Movie : 10 Things I Hate About You

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Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Kat and Bianca Stratford are being raised by their father after their mother left them. In order to keep Bianca form dating, their father develops the rule that Bianca can only date if Kat does so too. A new boy at school, Cameron, devises a plan to get somebody to date Kat. However, Kat is feared amongst the school for her attitude and behaviour, therefore making it hard for Cameron to find somebody up to the task. In the end, only Patrick Verona doesn 't seem to be too intimidated by her (Junger, 1999). movie trailer (s flicks, 2012)

Thesis: Parents and age have a distinct influence on gender roles and schemas. Further, whether one conforms to gender roles or not, strongly influence peers perceptions, especially in adolescence, as portrayed by the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.

Textbook connections:

Gender Roles (Helgeson, 2012, p. 4-5)

Bianca: conforms to traditional gender roles her room- a lot of pink, flowers has stuffed animals and dolls- sex-typed toys (Helgeson, 2012, p. 158) has interests in fashion and dating (typical female interests) (Helgeson, 2012, p. 4-5) research shows many younger girls with older sisters are more sex-typed (Helgeson, 2012, p. 156)

Kat: does not conform to traditional gender roles her room- almost no “feminine” colours is competitive, speaks her mind, expresses her views - “act of terrorism” (Junger, 1999), shows physical aggression (traditional male traits that fit into male gender roles)

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