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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(17); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041703.

“Being Mary Jane” and the Research about Television Post-Feminism


Wenrong Wang

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Wenrong Wang

University of East Anglia, Norwich, NH4 7TJ, England


The airing of female-themed TV dramas has generated an enthusiastic response among viewers. One of the reasons is that the emergence of feminism embodied in the subject matter makes the group think about the current situation of women's existence. This article uses Being Mary Jane(2013-2019) as a case study. The post-feminism embodied in the case is analyzed from different perspectives. The case shows that the skills and abilities of professional women to balance work and life are clearly underestimated. In addition, femininity is still being portrayed as the need to maintain a perfect body in order to increase attractiveness.


Post-feminism; Being Mary Jane; Femininity

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Wenrong Wang. “Being Mary Jane” and the Research about Television Post-Feminism. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 17: 11-16. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041703.


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