Gender Stereotypes In Films

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Have you noticed, that not many female characters have a (their) say in movies? Reality is that only 32% out of 100% of speaking characters in nowadays movies are women (Lauzen, 2017). Besides the lack of speaking parts portrayed by women characters, there are other noticeable demonstrations (displays) of differences between male and female characters, portrayed in films nowadays. The portrayal of women in the film has been a popular topic of much debated. This is because the portrayal of women in films have had an incredible impact towards audience of all ages. It’s essential to pay attention at the details of the films and the ways of women are portrayed influenced the audience perspective towards gender stereotypes and gender roles.

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Kids are said to be having the clean and positive minds and the environment that they are exposed to, at early age most likely would decide their future well-being and characteristics. Gender stereotypes of kids begin at the age of 2. They begin to develop the concept of how should a girl and boy behave. For instance, they will start to claim themselves to be brave while girls a weakling or coward. By the age of 13, kids begin to have awareness of their body changes they may feel pressure to adapt to that in contrast with the implemented stereotypes. Both genders may feel uncomfortable to accept the behaviors and actions of the opposite parties. At the stage of puberty, both genders start to interact with different genders and become more tolerance. The appearance and characteristics become the qualities required before getting a significant other. The imbalanced portrayal of genders in film may indirectly affect the reviews of the opposite genders. Hence it is crucial that parents or guardians need to be extra cautious before putting on shows or films for them. It is advisable for adults to give constructive feedback based on the balanced value of boys and girls at the end of the films. This is to prevent the kids from absorbing the incorrect notions for opposite genders. Adults also should identify any gender biased script and …show more content…
They believe that it is not the influence of movies, but the cultural beliefs, that shape people’s perception of women as having secondary roles when (if) compared to men. Based on the cultural beliefs and corresponding upbringing, people of such cultures do not think that women characters are shown in a wrong way when portrayed not equal to men. Hence, opposers (opposition) believe that such movies have no negative effect on audience. As shown in the results of the survey made by Gul, R. et.al, treatment of women in such societies “…result in feelings of stress, powerlessness, frustration, depression and anxiety. A woman was expected to hide her emotions, to compromise with her opinions and to sacrifice her own dreams.” (November 2, 2011). These findings indicate that if society of a particular country or culture believe that it is the right way to treat women, it does not make it right. Also, it does not mean that women of such culture are happy with their status in society. Another reason that opposes the idea of negative impact of movies on people’s perception of women (requires) that there are people who can differentiate the on-screen fictional world’s interpretations of women from their real life roles and are not influenced by media’s portrayal of women in unequal way to men. Yes, many adults are not influenced because of

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