by AhmedElshabory on February 17, 2017 - 9:17pm
Breaking bad a famous television show for its plot around protagonist Walter White, a chemistry teacher diagnosed with stage III Cancer. Walter is given two years to live, he decides to use his chemistry experience to make, and sell crystal meth with one of his former students to secure money for his family’s future. Walter is portrayed as a man committing crimes as a solution to difficult life circumstances. He is the main source of income at home, works to provide for his family. Knowing the struggles his wife and child will go through. This is an example of media socially constructing society’s perception on gender roles. Gender perspectives play a large role in crimes. One thing that influences it is statistics for example types of crime and the variance, who the crime is mostly inflicted on. This creates a general bias amongst law enforcement to listen and care for the women’s needs. Men are statistically more likely to commit crimes than women as discussed in lecture readings. The message this creates about gender expectations is men are more likely to be partaking in more serious crimes such as drug dealing, murder, robbery, etc. While women are less likely to committee thee crimes as their job is to nurture. In the show Walter’s accomplice is his former student which happens to be male. When it comes to crime women are usually accomplices to robberies as they lure men who are weak and vulnerable into the hands of the robber who is a male. Society is surprised whenever a woman commits a serious crime such as murder and label the women’s actions as masculine behavior. Women are expected to commit smaller offences than men such as theft, and are usually not repeated offenders. Men are mostly the offenders in movies, and television shows as society has expects more serious crimes from men. Men committee serious crimes due to factors such as ego. Men try to impress women which most of the time causes violence. There has been an ongoing debate on why men are more violent than women. From physiological view, men have developed aggressive behaviors passed down from decades to modern time. The sociological view on why men are more violent than women is due social inequality between both sexes. Both are interesting views that helps people understand different perspectives on men’s violence.