Gender Inequality Of Action Films : The Underrepresentation, Misrepresentation, And Over Sexualization Of Women

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Gender Inequality in Action Films:
The Underrepresentation, Misrepresentation, and Over-Sexualization of Women There has been a great rise in women who want to prove that they are just as capable, if not more capable than men. This is especially true in our government and I feel that if the films we watch are still portraying women to be followers instead of leaders. We will not grow as a society until women are seen on the big screen as more than just pleasing to the eye. Seeing strong women in the media and in films, especially lead action roles will help those who are extremely impressionable to see that women are capable and may sway them to open their minds. Action films commonly have a male lead and are deemed a genre for a male audience. When women are incorporated into the action genre, they are seen as “damsels in distress” who cannot fend for themselves and need to be rescued. Women are vastly underrepresented in this type of film and when they do get their chance, they are misrepresented. Women in lead action roles are over-sexualized and most of the time show weakness or their nurturing side. There is great gender inequality, more specifically the way that women are represented in action films as damsels in distress. That transfers to real life because we see many more men in leadership roles than we do women. I believe this is due to the fact that we do not see women represented in a way that we could trust their judgment to be in charge. In…

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