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German Women In The Wild West: Contradiction In Post-Wwii Gender Roles, Romy Franks
AWE (A Woman’s Experience)
While postwar German women were portrayed as gritty and strong from their lived experiences, West German newspapers articles reiterated the contradictory roles proffered to women in German society. Rather than speaking up against the genre’s masculine dominance, popular western novels, films, and the press continued to reinforce widely held opinions and norms by encouraging women to be content with the ideal female character offered them.