/ American Literature Literary Criticism Unit - "Easy A"
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"Feminism had first come into recorded use in 1895 to describe the theory of political, economic, and social equality of men and women. In the past women were limited women in the traditional roles(stay at home, married, and raising children). That was a stereotype of women in the past. In other word, women were not treated equally as a man. They could not do what they wanted except their roles. Women were in passive. However, since the 1960s, women have made much progress to ask for being treated equally as men: National Organization of Women (1966) asked for equal pay and opportunity, Equal Right Amendment (1972) asked for no discrimination based on gender, and Ms. magazine (early 1070s) was a feminist magazine, etc. With these efforts, women are able to be treated equally under the law. Women start to have important positions in society. After all, women can do anything that a man can do. However, for today, feminism still has another stereotype to concern about that women need to be beauty at worth to have power what the men do not need to do.
Easy A, which was a 2010 teen comedy film written by Bert V. Royal, is a typical example to look for feminism. First of all, in the movie, the way people foisted Olive as a horse when she lied she slept with a guy was like the way people foisted stereotype about traditional roles for women in history. Women are always thought
one of three things: a virgin, a horse, or a mother. That was not a feminist way, women were always treated with stereotypes they were given. And again like women in history, Olive was not also treated in equally as men. She was called a
studyou mean "slut" ?
while Bradon - a gay guy - was validated as a man through "sleeping with" her in spite of a same situation. Evidently, men were treated in a positive way, but women were treated in a negative way. Following the movie,
, Olive became the victim of her school's rumor mill as a woman in passive became the victim of her traditional roles. To ask for better things, to ask for women's rights, women in the past made movements ,this is confusing
Olive also relied on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. She started dressing provocatively and turning heads in the hallways. Then, she became from a invisible girl to a popular girl. This also showed an example about beauty at worthconfusing here
, maybe use another word
. Olive was more popular when she made herself more beauty. People still often treat women with their beauty, not just themselves as people treat a man - the more beauty a woman is, the more power she has
"History works tell us about facts and events, while
movie works collect and remake kind of the same situations about history in a film to help us
things look like. Easy A is a film about feminism. Feminism was accepted for a long time, but today there are still have non-feminist stereotypes about women somewhere. The film was published to remind people that we should treat people equally. Women and men need to be feminism because just like many Declaration of Independence said: "All women and men created equal.""