His reference to her strong opinions as “Garbo routine’ clearly suggests that he does not respect her thoughts and modern world views. All of the above strongly confirms how he sees the female gender as inferior to men and how he uses his gender to dictate what he wants from her. He displays annoyance towards her modern views and also finds it funny that she wishes to become a doctor once again highlighting the stereotypes men has towards women. This clearly suggests that the play was written at a time when women are not very driven into bettering themselves because they are conditioned to thinking that they have no other place in male dominated society other than being wives, home-makers and mothers. All these statements
It is rather difficult to critique his films from a patriarchal perspective as he questions and undermines the system which is very evident from his creation of Lisa Fremont. It also suggests Hitchcock’s ideology that female independence and equality are no no longer detrimental or harmful to marriage. At the same time Hitchcock forsees danger in maintaining the tradition of male authority. Spoto opines that “the highly moralistic Hithcock describes the devastating effect of crime on the victim; his real contempt is for the victimizer, in every case a man. In most Hithcock romances, the woman is courageous precisely because she is willing to risk so much for love—something alien to the manipulative, ungrownupman” (qtd in Keith 1).
We have all been told at some point in our lives “be careful what you wish for”. This old man foretold ironic events to follow Alan if he purchased the love potion. It showed that women don 't really have much of a choice in relationships, if a man likes you, then you have to like him; even if that means getting put under a spell. Men think they want a women that can be controlled and monitored in everything they do. Men do not want a woman who have other dreams and ambitions other than being his loyal wife; but if the woman is around “too much” she is considered a nag.
Society wants viewers to believe that their masculine performances are what cause the fault in the relationships. The women such as Sandy and Rizzo, are usually the ones who do the break ups and storm away. In reality they do it anyway because they get what they want right? However, at the end of the movie the men are the ones who get what they want. Yes, Sandy becomes the person she wanted to be but the headline is that Danny had already had what he wanted.
The “Game Changer” psychosocial concept explains that the need a female feels to win the heart of the bad boy and eventually change his ways and perspectives on life. This may involve changing his social practices and views on relationships, making him conform to social norms and the like. According to an online article written by Kelly Alto (2014) entitled “Psychology of Love: Why Girls Chase After Bad Boys”, women sometimes do not want to date the bad boys but want to be the one who changes them. Another article entitled “4 Reasons Women are Attracted to ‘Bad Boys’” (2012), suggests that such saving or changing of this “bad boy” can serve as an ego-boost for the female. Examples of the application and representation of this concept, as seen in films, are Patrick Verona becoming a more respectful and sweet gentleman in “10 Things I Hate About You” as well as Kenji Del Rosario’s character becoming more serious and less of a player in “She’s Dating the
As the film continued, there was a shift in the lesbian discourse as Shug is provided with a new husband and Celie moves to a different social environment. There, she is not able to openly accept her homoerotic desires. It 's as if the film director purposefully used the character, Shug, to seduce her into accepting her sexual identity. Perdigao argues that even though Celie may desire women and may express sexual longing in her encounter with Shug, “there no social reality exists so that she can express that desire in ongoing sexual practice” (p. 150). I truly agree with Perdigao because the film represented a period where black women couldn 't express their sexual identity or they would be going against sexual norms.
Women are scrutinized by men as if they need approval to be considered beautiful. Girls at a young age are taught to be seen as objects due to men’s feeling toward women. Social media is highly effective because boys rate girls’ pictures as if it means absolutely nothing, and that brings down girls, which make them want look “sexy.” Movies, tv shows, and magazines always have a gorgeous, slim, big breasted, and huge butt woman, who is supposed to represent what women are assumed to resemble. In films, “chick-flicks”, women are primarily supposed to find love, a man, or just be into fashion however, no one questions why a woman must find love in a movie. In Disney movies, Cinderella and Snow White, there is always a lovely princess who needs
Gilda is caught up in a love triangle between her husband and his employer. The film focuses on the weakness of males, which is money and women. The appearance of the Femme fatale is very important because with her beauty she is able to seduce her way into a man’s life. As mentioned by Winfried Fluck, "The power (and hold) of the femme fatale over the main character derives from the fact that she is an imaginary construct, so that an important part of the suspense derives from the question whether and how the main character will be able to liberate himself from the hold of his own imaginary" which means the woman are seen as an object that can destroy a man 's life because they hold all the power within their hand, they 're able to seduce him. Even though I do not think Gilda manipulates the men to get what’s she wants but rather she is has a lost soul, who pushes everyone out of her life because she does not know what she exactly wants.
The male have greater power in conversation and another indication that females have less power is that they have to struggle a lot to keep a conversation going with the other sex. In the society, it is still not right in the eyes of other people if a girl will ask a boy out on a date. The norms dictates that the women have to wait to get asked to and that it is only that the male always has to make the first move (Stanley, 1986). In the media, one very famous evidence is the movie “Fifty Shades of Gray” were the female protagonist is objectified by the male protagonist. In the said movie, the female protagonist is use as a sexual object for the male protagonist.
in Turnbull 197). After the novel failed to achieve the commercial success he so much desired he wrote: “Women do not like it. They do not like to be emotionally passive.” (ibid. 507) Fitzgerald consciously gives them secondary roles in the story, which keeps with the traditional view that women do not have a voice. Though these women have tremendous effects on men, which are often detrimental, they are portrayed as “mere complements” to the men(Mardsen).