The thing about sexism is that its so socially ingrained that we hardly even notice it. Its just a given, we expect it, were even entertained by it. Some people claim that sexism isnt a problem anymore (those people are just adorable, dont you think?). So no matter how blatant sexism is, it goes unnoticed, unacknowledged, especially when it comes to our entertainment. Its just a movie, after all; its not hurting anyone, right? Wrong. Somebody sound the buzzer. Not only does entertainment books, film, TV reflect what the audience wants, what it relates to, it also provides a platform for acceptable behavior. Whatever the hero/heroine does, it follows that those are the behaviors we should adopt as well, because its what the good guy does. The problem is that these supposed good guys arent immune by social construction, and so what they say and do isnt as much of The Right Thing as its presented to be. Keeping that in mind, lets go destroy some much-beloved movies, shall we?
10. 10 Things I Hate About You
Just 'cause you're beautiful, that doesn't mean that you can treat people like they don't matter. So the picture doesn't match the quote, but the point's the same: Nobodys denying that Bianca is initially the stereotypical spoiled rich girl. Does that mean that Cameron can make this assumption that she thinks shes above treating others decently just because she looks good doing it? Talk about a misinterpretation of character. Its pretty obvious that the only reason Cameron does this in the first place is because he saw Joey put his arm around Bianca at that party. So to sum this up: Cameron is upset because Bianca doesnt seem to like him, even though he learned French for . As if a foreign language is an all-access pass to a girls pants. Looks like weve located the origin of Nice Guy Syndrome.