The Image Of Parenting

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The image of parenting portrayed in films nowadays contrast the existing feature of parenting. In the 19th century fathers in Europe and North America were expected to be family patriarchs and stern moral teachers, 20th century fathers have been relatively uninvolved in the daily routines of family life (Coltrane, 1996). Most western cultures has been remarkably brought changes in gender role by modernization and globalization. Globalization at its peak is tied with media and film is a vital media technology endowed with ample efficacy through which much propaganda-for good or bad–is sold out to the people (Wusu, Isiugo-Abanihe, 2006). This is because almost everyone can understand the language of film and its appeal; it is bestowed with communicative power that often organize people to react peacefully or otherwise. This process has dominated the structure of family and the involvement of parents’ to such an extent that it has been referred to as second demographic transition (Wusu, Isiugo-Abanihe, 2006). The meaning of parenting alerts us that mothering and fathering are gender laden activities. What it means to be a woman and a man in our culture has been tied up with, and in a sense created by, what it is that mothers and fathers do within and for the family (Coltrane, 1996). This clearly shows that the sexual nature of mothers offers a socially constructed meaning about the life of mothers. Therefore, it is probable that the gender inequalities in mothers are as a
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