SO_HW2 - theory is concluded in their words; males are...

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Masculinity and Femininity Many media critics for several decades have examined the portrayal of men's masculinity and women's femininity in mass media throughout the world. There's no doubt that our society subconsciously believes in the theory of sex roles; according to this theory, men are rational, aggressive, and dominant, while women are passive , submissive and subjective. This theory has been highly exaggerated by mass media in movies, news, and advertisements and is affecting every person while these effects are evident in our society's problems which range from violent sex crimes, school shootings, and casual everyday-life violence . The barenaked ladies, a rock band, have shown in their words how we usually associate males with aggressiveness while we associate females with beauty and good looks once they are born, "When I was born, they looked at me and said: 'What a good boy, what a smart boy, what a strong boy!' And when you were born, they looked at you and said:'What a good girl, what a smart girl, what a pretty girl!". The sex-role
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Unformatted text preview: theory is concluded in their words; males are assigned the roles of aggressiveness and masculinity, implanting these roles in their minds since they are kids. While females are assigned submissive roles, and roles which represent them by their external look . Gender roles are not, as some people think, an instinct. The roles are culturally and traditionally assigned to both genders, for example, wearing a skirt may not be acceptable as part of a male gender role, but we can see the cultural and traditional assignment of skirts for men in Scotland where skirts and kilts were traditionally worn by bagpipers in the Scottish military . The roles of males and females in society differ by the differences of cultures and traditions, while they are all affected by the mass media which exaggerates the sex-role theory which widens the gap between men and women ....
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SO_HW2 - theory is concluded in their words; males are...

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