Author: Aimee

Studying a bachelor of communications and media and majoring in digital and social media. Blogger for the uni program and a member of the socialist society.

High Class Girl: Hi Score Girl (2018) Reflection

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This week, I watched four episode of the Japanese, Anime TV series Hi Score Girl. It shows the comedic and romantic misadventures of a couple of kids passionate about arcade games in 1991 Japan.

This quote was said by Haruo, the protagonist in the show and it caught my attention as I am passionate about social behaviour and the issue of gender stereotyping. I find gender stereotyping cliched and also figured Japan is a little traditional in terms of social values. To me, that quote implies that girls would normally not spend their leisure time in an arcade as it’s considered too ‘masculine’. Also, because of Akira’s high social status, Harou made the assumption that wealthy people wouldn’t spend time in an arcade as it would appeal to the middle class. So, class stereotyping is something that is esasparateing.

Regarding gender roles and discrimination in Japan, Chris Kincaidsays that post-WWII…

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Cake (2018) Reflection

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This week, we watched the film Cake (2018), which is a Pakistani drama/mystery film directed by Asim Abbasi. It tells the story of a woman who looks after her ageing parents and their land is joined by her sister when their parents’ health declines.

When shots of a Pakistani village appeared in the film, I quickly took this into notice. As someone who has Pakistani ancestry, I’ve grown up seeing some Pakistani television shows and films which heavily capture village life in them. Through this, I have acquired knowledge that individuals living in Pakistani villages are much more traditional. They wear traditional-style clothing and lead simpler lives. The architecture is also traditional. Transportation also occurs a lot through donkeys or horses throughout Pakistan.

According to Sir Arsalan, Pakistan is an agricultural country and four-fifth of individuals reside in villages. A village is made up of mud houses, with narrow…

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A Fury Road: Live Tweeting and Reflection on Furie (2019)

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This week, we watched and live tweeted about the the Vietnamese action, thriller film Furie (2019). The film follows the story of Hai Phuong, a former gangster who is lying low in the countryside after becoming a mother, but she is unable to run from her traumatic past when her daughter is kidnapped.

In the film, we learn that Hai is a single mother of a daughter named Mai. I believe that there shouldn’t be any criticism directed towards single parents and this is why I tweeted about this issue during the live session. Single parents should be viewed as courageous and resilient. I personally value hard work and determination, even during the most dire times. Women shouldn’t be frown upon at for not having a husband. In many cultures, single mothers are often criticised by individuals are unaware of why the mothers are single.  They have been misunderstood and…

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Live Tweeting Reflection on ‘Love for Sale’

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This week, I watched the Indonesian film Love for Sale (2018), which is directed by Andibachtiar Yusuf. It follows the story of Richard, a mature single man who is dared by his friends to bring a girlfriend to his wedding. Whilst watching the film, I live tweeted my observations on it. Predominately, I focused my attention on how gender roles were portrayed as well as what snapshot of the Indonesian culture I saw and took notice of film techniques.

When I posted the tweet above, I took Verity Morley’s tweet on stereotypical women’s roles into consideration and noticed that issue in the film too. This tweet was my way of agreeing with her. Arini, the woman Richard dates in the, was transforming him into a better version of himself by cooking and cleaning for him. Personally, I value gender equality and see gender stereotypes as cliched. It was quite exasperating to…

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