Prejudice And Gender Discrimination Against Women And Minorities

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Prejudice & Gender Discrimination against Women and Minorities in the film: Imitation of Life by John Stahn, 1934 & Douglas Sirk, 1959

The film Imitation of Life is anything but a domestic melodrama or romantic story that is portrayed in the article of Imitation of Life (John Stahl, 1934. Douglas Sirk, 1959: Style and the Domestic Melodrama, by Jeremy B. Butler. To begin, the film is a prime example of sexism and racial prejudice that ignited a political and social war between the sexes during the 1950s in the United States of America. Consequently, a representation stereotypical characters that commonly exist are featured in the film. The film features characters such as, the uneducated single black woman with an illegitimate, fatherless bi-racial child that refuses to acknowledge her black heritage, the glamorous, beautifully "talented" damsel in distress who suffered the death of a husband and is forced to raise her daughter alone and the dominating white male who rules over everything in the corporate and domestic world. Imitation of Life is a distinct representation of sexism and prejudice that is discretely among us all in this country. The film provides a glimpse of what life was like during the time for women (especially black women) who often experienced discrimination in society. In this writing, you will discover the variances in gender roles within society which lead to the emerging of the women’s rights acts in the US. Also, you will discern the alarming…

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