Her roles developed from just the sex object to eventually creating a type, ‘The Girl’ which Marilyn quickly became associated with. The roles that got her noticed by critics where roles playing sexual opportunists. She played Gold Diggers in The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How To Marry A Billionaire and in Niagara she played a sexual predator. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes she played Lorelei Lee, which became her most famous role of a series that helped define Marilyn’s public persona. In these roles she played a woman who was selling sex, and thus she was figuratively selling sex as an actress.
However, some may argue that the reliance on sexuality does not celebrate a women agency because it is demeaning to women and prolongs the stereotype that women are just eye candy/sexual objects. I do not agree with this because everyone has the right to do as they please with their body as long as it does not harm them or society. In my opinion, sexuality is not the most significant aspect of the femme fatale characters, it is the emotional manipulation. 2. After reading chapters 1 -12 I concluded that Cora is indeed a “femme fatale” because she is both sexually attractive from Frank’s perspective and has a habit of complicating things for the men who love her (Frank Chambers
The affairs instead of tearing couples apart, bring them together, only encouraging Hannah, due to the fact there are no consequences. Sleeping with Nels husband shows that Sula manifested her mother’s views on sex and turned them into her own. This is first shown in the beginning, when Sula has her own encounters, and when her views on sexuality are shed light on. Sula was always exposed to what sex was, even early on in her life. Hannah may have not dressed provocatively but she was
Once of her most exciting adventures was a forty thousand mile, five-month adventure through Asia. Although, Helen was very confident and did what she loved to do the most; There was one problem. This problem was that every time a person would take a picture of her it had to be a profile picture which hid her left eye. Her left eye was obviously messed up and blind. Therefore, Helen had both of her eyes taken out and replaced them with glass eyeballs.
With her wet red lips and wiggling fanny, Marilyn Monroe was perceived as the sex icon of her age and recognized worldwide as the “sweet angel of sex”. Monroe “was manufactured by no one but herself, self-created from the start.” (35, Harvey) and with her originality, she remained as an indelibly admired figure. The role that made her this much recognized and helped her be one of the most desired women in world was her generic “dumb blonde” character. She was cast as this blonde woman who “[worries] about how to call for the butler without getting someone named Butler” (35, Harvey) and received a great attention from the male perspective. Even though her dumb blonde character does not prove it at the first glance, with this image, Monroe was an answer to the repressed female sexuality and social norms against woman.
Vincent Millay admits she had some inspiration from her sexual life. With the words “And lust is there, and nights not spent alone”, she means living a sexually active life directly helped her to make her poems as good as they are. Again, she is proud of what she established and did it with the ‘materials’ from her daily life. Before the volta, Edna St. Vincent Millay declares she is neither “noble nor complex”. With this expression, she refers to a trend in Western thinking that people have noble passions and base passions.
It encourages violence as opposed and oppression as opposed to the equality that the feminist movement intended. IV. How the Current State of the Market Encouraged Taylor Swift’s Feel-Good Feminism Selling sex to selling activism as a strategy Taylor Swift wasn’t always the ‘feminist’ that she claims to be, before her ‘empowering’ award speeches and squads, the young icon said in an interview that she does not want to be called a feminist. Marketplace feminism, based on Zeisler’s book, We Were Feminists Once, is a form of “branding feminism as an identity that anyone can and could consume.” The boom of feminism in pop culture led Taylor Swift and many artists went with the ‘trend’ that is feminism. Yet, majority fail to discuss sensitive issues that the media might think will not go well the audiences.
She thinks the line between these two things is hard to distinguish, because there is a misconception that if someone is being sexual that they must automatically want sex, which isn't always the case. So, in order to create her definition and really outline what sex is she felt she needed to encompass these three things. Her first definition which she later rejects is that in order for an act to be considered sex, it must be a "conscious, consenting, mutually acknowledged pursuit of shared sexual pleasure" (Christina 6). She came to this conclusion because her original thoughts were based on heterosexual relationships only, but after experiencing same sex love, she needed to reframe her mind and think about sex for all people and all relationships. She thinks back to every sexual encounter she's ever had not just intercourse and feels she needs to include any touching or dry-humping, etc.
Thus when Millicent finds out that joining a sorority means leaving her old friends and going with the popular boys to parties, she opts out. Millicent saw that joining the sorority meant “leaving Tracy on the outskirts. Because that is the way it would be”. That bothered Millicent because Tracy and her were good friends. Not only that, but she loathed the thought of people only liking her or approaching her because she was in the sorority.
She has to follow Serena’s step by step procedure, however she also needs to listen to the laws that were made by the government. As a lower class citizen she will be severely punished, since her only job is to be a tool for sexual reproduction. Offred cannot turn her back once she is told to do something because she is part of the lower rank in Gilead. Serena’s idleness leads to her abusing her power to get what she wants.This connects back to theme because Serena joy could have told Nick herself to have sexual activities with Offred, but instead tells Offred. Furthermore, Offred does not act defensively due to her submissive personality, which allows people with power to harm her.