Sisters Who Make Waves and Contemporary Female Identity

Fangyi Xu


The online variety show Sisters Who Make Waves has rapidly become highly popular and is one of many online shows dominated by young idols creating a group portrait of many successful sister identities. Various film and television dramas such as Nothing But Thirty and To Dear Myself have also depicted middle-aged and adult women. From the feminist perspective, mature and independent female images are a new feature of these online film and television shows. We found that women who participate in literary and creative activities are increasingly speaking in their own voices, that the sisters’ independent images have important cultural symbolic significance, and that these new images form an imagined community among the audience. However, we must be vigilant about the impact of new media’s commercialization on new women’s images.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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