Temperance Brensian Misogyny

Bones can be considered a progressive series of our time. It is a forensic anthropologist called Dr.Temperance Brennan. She is a woman that solves murders with her team at the Jeffersonian. Her partner is called Agent Booth from the FBI. The TV series can be described as being sexist yet Misogyny. In this paper, I will deconstruct each character with sociological lenses. It will analyze how each character reacts to others and events. It will demonstrate how the show has objectified women and justified objection among strong female characters. The main character of the show, Dr.Temperance Brennan, is represented as a profoundly intelligent and knowledgeable woman who has a robot like and emotionless attitude throughout all the seasons. …show more content…
Nevertheless, all of these apparently positive things are not depicted as such. She is seen as being troubled regardless of all of her success. She eventually achieved her happiness after she married and had a child. Her character on the show is downplayed because she always has an answer for everything. To her colleagues, especially the male ones, she is almost considered annoying. She is viewed as not being very ladylike and typically because she always corrects her male counterparts. Dr.Temperance Brennan utilizes words like “misogyny” and “objectification of women” throughout the show. She consciously stands up to hateful and stereotypically attitudes against women. This can be seen in an episode about children beauty pageants (”The Girl with the Curl”) she strongly criticizes the oppressive beauty practices: In Figure 1, Dr.Temperance Brennan is outspoken and blunt about the beauty. When she in a waiting room for plastic surgery she speak out loud on how barbaric it is, as seen in Figure 2. Booth tries to silence her but, instead she speaks out even louder. She receives support from her co-workers and associates when she describes the issues affecting women. For …show more content…
In the article, “Hetero Barbie?” by Mary F. Rogers describes how Barbie can be interpreted in many different ways. Barbie can be feminist and anti-feminist, the character Angela Montenegro can interpret the same. In the conversation in figure 5 Angela clearly, tries to have Dr.Temperance Brennan conformed to the norm. She tells Dr. Brennan she needs to pretend to be a girl. Insinuating that she is not your typical girl but instead the exception. As a result, discredits her achievements as women. Angela become offended when her male colleagues make a sexists comment like seen in Figure 6. The “girl” comment offended her because it put her in the box like she put Dr. Brennan in the box. She’s portrayed as sexist because Angela Montenegro is viewed as the ideal women everyone should be. She is a smart, sexy and good bed. She was disgusted by Jack Hodgkin’s work in bugs and dirt. She had to excuse herself because she cannot stand the sight of bugs. She tries to Brennan "don 't use your brain sweetie you have far more organs that can give far more pleasure"(Season 2 episode 15). This implies that using your brain towards men will discourage them. She even keeps encouraging this ideology to Dr. Brennan. Angela can also be interpreted as a strong feminist. She does not let a man define her but. She defines herself or see herself as anyone property. In Figure 7 Angela Montenegro would

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