Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Prostitution in the Movies

Look at any given movie, magazine, or T.V. show and you are exposed to an influential array of overt sexuality, unhealthy dieting, and much more. Unfortunately, this combines to create a world constructed of a working Hollywood utopia and a realistic nightmare, and every woman is at risk. This blog's goal is to point out the inferential racism that is so prevalent in today's Hollywood. Since the glamour of Hollywood is so appeasing to the media, every female is suceptible to the stereotypes that come with it.

When one looks through the history of Academy Award winners, the proof of degrading female representations only increases. "A large number of actresses have also won (or been nominated for) the top acting (and supporting) awards for portraying hookers (girls of the night, party girls, whores, call girls, madams, etc.) or loose women (mistresses, promiscuous ladies, etc.)" (Dirks). The largest group of females to win an academy award was this genre. It cannot be completely condoned that women are winning awards for their roles as prostitutes and hookers. Perhaps it is only a movie and women aren't being influenced by these movies, but how can one be sure? I am sure girls all over are taking these roles more seriously than expected.

One popular motion picture that comes to mind is "Pretty Woman". Of course you might argue that this is a movie that liberates women and shows that anyone can prevail. In a sense, this is true as the leading role goes from rags to riches in mere weeks. However, once you view this movie in a deeper manner, what seems very obvious changes quickly. In the movie, "Vivian" rises up and rids herself of her prostitute career, but how did she get there? She does it by prostituting for a rich man and "falling in love with him". This movie certainly does challenge hegemonic norms by telling the story of a prevailing prostitute but at what cost? It also reinforces the stereotype that she would only have been able to do this with the help of a rich man.

What kind of message is this sending out to the world? On the surface it may seem utopic and a true heroin story, but not everyone may interpret it this way. Doesn't this movie tell young girls that the only way to succeed is through the help of a man? Or maybe it reinforces the idea that the only way to get a man's love is the flaunt their stuff? Some people may only dismiss this as "just a movie" but it is much more than that. This movie, along with many others, along with many other sources of Hollywood, reinforce these stereotypes daily.

In almost every home across the nation the television is a staple when it comes to necessities. Vulnerable children and distressed teenage girls watch movies and T.V. shows daily and sexism is prevalent in both forms. However, the dangerous part about it is the fact that it is inferential sexism. You won't see a television show where a husband demands a woman for his dinner, but you will see actress after actress win awards for their roles as housewives. The sexism out in the world is becoming more and more subtle which makes it much more difficult to stop.

Dirks, Tim. "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". "Best Actess". http://www.filmsite.org/bestactress.html. 1996-2007.


Dennis Smith said...

Katelyn - it's obvious that you like to write. And you should write more - you've got a good knack for asking smart questions and making people think.

I've been following Prof Jessie's class and what the students are doing with their blogs - and it's been very cool.

My only critique of your blog? Write more. You've got something that deserves a little more attention.


Carol Fortunato said...

You have an interesting blog, and I enjoyed reading your thoughts. To extend your scope, an excellent book you can read on this subject is, "From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in Movies" by Molly Haskell

It is a thought provoking, honest work which analyzes women's roles in movies from the 40's to the 80's. My favorite line: "A woman's intelligence was the equivalent of a man's penis: something to be kept out of sight." I look forward to your thoughts on this work.

Anonymous said...

Nice article. You could submit it to WeBetUR.com

Jessie said...

Hi Katelyn-
Wow- it looks like you have quite a following here! I am so sorry you got lost in the "middle of the alphabet."
You're doing a great job with the posts and clearly have a grasp on the analysis of gender in celebrity-focused pop culture. I think that you can expand the questioning of the influence of the hegemonic reinforcement of social norms through the seemingly counter-hegemonic norms (i.e. Vivian as empowering in "Pretty Woman"). The (ab)use of women and the (rather counter-hegemonic notion of) empowerment through films such as Pretty Woman is akin to Dines' argument about subversive depictions of racist ideologies. The use of empowerment (because it seems counter-hegemonic) is so subversive here because it serves to reinforce the normative ideal...very insidious these hegemonic powers :oP hmmmm :o).
Overall, nice work yet again!

Anonymous said...

can viagra be used by women cialis viagra viagra and alcohol cialis levia and viagra recreational viagra use recreational viagra use ship free viagra sample viagra for sale without a prescription womens viagra uk alternative viagra cialis super viagra viagra overnight viagra 100mg get viagra

Anonymous said...

Opulently I acquiesce in but I contemplate the list inform should have more info then it has.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered the website who reviews about
home based business reviews

If you want to know more here it is
home business opportunity

Anonymous said...


[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we secure been using [url=http://www.xrumer-seo.com]Xrumer[/url] fitted a long immediately conditions and grasp how to harness the colossal power of Xrumer and turn it into a Spondulix machine.

We also yield the cheapest prices on the market. Diverse competitors see fit cost 2x or temperate 3x and a end of the continuously 5x what we charge you. But we believe in providing great service at a debilitated affordable rate. The large point of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper substitute to buying Xrumer. So we train to keep that contemplating in recollection and provide you with the cheapest censure possible.

Not only do we take the most successfully prices but our turnaround occasion for your Xrumer posting is super fast. We will take your posting done before you distinguish it.

We also cater you with a ample log of successful posts on different forums. So that you can catch a glimpse of also in behalf of yourself the power of Xrumer and how we have harnessed it to emoluments your site.[/b]

[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can expect to realize thousands upon thousands of backlinks exchange for your site. Myriad of the forums that your Site you will be posted on have great PageRank. Having your tie-in on these sites can truly serve strengthen up some top-grade rank back links and genuinely riding-boot your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating through the roof.

This is making your position more and more popular. And with this increase in regard as well as PageRank you can envisage to see your milieu absolutely superiority gamy in those Search Locomotive Results.

The amount of transportation that can be obtained aside harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your site to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may still be publishing your position to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Imagine 1 mail on a in demand forum drive by enter 1000 or so views, with announce ' 100 of those people visiting your site. These days imagine tens of thousands of posts on in demand forums all getting 1000 views each. Your traffic ordain withdraw because of the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or singular in the matter of your site. Envision how many sales or leads you can execute with this considerable loads of targeted visitors. You are line for line stumbling upon a goldmine primed to be picked and profited from.

Remember, Transport is Money.



Anonymous said...

I have found it on this website called [url=http://tipswift.com]tip swift[/url]. You can find it there.
edit: wrong post

Anonymous said...

Concur Our Restrained Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Preferred [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Chemist's snitch on [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Espy Inordinate Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Guests a Mammoth Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] In impaired of Your Regimen ! We Vend Supplies [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Configuration the material with two backs casinos? ropes this untested [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] exemplar and confine a repel up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also look into our untrained [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] manage at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and drub start with bucks !
another unsurpassed [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] fix is www.ttittancasino.com , as opposed to of german gamblers, heyday freed online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Emplacement suppress to the sword functioning they are repayment on account of unequalled acta b events [url=http://onlineviagrapill.com]viagra[/url]. Sighting distribute oneself probe the notice intelligence, markedly the intermission up engender lawsuit [url=http://ambiendrug.com]ambien[/url]. This wading selection all things considered evince in augmentation and a showily dilate in the confines liberate.

Anonymous said...

[b]Globalsat MR-350[/b]

GPS приёмник MR-350 предназначен для стационарной установки на транспортном средстве. Приёмник на новейшем чипсете SiRF star III вместе с антенной смонтирован в небольшом герметичном корпусе и обеспечивает уникальное качество принимаемого GPS сигнала в самых трудных условиях.

Типичное применение MR-350 - установка на судах, в авиации, на наземном транспорте. Длинный интерфейсный кабель (4.5 метра) позволяет проложить его к компьютеру или КПК, расположенному практически в любом месте транспортного средства.


Anonymous said...

Good morning

We do not agree with this year BRITs 2010 decision.

Please attend our little web survey


Lady Gaga can not be better than Madonna

Poll supported by BRIT awards 2010 sponsor femmestyle

With a special birthday message from Prince Harry for the 30th Anniversary of the BRIT Awards

Anonymous said...

Nice post and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.

Anonymous said...

Making money on the internet is easy in the underground world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat traffic[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you haven’t heard of it before. Blackhat marketing uses alternative or misunderstood avenues to build an income online.

Anonymous said...

i actually love all your writing choice, very useful.
don't quit and keep penning mainly because it simply that is worth to follow it,
looking forward to view a lot more of your current web content, thankx ;)

Anonymous said...

i came across, quality webpage
in what way to write blog posts which smash in visitors:

Anonymous said...

lost your money at the [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] ?over 21 and looking where to [url=http://www.generic4you.com]buy viagra online[/url]? or even how to buy [url=http://www.avi.vg]adult toys[/url]? well you can try this websites and [url=http://www.medical-250.biz]buy viagra[/url]. [url=http://www.generic4you.com]sildenafil[/url] and [url=http://www.generic4you.com]generic viagra[/url] online. you can also buy [url=http://www.generik4u.com]viagra[/url] online.
so for [url=http://www.avi.vg]sex toys[/url] and [url=http://www.ewgpresents.com]viagra online[/url] check us ! for great [url=http://www.cahv.org]viagra[/url] deals check us now!

Anonymous said...

Online betting is just another rapidly growing diversion in the visual community. You will bet on the sport you choose through websites on the internet. All the details of betting are stated clearly on the site itself, including the possible amount that you may get if you'll win. [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/bg/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/da/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/de/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/es]apuestas[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/fr/]jouer en ligne[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/gr]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/jp]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/nl]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/pl]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/pt]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/ro]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/ru]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/se]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/it]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/cn]bet online[/url] Now you would like to place your bet in the hopes of winning $100 from each wager. You would bet your $110 against the spread on the Chargers to win and cover (win by 3 or more points), and $110 for a total score of 44-points and a total wager of $220. If the Chargers roll to a 31-20 victory and you have won both of your bets. The Chargers 11-point margin of victory was more than enough to cover the spread of 3 points needed to get the win for $100. A total score of 51-points at the end of the game also means you have won your over/under bet for another $100 stack. http://www.pulsebet.com/bg/ http://www.pulsebet.com/da/ http://www.pulsebet.com/de/ http://www.pulsebet.com/es/ http://www.pulsebet.com/fr/ http://www.pulsebet.com/gr/ http://www.pulsebet.com/jp/ http://www.pulsebet.com/nl/ http://www.pulsebet.com/pl/ http://www.pulsebet.com/pt/ http://www.pulsebet.com/ro/ http://www.pulsebet.com/ru/ http://www.pulsebet.com/se/ http://www.pulsebet.com/it/ http://www.pulsebet.com/cn/

Anonymous said...

Хотела бы с вами познакомится. Привет. Моя анкетка в соц сети http://www.pi7.ru/user/Rinata/
напиши мне обязательно. Хорошо? Если канечно интересна или захотите поговотить.
Вообще я люблю общатся на разные тематики :) вот несколько интересующих меня темак
1-е Двухлетний мальчик бросил курить
2-е Фото приколы месяца (17 фото)
3-е Подборка больших попок (12 фото)
Фаворитом в инете считаю это [url=http://www.pi7.ru/seks-sekrety/1713-eroticheskaya-igry-ty-on-i-ego-lyubimaya-kinozvezda.html ]Приднестровье: 20 лет одиночества [/url]
То не факт канечно.
Ответы практически на любой вопрос найду здесь femalestardom.blogspot.com думаю.

И безусловно лучшие [url=http://2nt.ru/go/teets.php]бесплатные интим знакомства[/url] нашла сама, моя анкета 715643 номером

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.pi7.ru/main/2017-v-deputata-gosdumy-brosili-paket-fekaliy.html ]Браки между близкими родственниками возможны [/url]
Мне до родов ещё не скоро. Но вот задумываюсь уже о колясках, кроватках и т.д. Вот думаю, что вещи то естесственно все новые станем брать, кроватку также, т.к. они не очень дорогие. А вот коляску...Что-то я пропосмотрела и малость ошарашилась. По магазинам в своем городе не ходила. Но уже пропосмотрела кучу интернет магазинов.И цены очень даже нене очень большие. Не понимаю,почему на коляски-люльки такие цены. Ведь она понадобиться максимум месяцев на 6-7 пока малыш не сядет. И куда потом это добро за 15-20 тысяч.Провела аналогию с сайтом, где можно взять б.у. коляску. В разы дешевле на буквально новую коляску. Смысл тогда переплачивать какой? Ещё вопросик. Как всё таки удобнее, брать трансформер, или же лучше сначала коляску для новорожденных, а потом прогулочную. Что порекомендуете, и как было у вас?

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.pi7.ru/zdorove/1841-nedostatok-sna-svodit-s-uma.html ]сексуальная совместимость [/url]
Девушки, скажите сексуальная совместимость миф или же реальность?
есть 2 сексуальных партнера, размер позы движения приблизительно одинаковые,а вот эффект кардинально разный, не могу взять в толк отчего так, это со мной что то не так или же это нормально? это от головы идет или же чистая физиология??? помогите разобраться

Anonymous said...

Bravo, remarkable idea

Anonymous said...

Как говорилось на 2NT.ru Вопрос, в принципе, в теме. У меня есть знакомая, которая уже 4 года живет с женатым мужчиной. У мужчины малыш (от жены), у знакомой также малыш от первого брака. Поучается, что мужчину она "увела". Честно говоря, я уже давно нахожусь в непонятках от такой ситуации, но свое мнение не выссказываю. Это их дела и они сами разберутся. Однако все-таки интересны и другие точки зрения.

Anonymous said...

Как говорилось на Seexi.net Я не на что не жалуюсь просто давайте поболтаем обо всем о женском)))

Anonymous said...

Спасибо понравилось !

Anonymous said...

Спасибо понравилось !

Anonymous said...

Супер, Браво, великолепная мысль

Anonymous said...

Доброго времени суток!
Благодарю за тему, очень спасло. Вообще отличный сайт с подходящей статистикой =)
Хочу рассмотреть предложения о покупке банера на этом ресурсе. москва такси www.taxisat.ru (Москва) Внизу и можно слева в топиках. Ну или каких-либо других заказываемых рекламных мест.
Возможно по тематике вашего сайта подойдёт для рекламы сайт перепланировка квартир www.buro-pereplanirovok.ru для этого проекта могу заказать более дорогостоящие статьи и обзоры.
Расскажите, где заказать, какие условия здесь?
Хочу оптом заказывать статьи, рекламные места и др. надеюсь они подойдут для вашей цены.
Я покупала статьи на разных блогах всего за 3500 руб. в квартал за рекламные места.
Я предлогаю 160$ в месяц за 1 банер внизу

Ещё рассмотрю предложения по [b]заказу[/b] и покупке статей на вашем сайте. Куплю дорого!

P.S. Очень надеюсь на обоюдное долгосрочное сотрудничество. Благодарствую, жду ваших писем желательно с расценками и условиями.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a newbie here, but I already want to bring all the benefits of me :) So, I want to share my experience with you..
9 days ago, accidentally, i had found the Mobile Phone TV...and I was so delighted with this application
that I decided to talk to you :)

I consider myself a bit of a road warrior. I am on and off jets and through airports at least twice,
usually 4 times a week. I can catch up on news, watch a Discovery program, check up on the stock market or just find something interesting.
The live guide works like cable at home and the connection speed is very good. All in ALL - I RATE A 5 Star program!

but I do not want to leave any links here, so you can email me fairyalexiss@gmail.com
and i will give you the site of this unusual program :)

(but please don't PM me, because it's so difficult to communicate in such kind of way)

so, I hope I was helpful to you)) see you in next posts ..

your Alexis....

p.s. English is not my native language, so sorry for any mistakes :)

Anonymous said...

Надо почаще бывать на вашем блоге)) интересно

Anonymous said...

top [url=http://online-casino-norge.com/]casino games[/url] hinder the latest [url=http://www.casinolasvegass.com/]casino online[/url] unshackled no store reward at the chief [url=http://www.baywatchcasino.com/]redeem casino

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.onlinecasinos.gd]casinos online[/url], also known as agreed casinos or Internet casinos, are online versions of powerful ("buddy and mortar") casinos. Online casinos approve gamblers to misappropriate up and wager on casino games mean of the Internet.
Online casinos habitually assign up as a replacement as regards given odds and payback percentages that are comparable to land-based casinos. Some online casinos draw prominence to on higher payback percentages in the plan of downheartedness buggy games, and some reason celebrated payout note audits on their websites. Assuming that the online casino is using an fittingly programmed unsystematically diversified generator, register games like blackjack clothed an established congress edge. The payout extent after these games are established at affable the rules of the game.
Uncountable online casinos sublease or obtaining their software from companies like Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, Playtech, Supranational Imposture Technology and CryptoLogic Inc.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://27kadrov.ru/index.php?newsid=659]кино онлайн бесплатно дети шпионов[/url]
[url=http://www.27kadrov.ru/index.php?newsid=653]тринадцать друзей оушена онлайн[/url]

С самого начала своего появления качественное кино приобрело большую популярность, и стало действительно искусством. К нему стремились приобщиться все. С течением лет искусство кинематографии только развивалось и процветало, появились абсолютно новые жанры и стили, методы создания кинофильмов, удивительные спецэффекты. Можно отметить, что сегодня фильмы находятся на пике своей популярности, и в спросе как старые киноленты, так и новые фильмы, только что вышедшие на экраны, которые поражают киномана интересной развязкой и своими эпизодами. Но наибольшим преимуществом развития киноиндустрии является отсутствие необходимости платить огромные деньги за билет в кино либо искать дорогой диск с картиной, чтобы посмотреть в супер качестве. Сейчас все гораздо проще, достаточно зайти на портал 27kadrov.ru, чтобы посмотреть нужный фильм онлайн полностью бесплатно, не платя за данное удовольствие ничего, не отсылая никаких смс, не регистрируясь.
На ресурсе представлены кинофильмы разного жанра, которые смогут удовлетворить вкусы любого любителя кино. На этом ресурсе можно посмотреть даже самые последние кинофильмы, в лучшем качестве с большой скоростью.

[url=http://www.27kadrov.ru/index.php?newsid=659]сериал дети шпионов 4[/url]
[url=http://27kadrov.ru/index.php?newsid=575]рапунцель запутанная история фильм торрент[/url]