grey's anatomy's influence on society
From the recent reading, in class we were to find shows that contradicted the ideas of race, gender, and money. And in our small group, one of the major shows that stood out was Grey’s Anatomy; more specifically Cali. She is a very successful woman in the show and is a perfect example of how society is changing today.
Cali was recently married to George, and now is his boss in the hospital. That’s not usually a normal relationship portrayed in today’s society. Usually in society, people would think that the man would have a higher ranked job than the woman, and especially at the same job. She has the ability to boss him around on the job and George cannot oppose at all. In the beginning, he was bothered by the fact that his wife was giving orders to him, but Cali pointed out that they were on business and he had to deal with the fact that she was superior to him.
Two more examples that portray Cali as the not-so-typical woman, is her race and her income. Cali is Hispanic, which shows that other races are just as successful as the white community. Women of color are very capable people and should be thought of that way as well. Another example of Cali and that she’s poor, or at least portrayed as poor because she was living in the back of the hospital without anyone else knowing about it. This also goes against society because I don’t think that anyone has heard of a poor doctor who can’t afford or want to live in a house. That example wasn’t explained very well in the show, but didn’t even seem to fit into her character.
Cali not only says the opposite of the article we discussed in class, but also how society views race, gender, and judged according to how much money someone makes. She’s a minority, a woman who has a higher status than her husband at work, and doesn’t seem to have much money for herself. The character Cali of Grey’s Anatomy makes society think twice before opinionating people.