Gender Differences And Gender Inequality Essay

1317 Words Oct 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Name the media you are discussing in this paper. What does Kimmel have to say about this kind of media as both reflecting gender difference and producing gender inequality?

I have always been a fan of the hit TV show Friends. Over the summer it took me about a month and a half to complete the 10 years worth of 24 minute episodes. There were some things that I noticed about the show after completing the series, which will be discussed in this paper.

As Kimmel mentions in the times of the Ed Sullivan show, there were plenty of stereotypes within TV culture. He states “male characters were more courageous and active, fighting crime and solving mysteries. Female characters were caring but befuddled housewives who occasionally ventures outside the home only to realize that they really loved baking cookies” (Kimmel 324). This is the basis of what he explained to be his & hers TV shows, meaning, the men would watch Maverick while the women would indulge in Betty Crocker Star Matinee. Fastforwarding to the 90’s, the idea of his & hers TV shows have been nearly debunked. Kimmel mentions that as a result of shows like Grey’s Anatomy where there is a strong female roles are being represented within the workplace, the idea of a traditionally feminine show is essentially discarded. Friends is a show that is more of what I’d call a unisex show as opposed to favoring one side or another. There are three men and three women who are 20 somethings and the story line develops by…

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