Ambiguous Lines of Female Independence Essay

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It is a man’s world. A simple statement such as the aforementioned has affected innumerable generations on the account that men set the standards for living and control just that. This prejudice attitude against women—who are living side by side with men and making just as much of a copious change within the world—leads to a discriminatory behavior that perversely affects women. Mankind— the world is referred to as a man's phrase that puts men in the position of power regardless of its seemingly harmless generalization. The stereotype is accepted without falter. Countless kings throughout the past have ruled with parliaments that did not involve women. Still, there is a struggle where women are viewed as insignificant, and no …show more content…
Needless to say, before my final attempt at offering to assist them, one of the men spoke up and refused me, saying that he would prefer to be helped by the man at the counter. This was said with an air of contempt and condescension as if he were better than I. The blatant disrespect for me—when I had done nothing to reciprocate such attitude and behavior—made it clear to me that I was dealing with a man who was not fond of women being helpful outside of their stereotypical housewife role. With present pop stars such as Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Robin Thicke (Thicke hired women to be naked in his explicit video for “Blurred Lines”) donning nude bodies in their music videos and receiving almost no negative criticism, it would be fairly easy to assume that a partially-clothed Cyrus would fly under the negativity radar during her Video Music Awards performance. Though Miley Cyrus has been involved in a number provocative antics recently, she is not the sole one to blame. During the VMA performance, in which Miley was referred to as a slut for “twerking” on Robin Thicke, people fail to acknowledge the action where Robin Thicke purposely positioned himself behind Miley as she assumed the position to twerk. When Ellen asked about the 2013 Video Music Awards performance backlash, Cyrus responded, “No one talks about that. No one cares about the man behind the booty. You only care about the one

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