Power In House M. D House Analysis

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Power in House, M.D. House, M.D. is a very interesting show when it comes to power due to the many different character types and the hierarchy of workplace power. There’s many different layers going on and looking at where the power is and what types of powers there are is amusing. In terms of gender and power, I think that the writers and producers have stuck with the societal stereotype of men being the more powerful characters. House, M.D. aside, we live in a society where men hold the power and are able to gain power much more easily than women. Women tend to have far more barriers to getting power. Take a look at Hillary Clinton for example. She has all the qualifications and expertise to be the President but she isn’t mostly just because of female-specific barriers. Just the fact she is a woman makes it unnecessarily difficult for her to become president just because “it’s always been a man.” If you look at one of the articles we read for class, it states that “Unlike men, women who make demands are still often seen as unfeminine and inappropriately aggressive, bordering on deviant.” (1) So basically, just because she is a woman making decisions and demands, she seen as aggressive and bossy even though if a man made the same exact demands he’s just doing his job. The article also says…show more content…
In fact, House has power over basically everyone in the show in all aspects. However, the women seem to have the least amount of power. Dr. Cameron has absolutely no power over House. She starts off as an extremely nice and moral doctor and a typical employee of House. Eventually though, the writers have her fall in love with House which gives any chance of power Cameron had to him. The only power Cameron ever really had throughout the course of the show is when Dr. Chase fell in love with her and she basically held him off until she decided to date and eventually marry him. Just another example of private sphere
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