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Evolution of Women From the birth of feminism to present day there have been many accomplishments in the struggle for equal rights Born in the late twentieth century where women are equal to men it can be difficult to comprehend what changes women have gone through in the last hundred years However through cultural mediums such as movies which encapsulate the sentiments of our generation it is possible to peer into the sentiment of women 70 years ago up until today In the three films that we viewed City Lights His Girl Friday and Adams Rib there is an evolution of the lead womans gender role in relationships and in society Furthermore according to Cavell the changing of the womans role in the community results in a creation of the new human a change in womens societal role unavoidably results in a change in mens roles Although given equality from the beginning of time women have had to realize and pursue their power equality and strength in their gender not only resulting in a stronger woman but also a transformation in mens gender role Biblically with the birth of mankind women were created equal to men Adams Rib 1949 makes a clear allusion to this through its title alone according to the Bible God created Eve from Adams rib bone Taking a bone not from the head which would symbolically make women superior to men or from the foot which would imply the opposite God chose to take a bone from the mid-section Taking a bone from the mid-section God conceived that women were equal to men However women must realize this implication in order for any efforts at equality to transpire in society In 1931 the earliest film City Lights the Blind Girl has a traditional role in society abiding by gender roles of that time By having a traditional role women are not on an equal level as men Her stereotypical role emphasizes
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