Women's Roles in Television

1098 WordsJun 23, 20185 Pages
√Over the last 60 years may things have changed; technology, traditions, culture, and of course the way a female is seen in eyes around the world. Television itself dates back to the 1920’s (these television sets were extremely limited during these years). In 1950, only 9 percent of American households had a television set, but by the 1960 the figure had reached 90 percent. During this time, women were introduced in a completely diverted way then a male actor. Women took stereotypical roles such as the housewife, mother, maid or even nanny. While other women took on a role of a dumb blonde or a petite young women trying to please a man. Women were meant to be submissive, obedient, and futile. In the past, TV portrayed women as sex…show more content…
She was an American actress known for being the ultimate sex icon. Marilyn Monroe was society’s way of showing the importance on being attractive, and how a woman should look. Marilyn wasn’t a petite women, but had beautiful curves and flawless skin. She was known mostly for her body rather than her personality, unlike women in modern television. Women today are known for their independence and their equality. Ladies from Marilyn and Lucy’s time came a long way, in some shows and/or movies women are now playing major roles and even hosting their own talk show. Today, women aren’t expected to be physically fit or attractive but rather than good at what they do and love it. The difference between all these ladies is that Lucy and June are more of the ideal mother from the 1950’s. The white, middle class mothers who are thought to clean and cook in white pearls and pastel pressed dresses. Although, Sandy and Rizzo are the ones to objectify the male fantasy these ladies had a rebellion tone to their personalities, more outgoing and independent. All these ladies showed dramatic changes over the short years. Now ladies all around the world are hosting, producing, acting, and even directing. Another difference between these ladies is that Lucy and June were mothers. In classic television women did paly a domestic guardian of the household duties. In classic television, there was another stereotype of how parenting and marriage are more
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