Misogyny In The Hunger Games

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In Alison Bewley’s essay, “Literary Traditions on Fire: Mimetic Desire and the Role of the Orphaned Heroine in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games Trilogy”, it’s obvious that Bewley doesn’t have a strong liking for the book “The Hunger Games”. She applauds Suzanne Collin’s efforts in trying to portray Katniss as a strong independent woman, and not the typical “bystander”, who depends on a man to be saved, as an attempt to overthrow the basic stereotype of the male being the dominant protagonist. The author also states that this empowerment is superficial, that Katniss’ masculine traits is definitely a step towards gender equality, but not enough. Bewley claims that Collin’s gave Katniss superficial character traits which completely reverses Collin’s…show more content…
Adams and Douglas B. Fuller painted a bigger picture that claims that misogynistic traits lead to a bigger social problem. Adams and Fuller believe that capitalism and colonization are the cause of misogyny being so welcomed in the U.S that we live in today. "Within the confines of capitalism, the doctrine of misogyny has become a fine-tuned systematized ideology that has permeated all aspects of society and culture" (Adams/Davis 6). Misogyny in America has been lingering in the air since the colonization of this country. With misogyny ideas being implemented in the U.S before its colonization, it’s no wonder why this bad trait still exists in this country today. Even before America, men have always viewed females as inferior beings, no matter where in the world and in what year. Adams and Fuller suggest that American society has always done two things, degrade African Americans and degrade women. African American women are both affected by sexism and racism and are usually targeted in misogynistic…show more content…
As the years fly by, it seems as if a push towards gender equality grows larger and larger. This can be thanks to the active members of society, but capitalism as well should get a pat on the shoulder. More and more companies attempt to hire female workers so they don’t seem so male oriented. And this effort in fact works. According to Reihan Salam, an author for Forbes, one consequence of the high demand of female labor is “that male wage growth has been relatively restrained since the 1970s just as women’s wages have increased dramatically from a low starting point” (Salam). Yea this source may be from 2010, but I can guarantee that wages for women continued to grow as years went by. As the push for gender equality continues to grow, so will the accommodations women receive for the lack of equality in the
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