Monday, 5 October 2015

Summarising Mondays Lesson


Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.

Types of Masculinity:

Toughness, leadership, courage, sacrifice, Self-sufficient, free-thinking, independent, risk-taking, Well-dressed, well-mannered, Idealistic, driven, civic-minded, principled, Hard working, loyal, good husband and father.

Types of Femininity:

Emotional, nurturing, petite, make-up, weak, inferior, caring, loving, cheeky, flirtatious, provocative, small dogs, handbags and shoes.

Gender representation in two shots:

The male is represented as more powerful and dominant compared to the women in this clip. You can see this in the clip because there is more men in the room than women which shows they are the dominant gender in the room. The male on the right is doing all of the work which shows men are taking control of the situation. You can see that women are weaker and easily distracted because the woman at the back of the room looks like she is nosing in on the situation or is the least important of the group. The woman at the front looks like she has looked up away from her own work which means she is also easily distracted. Also men look more dominant because the two standing up have a dominant stance in the image and the women are less ridged and look uncomfortable in the situation.

In this photo woman are represented as weak because I woman taking on a stereotypical male role has possibly fallen and injure herself. This could show that she isn't cut out for the role and is embarrassed about this. You can see that she is possibly embarrassed because she is hiding one side of her body from whoever would walk past. You could also say she feels embarrassed because she hasn't made eye contact with the woman who is trying to help her. Another way you could class the woman as being weak is because of the shot being taken at a low angle which shows she is weak in the image because she is lower down.

1 comment:

  1. try to refer to a few more technical aspects: shot type, mise en scene, proxemics etc.