I still have the preference for cartoons and Disney but is now getting into horror and what people call ‘Chick flicks’. Being a female, the chick flicks are known as stereotypical movies for women and are very feminine.
Inspiring Change Speech Imagine a world where women and men were viewed as equal, where girls don’t feel the consent strain of beauty standards and where they are judged on their brains not their looks. This will remain a fantasy until we end beauty pageants. How can we say that girls are worth more than their looks or that society should treat women with respect when there are pageants proving the exact opposite? In spring of 2017 the Miss. American Pageant had 20 million views, people enjoy watching this pageants for entertainment purposes.
“Progressive,” “determined” and “equality” are also popular. (“Change The Way You Look At Women.”) The word cloud for those who see feminism as neutral displays many of the same words as the positive cloud does, though “liberal” and some negative words also appear, but less often than among those who think the term is an insult. Americans also agree that it is harder to be a mother today than it was when they were children. That is an especially strong feeling among the oldest group, whose childhood was longer ago. 75% of those 65 and older believe it is harder to be a mother today than when they were children, something just 43% of adults under 30 agree with the same notions.