Friday, January 23, 2009
The book that we have been reading "Where the girls are" has made me think about a lot of interesting things, about how our society looks at women. The book used "I Love Lucy" as one of the many examples of women in high heels and pearls. Do they ever take their nice clothes off even when they are cleaning? The following is what I got out of what the author Susan Douglas is trying to get across to us. The society perceives women to be a certain way. We clean the house and take care of the kids. And we never complain about it. If you think about it, even in most of the movies in the "I Love Lucy" time period, women do not complain about having to clean the house, and take care of the daily chores. I grew up watching "I Love Lucy" and because of that, I would feel out of place if I complained about doing house chores, because you simply don't see complaining on TV, with women and their house chores. Why does the TV business to this? Obviously this is not the way all women are, so why do they make us think this is the way we act? I just thought this was an interesting point that Susan made in the book.