May 18, 2010

Sex and the City

Claims have been made that Sex and the City is helping the feminist movement by showing women who have been sexually liberated.
What do you think?


  1. I don't know if I'd say that it's helping the feminist movement specifically, but it's helping to push the boundaries of sexual freedom, the idea of purity & prudish behavior, and to allow women to create a dialogue with their friends about those things.

  2. I definitely agree with Heather on this! I am a huge Sex and the City fan, but have always been kind of twisted in my feminists views on it.

    Yes, it encourages sexual freedom, communication among women and men, shows successful women with careers can still be foxy and fashionable :P

    But at the same time, the leading women are all white-- they are each stereotypically beautiful, even though we barely see them (especially Carrie!) ever work out or eat super healthy. Also, the clothes they wear is not very accurate for most of their budgets!

    But that is the point of a television/movie series. It is supposed to take us out of reality and give us a fantasy life that we can enjoy for a few hours. But do I think Sex and the City encourages feminism? Meh, maybe a little-- I think it is more Girl Power then anything. But is it something young girls should watch? Probably not-- at least not the HBO versions. :P

  3. Reports are in: Sex and the City 2 is racist, classist and heterosexist! Surprise, surprise.

    Has anyone seen it?