Galinda does not only represent the homema... ... middle of paper ... ...n her a strong-will that makes her intimidating to the men. Creon himself says that the need to control and defeat her is greater because she is a woman. Antigone rebels against gender roles and social structure (Jacobs). Conclusion Women and men fear the thought of an empowered woman and the thought of feminism. Women fear that will be punished by men if they stand against them and fear that being a feminist will make them cruel and lonely.
Many are too quick to write off Thelma and Louise as a typical “chick-flick,” or “man-hating” movie. “Complete opposites who will by the end of the film have switched gender, grown closer, and develop to be opposites again. But always flying through life with the same end or common means to end the oppressive male tendencies of their lives,” (Kirkomatic). The men in the movie present themselves as suave, charming or abusive, domineering men. Yes, the director chose typical macho men to play the male characters.
To see women fight for something they believe in has always been admirable. Fighting their way to vote and fighting their way for equality. Feminism, a controversial topic that both men and women have trouble in agreeing on whether or not that society should accept the ideals of feminism. Many see feminism as a form of evil while others see it as a movement of women who simply want to be treated equally as men. For as long I can remember people given feminism a bad reputation because of extremists but feminism, is more than what others assume it to be based on the bad connotations, the difference between sexism and feminism how they are portrayed, and finally the role that gender plays in with society.
Masculinity or femininity, however, are not inherent properties of individuals (Dalley-Trim, 2009). Boys will fake who they really are in order to make it seem on the outside that they are a” manly man” like their predecessors. If you don’t meet up to these expectations, some will get picked on and called names such as girly, gay, feminine, or named “sissies.” Becoming a man in our society is more or less creating yourself into this mold of manliness. There is a certain code of conduct that every young boy has to follow. Most boys will stray from the things they really... ... middle of paper ... ..., be the strongest, and be someone who others would look to as tough.
Men have to be tough, masculine, and straight because society says they have to be; they cannot act like a sissy or a woman, which is referencing to all women and gay men being sensitive, dainty, and weak. It pulls men towards a homophobia, which Michael Kimmel has said it is more than just an irrational fear of gay men, it is the “fear that other men will unmask us, emasculate us, reveal to us and the world that we do not measure up, that we are not real men. We are afraid to let other men see that. Fear makes us ashamed, because the recognition of fear in ourselves is proof to
That is why he kept pushing for a son and he was desperately doing whatever was possible to have a son with any women he could find. This shows how demeaning men are towards women in this movie and the women in the movie have to deal with because people in a higher power or just men in general usually have authority over women as a whole. However, Mary show how she can manipulate and get King Henry and Henry Percy to do whatever she pleases because her personality in the movie was she more blunt and forceful. King Henry and Henry Percy could not help how weak they get when it came to love and rom... ... middle of paper ... ...e steps in advancing their future to being equal to men. With this huge development I wouldn’t be to surprise if more women than men are capitalizing in big positions in companies in another 35 years to come.
Although women are becoming more and more powerful, sexism is still a huge issue today. Women may have higher positions, but they are paid less than men. According to a news article, “In 2012, the median earnings of American women working full time year-round were $37,791. American men earned a median income of $49,398. The gender wage gap has hovered at about 77 cents on the dollar since 2007” (huffington).
Despite the huge strides in gender equality that women have made over the past century, patriarchy still persists in the United States. From a business viewpoint, this is especially evident in the glass ceiling, a term describing the invisible, but existent, barrier that prevents women from attaining high-level management jobs (Buckalew et. al.149). The glass ceiling can be seen in the underrepresentation of women in these top jobs; even though women comprise 46.7 percent of the la... ... middle of paper ... ...adults in the United States believe that women cannot focus on jobs as much as men can because of family responsibilities. However, research shows that only a very weak relationship between being female and work interference exists, and there are similar levels of family interference with work for both men and women (Hoobler et.
Leah is beautiful and smart, but one will question if her good looks played a role in her success. This is why films like this make it bad for all women because Leah is so over sexualized that audiences may be convinced that her career is driven in part by her ability to seduce men and have sex with them in order for her to get whatever she
I am a woman. Without the feminist understanding that my education has afforded me, mainstream media portrayals of woman in relation to man would burn holes through the fabric of my mind and dismantle my ambitions. Ignoring the infraction that media portrayals impose on naïve minds gives the impression that it is acceptable to be inappropriately cultivated in gender equality. Television media continues to pose a grave threat; but worse is the deceitful attempt to find something attributable to women, the attempt to lure them with admiration, only to smack them with the patronizing undertone of being incomparable to men. The first studies relating to gender portrayal in the media developed in the 1950s with the introduction of Second Wave Feminism (Boyle, 2005).