The New Roles of Women in the Society: Sex and the City
No matter how far the social has developed, women have subordinated men all the time. In the early 1960s, all men could gain education and the jobs available for them were interesting and challenging positsions with potential for advancement, while women were excluded from opportunities to become educated and the place for them was only in the home to responsible for domestic duties such as cooking, cleaning and also child rearing. (Feminism) But we could see changes in almost every aspect of the day-today lives of women obviously in Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell.
Firstly, the women in Sex and the City merely invert the traditionally gendered sexual roles, placing women in a position of power over men. It is considered that it is not only the men who have rights to possess many women, to enjoy one night stands and to attain satisfaction from fleeting physical encounter things, but women also can do. “It is a common pattern that the more physically attractive or outgoing a woman is, the more she is accustomed to being hit on by men, the easier it is for her to find companionship and the easier it is for her to enjoy the physical aspects of sex without always attaching emotional significance to it.” (Women's Rights)
According to Sex and the City, Carrie, the female protagonist, involvement with twenty-five-year-old artist Barkley, similarly balks at the romantic cliches he expects her to crave. One night Barkley disappeared with another woman and he calls her in order to anticipate a scene of recriminations: “I didn’t sleep with her. I didn’t even kiss her,” Barkley siad. “I don’t care. I’ll never see her again if you don’t want me to.” (Bushnell 9) “I really don’t give a shit.” And the scary thing was, she didn’t. (Bushnell 10) It is quite strange that why Barkley has to confess Carrie that he hangs out with another woman and does not do anything. It is not the way men do. Besides, Carrie does not...