Therefore, Russ’s work is divisive amongst races and, furthermore, to many other feminists’ ideals, to be sure. However, Russ cavils the minimal that are both material feminist and science fiction enthusiasts. Ursula K. LeGuin’s and James Tiptree, celebrated as groundbreaking and revolutionary, in Russ’s eyes were no more than patriarchal works that focused on women instead of the deconstruction of women. Farah Mendelsohn states, “Russ argues that despite the close attention that women authors pay to women characters and to inventing worlds marked by gender equity, the gender stereotypes that pervade science fiction by men show up “just as often” in the science fiction written by women.” Mendelson attributes that some of the assailment could be attributed to competition.
The United States of America has transformed into this sexist and dangerous world in which the media and society portrays real women as objects and not as human beings. People see this on TV through commercials, TV shows, movies, and even games where the bodies of women are promoted like toys for the sexual pleasure of men. The 2011 documentary Miss Representation brings up this idea of how the ridiculous stereotypes of women are portrayed heavily through the outlets of media and how that has negatively affected American women. Women are the minority groups when they are compared to men. Since they are the minorities, they will be the minorities in media and in society.
I could assume that she would appreciate this story greatly, since the gender-role of the decision making has flipped especially. It is very rare that a king would ever give his wife, the queen, the full authority of making a decision this major. I also enjoyed the irony on how the knight’s punishment was practically the opposite of the crime he committed. He raped a woman, giving no disregard to consent nor what maiden wanted or desired and his punishment how was to search for what women truly want most in the world. Being in a more patriarchal society, it shows that the majority of men didn’t really notice their status over their females since the idea of women wanting power was unthought of until he was told by the older lady.
In Monica Miller, Jessica Rauch, and Tatyana Kaplan’s article “Gender Differences in Movie Superheros’ Roles, Appearances, and Violence”, the authors argue that men have it easier in the superhero world. They claim that women are characterized as weaker, less intelligent, and lower positioned heroes that are forced to use their gender to their advantage. They developed this claim by first describing the roles of these female heroes. Then they briefly describe the appearances of the heroes. And finally, they characterize the weapons and fighting skills of these female heroes.
Representation within media is a powerful thing and the viewpoint often differs with context, such as the gender of the storytellers and the time period in which a piece was written and/or published. William Moulton Marston, the mind behind iconic female superhero Wonder Woman (DC Comics), has once described a need for a new type of woman in comics. He found there was a need for one that defied the weaknesses we usually prescribe to females in general, stating that the female archetype lacks the force, strength, and power needed to make girls want to identify with female characters (American Scholar, 1943). Even then, his heroine could be described as modest and peace-loving, two characteristics he himself described as belonging to the aforementioned weaknesses.
If you asked an young boy about his future job he would probably answer "superhero". On the other hand just a few girls would give you the same answer. Even though we know mostly male superheroes there are also some women who are ready to save or, in this case, destroy the world. To compare male and female superheroes we can take Catwoman and Batman as an example. Batman and Catwoman are exactly alike and total opposites at the same time.
They’d stop their laughing if they knew her true name, if they knew that this ‘jewel thief’ could skin them alive without a knife” (Maas, 2012, Pg.88) She generally shows disgust towards who look down on women as tools instead of equals. They judged her because of her gender not because of her ability or skill. This is an important chapter because gender inequality is still a big issue in society. Females are generally thought to be weaker and less intelligent than males. However in this book, the female main character is courageous, intelligent and stronger than most men in Adarlan.
The majority of girls in today’s society have looked at a model in a magazine or on television and wished they looked like them. The media presented in this generation has impacted women on how they feel towards their body image. Media presents unrealistic women as the “ideal,” making this culture of girls feel dissatisfied with themselves. This is a problem because with plenty of girls already feeling unsatisfied with their body, by using unrealistic models, it creates a further problem with wanting to change themselves by doing dangerous actions such as eating disorders. It’s difficult to cut out the media impact but surely, something can be changed.
By understanding the Feminism Critical Theory we start to comprehend how incredibly misogynistic the music industry has become. Granted that the Rap and Hip-Hop industry tend to be male dominated which perpetuates the typical sexist language normally used. As a result, even females that take part in this particular genre of music tend to use the male gaze to partake in the patriarchy of the music industry. Take for example this lyric by Nicki Minaj, “Cause I keep a bad bitch, booty big and the waist thin”, scopophiliac lyrics like this, produced by females, confirms to males that it is perfectly normal to objectify women because women also use sexist language against themselves. Early Nicki Minaj traded her lyrical freedom for a chance to participate in the rap industry.
The same goes with Jean Grey when she gains her immense and unstable powers to become Phoenix. Even though she is hesitant to go to the X-Men in times of need, they are there for her. The strong feminism of Storm and Phoenix gives them a unique relationship with the rest of the X-Men. The X-Men treats both Storm and Phoenix as equal to the other members, despite not being the person the other members want them to