reality tv: keeping up with the kardashians Essay

1027 Words Oct 24th, 2013 5 Pages
Keeping Up with the Kardashians is a reality television show that has aired on E! for the past seven years. It has filmed eight seasons focusing on the lives of the Kardashian and Jenner families. The reality show focuses on both the private and professional lives of the Kardashian sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe, with additional emphasis on their brother Robert, mother Kris, stepfather Bruce (Robert Kardashian passed away before the show aired and Kris got remarried to Bruce), and half siblings Kendall and Kylie. As the seasons progressed their boyfriends, friends, and coworkers all became a big part of the show. This included people such as Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott Disick, her two kids Mason and Penelope, Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom, …show more content…
Particularly in this episode, Bruce shows weakness towards his wife Kris and is hesitant to go through with any sort of decision regarding the putting green he wants in fear of having to face her wrath. The relationship between men and women in the show is portrayed with dominance in the women and gives them control over many, if not all, situations. Bruce, before even bringing up the putting green to Kris, was already terrified to ask her because he knew from previous attempts at getting what he wants he never succeeds. The females assert power by being very defiant, bold, and uncompromising, the men are used to this so they tend to stop trying to fight for their wants because they know the females don’t give up if it isn’t their way. Bruce knows Kris would never want a putting green in their backyard because it makes it look less classy, therefore he tries to avoid having to even confront her and ask if he can. The fact that he even has to ask her shows she has power in the relationship, and his eventual back down to the plan also suggests her authority. Although the female characters act very feminine and are into fashion, looks, and are very emotional, they have so much power and say over the men. The men on the other hand, although into masculine things, such as golfing, degrade themselves to the women and have developed into letting them have the control and dominance. The women are

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