Many have realized that Bachmann voices without actual facts; therefore, causing individuals’ to lack confidence in her campaign and see her as another Sarah Palin. Anyone who recalls Sarah Palin’s Death in March 2008 can tell you that she based some of her overall opinions on important topics off fabrications to boost her campaign (Makin). Michele Bachmann is unfit for the position she seeks for the President of the United States. Although feminist are “tired” of pointing out that people have been sexiest in their treatment towards Michele Bachmann. The same feminist have noticed Bachmann caused most of the unfairness upon herself, due to her actions and her choice of words to the public.
The New Woman disregarded traditional female roles such as the mother, the wife and domesticity, and challenged notions of gender. They wanted to break free from the private sphere and emerge in the public sphere. Unfortunately, media did not always embrace the New Woman; in most cases, media tried to ridicule the New Woman and tried to embarrass her. The purpose of this was to ridicule her enough to return to Victorian traditions of womanhood. In media outlets such as magazines, stereoviews, and newspapers, there are many photographs, comic strips and drawings of the New Woman that are almost exclusively presented as humorous and unflattering towards women.
Many women live their lives in fear. One of the major problems with the feminist movement is that it perpetuates many stereotypes which are simply not true but based on the behaviors of a small minority of those in the feminist movement. When a woman identifies herself as a feminist it should mean that she is in favor of not being discriminated against because of her sexBut when a woman stands up for herself in the workplace or in society at large, there are a lot of generalizations that people unfairly characterize them with.. They are assumed to be difficult, unhappy and dislike all men. The stereotypical feminist is a bra burning, hairy, metrosexual lesbian, who believes men should only be used from breeding until we find a way to do it without them.
Sexist remarks in the media against female political candidates is the reason why there is a smaller amount of women in government. The most adequate of women are being scared away from the political race because of the sexist attacks against women in government. The most suitable women look at past candidates and witness the attacks on them and choose to avoid the political race. For example, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States, was called a scold, a tank, and a lousy mother.
Imagine a feminist. For most people, this mental image is characterized by many unkind connotations; feminists are alleged bra-burners, man-haters and lesbians. They are associated with unshaven legs and anti-family values, and they are likened to Nazis and other extremist political groups. According to a 2005 poll by CBS News, 70% of women do not consider themselves a feminist (Fisanick, 2008). That is not surprising when one takes into account the overwhelming abundance of stigma that accompanies such a declaration.
"When women are in the news, their role is often trivialized. World leaders are described in terms of their hats or dress designers" (Benedict, Virgin or Vamp, 1992). Women are portrayed as jealous and insecure, and often neurotic. This type of unrealistic ideal portrayed in the media is being forced upon society today, and is having serious negative effects on the way women are being viewed and treated in society. Most media forms are similar in the portrayal of women (for example, television, magazines, and newspapers), however; the advertising industry takes the stereotype of women to the edge and are branded as being the worst mediums in the portrayal of women.
Humans are undeniably trained and wired to judge others based on race, gender, and appearance. Unfortunately, women are stuck in all categories of judgments. Jean Kilbourne, an award-winning producer on documentaries about images of women in ads, explains that when media and advertisements exploit femininity for personal gain, women are at risk for much harm because it promotes objectification, which eventually will led to violence. An African American feminist, Joan Morgan, expresses her further disturbance about the constant sexism in rap lyrics that endorses violence and anger towards women. “’Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt’: Advertising and Violence,” by Jean Kilbourne and “From Fly-Girls to Bitches and Hos,” by Joan Morgan reveals compelling arguments about the ways society often portrays females as an inferior gender to males.
The can be disparaging to any women wanting to run for politics. In the film they show many clips of newscasters or radio host taking about women; they comment on their outfits, their hair, their hormones, they call them sluts, and whores, they attack them. It was unbearable to watch these women who have worked so hard to become powerful women being torn down for their hair choice for the day. Its also hurts voter’s confidence in women in that “sexist media coverage results in drastic decrease of voter confidence in women candidates” (Larris, Maggio). Sexism is a powerful tool and the media uses that tool all too well to hurt women.
These characters really don't speak well for womankind for two reasons. First of all, it's difficult to tell who their real life counterpart is, assuming that this... ... middle of paper ... ...st writers. It's obvious that Atwood intentionally set herself apart from these writers with The Handmaid's Tale. At times, she seems to disagree with them completely, such as when she shows pornography in a favorable manner. At other times, she portrays feminists themselves as the powerful women they would like to be seen as, but it's always with full disclosure of their human frailty.
The play Twelfth Night has many possible themes but the most controversial is the roles and expectations of different genders in society. During classical times, women were viewed as child bearers and dependent on men. Now most of that has changed, but it is still rare for a woman to be totally independent. Lady Olivia uses her actions and attitude to entrance the audience and also teach them a lesson. Society does not define who you are.