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Dyer, Lovell, and McCrindle (1977) take up the matter of women's viewing of--and representation in--the soap opera, a popular form of entertainment. They make the case that genres specially addressed to a female audience--such as the soap opera--should be examined critically. Their paper has inspired many researchers to study the soap opera as well as female genres more generally and the female audience (quoted in Gray and McGuigan, 1993, p. 2). SOAP OPERA AND WOMEN 1. Introduction Critics do not yet believe that the world of women is as important as the world of men, never mind think that the separation of these two worlds ought to be challenged.
Women in Roles on Television The quality of American television has become a national disgrace. Young women in America who are displeased with their appearance more likely then not can trace those feelings directly back to images from the mass media on television. The unrealistic representations of women that the mass media bombards young women with indicates that the television has become a source for a distorted understanding of gender roles among adolescent women. These images warp young women’s views of their own gender identity. The mass media on television should in an attempt to provide more positive gender identities for adolescent women depict women on television in more realistic ways, should stop reinforcing negative stereotypes of women, and stop portraying women as sex objects in advertising.
In a harsh contrast words to describe a female with an active sexual appetite include: slut, hooker, mistress, hussy, easy lay, prostitute, whore, and nymphomaniac. The women-specific words are demoralizing and place a negative value on women’s sexuality. The words used to describe men make them seem powerful, controlling, and dominant. Kramarae’s theory poses questions about why these phenomena exist. A second example of how women are muted according to Kramarae is the depiction of them in mass media.
The answer is a simple, yet controversial one: mostly, the media, as the history proves, portrays Asian American women either as erotic sex slaves of white men or as insidious personalities who lure their prey into a trap with their sex appeal. If we look into the history, we will find mainly two different types of Asian Women in the media: “Dragon Lady,” and “China Doll” – the two characteristics that altogether represent sexual and erotic nature of Asian women. Today, such stereotypical representations of Asian American women still exist in the movies even though the media claims that such stereotypes belong only to the past of American media. This paper will compare the typical roles of Lucy Liu, a modern Asian American actress, and Nancy Kwan, an Asian American actress who began her career in 1960s, in American films to show that representation of Asian American female characters as sexual and erotic objects has hardly changed over time. History of Asian Women as sexually enticing objects: Connie Chan, in her article, “Asian American women: The psychological responses to sexual exploitation and cultural stereotypes,” stresses that Western colonization of many Asian countries marks the beginning of cultural stereotype of Asian American women as “sexual and e... ... middle of paper ... ...one outlining characteristic: both are Asian American women that are full of sexuality and eroticism.
This image led to others similar to it- the violence and contempt towards women. The women of Twin Peaks all seemed to have something in common, where they were all either murdered, portrayed as weak, deceptive, and/or abused by the male characters. The dangers that stem from showing such images on national television are that the audience, typically composed of males, would become desensitized to these images, and further, believe that the bold stance that Twin Peaks takes on femininity is true. Twin Peaks treats domestic violence and abuse with a creepy insensitivity. The incestuous relationship between Laura and her father Leland is almost ignored- being blamed on the possessive spirit, BOB.
These patriarchal ideals assert, “The superiority of males and the inferiority of females and in turn breed the concept of sexism- prejudice against a person gender or sex. As Ted Bunch sated in an interview “where we find Patriarchy, we find sexism. Where we find sexism, we find women who are not valued, and we find violence against women”(Rethinking Manhood, Bunch). In this interview Bunch illuminates Carole J. Sheffield concept of Sexual terrorism. A system by which males frighten females- of all ages, race, and class with rape, battery, incest, harassment, and all other forms of sexual violence, in order to assert their control and dominance over females.
In turn, their political beliefs take a back seat to personality pieces, hindering their campaigns. Female candidates are then viewed less seriously as politicians, when their portrayal is so one-dimensional. Women don’t get the opportunity to engage in political discourse, when they have to spend time talking about their family, taste, and clothing. This Personal trivia then drowns out dialogue on serious issues. Women perceive the electoral arena as sexist and biased, because female candidates politics are valued less than their personality, family and appearance.
They also thought to stockpile the money and bring back to China with them. The main and most important reason the Chinese immigrated was the economic hardship in China due to the British dominance over the country, after Britain defeated China in the Opium War of 1839-1842. The United States resented the Chinese for invading their borders. As one San Francisco newspaper said, “Step up to the front…and battle to hold the Pacific Coast for the white race.” (32) Americans looked down and condemned the Chinese because of their race. The way the Chinese dressed, and styled their hair made the Americans perceive them of not having proper gender roles.
These unchangeable facts are what women hide because the gender is told for so long that those facts are undesirable, and when they hide them they are becoming part of the stereotype. A woman talking about farting is not “lady-like,” but it is apart of life; everyone does it. To protect women self-esteem they do not talk about it. Women try to hide these undesirable facts because they are ashamed of them due to the stereotype and the expectations the gender role has. The movie Bridesmaids shows how differe... ... middle of paper ... ...re taught the roles and because we all act upon them and try to fit the stereotype of the role we embed it deeper into our society.