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Movie Analysis: The Movie Anchorman

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The movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is based in the 1970s. It depicts the highly male dominated broadcast team and shows the shake up when a woman is hired as a reporter and has aspirations of becoming an anchor the television station. The particular scene shows Ron Burgundy is flustered because Veronica Coringstone is impeding on his masculinity. Burgundy exemplifies hegemonic masculinity by explaining he is a man and a professional, when Coringstone says he his acting like a baby he takes offense and explains he is a man and he his ultimately better than a women because indeed he is a man. Burgundy states, “'I’m a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a 1/3 the size of us...It's science (Robertson, McKay, 2004). The clip also depicts Burgundy’s desire for Coringstone to be the typical submissive female he is used to. The articles will identify the gender stereotypes and access if they are true or false based on the research.
The first study looks at the different types of masculinity and such as hegemonic masculinity and how it relates to the hierarchy masculinities. The researchers observed male student’s attitudes in male dominance, such as power and violence. They further examine Connell’s social theory of gender by looking at two different schools and studying the relationships between the boys (Lusher, Robins, 2010). This theory is widely used to explain the hierarchical behavior in the use of masculine power, such as complicit, dominant, and subordinate masculinities (Lusher, Robins, 2010). Their methods involved studying the schools, which are religious, based and are all boy schools in Australia. Also, the schools are located in upper middle class neighborhoods. The names of the schools were changed in the report to preserve the privacy and accuracy of the results. The researchers chose this age group because it is before the males hit puberty (Lusher, Robins, 2010). One school had higher participation rates than the other. The possible reason for the difference in participation rates between the two schools should have been the culture; one was less strict than the other. Permission was given by the school administrators to conduct the study. Then each student who chose to participate in the study signed a consent form. The hypothesis of this study was based on Connell’s social theory that involves social hierarchy and any beliefs that attributed to the idea that men are inherently superior to women (Lusher, Robins, 2010). The results involved using statistical analysis data that involved socioeconomic status of parents, environment, and cultural background (Lusher, Robins, 2010). The also tracked the social network of the young males by performing a Social Network Analysis, giving researchers more in-depth information on the hierarchy of masculinity. The researchers used these variables in with...

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