Gender Stereotypes In Supernatural

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Supernatural is a TV show that flies under the radar, but still manages to get by due to great character and story development. We could say that it was a cult show if it wasn’t for Netflix. I started watching Supernatural back in August of 2016 and I was impressed how good it was for a low budget TV show. Although, after every season I began to realize that this show has a bunch of hidden or exposed stereotypes. The first stereotype is that Supernatural is gender bias. It’s no surprise that fewer women in this show die compared to men. There’s been many times that the main characters, Sam and Dean, have to be the hero to save the woman even if they never asked for it. Although if it’s a side male character, they expect them to defend himself or use him as bait to get from point A to B. It’s a typical action that happens in almost every survival show. The woman gets saved by a knight and shining armor then spends the evening together. Another reason why the females have a less of a chance of dying is because most of the females evil or problematic.…show more content…
The show has a way of making the audience fall for “Queer baits”. I’ve notice throughout the season Castiel, the other angel who rebelled against heaven, gives Dean the same kind of unique look every time. I thought it was because that Castiel and Dean share an unbreakable friendship bond, but the audience says otherwise. I can only assume because Dean tells Castiel “…the last person who looked at me like that, I got laid” could have been the reason why people want a “Dean and Castiel” fandom. Another minor queer baiting is more incest. In the later seasons, Sam surfs the web for lore on dragons, but somehow ends up looking at forums of the “Sam and Dean” fandom. Obviously they were disgusted by the idea of it. The most logical reason as to why that came to be is that Sam and Dean usually hug it out after confessing their
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