An Analysis Of Nashville's Feminism

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Nashville’s Feminism and Feminine debate In the world we live in, we have often come across two popular terms in our day-to-day life which are namely “Feminism” and “Feminine.” Though the two words might look similar, they represent two entirely different meanings. Femininity means embracing the natural qualities of women, while Feminism is more focused on proving that men and women are equal and deserve the same rights and privileges. The word “feminism” is now loaded with meaning, confusion and incorrect associations that it has become all too common. The main reason is because people, especially the young women disavow the term. In Claire Miye Stanford’s article You’ve Got …show more content…
Their songs are not “overtly political or feminist,” and have no mention of popular feminist themes such as abortion or birth control. We find more of femininity in the lyrics as it is more about women being respected, standing on their own and standing up for themselves. Juliette’s hits include “Telescope” which warns a cheating lover about his wrong doings, “Boys and Buses” which sends the message that chasing after boys is nothing but a waste of time and “Undermine” which talks about how hard it is to achieve something by your own. Rayna’s songs were much more experienced and downcast.” Buried Under” talks about a woman trying to find out her lover’s buried secrets and in “No One Will Ever Love You,” she claims that her love is the best love that the listener will ever find, thus it will be wise if he accepts it. The themes for Nashville artists music differs from the genre conventions of the country singers as they don’t have a feminist message to spread to the audience. These two singers after their duet “Wrong Song” transformed the face of female artists in the once male dominated industry and was referred to as “one of the most feminist television shows on television.” The super …show more content…
Within the show, all the female characters portray strong feminist values by remaining feminine. Both Rayna and Juliette undergoes a typical storyline consisting of relationships and outfits that show true femininity. Although there are men in the show, their significance is quite “ineffectual.” According to feminism, both men and women should have equal representation, but that’s not the case in this television show. However, most of the female characters in Nashville portray themselves as strong, ambitious, success driven, and high with dignity (280). The show also highlights aspects in the workplace including “reproductive rights,” “women’s advancement” and “equal treatment,” which are common issues for feminism. Nashville does not openly say that that they represent Feminism, but Stanford thinks that they might be afraid of the fact that the “F-bomb” would alienate a major part of the audience which will create a mass drop in viewers and ratings. People also often tend to stereotype women a lot for example having cat fights to solve problems or fight with men to save their ego. In other words, it means that it is engaging to watch angry women fight which however sustain a thought that ladies can't act serenely and professionally. The show Nashville, declines to depict women this way and aligns with the basics of feminism. The

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