For centuries women have been fighting an ongoing battle for their equal rights, in film it is we can see how strong actress have broken through barriers and dominated the films we watch, Like helena bonham carter, angelina jolie. Now, i didn't want to talk about female involvement in film , because that is topic that answers itself: I want to take the approach of the representation of the female gender in the films we watch. These Women stated above would not have been where they are if it wasn't for the early female actresses like Bette Davis ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’, Dorothy Mcguire ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’. Actresses that paved the way and put their marked on the film industry have allowed fresh talent to now take hold of roles that represent issues that are concurrent in society. The theory gender in today's world is still almost a grey area, its almost split between what we think should be shown to our children and youth but also split in to habits that are limiting and still questionable.
Since then, the National Commission for women and other organizations are striving hard to improve the status of Indian women through all means, including different forms of communication for the mass. However, Incidental studies on the impact of the mass media indicate that women’s exposure to the media is often marginal and unsatisfactory. It appears that the mass media has not fulfilled their duty as an effective instrument in the process of empowerment of women. Women are used to sell any product as soap, towel, and
Thenceforward, women gradually have the rights to work like men. And films circle have been under feminist principle by messaging about gender roles through their characters and plays (Sims, n.d.). After the idea of feminism is widespread, Disney developed women characters from time to time by changing the perspectives of women and giving them more important roles. For example, Beauty and the Beast (1991) which was produced by the 1980’s influenced Disney production by the change of gender roles especially in women’s role in WWII Western world. They changed from uncomplicated stories, virgin girls in conflict with wicked,
In early periods women were just used as sex toys or as a housewife whose work is just to look after her house, but due to developments women are playing active role in society establishment. Once European rightly said “give men good mothers: I will give you a great nation”. Which means that women can play an active role in society as a wife, as a mother and also as a teacher. Western societies are well developed due to the role of women, women are working side by side to men which lead to competition between them, which lead to innovation and ultimately it end up to massive development, but in Asian countries the concept is different there is discrimination between men and women, men are supposed
“If you educate the man, you educate the person but if you educate the woman, you educate the nation". Mahatma Gandhi During Vedic times, men and women were equal in all walks of life, including the religious and intellectual arena. This only asserts the perfect equality of men and women. However, the status of women in India has been subject to drastic transformation over the past few decades. The change was from equal status with men in ancient times, to glimpses of inequality in the medieval period, to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers.
Reality and imagination are the combination to produce a movie, and creativity is added to produce a good movie. In Hindi cinema, the famous and blockbuster movies are called as Bollywood. Mother India has won many awards that automatically made the film as a good movie. The audiences love how the story is illustrated that show the struggle of a rural Indian woman, named Radha with the society. Through this film, the audiences can imagine the term of knowledge plays an important role in societies during the era in the appearance of the money lender, Sukhilala that replace the sun with thunder in Radha’s life.
India’s national employment policy is an example of the progress it is trying to make to ensure occupational presence of women. The policy ensures measures are in place to provide opportunities for men in the workforce in order to ensure an impact on the economy. The segregation of jobs in India plays an important role in holding women back. The main problem is that they have not seen employment growth recently so this stalled female employment. Between 1994 and 2010, Female employment in India grew by 9 million but it could’ve been doubled if women had equal access to employment in the same types of business and occupations as men.
The erasing of caste/community markers into one standardised masculinity and femininity led to women’s gendered burden and spatial confinement to home, and men to public affairs. The Gulf phenomenon gradually led to a growing culture of consumerism and 1950s and 60s were also times when the transtion to the nuclear family and conjugal marriage was fairly complete at least among the educated classes. The nuclear family’s emphasis on hetereosexuality with its emphasis on chastity and morality helped in the effective control of women’s reproductive potential. The process of reform of families leading to legislation in the first half of the twentieth century established the basis of
In this modern era, women need to gain the same amount of power that men have. There is inequality and vulnerability of women in all spheres of life; they need empowerment in every step of life. In India, women are still facing different obstacles in male-dominated cultures. The things are related to women’s status and their future. A report published in The Time of India on 11.11.14, Vice Chancellor of AMU turned down demand of Women’s college students to access University’s library, thanks to internet that they have alternate source to acquire knowledge.
As 1990s Hindi cinema shifts towards globalization, characterized mainly by multiple institutional efforts, the industry slowly constructed the family film genre and altered the target audience to diasporic communities calling for investments into homeland India. This targeting leads to the changes in the female gender role within the new family film genre of the period with its archetype Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ). 1990s Hindi cinema is mostly defined by the corporatization of the industry, and within this scope, the agency of the female character is elevated while ultimately being undercut by the patriarchy in the family film genre, as seen in Diwale Duhania Le Jayenge. When discussing about 1990s cinema, it is imperative to mention the underlying industrial change in India at the time. These changes helped the emergence of the new family film genre and the success for the movie DDLJ in reeling in diasporic audiences.