Friday, January 23, 2009
I agreee with Douglas in that the media does affect the women of today in how they think that they should be, especially with their looks and traits. I found it a little weird when she compared braught the Disney Princesses into the picture. But the points that she made about them was well done. Like she pointed out how the princesses are always the prettier girls in the movie and they are always the ones that are cleaning up the house and taking care of others without complaining. So in a sense it makes our young people think that from the moment that they can start watching television. I have seen a few shows that are on right now that do a very good job in showing both sides of what women can be. For example, According to Jim. We have two examples in this show of two different women. We have Cherille, Jim's wife and mother, who is the caretaker and helps take care of the the family and keeps the house clean. As well we have Dana who is Jim's sister-in-law who is a single woman who is very independent, she owns her own house and supports herself. So this show i believe appeals to both sides in that we see two totally different people depicted in the show. The media usually doesnt do a good job at this though. That is why women and girls everywhere are crazy about twighlight. They like it because it is about a very ordinary young lady that is treated like a princess for who she is, and not because she is the most beautiful girl.