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    Desperate Housewives

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    over females by showing females as the foremost parental figure, homemakers, and sex objects. However, ABC’s new hit show Desperate Housewives quickly made a dent in American pop culture not for these gender stereotypes, but the truth behind the most dominant female stereotype of housewives. Desperate Housewives goes behind the scenes into the secret lives of housewives in a perfect suburb. From the outside, everything looks perfect: perfect family houses with the white picket fence, well-kept yards

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    Desperate Housewives

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    “take care” and “take charge” image of women and men? In this paper, I will focus on one of the highly popularized television shows that viewers watch today; Desperate Housewives. Using this television show, I will be able to show and analyze how women are represented in the media and why they are represented this way. Desperate Housewives is a fictional based show about four women known as Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van De Kamp, and Gabrielle Solis. They live in what most consider a “normal” suburban

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    Desperate Housewives

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    positive thing on the planet. A show that you will talk about non stop the next day. Recite lines with your friends.. And overall, a show- a show of perfection. If you hadn’t figured out already, today I’m going to be talking to you about Desperate Housewives. And why it’s the best show for you to watch on Sundays At 9. First, I’ll talk about the different Seasons of the Show, second I’ll talk about the cast members, third I’ll talk about why you should watch this show Sundays at 9. Season one began

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    Not-So-Desperate Housewives

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    When Desperate Housewives first aired in October of 2004 on ABC television network, the controversial pilot episode sparked interest in over twenty-five million viewers. On a seemingly quiet, average suburban street titled Wisteria Lane, four women – Lynette Scavo, Gabrielle Solis, Bree Van de Kamp, and Susan Mayer – became instantly connected by the suicide of Mary-Alice Young, a fellow neighbor and poker club member. While the reason behind Mary-Alice’s death remained unknown for several seasons

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    mentally stable, intellectual and sexually attractive. Building on that premise, this paper will examine and analyse the different stereotypical roles the female characters of Desperate Housewives portray, how they are viewed by the audience, and what impact these gender constructions have on society. Desperate Housewives (2004) was a “primetime soap opera” shown on the ABC network and premiered as number one, with an audience of 21.6 million viewers. It is a satirical female-centric comedy-drama series

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    socialites dealing with their everyday lives as “housewives”. Bravo TV’s hit number one reality television show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, deals with the everyday lives of modern-day housewives. When speaking of these women and their family life, the reality series shows its viewers that family life in modern times is dramatic, full of misrepresentations of how people are perceived, and that fame comes at the cost of family. The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been on the Bravo TV network

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    Desperate Housewives is a hit television show about housewives and their every day lives. It is a comedy, drama and mystery series. The show takes place on a fictional street called Wisteria Lane. The show follows the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of their neighbor, Mary Alice, who committed suicide in the very first episode. The series records thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons. The women on Wisteria Lane work through domestic conflicts and marital life,

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    The reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, shown on Bravo, is recognized to be one of the most dramatic, luxurious and outrageous reality TV shows and definitely the most viewed out of the Real Housewives series. The TV show is based around literal housewives, women who stay at home and seem to look pretty on their husband’s arm, and their daily “tribulations”. These wives live in mega-mansions and live the lifestyle one can only dream of having. Between Botox injections and wild

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    Gender Stereotypes and The Real Housewives: What It Means for Male Viewers “Oh, no!” I thought to myself when she asked us to present our essay proposals to the class. A sinking feeling set in, and my heart began to race. I was about to share one of my deepest, darkest secrets. Each person went, and finally, it was my turn. My heart felt like it would burst as the words glided in slow motion across my lips: “Real Housewives.” The whole class started to laugh, and I wanted to shove the words back

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    The Role of Women in America In her essay, “Housewives and Homework: The Lacemakers of Narsapur,” Chandra Talpade Mohanty focused on how men sold products that women produced and profited from women’s work. The essay basically pointed out how work can be defined according to sexual identity. It made me wonder if American women are still perceived by men in society as being housewives even though some of us are doctors, lawyers, teachers etc. Is the work that women do seen as what Mohanty

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    the household’s prosperity being a housewife. Traditionally, a female role in the family is to be a homemaker, the watcher of the hearth and home. For centuries women asserted their rights for equality and proved themselves to be not only good housewives, but bread winners as well. For some females work is a devotion to their career, for others it is the only way to survive. But the fact is, that more and more women prefer to be workers rather than homemakers for different reasons: from gaining

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    Who I Am

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    The hardships of women are greater than men and men should do more to help them with everything. I highly believe that guys should help out the opposite sex more than they do because even in the Bible women are seen as housewives instead of workers. To me, that is very wrong because women should be allowed to make their own decisions in life. Also I have surveyed several women about their problems and found out that most of them have the same problems with our society's male dominance. However

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    Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique and Sue Kaufman's Diary of a Mad Housewife Bettina Balser, the narrator of Sue Kaufman’s Diary of a Mad Housewife, is an attractive, intelligent woman living in an affluent community of New York City with her successful husband and her two charming children. She is also on the verge of insanity. Her various mental disorders, her wavering physical health, and her sexual promiscuity permeate her diary entries, and are interwoven among descriptions of the

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    Narsapur vs. America

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    illuminates specific issues that relate to the transformation of developing countries to capitalism. Mohanty’s article is split up into sections, the section that I want to focus on in order to compare key issues between Narsapur and America is called “Housewives and Homework: The Lacemakers of Narsapur." In this specific article Mohanty illuminates the effects that capitalism has on areas that are being developed, she portrays its effects on women as well as men. In Narsapur the lace making industry

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    women from supporting each other. In "The Feminine Mystique", Betty Friedan discusses how American housewives went about their daily lives "afraid to ask even of herself the silent question – ‘Is this all?’" Women were told that family, a husband, and children would bring them fulfillment and when it didn’t, they were afraid to admit that they weren’t happy. Freidan’s white, middle-class housewives were afraid of living outside the feminine ideal they had grown up heari...

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    Empowerment of Women

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    challenged the traditional female roles and have gradually climbed up the social ladder. They have split up the domestic chores with their husbands and entered the workforce and/or returned to school. They are no longer compelled to become domestic housewives who stay...

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    The Steel Windpipe

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    because they did not trust the doctor, which is ironic, since the doctor himself is doubtful of himself at first. However, back to the subject, this is probably one of the old-fashioned stubborn thinkings. The women in that period , were probably housewives who stayed at home, thus they did not get in contact with the new happenings outside their houses. To the doctor and hospital staff, it is crucial that the girl has the operation, in order to keep to keep her alive. The old-fashioned thinking can

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    The magazine also encouraged women to be better mothers and housewives. It was believed that there was no better career for a woman than being a housewife and if she wanted to pursue a career, she had to know how to be a proper housewife first. In one of the articles called “I’m So Glad to Be a Woman”, the article talked about how a woman should feel lucky that she got to play the role of the caretaker, cleaner, interior designer, laundress, cook, seamstress, and psychologist at home because it was

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    Romanticism

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    Romantic writers were always persuing the strange and out-of-the-way, seldom did they write on the average and the ordinary. As he satirized housewives and homelife of that time he grabbed the attention of many readers. “The whole house was constantly in a state of inundation, under the discipline if mops and brooms and scrubbing brushes; and the good housewives of those days were a kind of amphibious animal…historian of the day tell us townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like tat of a duck”. Irving

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    An Ergonomic Evaluation of the Kinesis Computer Keyboard 1. Introduction In this information-technology age, everyday tasks are more and more related to computer. That ranges from basic jobs such as providing food recipes for housewives to complicated ones such as analyzing laboratory experimental data for scientists and engineers. This popularity of computer means that the time one has to spend with computer would be a lot more than in the past. Until now, the computers and computer peripherals

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