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He doesn’t wish to take care of his baby as it is not convenient within his new life style. Brendan on the Jeremy kyle show, is faced with a dilemma when it is stated his child was in hospital and he didn’t even visit her. Jeremy is angry about this and also the audience doesn’t take kindly to this act, he is received with ‘booing’. This sets the way that men are suppose to act and the way that we like to receive men.
Other family situations are shown within this episode of “The Jeremy Kyle Show” such as the relationships between brothers.
Brendan’s brother Antony is within the audience and supports his brother with whatever he says. Jeremy and the audience try and control Antony due to his choice of language made. ”The Jeremy Kyle Show” and The ”Maury” show both present different representations of family life. Jeremy Kyle tries to present that family life should be a mother and father taking care of their children whilst Maury doesn’t directly present any ideas.
However Maury does submit the idea of disproval in men who do not take care of their children.
These idea’s and differences are due to they way the hosts of the shows present the men on the shows. Jeremy Kyle is more involved and likes to voice his opinion of what he thinks is right and wrong, where as Maury lets the guests do the talking. Men are shown as not knowing how to behave within their family situations.
They are shown to need extra help with these situations. ”Masculinity has long been and often been represented as the human norm and conventionally masculine qualities”3.
Masculinity has many representational conventions; these conventions give an audience the ability to recognize the ‘manly’ character. Within the ‘Jeremy Kyle show’ the masculine man is always represented as wrong and in the wrong doing the acts that are presented by the masculine characteristics, this in facts give men a tremendous negative representation, such as, as soon as Brendan comes out onto the shown he is greeted with ‘booing’, the audience this way allow the guest to know that what he is doing is wrong and that the ‘masculine’ acts that they portray are not ones that are received well.
Within the ‘Maury’ show, men are shown as doing the wrong however in a different kind of way than the ‘Jeremy Kyle Show’ the men are always proven wrong and in the end try and fix their wrong doings with right doings however sometimes it is too late. They don’t take responsibility when it is truly needed and the men act young and foolish. The two shows allow the audience to link the male roles to Robert Hanks, models of masculinity, the hegemonic male is always presented usually within the guests, and this male is powerful, ruthless and often subjugates others.
The conservative male can be recognized within the host, he is more sensitive and open to feelings; however he is domestic and can still be presented as powerful. The last male we see within Hanks roles is the conservative male, this character type does not make a regular appearance within the show and could be seen to be someone within the audience this person is seen as weak and is often applied to homosexuality.
There is a big relation between men and sex within the chat shows, and most of the topics are created due to sexual desires and actions. Fiske said that ‘male behavior towards females is influenced by highly sexualized images of women’4, this is shown by the way men treat women when they have been sexual involved with them.
Jeremy Kyle presents on his show a big front about using protection and within his autobiography wonders ‘How i’m not the poster boy for Durex, I’ll never know’5, so when Nathan is accused of having a ‘Secret second family’, his girlfriend realizes the relationship was based on sex and now that it is more than that Nathan no longer wants to be within the relationship after having a child with his girlfriend and being pushed with responsibility Jeremy Kyle produces the question ‘Why didn’t you slip something on the end of it’.
With all of his guests Kyle pushes the subject of contraception and pushes forward for all to use it to stop all of the unwanted pregnancies and children. Whilst on the show Nathan also admits that he has had three affairs, one being in a brothel with a prostitute. This greeted with a highly negative representation from the audience and the host. This pushes the view onto the audience and allows the audience to know that these actions are very wrong and those men behaving wrongly in their sexual relations, having sex outside of a loving relationship and sometimes cheating.
This gives the audience the view that men are always in the wrong doing compared to the actions women’s present. Men and Sex on the ‘Maury’ show is always and issue, the man usually believes he isn’t getting enough or that it is not good enough. This is shown within Desmond’s story he is married with three children in this relationship, however he also has two girlfriends with a child each, he doesn’t see this as a problem as he believes he is being ‘sexually full-filled by the three’.
Thinking about sexual relationships first pushes his children down the line and he doesn’t look after them as well as he could be due to wanting to be with different girls on different occasions. Comparing men and women within the ‘Jeremy Kyle Show’ is very easy to do. The women who appear on the show are mostly shown as right and having been presented with a wrong doing from a man. However there is some variation within the show.
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