From Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson: What's Changed?

November 4, 2014 9:17 PM

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From Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson: What's Changed?

For every progressive film or TV show made, there are at least a dozen more undoing its positive influence by upholding antique gender stereotypes. The frightening thing is that one can watch an early '60s flick like Lover Come Back and find almost the same character attributes to females in a movie like The Other Woman, released this past April.

Actress, singer and writer Marilyn Monroe was always cast as the dumb blonde even before she made it big. Her cameo in All About Eve" is essentially a prequel to her blockbuster role as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Monroe's characters spend every ounce of energy dumbing themselves down a...

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