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Unformatted text preview: the plots and in the female characters, and the male characters has an updated hybrid of masculinity (272). Although women are portrayed in these dramatic TV shows, they are still taking a backseat to the men. Douglas says that, we rarely see women actually doing their jobtheyre still the weaker sex (272). Women are used in tragic and humiliating scenes and women are told not to say what they feel: if they say what they feel they are seen as a bitch. Douglas discusses that a major theme of all three shows is that heterosexual relationships are disasters and its the womens fault. The Male side is always taken into consideration first by the audiences. Females arent portrayed in a good way most of the time anyway, and if they are its usually unrealistic. Douglas concludes with stating that, TV depicts real men being feminized for the better and women masculinized for the worse (274)....
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- Spring '08