It is still a male’s world today; women need to fight for equality in order to prove that female is not a weak role. By relating to the domestic violence against women in Crenshaw’s article, it has given the conception that women are generally viewed below men since women are dependent and powerless. Women’s dependences somehow lead to the violence against themselves by men. The development of human beings has passed down a concept that masculinity is the most influential power. To cut off the traditional thoughts against the two genders, the best way is to address feminist protections toward women.
The thing they request is all about equality among two genders, be... ... middle of paper ... ... instead of repressive advices (ironically) of a male. Therefore, a woman may reach the full development. To sum up, The Yellow Wallpaper has many crucial points which can be clarified in the light of feminist approach. The story which shows a woman’s struggle to create her own identity and a man’s struggle to keep his power over woman reveals the breaking of taboos through writing. Whereas the story criticizes the woman’s suppressed role in patriarchal society, later on it promotes the woman’s status by breaking the male hegemony at the end of the story.
In Kim Addonizio's poem “What do Women Want” represents the idea that women in society want to be taken care of. In fact, thresholds of pain and the biological differences between men and women, can reveal whether the stereotypes of weakness in a society are true or simply constructed through society. While women have a lower threshold for pain, they tolerate more of it everyday, therefore gender stereotypes and beliefs that men are genetically stronger than women is false. Society has an inclination to label women as weak. The Costa Rican President quotes that it was “woman's greatest desire to build a consensus” that opened them to criticism from their male counterparts.
Another personal problem that affects women is the objectification in the media. Sexually objectified pictures of women appear in television advertising, on the web and in newspapers. This encourages girls to think of and treat their own bodies as objects of others’ desires. Women try to improve their social position, yet sexual objectification reduces them to the status of mere tools for men’s purposes and makes them preoccupied with their appearance (Gill, 14). Women should have enough courage to
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. Inequality and stereotyping toward women happens because people tend to soak themselves in the images they see in the media and which in further will create imagination in their mind on how they are suppose to behave and present themselves to the society. A society itself had create a... ... middle of paper ... ... work done by hair stylist, make-up artist and others do to make one person to look like a star. I believe that media had over stereotypes women as being weak, vulnerable and over dependent on men. Women, somehow have their own opinion and are able to stand on their own but the emphasizing made by media had printed images of women as weak in the mind of the society.
Tempah can relate to the women stereotyping because he knows the emotional Rolla coaster one goes through when being labeled. In today’s American society, femininity has been expressed through media in various ways—in Lil Wayne’s “Love Me” music video— and lately the ideal woman is being portrayed as sexually submissive, weak, and dependent on men, causing women to believe this is what strong, wealthy, and powerful men really want, which makes women have less confidence and not strive for anything better. Media tends to have a very narrow definition of women, stereotyping that they only exist for the sexual pleasure of men, making them look submissive, weak, and dependent on men. A woman is labeled “weak” when she does not know her worth in the world and allows men to use her body without providing her with a committed relationship. A man thinks that the ideal image of a woman is one that is “submissive,” which is a female he can just walk all over and not have to consider her feelings and wishes.
Although, there are many women who are successful they still focus on what they see physically and they will never stop criticizing a woman in every way. Therefore, men and boys see a woman as inferior to them and as an object that they could just use all the time. While, woman, and girls tend to follow the social norm so they could fit it. Media is the reason on how this gender representation started, and they are also the key on how it could be changed. The director of the film “Miss Representation” effectively convinces the audiences that media plays a high role in presenting women differently; by narrating her own experience, showing woman 's role in society, and revealing the truth on gender issues.
“Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it.” When looking at the media, it is perceived that women are being criticized and men are less of a concern when it comes to beauty and their body. A woman should not be justified worthy of love or “true” beauty based on her outward appearance but, solely built upon the individuality and confidence of a woman. As a child, I defined beauty as being “skinny”. Many women, men, and children all over the world are being judged because they don’t find what the media claims what actual beauty transpires. Media plays a large role as to why,mainly, many females in society believe that ones body image justifies what captivating elegance is.
Many advertisements that can be seen everywhere in our lives are influenced by gender roles. When ads show images picturing violence against women it leads to the “...objectification and disconnection [that creates] a climate in which there is widespread and increasing violence” (Kilbourne 171). Femininity displays women as being submissive which is a stereotype the media plays into. The media uses women as subordinate and submissive objects that won’t fight back because they are weak. This also gives the impression that it’s normal and ok to view women only as objects that can be beaten on.
The media bombards humans with images that portray women as passive objects. It is unfair that the media cites the First Amendment as the reason for not censoring such depictions of women that are degrading and robs women of their desires. The media – through advertisements, films, and music videos – portray women as desirable objects for those whom the media and therefore society, assumes to be the genuine sexual beings, men. By posing the “thin-ideal,” advertisements convince women to believe that their bodies are objects in need of constant improvement. Striving for the “thin-deal,” however, causes many girls and women to become self-conscious and dissatisfied with their bodies.