Gender Norms: An Analysis

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Why her sitting down would have made a scene can be traced back to the idea of gender norms, and when people go against what is considered to be normal, they face sanctions – “an action that indicates the approval or disapproval of conduct relating to a social norm" (Johnston et al. 2017). Miriam would have faced critical side-glances and Bernie may have had people approach him to ask what was wrong with Miriam. Similar to what Miriam and Bernie may have experienced, sanctions are usually not what people hear on the news today like new sanctions and ordinances being imposed on Russia, North Korea, or Iran, but are smaller actions that show disapproval. An example of sanctions that actually occurred in The Finest Hours took place before Bernie
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