I need help creating a thesis and an outline on The Postfeminist Fairytale in Sex and the City. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on a repast of lightly sautéed frogs legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought . . . I don’t f**king think so.
Women, who once laboured under the ideal of the Ozzie and Harriet concept of gender roles in which vacuuming in pearls, a dress and heels was the perfection of the female identity, have broken free from these ties to the home that created a limit on achievements and goals. However, in changing the role of the woman in society, the perception of the female identity has evolved into an all-encompassing version of perfection that is even more unattainable. As the entertainment media struggles with the concepts of the princess on the pedestal versus the capable and goal-oriented modern woman, ideals of perfection have crossed reasonable boundaries and set women up for a deep sense of failure. In HBO’s series based on Candace Bushnell’s novel, Sex in the City, four female characters struggle with the multiple aspects of the post-feminism in balance with the desire for interpersonal relationships and the creation of what is considered well-balanced lives.
In a continuation of the objectification of women, the modern female identity in the media is one of absolute perfection in all aspects of life. Women are expected to be high achievers in their careers, gourmet cooks, perfect housekeepers, sexually experimental with libidos in overdrive, and able to leap tall buildings in four-inch Manolo Blahniks wearing this year’s Roberto Cavalli. Bodies are expected to be tight and worked out, hair is expected to be perfect, smooth, and without a hint of grey – ever, and facial features are expected to remain youthful and without lines or drag well past the age of fifty. However, in the HBO series, Sex and the City, the four women who were the focus of the ensemble characters openly struggle with these issues while exuding attractive. .