This blog post is by Jack Kountouris
This week we saw episodes from Sex and the City and Cybil, which are two sitcoms that show feminism in completely different ways. The feminism in Sex and the City is more modern and the feminism displayed in Cybil is more old-fashioned.
In Sex and the City we see a type on post-feminism whereby all the main female characters are already respected in their line of work. Because of this they feel more free to go around seeking happiness for themselves as opposed to just living in their work. The characters here are more free and open and take pride in being women. In The show Cybil however there is a form of liberal feminism that is not as obvious. The characters include women who making choices to not let their gender be a factor at all. They don’t show differentiation between being a woman over being a man.
The two shows do occasionally have moments where feminism is a little less evident when the women do fall into stereotypes, but what other differences do you think there are in the feminism of these two shows.