Essay about New And Old Female Gender Roles

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New and Old Female Gender Roles and Their Impact in Bridezillas
“This wedding is fucking over. I don’t got time for this shit. These people are just fucking crazy. We’re not having a fucking wedding. For real. We’re not having a fucking… Nobody is fucking ready. No! No!” says Dezjuan (Bridezillas). While this may not be the typical response someone has about their wedding, this is a fairly normal response for a bride on the reality TV show Bridezillas. The show is about how brides-to-be deal with wedding preparations and the wedding party. They are often depicted as selfish and controlling and generally throw a tantrum or two on camera, similar to the one in the beginning quote. Unfortunately, these depictions can lead to the reinforcement of negative female gender roles. While the brides’ controlling natures can be interpreted as a step away from the traditional female gender role of subservience to men, emotionality gender roles reinforce both masculine and feminine gender roles. This stereotyping can lead to damaging higher expectations of women. Bridezillas depicts the evolution of modern day female gender roles. During the 1950’s, it was commonly believed that the husband “should have more power than his wife to make key decisions.” ("Gender Roles and Marriage: A Fact Sheet."). However, this is no longer a commonly held belief. In a 2008 study by the Pew Research Center Firstly, a telephone survey was conducted in order “to assess the decision-making process in…

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