Gender as illustrated in WATCHMEN

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Lecture for Gender and the Media class

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Gender as illustrated in WATCHMEN

  1. 1. Male identification: Technology, business Requiring body fitness Need to feel adequate at work, at sex Admiring guns, weapons, war, fast cars, sexually libertine women, reading & viewing pornography Risktaking, drinking Female Identification: Nurturing, life-giving qualities Creativity Openness, yielding to other people, intimate relationships (romance) Intuition Beauty, body image, high heels, cleavage, makeup
  2. 2. Moms and Dads
  3. 3. Father of Jon Osterman Doctor Manhattan
  4. 4. Sally, Mother of Laurie
  5. 5. Veidt’s Mother and Father Osymandias and Alexander the Great
  6. 6. Gay and Lesbian Stereotypes
  7. 7. Male Stereotypes
  8. 8. Male Performance Anxieties
  9. 9. A Narrative Shift
  10. 10. Male Body Image
  11. 11. Walter’s Mom and Rorschach
  12. 12. Hopeless Roy Lictenstein Oil on Canvas 44x44 inches 1963
  13. 13. Thinking of Him Roy Lichtenstein 68x68 inches 1963

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