In society many find that males hold dominance and make all of the major choices. This is just a stereotype that many people seem to believe. There are many stereotypes for a variety of concepts but that does not mean they are true. There are few females that stand up against sexist stereotypes, but for the few people who have spoken out against them literature has been an effective way of getting their message out. Feminism has impacted literature in several ways; it allows people to share their messages about stereotypes.
It conveys the impression that a woman being in power is wrong, and incompatible with society. But we choose to ignore the fact that Macbeth, a man, who was so keen on being powerful that he went insane, and once he gained that power, he did everything to obtain it. And yet men are still seen as a substantial contribution to society. Why must women be beneath men, for the sole reason of having different physical body parts? Women have to strive to even be remotely close to being treated as an equal, while men just keep getting higher and higher on the scale of equality.
Women make up half of the world’s population and relate to technologies differently than men. Computer Science is a discipline dominated by man hence why ICT, From its conception, reflects a male thought process and therefore more relevant to other men. Women need to have that type of relation with technology. Women should be have a space in which they are able to innovate and flourish in technology bringing their own thought process to the platform. There are more and more women enrolling in higher education and are graduating with advanced degree than men.
The reasoning behind the evil woman hypothesis was that woman have violated gender roles as well as laws, which is consistent with hostile sexism. Women may receive more assistant and help post prison compared to men since women typically are not as psychologically as stable compared to men. Men should also be offered this same options as the women are instead of being stereotyped into one category as everyone being the same as one another. People believe that more women are offered more assistance after being released from jail compared to men because men typically want to play the “tough man” role to prove that they do not need any help compared to women once being released from jail. Another factor to as why women receive more options compared to men is that women are usually more targeted by those who they may have gotten to know in jail or even prior to being in jail and also tend to be a victim rather than being a recurring
In society this social power is usually seen as a male attribute. Petrocelli’s quote “Another major motivation which surfaced in our interviews was the desire to ‘get huge.’” (Petrocelli 758) displays another reason men feel pressured by social standards, if they are not huge they are not a “true” man. These quotes seem to be polar opposites yet that is not the case, Lorber’s quote sets the groundwork for Petrocelli’s findings. Driving gives a person social power normally a man will drive whether he is the better driver or not. When a man is “huge” it also gives him a social power, he is seen as a better, bigger man.
Beauty standards are just as important in the male society as the female society, just that it is more emphasized in the female society. The other two men are fully dressed, but still fit into the ideal male body type of muscularity. The man in the center is positioned over the woman which further enhances his muscles, but also portrays his dominance over the woman. This is shown by the woman’s hands pinned down against the
Besides, men just have one title “Mr” while women bear “Mrs” for married women and “Miss” for “the young or unmarried women”. Marital status is considered more important for female than for male. Proverbs Sexism can be clearly found in English proverbs. They carry sexual bias against female: women are the source of bad things, trouble, absurdity, talkativeness, weakness and of course prejudice in favor of men: power, wisdom, strength. Women are fastened to negative associations and subordinates while positive connections and authority are for men.
Today men are facing issues in society as well. Men and women each have their own problems, no one has neither little nor more. All should be treated as equal instead of identifying each other as one with the most power. I agree that there should be courses in men’s studies because although we hear the majority in time of history that men have power, who is to say many men didn’t have power? Back then, growing up in a society had most women believed that men have higher rights, but now each does.
Power relations Taking into consideration what had been said about representation of genders in The Big Bang Theory, I would like to discuss the relations of power between male and female characters. Although we can say that there are stereotypes about both men and women in this show, there is one fact that puts male characters in the privileged position over the female ones: the female characters always seem to be defined by their relationships with their male partners. For example, as I already mentioned, the character of Bernadette seems to be liberated from all the sexist and stereotypical views, but at the same time, she gets married to the most sexist characters, Howard Wolowitz, who before their marriage tried very hard to be a womanizer, seeing women purely as objects of pleasure, discriminating them based on their looks. As Rachel Redfern wrote: "Howard played the role of a disgusting, probably should be on a sex offender list somewhere, horny aerospace engineer. His goal was to get laid and so he lied to women, hired prostitutes, chased them down in a park, and was in general, completely repugnant for laughs".
It will also depend on the writer’s material if it will require a famous actor or not. As a director, the way Mr. Rhandy G. Reyes sees success in a film is when he gets to achieve its financial and artistic satisfaction. He said that if it only satisfies its artistic aspect but it did not attract more viewers, the producer might not produce a film with you anymore. In connection to this, he explained that if there are famous actors starring in this particular film, there will be instant viewers because of the fan base the actors already have. Yet, he is concerned that most of the movies nowadays are talked about because of those celebrities, not because of the content or the message that movie wants to
Overall, in this comparison essay, it is obvious that despite men being more dominant than women – white men will always be more dominant than colored men. The difference between Major and Tragos is that Major discusses the physical aspect of a white man and a colored man, whereas, Tragos talks about television shows where the cast are mostly white males and not colored males. In addition, the tone of Tragos’ article suggests that he is speaking to a white audience rather than people of color. In other words, after reading these articles there is a huge amount of prejudice that exists among men. Instead of discussing these prejudices, we should find a way to get rid of them.