And what is a greater crime than making women hate themselves for reasons that they cannot change? The “anti-narcissism” that men have made consists of women not liking anything about them and wishing that they were the opposite sex just to get more respect. They don’t have any self-respect for themselves because of the nonsense that the “dominant” males have fed them their whole lives. This makes everything hostile for women and while men are busy controlling what the rules are and what can be published, women are struggling with this internal conflict that they’ll never get far in life because of their sex. Cixous boldly declares that women have been “kept in the dark.” What is this darkness you may ask?
The sarcasm strengthens the article. At first, the article seemed like Theroux was complaining that men have life harder than women, but with further understanding it proves that men sympathise with women. Most men are afraid to admit why they object to feminism, but Theroux said it was because men are insecure and fear women. Men have a hard time standing up for women’s rights, because they are upset about the way men are treated. Although men feel
“The construction of gender stereotyping of both males and females in the media is based on outdated and unfounded beliefs and therefore has had and continues to have a detrimental impact on society.” (Yes!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUyfD1F7k1I Women are subjected to many stereotypes in today’s society. Movies and television shows suggest that all women are airheads, whose sole purpose in life is to please men and rear children. Magazines and other advertisements push photographs of very slender, over groomed and “sexy women” into our minds. Men’s magazines write articles on how to seduce a girl into sleeping with them.
Most of the ads focus on having beautiful women or “sexy” women in them to show how men can possibly obtain them. Those businesses take advantage of women in a degrading manner and abuse the privilege of advertisements. When it comes to the topic of sex in advertisement, most will agree that it places a negative connotation on women, where this agreement usually ends, however is on the question of who it affects. Whereas some are convinced that men and women are both portrayed negatively, others maintain that it degrades women and negatively influences our next generation; still others argue that not only does it degrade women but also affects the way men view women. There are three sources that each back up one of these views.
Advertising media adversely impacts women's body image, which can lead to unhealthy behavior as women and girls strive for the ultra-thin body idealized by the media. Advertising images have also set unrealistic ideals for males, and men and boys are beginning to risk their health to achieve the well-built media standard. “The Empire of Images in Our World of Bodies,” Susan Bordo seeks to disrupt the unrelenting invasion of unhealthy and unrealistic beauty standards that hold sway in a media driven society. By using real life examples like how Susan Sarandon looks younger today than she did twenty years ago and how little girls are “vamping up”, Bordo emphasizes how the media saturates our environment with Hollywood standards of female beauty that dictate personal identity. Bordo demonstrates that women of all ages are strongly affected by the media; as such, women may feel pressure to attain and maintain a thin youthful figure and may endure surgical and cosmetic procedures or starvation to obtain it.
Graff asks, “Why was she out so late at night, provoking men into rage by being openly female?” People blame women for being out so late and night, and it seems like women want men to enjoy them. It is absurd that people would blame women on everything, even when it is not women’s fault. Another cause of rape culture is that men as a whole are stronger than women. In the past women do not have more power than men and now they aren’t physically stronger than them so they would be over powered by men. For example most of the men can force women not to move with their strength, so women cannot escape from men.
The study of sexism is a complex field. It can also refer to hatred of, or prejudice towards, either sex as a whole or the application of stereotypes of masculinity in relation to men, or of femininity in relation to women. I feel as if we have all sometime in our lives come across some form of sexism. I do believe that this will always be. We as a society may change things, such as laws and how we view women in the workforce, but sexism will always be a part of our society because of stereotyping and men will downplay women in any way we see fit to hold them at a lower lever, because they need power.
There have been many complaints by boys and even men about how there is a lack of "good girls". "All the good ones are taken" or "I always find a flaw in them" are what they preach, but do they practice what they preach? No, it's a narrow and selfish route that they choose to follow. The majority of the male population dictates their "perfect good girl" as being cute but sexy at the same time, intelligent, fun, independent, outgoing, athletic, nice body, and so forth. There is always that same depiction of that good girl, but do the guys deserve it?
The Hijab poses a threat to consumerism. The head covering along with the Islamic dress code compels men to value women for their intelligence verses attractive assets, giving women the upper hand when meeting strangers. In a patriarchy society, western women are brainwashed, pressured and yet
It is apparent that women are victims of abuse, but does it ever cross their minds that men are also victims? This topic is very under-minded; in society and influenced by the media. Could it be that male and female stereotypes have made it this way? Intimate partner violence against males is being recognized more throughout the years. It is hard for anyone to believe that women assault men at the rate men assault women.