In today’s world, gender stereotypes are still ongoing in today’s media. Most tv shows, movies or advertisments follow these stereotypes due to what has society has indoctrinated in our minds as the gender stereotype of men being the toughest of the tough and muscular, when women are seen as innocent, happy and pure. An example of gender stereotype in a media would be the Walt Disney film, Beauty and the Beast, the film is about a woman named Belle; she is perceived as a young, pleasant, and beautiful woman who gains attention from all the men in town.
She catches the eye of an antagonist named Gaston, a muscular and testerone pumping wealthy hunter that sees himself as someone that can get anything he wants whenever he wants. All if not most of Disney films are of a story of a woman who looks for more out of her life, wish to get out of her comfort zone to either prove someone or something that they could achieve it while gaining romantic interest in or simply gaining a romantic interest through curiosty or human conflict as in Mulan The gender stereotypes observed in this film was like any other Walt Disney film.
There is always a damsel in distress, the antagonist and Prince Charming. The roles for women in the film were portrayed as young, beautiful and in some cases were shown off with very revealing clothing as the triplets that adored Gaston. It was as if the flaunting of women had become a social normality even in children’s films. The role for men in the movie were of opposite polarity. It was either strong, masculine and attractive like Gaston or old and not handsome like Belle’s father and the men in the village she had lived in.
Where did all those romantic fellas go? With all that can be, all that is within us, romance lives forever! So why not take advantage of it. Did you ever look around and wonder why a woman will chose another man over you? Maybe you are more handsome, intelligent, richer and so much more than that other plain fellow what's his name. But he's romantic and obviously knows how to treat a woman and ...
It had come to my attention that Gaston was the only handsome man throughout the film. The beast was difficult to analyze as a gender stereotype as although he fit the masculine prerequisite, he did not fill the attractive part until later in the film when the curse he had was broken which then he became into a long haired handsome man that could suit as a king. Gender sterotypes are rampant in Disney films, only recently were things mixed around. I believe that this film can impact a person’s point of view on the means of being male or female.
Disney films have been a major part of many people’s lives, in most people’s mind, this wouldn’t be our first and final Disney movie so theoretically if more films with this type of idea on gender were to be watched then indoctrination would begin. The more we do of the same thing or watch something, we would be accustomed to the ideals of the subject material. It is simple as that; an example would be, in the United States we have a set amount of meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
We were indoctrinated or conditioned to know that from the beginning of our lives that there are three meals a day and if all goes well then dessert would be included. Our views on subjects depend on three variables: what we are exposed to at an early stage, with repetition, or what we are told what is right and wrong from our superiors. (be it society or family values) All in all, I believe with enough effort, anything can and will change someone’s views once conditioning begins.
A TV show that promotes a positive image of males would be in my opinion, the show called Breaking Bad. Although this may sound like a bad choice, put it this way. The TV series talks about a man named Walter White: a chemistry teacher in high school who is diagnosed with cancer. He is shocked with the news that he didn’t have that long and realizes that his current income would not suit his family’s needs when he passes on. At first, he could not comprehend the fact that his life was coming to an end sooner than he thought; he had then met a student in his class named Jessie.
In the movie 12 Angry Men a verdict of not guilty was given to the boy after the fact that apparently all the jurors except one thought that the boy was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. All of the key evidence presented in the court was rejected by the jury, which led the jurors to have a reasonable doubt about the boy's guiltiness. I will present this evidence in chronological order and support ...
Jessie had sold him some marijuana to soothe his needs, which then fast forwarded into him and Jessie making a near pure formula methamphetamine. The money wasn’t enough for Walt’s needs which soon led him to dangerous men like Tuco and Gustavo Fring who both end up being killed by the duo. With all the money he had in the tens of millions, Skyler and Walt begun to launder money with the help of Saul Goodman in their car wash business, Skyler is Walt’s wife who had disapproved of his actions at first but soon warmed up to his actions due to it benefitting her and their two children for years to come.
Each character in the show had their good intentions: Hank wanted to stop the meth flow in Alberquerque, Walt wanted to have a future for his family when he leaves, Jesse needed money to take care of his girlfriend and child at the time, and Mike wanted to leave money for his daughter when he escapes to start a new life. Although their actions may outweigh the good they wanted for who they loved, their intentions were good no matter the cost. It brings a good light to males that they are always looking out for one another whether it is noticed or not, same with the female characters.