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Portrayal of Women in Media
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Posted 5/13/08
Although I tend to feel that this analysis is outdated (I think that much has changed, but don't ever expect realistic people to be common in entertainment), it is nevertheless the case that stereotypes still exist for both men and women. People like to ignore the male side of it, but it's still there and perhaps even worse than the female one insofar as it has not been analyzed and criticized as frequently nor deeply.

I'm not sure if this will ever change, since it may not be possible. Certain personalities and images work best for certain roles, and those who become popular for portraying these characteristics are mimicked until a new stereotype is born. It's natural, really, since humans inevitably seek to order their world even if their system is half-blind, ineffective, or unfounded.
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Posted 8/24/08

Regulus133 wrote:

Although I tend to feel that this analysis is outdated (I think that much has changed, but don't ever expect realistic people to be common in entertainment), it is nevertheless the case that stereotypes still exist for both men and women. People like to ignore the male side of it, but it's still there and perhaps even worse than the female one insofar as it has not been analyzed and criticized as frequently nor deeply.

I'm not sure if this will ever change, since it may not be possible. Certain personalities and images work best for certain roles, and those who become popular for portraying these characteristics are mimicked until a new stereotype is born. It's natural, really, since humans inevitably seek to order their world even if their system is half-blind, ineffective, or unfounded.


you sir clearly have not watched anime since about 7/10 times the female characters have breast the size of babies and fall into the typical "save me from bad dudz" criteria( the only ones that arnt affected are children and jojo bizzare a
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Posted 8/29/08 , edited 8/29/08

dj_catmix wrote:


Regulus133 wrote:

Although I tend to feel that this analysis is outdated (I think that much has changed, but don't ever expect realistic people to be common in entertainment), it is nevertheless the case that stereotypes still exist for both men and women. People like to ignore the male side of it, but it's still there and perhaps even worse than the female one insofar as it has not been analyzed and criticized as frequently nor deeply.

I'm not sure if this will ever change, since it may not be possible. Certain personalities and images work best for certain roles, and those who become popular for portraying these characteristics are mimicked until a new stereotype is born. It's natural, really, since humans inevitably seek to order their world even if their system is half-blind, ineffective, or unfounded.


you sir clearly have not watched anime since about 7/10 times the female characters have breast the size of babies and fall into the typical "save me from bad dudz" criteria( the only ones that arnt affected are children and jojo bizzare a


And where did I say that stereotypes don't exist and that females in anime aren't often portrayed as mindless sex objects?

Of course I see it. I just don't think that it has the kind of power and purpose that would justify calling it harmfully chauvinistic. The point of my post was to note the existence of male stereotypes, which are often ignored if not missed altogether, and to offer a reason behind stereotypes in general that suggests inevitability. That is to say that, if it is not one stereotype, it is another, as they develop quickly and easily around whatever catches the public's eye.
Posted 8/29/08
Yes, after watching television I now believe that women are stupid and useless creatures who serve no purpose but to show me breast. Never mind what I came up with as the logical conclusion BEFORE being exposed to such media, no. Now after watching some T.V. I realize all women are hot and have nothing important to say so you stare at there boobs when they talk to you.
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Posted 8/30/08
well i think nothing of potrayal of women
cuz guess wat

men are also sterotype so
who cares.
i dont care for either sex
its all tv
those affected by it, well to bad for them

i have nothing against tv degrading women or potraying them specifically because i never have been treated such a manner by a male with influence due to media
and same goes to men, never treated them differently on how they're potrayed.
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Posted 8/30/08
lol this reminds me of the new movie coming out "the house bunny" about the ex playboy bunny who goes back to school and joins a sorority with a bunch of girls who don't get guys, so she teaches them to be slutty so they can hook up and be normal too.

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Posted 8/30/08
I dont really believe of how people placed women to be in media. Media always makes something exxagerated and almost anything to catch more attention or earn more money. It depends on what kind of show you are watching or veiwing in the media. Some had pretty inspitaional ones like oprah and some that just might tilt in the opposite side. I think be it man or woman, we should be able to see where to learn from and where we take a blind eye and delete from our memory box.
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