She is such a stereotypical female character in a negative way. Fitzgerald portrays her as such a pure, pretty, proper character, but she does not really have a personality. She is stereotypically a bad driver, obviously, because she is a woman, but when it comes to her personality she’s just another cookie cutter woman in the 1920’s. Males overlook her because she is a celebrity and obviously she can’t use her head, but they trust her for as long as they still find her interesting. Once they decide that she does not have much of a personality, they abandon her and find someone better.
By assessing the way Miss Maudie thought of the case, it is clear that sometimes a woman's perspective maybe more neutral than a man's. Women were not allowed to do any jobs that were mostly male directed and this may have put a different opinion in Scout's mind and may have made her feel more vulnerable, and insecure because she was not allowed to follow in her father's footsteps or do activities that her brother would
For example, almost every day the girls wear short miniskirts, blazers, and knee high socks. When Tai first showed up, no one wanted to talk to her because what she was wearing wasn’t acceptable to be seen with. According to Susan Bordo, in “Gentlemen or Beast? Double Bind of Masculinity” declares that we reward the men who meet the high expectations of ancient authority, but shame men whose gender hostility doesn’t line with the criteria (Bordo 219). Though this message is directed towards men, we see that Clueless has a lot in common with it, because when Tai wasn’t meeting society’s needs with her appearance, she was looked down
Because men thought less of women in this time period, the fact that Skeeter has such enthusiasm about starting her writing career causes everyone to make her feel very discouraged. According to Stockett, people believe that because she is a woman, Skeeter isn’t capable of upholding a job that is so prestigious as to be a writer. Because of this, Skeeter has to fight back to everyone to prove that she is smart enough and able to pursue a career in this field. Because most women are known for holding the role of a stay at home mother who dedicates their lives to their families, Skeeter’s motivation to reach for her dreams is very dampened considering everyone doubts her abilities. This is quite significant because even though people are making it very clear that they don’t believe she can achieve her dreams, Skeeter is putting forth all her might to prove them wrong.
She explains that “a women at a certain age not married is considered a deep personal failure, but a man who is unmarried they think he just hasn 't come around to making his pick.” In society, we hold different standards for both male and female this is were feminists demand for equality plays a vital role. In addition, Adichie explains how when she was a teacher she was not worried about the material she would teach; instead she was worried about the professional female appearance she would have to uphold. She claims if she looked more serous and perfusion all she would be more respected but the males in the class. Based off this topic many might say, well the way women dress is a power they have. Adichie calls this power “bottom power”.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
He belittles Dorothy constantly and sweet talks women who he thinks fits his criteria of being a woman. His initial attempt to recruit a woman for the administrator role already proved that he finds powerful women ugly. Other female members of crew had probably sensed the kind of effects his misguided outlook might have on the viewers, but failed to intervene due to the fact that he was a well known, and highly paid director. I think in general, the film normalized the idea that women should suffer quietly. Throughout the film, Julie seems to be struggling with the relationship with Ron, as I am sure she is aware of his infidelity, but fail to address it.
Brigid breaks the stereotype that women are to stay in the shadows of men. Brigid is blunt, cunning, and self centered. She truly shows this at the beginning of the novel when Spade calls her out on her bluff by stating, “ ‘you aren’t… exactly the sort of person you pretend to be’ ’’ (Hammett 91). For someone to lie it shows their true character and for a woman to lie to a man during the time that women are being oppressed is a big statement showing that they want to be equals with men. Brigid does not hold anything back and she acts as she thinks she does not care what others think about her she just wants to he heard and will do anything to make that happen.
Once they decide on a man, there is no going back and divorce was considered uncommon. The women in the novel, each display their thoughts on marriage. However, Elizabeth Bennett, who is opinionated and passionate about her beliefs, is inclined to disagree with the norms of the society the most. While others believe that marriage is the key to happiness, she disagrees. She is not easily influenced by those surrounding her, even her family, and her honesty and wit allow her to avoid the drama that dominates the society.
In other words, this clearly describes the change in Elisa from the beginning that was described as strong and masculine to weak and frustrated women displaying her feminine emotions. Tinker is also a clever man who uses Elisa for his advantage, where on the other hand Elisa finds his lifestyle to be interesting. But when Elisa desires to have this lifestyle Tinker reminds Elisa of her gender as he states, “It ain’t the right kind of a life for a woman” (Steinbeck, 805). This line by Tinker underlines once again that women are weak and aren’t powerful enough to face isolation out at night. Towards, the end of the short story Steinbeck beautiful describes Elisa’s realization that equality cannot be achieved and it is just an illusion that is controlled by men.
Almost immediately, Tyler begins to mention the differences between men and women in society. She speaks about how she is not an advocator for casual sex for anyone, man or woman, however she is a firm believer in women being able to get what they want. She jokes about how men can look like crap, yet still be seen in media having relations with highly attractive women. Yet women, have to do so much
When asked by Scout why women cannot serve on juries, Atticus’s guess is that “‘it’s to protect our frail ladies from sordid cases like Tom’s. Besides,’ Atticus grinned, ‘I doubt if we’d ever get a complete case tried– the ladies’d be interrupting to ask questions’” (252). Atticus’s word choice displays exactly what he thinks women are, “frail”, meaning weak and delicate. In Atticus’s mind, these women are so weak that they cannot handle one “sordid” case. Atticus believes that women’s roles are not to be in the courthouse, because if they were, they would “be interrupting to ask questions.” The belief the reader can draw from the previous statement is that Atticus thinks women to not be intelligent or capable enough to understand complex scenarios.