Feminism has become a hot topic around the world as of late. Feminism is defined by the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Regardless the changes there have been for the past 50 years toward women, is not enough to have a real equal society. Media is one major contributor to the increasing of machismo and sexism. Through numerous TV shows, movies, and even advertisements, there are still implicit machismo and degradation toward women. However, there are still TV shows where women are shown with fairness. For example, the TV show Gilmore Girls where strongly support women by showing three different female characters, including Rory Gilmore, Paris Geller, and Lorelai Gilmore.
In order to validate a lack of tension, Steve decides to tell a joke about a prison where a black man tells a white man to “bend over ‘cause Mommy’s gonna fuck you in the ass” (Norris, 190). However, this joke ends up revealing the true discomfort in the room as Tom states that “[he’s] gay” and Kathy states that her “sister was raped” (Norris, 192). Steve tells this joke in order to prove a lack of discomfort, as he does not want to appear disturbed by conversations regarding racism. Instead, Steve wants to validate the progressiveness of society by proving that there is nothing uncomfortable in him telling a racist joke. However, this idealized progressiveness and comfort is nonexistent within the situation. Therefore, despite his goal to conceal racial tension and discomfort, Steve’s joke ends up increasing the conflict between characters, as it brings offense to most of the characters. Tom and Kathy have deep personal connections to Steve’s joke. Therefore, they become offended as Steve makes light of serious subjects that pertain to their lives, increasing and exposing the true tension within the room. Despite Steve’s goal to conceal racial tension, his joke ends up augmenting the discomfort in the situation. In response to Steve’s racist joke, Kevin makes a joke about white men claiming that it takes “one” white man “to hold the light bulb while the rest of ‘em screw the entire world” (Norris, 193). To this joke, Steve responds by claiming “so?!! You think I’m ‘offended’? I can do this all day” (Norris, 193). Kevin tries to diffuse the tension caused by Steve’s joke with another racist joke. In making a racist joke targeted towards white men, Kevin hopes to equate the offense taken between white and black characters, ending any further hostility or tension
Ever since 1997, South Park has revolutionized the cable TV scene as a profane and obscene program that isn’t afraid to mock religious, political, and cultural topics and not get away with at least offending somebody. Throughout its twelve seasons, some of the most prominent events in pop culture have suffered the wrath of ridicule from the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and succeeded in making millions of Americans laugh until they cry. The creative genius behind these cultural and controversial statements has exalted the series to iconic status in our entertainment industry for its satirical voice in each episode. Throughout its ten years on air, South Park has broken multiple political,
South park censorship controversy South Park have always received mixed response from it’s audiences. Famous for the use of foul language, dark humour which satirizes a wide range of topics (such as politics, racism, gender equality e.t.c.) and portrayal of religion for comic effect, the show generated countless debates and controversy over the course of it’s run. The debate over censorship of some episodes, and the show as a whole continues nowadays, and both sides seem to have truth behind their words. Pro-censorship group states that South Park is harmful for young minds, that religion is not the right thing to joke about and that show has to know it’s limits.
South Park diligently strives to astonishing and amusing viewers, sometimes all in the same episode. A hand full of episodes horrified the public to such an extent the repercussions rearranged the limits of obscenity. With titles that can offend just for the words in them, no matter the content of the episode. For example, Cartman Gets an Anal Probe and Cartman’s Mom is a Dirty Slut, are episodes one and thirteen in the first season. I sympathize with the off-putting, peevish response at the initial introduction to the provoking profanity of South Park. The production staff of South Park manipulates surreal humor to confront all assumptions in all ideologies, institutions, people, and even
I can use this in my research paper because the author discusses the positives of the crude language in South Park. Stephen Holden has been published for related articles in major newspapers and magazines for over forty years.
During my junior year, my parents had allowed my uncle to live with us. At one point I got tired of hearing some of the things he was saying so I got up to walk away. Immediately he got up and charged after me shouting. I locked myself in my room and listened as he screamed to my parents that I was a “stuck-up bitch who needed to learn some goddamn respect”. I shouldn’t be called a bitch for having my own opinions and deciding to walk away from a situation. This idea that men are superior to women, and women need to be submissive to them has been ingrained into our society.
The bell rings and Carla checks to see who it is, and there’s Leo, standing nervously on the porch with a bouquet of flowers. She’s conflicted between wanting to vomit and wanting to squeal, so she settles for neither and instead announces his arrival. Adette stops next to her and asks, “How do I
While many shows out there are trying to create their own name, and be unique, One Tree Hill was able to use feminism to allure the female viewers in a more positive manner. One Tree Hill has had nine seasons, and has managed to captivate the hearts of many. Throughout a variety of episodes that were aired of One Tree Hill the male characters on the show were shown as the sought after objects, and more often than not, even played the more sensitive “feminine” personalities. This was a smart way for producers to reach their target audience, which were teenage girls to young female adults. This gave them the needy ‘fixer-upper’ to latch on to and began to link emotions with all of the characters, other than just the females. One Tree Hill is
I think the feminism is not the main point of the film, although there indeed are several feminism scenes and ideas presented in the film. From Starling walking by many men in training course to she dodging and parrying in the fighting class where everyone around her was male, though many women were in the organization, the film intentionally depicted Starling as the only woman, creating an image of a woman striving to succeed in a world dominated by males. It seems like all the achievements she made would be not possible without Lector’s help, the assistance from a man who served as her mentor. However, instead of saying that Lector helped her and they were in a teacher-student relationship, I think the there is more likely a mutually profitable
Who would of ever thought that Rotten Tomatoes, a website where credible reviews are written by extremely genuine and blunt people, would give the movie Wonder Woman a 92% acceptance rating? Well, it happened! Not only did the movie receive many positive feedbacks from people, specifically woman all over the world, but it also had a tremendous monetary gain. Only $149 million USD were spent making the movie in order to obtain $821.2 million USD in budget. Patty Jenkins, a female, directed this amazing movie while Gal Gadot starred in it as the protagonist. Because this movie with a female as the lead actress was so successful, many controversies began to rise regarding the male and female wage cap, the message that this movie tries to spread to the world, and reasons as to why this movie should be allowed or restricted in different countries. For example, screenings were suspended in Tunisia, Lebanon, festival in Algeria, and several other places because they believed that Gal Gadot was a “Zionist”. Also, because Gal Gadot wasn’t a known actress, her low revenue from this blockbuster film makes many people believe that she was shortchanged. Disregarding all the minimal negative views that the movie brought about, Wonder Woman will leave a mark on the world and inspire females all around the world that every girl is a super hero.
During my high school career, my parents had allowed my uncle to live with us. At one point, I got upset at something inappropriate he said and I got up to leave. Immediately he got up and walked after me yelling. I locked myself in my room and listened as he shouted to my parents that I was a “stuck-up bitch who needed to learn some god-damn respect”. I told myself that I would not be quieted or spoke down on for having my own opinions. This idea that men are superior to women, and women need to be submissive to them has been ingrained into our society.
Heros do not have to come in the form of having special abilities, it is the fact that you use those abilities to create good in society is what makes someone a hero. The hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, written and produced by Joss Whedon created Buffy Summers to be a butt kicking, teenage girl that balances fighting evil forces and being a regular teen. Whedon compares the evil forces to feminists ideas. For example, domestic violence and manipulating women are two big ideas that the feminists movement are trying t o make a change to. An example of domestic abuse in the show comes from a character Pete. Pete had created a potion to make his girlfriend Debbie desire him so much more, but the downfall of the potion was when he drank and got angry a monster would come out. An example of Whedon implementing the manipulation of men towards women is a character Ted who is Buffy’s step-dad, but the person they think he is is not true. He controls Joyce’s every move to ensure that she knows she is not the dominate person in the relationship. Heros do not have to come in the form of having special abilities, it is the fact that you use those abilities to create good in society is what makes someone a hero. Female empowerment has shifted with the rise of feminism and acceptance of women’s rights.