Sex And The City Analysis

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REASONS WHY ‘SEX AND THE CITY’ DOES NOT EMPOWER WOMEN We have all heard about it and have all watched it: Sex and the City. An immensely popular TV series with six seasons and two feature films. This show is watched by millions of women all over the world, yet it influences us in all the wrong reasons. While Sex and the City is a self proclaimed feminist show, it emphasizes all the stereotypes around about women. Carrie Bradshaw, the protagonist, is a sex column writer for a big newspaper. She has three best friends: Miranda, the smart lawyer, Samantha, a nymphomaniac working in public relations and Charlotte, the housewife. They all live in New York and spend most of their days shopping and talking about men. If we must believe this show,…show more content…
It is, but it is not the search for an equal love. Carrie chases John throughout the entire series, and calls him Big. Big is obviously an extremely wealthy businessman because there are no men with average jobs in ‘Sex and the City’. For most of the seasons, it feels like Carrie uses Big as a paycheck. Even though he treats her like dirt, and even leaves her at the altar, Carrie will do anything to get his…show more content…
As far as I have noticed, 99% of the dialogue in the show is about males. They even talk about it while shopping! Surprisingly, we never hear them speak about Miranda’s job as a lawyer, or Samantha’s job in public relations. It seems like that making a career and maintaining one is a side issue to these girlfriends. Miranda does notice this in season 2: ‘How did it happen that four such smart women have nothing to talk about but boyfriends? It 's like seventh grade with bank accounts.’³ However, nothing really changes after this observation. Also, we never hear Miranda or Charlotte talking about their children. I don’t think there are any mothers as self-obsessed as
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