Name Course Tutor Date Romantic ideologies in The Winner Takes It All The aspect of gender and its implication on the society has been an area of debate throughout the course of history. Gender elements are brought out in most aspects of daily life and especially through the media. In their book The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations Rudman and Glick demonstrate how romantic ideologies have changed over time. Elements such as benevolent sexism objectification of women male dominance and gender inequality are discussed as the major components of the traditional and contemporary romantic ideologies. These elements suppress the females while facilitating male dominance. Nonetheless the misleading ideologies of sexism are evident in the media and particularly in the romantic pop music. In view of this this paper will review The Winner takes it all by Abba to illustrate how false romantic ideologies are story by her denial of the divorce. This is a reflection of traditional romantic ideologies. Indeed while the traditional romantic ideologies may have evolved in time their effect are still prominent in today’s society. In conclusion romantic ideologies might have evolved with time. Nonetheless even in the contemporary society traits of the traditional romantic ideologies are still evident. For instance in the song “the winner takes it all” there are numerous elements that depict benevolent sexism including; stereotyping the woman as a weak and dependant woman who cannot survive without a man. On the other hand the man is depicted as a passive and indifferent character who plays with the woman’s feelings and finally divorces her for another woman. Works cited Abba "The Winner Takes It All". 1980. www.youtube.com Rudman Laurie A. and Peter Glick. The social psychology of gender: How power and intimacy shape gender relations. Guilford Press 2008. [...]
select pop song overtly sweet and romantic and analyze that song (2 verses - 4 verses) reinforces/complicates/challenges traditional romantic ideologies in In The Social Psychology of Gender by Rudman and Glick, larger argument song's commentary on love in the society.