Male Stereotypes In Movies

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Gender roles and stereotypes are an increasingly hot topic in the world of the media. Feminists are rising up everywhere and taking inequality into their own hands; but, what happens when men are left behind and are reduced into similar mold that women are in movies? It seems like a ploy to make the movies more enjoyable. Therefore, humor is being used to justify the wrongdoing. So, dissecting the difference between the male stereotypes in movies and male behavior in real life will shed light on this subject.
According to an online article by The Good Men Project author, Noah Brand, the six main stereotypes that he noticed are as follows: “The Strong, Silent Type”, “The Romantic Stalker”, “The Unsuitable Suitor”, “The Sitcom Husband”, “The
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Humans are dynamic creatures with changing emotions and adopting certain characteristics to survive. And while a man may have a crude attitude, he can be just as romantic when he needs to be without the use of stalking tactics. That is the same for the man who appears to be purely masculine as he can have a softer, caring side as well. Outer appearances and judgements on just attitude alone are the reason that these stereotypes even exist. Such as someone in powerful looking business attire will not always fall into the “unsuitable suitor” category of a “rich man with superficial good looks” (Brand); instead, he could be quite the opposite by working hard to reach the position he is in at his job and remain humble with his money. Most of the traits that were magnified for a specific type are not exactly undesirable mixed with others. All of this is to say that it is hard to classify someone by a single thing they do or say; therefore, it is wrong to push these molds into the subconscious through mostly unnoticeable realness.
In conclusion, it seems that “real feminism has been doing a good job breaking down the cheap stereotypes, clichés, and ill-drawn characters that have too often been women’s lot in TV and movies. It’s past time we started doing the same for men.” (Brand) This movement is what would be called “meninism” with the idea of equality and better treatment as it’s basis. Which is synonymous with what feminists have been seeking since the beginning of America specifically but only actively sometime in the nineteenth century. Through the attention drawn to women, the spotlight was shone on

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