How is Marlene presented as similar to and different from Margret Thatcher? Why does Churchill make these parallels? In Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, we are shown a world of Post-Feminism and Thatcherism gone mad. Women speak over each other in dialogue, not really listening to what the other is saying, use rude language, and one character leaves her child in the care of her sister so that she may advance in her career. Churchill’s lead character in the play is paradoxically a female misogynist who takes on a stereotypically male business persona who climbs to the top of the corporate ladder.
In Amanda Fazzone’s article “Boob Tube,” she explains how TV. show heroines are empowered only because they “bask in the sex object role,” even though NOW (National Organization for Women) states that these “intelligent” and “well-rounded” women are able to “break out of the sex object role and portray authentic people.” Fazzone questions NOW’s credibility for their criterion of their idea of authentic and intelligent women. “If heroines like Felicity are empowered, it’s only because they’ve decided that what really drives female power is sex,” Fazzone states at the beginning of the article. Fazzone takes a stand against NOW asking how they choose their endorsements. NOW explains that their endorsements are intelligent, well-rounded authentic women, but Fazzone wants to know if they are really women who bask in the sex object role, and what are the shows NOW endorses are really about?
Appearance In “Senior Picture Day,” Michelle Serros interprets that living in California being surrounded by the “perfect girl” makes her want to alter herself to look more attractive. She comes from a background of Indian decent and dislikes what her ancestors passed down; a rigid unattractive nose. Cathy Alter’s article, “The Minor Makeover,” goes one on one with young girls who look too much into trends and must have everything designer to feel popular and pretty. Preteen perception of an “ideal look” still lingers today. “When quizzed, they rattle off a list of favorite designers as if they're reciting the periodic table, instantly recognize the significance of Glickman's purse being a Jil Sander, and rhapsodize over the genius of Andre, a personal shopper at Mazza Gallerie's Neiman Marcus.
The text Mariah Burton Nelson, “I Won, I’m Sorry” is centered on the culture of women athletics during their athletic career, how they must always create the atmosphere of femininity to accept being a winner. Most professional women athlete today in 2012 feel a degree of femininity is essential to having a successful career. A good point is how women athletes have crossed over to more feminine competition as beauty queens, swimsuit models for “Sport’s Illustrated” to escape connotations such as; the female athlete being associated with being a lesbian. The author of the text notes how the media plays a great role in determining how the public perceives female athlete roles. The addressing of the media having a role in projection of a female athlete role interjects the media may not always send the best message concerning a female athlete, which is a message of femininity concerning the athlete.
Therefore Tory is saying that it is about time to let them flourish by providing them with support and certain tools! In the conclusion, Tory Burch invokes the reader to share her opinion. I personally totally agree with this role-modeling woman. However, my forecast for the future of women in business is less positive. Unfortunately the recent report tells us that only by 2095 we can achieve the full gender equality on the workplace.
‘The Beauty Myth’ is an obsession with physically looking ‘perfect’ and traps the modern woman in an endless cycle of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to achieve what society has deemed "the flawless beauty" regardless of whether it is realistic or not. Naomi Wolf censures the exploitation of women by the fashion, beauty and advertising industries, particularly in women’s magazines as we delve deeper in to the chapter on ‘Culture’. She claims that as a result of being sequestered from the world and isolated from one another, the only real women’s space in modern mass culture where women can seek solidarity is through women’s magazines. Ironically, it is through the same myth that women are brought together and driven apart. These women may not share any particularly close relationship, but develop a sense of solidarity through sharing similar interests, agenda, or worldview.
In the book Working Women Don’t Have Wives one daughter went on to state, “My mother wore high fashion, bright colours-often Pucci silks, those splendid garish prints of the 1960s which bespoke fun and daring. She flaunted her appearance, and then criticized men for noticing it. She flirted with men and then complained that they treated women differently from the way they behaved with male colleagues. She complained that her colleagues could never forget that she was a woman, and yet she constantly reminded them that she was. She knew that women who disguised their sexuality were likely to be promoted more readily than she, yet simultaneously she thought her sexuality was a trump card.
“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.
She took it into her own hands to fund a develop her cable threading idea. The dragons see this and applaud her many times throughout the pitch. Due to this, the dragons know that she is determined to better herself and her business and so are more likely to invest in her. In the end she got more than she bargained for, gave a little more of her company away but managed to grab two dragons instead of one (James Khan and Duncan Valentine). There are many skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur however first we need to know what this is.
Tessie Hutchinson, one of the main characters represents women who are being tyrannized by society because of their gender. Devices such as symbolism and plot illustrate the condemned roles of women in the gender hierarchy. Also, the use of ideas such as betrayal within the strong marriage bond due to the traditional sacrifice, the senior figure of society, and the following of tradition passed down from generation demonstrate the power of females in this generation are brought up to the podium to be arguably conversed. The plot of “The Lottery” is that men had the most dominance over political decisions. This left no room for woman’s input or acknowledgment.