Popular Culture Review 29.1 (Spring 2018) - Page 72

gender essentialism when he states: “A man isn’t a man unless he’s got a purpose, Quinn. I got soft last year....I forced you to play the male role. That wasn’t fair; it wasn’t natural. Women are made to nurture. Be adored. Guys gotta do things.” This comment reduces women to their biology claiming that the essence of nurturing is a biologically determined, central feature of womanhood. Correlatively, he attributes purposiveness to males’ natures and claims the role reversal was “unnatural.” Even if Quinn finds this laughable, she does have to deal with the socially constructed real GbRvW"6WBfG2vFVFFV&&ǒV6bV( 2v&6G&ƖrFR6r&V6W6RR2g&VG2vFFRWGv&&W6FVBv'6&7FW"6W626vrF@( FRvB( &26V"2ƗfRBvV( ֖B6WN( 2&VV7FV@W76VFƗ7B&V֗6RFB( wW2vGFFFw2( VfG2vFVFW&֖R'gV&VFrbvVFW'36WCWBFR&W7BvV6RW7VǒFW2gW'FW"FR&26V"&W7W&f6W2vVv'vfW26Vv76W&֖6V&GFR"&6V7W'&WFFW6ǒG&VBF7FVg&VgFW"6R&V6R6f6VBFBVvfRWW"&WfW2FW6&RFGW&BfW"FW"ࠐW76VFƗ7BF2bfVR&W26WN( 2R7Ff6ЦGvF7FFr&R&RFff7VBFFWFV7B2FW&Rg&V@vFV( 2B&6V( 2VW7Bf"6G&FWVFV6RBWFגGFVG2v6VFW&֖RW76VFƗ7BF2gW'FW"6fVFfVR&W2&RƗFW&ǒ67G'V7FVBvFFR&GV7FbFRf7F&VƗG6rWfW&7Fr7V6fW'BF7bvVFW"67G'V7F2fV֖7BFW76VFƗ7@fR'FR6~( 27&VF'2V&ǒFR6V6vV6WB@V&R&GFƖrf"6G&bFR6rvFvFVǒFffW&pf62f"B6WBG&W2F'&BFR6r2g&B'G&PfW7BvF&v&22WR6Gf"F'&W>( 2VFW&v^( 0RvRVG&W2Fg&RG&FFfR7F'&F`v6&Vǒ6fVFvVFW"&W2&VBFffW&VBv2vF6rFR&GV6W'27V62VFVBFR6FW7FG0&R&W&ǒw&VBB6r6VfvRvfW2FRVFV6Rখ6vBFƗFW&vVFW"67G'V7FBG2VFW&֖r`vVFW"W76VFƗ6fWvrFRGvfVR6&7FW'>( ( &VƖf^( F0FBWBb6fVF&W2ffW'2VF6r&Vf WR&6V2FR&RbvVFVBvVVB`vB6r&"F6fRW"vWFW"B&R6V FW2'&Vb&WGW&FFR6r&6V26&VFVW'W&VגB2FR&RbFR6VBf7FVV'0s