Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Women in Media

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Everyone has usually seen a movie, TV show, or some other sort of media. I love watching movies or certain TV shows, but until yesterday’s class I never realized how male dominated the industry is. I didn’t even know that the Bechdel test even existed to rate movies based on women and their interactions in a film. It is not just the acting side that has been taken over by men but the production and direction of movies as well.
Women are very underrated in the film industry. When we watched the video about films and whether or not they passed the Bechdel test, it was very surprising to me that only a few passed the test. The more that I think about it, I realize that the story lines and plots usually revolve around the male characters and not the female ones. If women were included more often, then I think there would be a change in the way movies were perceived, but it would be for the better. When we talked about the film Twilight, we talked about how it was directed by a women, but the other films in the saga weren’t. This goes to show how women are unfairly treated in the film industry.

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