Whether or not Katya embodied Soviet womanhood depends on the interpretation of the film, and on a willingness to mix fantasy with fact. The film chronicles the young lives of three emblematic women, who arrive in the Moscow metropolis in 1957 to get educated and catch men. Educated they become, though not always to much purpose; and they do catch men. Two are cads. Katya meets a handsome young man in the exciting new field of television; he turns cad when she becomes pregnant, and he disappears. Liudmila (Irina Muravieva) catches a star hockey player, who disappoints her by becoming an alcoholic. Only simple Antonina (Raisa Riazanova), who catches an equally simple country boy, lives a happy family life. Education and social mobility are clearly not the paths to happiness for women. When the film leaps forward to the year 1979, Katya is a mother, manless and dissatisfied. Although a factory director, in many ways the pinnacle of Soviet success, she has little to point to in her life. Her daughter is rebellious and in need of fatherly discipline, and Katya needs a male shoulder to lean on in her moments of weakness. She eventually finds these in Gosha (played by the classic Soviet male, Aleksei Batalov), the simple work man who puts her house in order. Though an occasional tippler, and as troubled as Katya by her superior work status, his simple goodness enriches everyone in the end.
Female viewers could see in the character of Katya a reflection of their own travails.…
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Gender and Sex Worksheet
Answer the following questions in 50 to 150 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
What is gender? What is sex in biological terms? Are gender and sex the same thing? Explain why or why not? The state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones). Wikipedia encyclopedia Gender is a person’s sexual identity, regardless of the person’s biological…
Performing Gender: Automatic Stylistic Analysis of Shakespeare’s Characters
Sobhan HOTA Shlomo ARGAMON Moshe KOPPEL Iris ZIGDON
Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University
recent development in the study of language and gender is the use of automated text classiﬁcation methods to examine how men and women might use language differently. Such work on classifying texts by gender has achieved…
Does Gender Really Even Matter?
The equality of male and female roles in the engineering field vary depending on all other variables such as; the type of work- rather it requires a lot of heavy lifting, experience and education in the field, personal preference among employers and what they are looking for in the field.
Most people would argue that females don’t get treated equal when they perform the same functions a male performs in his workplace. At the same time most people do not know…
The development of gender awareness is essential for sense of self and to conform into a
contributing member of society. In terms of evolutionarily, a male is to hunt, provide, and be a
bread winner; whereas a female is to raise children, contribute where she possibly can. Gender
identity can be seen as one of the earliest social categories that children learn more about
themselves and others. Once a child is born with a gender identity disorder, the biology gender
role is compromised…
Merritt Academy Gender Specific Committee
59900 Haven Ridge Rd.
New Haven, MI 48048
Does the universe have two different sex separations for every single thing in life? No, there’s just one group of children and adults, female and male. So, I do not think children and young adults should be in gender specific classes because students need to learn to focus with each other for future purposes. Also, teachers should be able to teach all students in a two gender environment.…
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Gender Discrimination in Sports Broadcasting in Today’s World
Woman in the sports broadcasting field has been a long and difficult road for many woman. Though it is still getting better in regard for woman having an easier and fairer time in getting into the field back in the 1960s women were a rare sight in the sports reporting world. Back during that time period if there was a woman sports reporter she was covering a female sport or…
Gender is defined as the state of being male or female, typically used to determine factors of a person’s social role rather than a person’s biological makeup. Jeffrey Eugenides explains the importance of gender’s affect on how people are treated in his 2002 novel, Middlesex. The main character of the book is born intersex, and must go through many trials to discover his true identity and handle the expectations of others.…
does not finish happily for both of them unlike the usual fairytale ending. The movie (500) Days of Summer shows the switch in the traditional gender roles between the leading male and female character, Summer Finn and Tom Hanson.
Summer Finn, this seemingly beautiful and lovely young girl who has a rather blunt and unpleasant personality, breaks the gender stereotypes by being the more like the one wearing the pants in the relationship. She is originally from Michigan but decided to make a change…
The Problem with “Gender Roles”
December 23, 2011 By Libby Anne 76 Comments
Here is an excerpt from a comment recently posted by a reader going by the name JW. Since he asks his question honestly and politely, I thought I’d respond with a post in kind.
“In the articles I have read of various feminists I always tend to read some kind of grudge within. It is as if the world is terrible because it seems to ‘demean’…