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Essay sample - Relationship of the sexes in Greys Anatomy
Journalism & Communication
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Relationship of the Sexes in Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy is a medical serial drama that was created by Shonda Rhimes and began airing in 2004. It is a program that has a female cast majority and has been seen by many as a show that empowers women to be the best that they can be even when they are being told otherwise…
The discussion will show that as recent as the year 1982, the female doctors were still undermined and treated unequally in the medical workplace because of the male dominant mindset that existed at the time. The argument shall be based on an individualized character description for the characters from the show and then segue into a discussion of Season 6, episode 15 a.k.a Timewarp. This episode is the one that set the tone for the mother of Meredith Grey to become one of the most admired surgeons at Seattle Grace. The discussion shall conclude with a look at how sexism still exists in the modern medical workplace as evidenced by scenes from the show. There have been many instances on the show when women were portrayed in a sexist manner. Take for example the episode in the first season when Dr. Isobel Stevens (played by Katherine Heigl) was treated as a sex object and disrespected by the other male interns on the floor because she used to do sexy modeling assignments in order to help pay off her medical school expenses. She did not take the disrespect sitting down at the time. Instead, she chose to force the men to respect her by giving them more than they expected to see of herself in the locker room. ...
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