This Disney princess is over-sexualized because she uses her appearance to attain luxuries. Her family wants her to go on a date against her will in order to marry a man who she does not love. She struggles with her inner self. The producers show that even when a woman is strong she must please others. In addition, the Disney princess Jasmine from the movie Aladdin also uses her beauty and body, which support the idea girls exposing their bodies to support raunch culture.
If they were not envious of their step-sister, they would not prohibit her from going to the ball. The patience of the kind hearted girl pays off as she endured pain from losing her mother to death and father to stepmother. Humiliation of becoming the mistreated servant is her reward all the while she does it with a smile happy to oblige towards all their requests. Hence, innocence is also selflessness. As Cinderella progresses in the story her good nature does justify itself as she is the one that has a magical godmother that helps her woo the prince allowing her not jus... ... middle of paper ... ...
This will evoke inequality between the two gender, male and female. According to John J. Macionis in his Eleventh edition book of Sociology, he stated that gender inequality is the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and priviledge between man and women. Worldwide, females are generally lower in status and power, relative to males. This may be called gender stratification, although it is sometimes referred to as gender inequality, sexism, patriarchy, and female disadvantage (Chafetz, 1990) . Media had seem to emphasize gender inequality and stereotyping especially on women which had given big impression on society and as well had several effects in their lives.
From a radical theory of feminism, fundamental changes are in need in order to improve the position of women. Nowadays, women still face inequalities and multiple forms of discriminations. Society considers women by nature inferior to men. In fact, social institutions have reinforced these beliefs, which limit the opportunities for women. A current problem in the feminist ideology reduces the chances of moving toward a better position for all women, because feminist groups do not represent all types of women, and these groups are very middle class and very Western.
Sexism can have many negative impacts on the way women view themselves, research was conducted and it showed that when exposed to modern sexism, women expressed negative self-directed emotions. Modern sexism exposure also resulted in stereotypical self-presentation, where in contrast, women who were exposed to old-fashioned sexism displayed less self-defeating behavior. This research concluded that women were more likely to stand up and defend themselves against the old-fashioned gender stereotypes, but let the modern day expectations defeat them (Ellemers & Barreto, 2009). Society stereotypes women in almost all social situations, including in the family, media, and the workplace. Women are often regarded as being in, “Second place” behind men.
They define beauty as having the perfect body image, just as Disney princess movies have taught them. Moreover, the bad people or witches in these movies always seem to be ugly, fat, or basically unattractive. This changes young girls’ view of the society, leading them to develop low self-esteem if they don’t meet the princesses’ standard (Dundes, 8). Since, Disney features the male character (prince) to be romantically linked to the female character (princess), young girls who do not think that they have the image of a princess will get the impression that they cannot be loved by handsome wealthy men (England, Descartes, Collier-Meek, 3). Also, they will consider themselves to b... ... middle of paper ... ...r society.
The Faults in Feminism The term “feminism” tends to have a negative connotation in today’s culture. Feminism is now focusing on female dominance and male disrespect. Women are fighting for equality, yet using personal bias to define equality, claiming identical rights for all will produce an equal culture. The mainstream feminist movement is using this corrupted view of equality to force rights of women. Contrary to popular belief, true feminism fights for true equality for women, as well as other people groups.
The Cinderella film has contradictions since there is an obvious structural and familial tension between the characters. The moral lesson from the film is to depict that Cinderella 's success life is based on her patience and longsuffering. These strategies are critical since they educate children from a young age; on the other hand, they prosper false hope. Thusly, the fashion industry profits from these fairy tales since they depict the success of an individual on dress and beauty. For instance, the movie shows Cinderella clothes torn and tattered during her submission and is rewarded by her behavior with an elegant gown and beautiful shoes as a gift for fulling such subservience allowing her to entice prince charming.
Fairy tale heroines are usually portrayed as weak and submissive characters. They are the damsel in distress, the girl who needs to be saved from the wicked stepmother or witch, and the beautiful daughter in need of a husband. This meek, submissive female character reached its peek in Charles Perrault’s Griselda. Griselda is consistently abused through the entire story by her controlling husband, but she takes the abuse without complaint or protest. Her total obedience to her husband is rewarded at the end when she is reunited with her daughter, restored to her position of power, and finally treated with respect by her husband.
However, society portrays that kind of message to not only females, but also males. Females have, for the most part, lived in inferiority to men and in succession, they have been viewed as the weaker sex. Therefore, the phrase “like a girl” has become an insult as a result of society pinning the label on females that they are not as strong as men, or not as good as men are. Always believes that there should be a change in this social stigma in that with a strong self-confidence, all girls should be able to overcome this barrier and see themselves with a better self-image. Because Always is a feminine product company, they aim to empower women during and throughout their womanhood.