Woman being continually misread by men while in a relationship is a problem that can easily be unlocked once men are properly interpreting her personality, being open and building trust, and understanding her needs. There is a lot more to a woman than just her anatomy and a pretty face. Women are complex creatures that keep men on their toes daily. However, there are ways to better prepare yourself if you come into a sticky situation. Weather your married, dating, or just beginning to be more than just friends with the woman, here are some tips for you to better understand them and not get off on the wrong foot and cause and argument that neither of you want to have. As a woman I know first hand that a woman’s personality is a complicated thing. Her mind and all the thoughts that the brain registers is a never-ending tunnel that you may have dove into but still can’t find light at the end. Reading women fully is something that no matter how much time a man gets he will never understand a woman completely even if it is his profession. However, there is still some ways to learn to interoperate her. One way to better yourself is you will need to get to know her better as a whole. Learn her habits, hobbies, food she likes, and the little and big things that go on in her life. With keeping note of these you will know what will butter her up and what causes her to be pissed off as well. This is the first key step to being a so-called “mind reader”. Men will find
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In “Sex, Lies, and Conversations: Why Is It So Hard For Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?” the author, Deborah Tannen, argues that both genders have different ways of communicating between each other. She states that males are more to the point and want to find the solution quickly, rather than talk it out and get all of the details about it like females do.
Communication is key, misunderstanding and conversation is what every relationship you ever created evolved from. Debrah Tannen, the author of “Sex, Lies and Conversation”, entails multiple couple stories of men and women fighting purely because they’re misunderstood. None the less, everyone has their likes and differences, it’s not just men and women.
The article “Confidence Woman” by Belinda Luscombe talks about Facebook’s chief operating officer (COO), Sheryl Sandberg. It began by describing how she acted as a child; according to her family, Ms. Sandberg was a born leader and was known for ordering her younger brothers around (yet, she says she has misgivings talking about these stories in her book because they make her seem “bossy” and the term is almost always applied for girls and never for men.) The author then proceeds to describe Sandberg, stating that she seems she was born 43, delivered with the ability to order everyone around and ensure they thrive. She has perfected her skills and successfully runs a $66 billion dollar company with ease. Now, Ms. Sandberg has become an advocate
Turn right, walk in a circle, turn left and keep going until you reach a dead end. The walk was random and I am sure that we all look quite silly to those we pass. I have already walked the campus many times so I don’t see anything out of the ordinary when I look at the buildings or the landscape. I decide to focus more on the people we pass.
One reason gender immensely shapes one’s outlook is that it molds communication. Looking at Tannen’s “But What Do You Mean?”, it is clear that males and females have difficulties conversing with one another due to their opposite sexes. She discusses their speech patterns and how they differ from each other in various aspects of conversation, such as apologies, criticism, and praise. In the case of complaints, “[a] man might take a woman’s lighthearted griping literally, and she can get a reputation as a chronic malcontent” (Tannen, par. 26). The translation of a “woman’s lighthearted griping” into “chronic malcontent” within the eyes of a man conveys the common stereotype of women as peevish. Due to their privilege in society, men are expected to solve issues and possess no weaknesses whatsoever. This encouragement of strength simultaneously encourages invulnerability and the lack of emotion. On the other hand, a woman’s standing within civilization has been defined through terms of fragility, and she is assumed to be emotionally sensitive and overdramatic. With this notion in mind, men are prone to disregard a woman’s expression of her concerns, no matter how genuine and important they may be. This complication can be easily avoided if people overlook gender stereotypes
Women are seen powerless in many instances and Marilyn Frye details the accounts where women are viewed as second to men in “To see and Be Seen.” Frye uses a metaphysics approach to better understand how people come to power. She gives a metaphysical understanding of how the world has been determined by people of power, which throughout history has been men. Men have been in authority throughout history and have come up with society’s conceptual schema. Frye alludes to people in power don’t want to see people who are submissive. Men fit into the conceptual schema, women are excluded but are allowed in the schema in certain ways and lesbians are not included. Lesbians are seen as unnatural and are not recognized in the schema. Their perspective on society is not taken into account, whereas women are recognized but their own perspective on society is completely erased.
Women have had the continuous problem of being seen as second hand citizens to their counterparts, men. In today’s society it is easy to find women depicted in negatives ways constantly in the media. All you have to do is a movie, read a magazine, or be scrolling down your social media timeline to see examples the way women are portrayed in today 's media. If you look at television and movies where woman have roles, they often come second to men. The way women are presented in the media is that of being sexual, submissive to men, and having unrealistic beauty standards. For propaganda to constantly be showing these negative images and ideas about how women should act and look is damaging to the women who constantly have to see it. Not only does it hurt women but the men who see these portrayals are also negatively affected. Men believe what they are being shown by these advertisements and expect it from real women. Constantly being brainwashed by these images on a daily basis and ideas on how women should act and look carry over into real life and affects the ways in which men and women conduct themselves.
Gray discusses the difference between men and woman in in how they communicate, show emotion and behave. He offers advice on how to understand and cope with these differences. Accepting and using this advice will improve and strengthen the relationship.
Communication differences can be traced back to the human biology. Females have some male testosterone hormone and men have some progesterone and estrogen in their body. Maybe this is the reason why the genders have a hard time communicating with one another. In the words of John Gray “Both the Martians and Venusians forgot that they were from different planets and were supposed to be different. In one morning, everything they had learned about their differences was erased from their memory. And since that day, men and women have been in conflict” (11). What Gray is trying to push across is that gender differences have been there since birth. Females having XX chromosome and Males having XY chromosome, there have always been a genetic/biological difference in the way the two genders address and see one another. In “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: a Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in a Relationship ”, Gray reasons that men and women have diverse communication styles, needs, goals, and values, and that the key to a successful relationship between the genders are for both to understand these differences. Gray mentions some differences that include women wanting to feel treasured and men wanting to feel necessary, and women wanting respect and commitment and men wanting appreciation and admiration. He also talks about women being relationship oriented and men being goal oriented. He explains that when it
I honestly get so tired of hearing how a man and a woman should act. My mother raised me to be feminine and like boys. Now that I am older, I realize it is not hurt fault. Her mother did the same. When I came out to my mother at 17 I was so confused as to why should didn’t accept me. She would often say things like “I did not raise you that way.”, “You are feminine, how could you like girl’s?”, and “So are you know going to dress like a boy.” Well needless to say, still gay, and still feminine. Now that I have taught my mother how that hurt me and how bad it made me feel. She recognizes that she should not people into stereotypes. Still to this day, I often think to myself who thought this. Who thought that I should always act like a ‘Lady’? The only answer I could ever come up with is society. I have seen gender roles control my life and others around me. I feel that as society we should break the gender norms and gender roles.
In Early modern literature, there are many pieces of literature that are written by men who talk about women in ways that objectify and try to control them because back then women were not given much agency in society. The women that are being portrayed in this type of literature about unrequited love are seen as extremely flat characters who are just the objects of affections for the narrator. This is problematic as it just portrays women as someone for the narrator of the poem to pin over although women are so much more than that. However, there are some authors trying to empower women and acknowledge the issues within their patriarchal society which are still prevalent to this day. These issues still apply today because there is still blatant sexism when positions of power are still dominated by men. There are some feminist writers on our syllabus even though a lot of them could not care less about how they represent women because they are only suppose to be an accessory to the story. They are always trying to describe what their perfect woman is like but she does not exist in real life. It causes unrealistic standards for women. For example, John Donne’s poem “The Flea” is empowering as he is questioning society’s views about sex before marriage. Donne is giving his beloved more agency throughout the story by criticizing the unreasonable expectations put on by institutions that govern society, like the church.
Imagine a world of endless wonder, where historical artifacts actually contain powers beyond our control. If something like this were to occur who would you picture protecting said artifacts? Most people would say men because in our society men are deemed the protectors and leaders. In SyFy’s Warehouse 13, there are powerful artifacts but in season one out “of the six principle characters, four of them are women, including the boss” (Atchley, 2014, para. 4). In the show “masculine attributes are given to women and feminine qualities are given to men” (Atchley, 2014, para. 4). Overall the characters are treated as just people. Gender is more often than not thrown aside unless it is something that only that specific gender goes through, such as ovarian cancer. In fact, “all of the women are presented as intelligent, strong and more capable than their male counterparts” and the same goes for Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer (McMillian, 2010, para. 6).” Which is why the females in Warehouse 13 are not only great feminist characters but also highly influenced by Buffy. Because of this, in this paper I will discuss why these female characters in Warehouse 13 are feminist along with the similarities between them and the characters in Buffy followed by a discussion on why Warehouse 13 is important to science fiction programing. This essay draws from Stephanie Genz’s Singled Out (2010), A. Susan Owen’s Vampires, Postmodernity, and Postfeminism (2010) and Sharon Ross’s
“What women want’ is a classic comedy produced by Paramount Pictures and Icon Production starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The movie is also a wealth of marketing aspects. Value for customer, clients and partners and society at large was determinant factor to successes and failures throughout the movie.