Karima and Rachid Episode 1, He then asks him if he is married or not, after Rachid says that he is still single Hajj Bahi asks him to pay them a visit at home to get to meet Karima who has grown up and became a woman. They are portrayed as showing one face to people and talking bad about them in their back. She also explained how her son suffered with Mennana and lived a bitter life. Accordingly, the first part of it will provide a theoretical background that will pave the way to the analysis chapter. Not only is her competency as a doctor is overlooked, she is harassed at the work place by a colleague of her and the interesting thing is that she is shown as being impressed by that and even enjoying it.

Women in Moroccan Media First and foremost, it is of vital importance to shed some light on the the audiovisual situation in Morocco. Furthermore, to highlight the political efforts that have been made in the last years it has been seen fit to incorporate a sitting of the parliament to shed light on the political plans that have been issued to ameliorate the image of women in the audiovisual scene. Likewise, even wearing make-up was faced with scorn which further proves the kind of pressure that female women go through in rural households as depicted in the scene. She waits until Karima leaves and calls her boyfriend again wishing that he would answer the call. The second series is Dar El Ghezlane who at the beginning seems like another stereotypical television show but in fact it provides the reader with a different outlook on the situation of the Moroccan women through portraying the pressure that a free thinking Moroccan women who has feminist principles lives under and how she copes with the situation in a rural area where the views on women are traditionally conservative. Although met with some resistance, the scene gives the impression that rural women can claim their rights and voice their opinions provided that there is someone to raise their awareness and encourage them to pursue recognition and equality.

She refuses to let him marry her by force.

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He starts flirting with her in a secluded place and she fears that someone might find them. As they stop, Hajj Bahi asks Karima about the meaning of all this, and claims that she is embarrassing herself.

Youssef and Mounia Episode 1, Once more, the woman is depicted as a disrespectful figure that does not shy away from sneaking into the kitchen in the middle of a funeral to steal food. By telling Youssef 28 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www.

Younes asks him if he will ever change and says that Dr. Hajj blames Hssina, a servant, for not keeping an eye on Karima like he was told. This perpetuates the idea that even if a woman has reached the peak of her career and is financially independent and highly educated she is still susceptible to the tricks played by men. She then starts sneering at Hajj Bahi and mocking at the fact that he gathered all these people just to welcome a doctor.

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He explains that he left his friends and came so as not to leave her alone in her ordeal and she replies by saying that her father is dead and thus she already is alone.

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Moments later, their sister Rhimou asked them to put an end to it and not to embarrass them in front of the neighbors. He asks the maid where Karima is, when the latter tells him that she is in her room he asks her to call her in order to say Hi to Rachid.

He even had one of his servants monitor Karima so as to keep her from doing anything that might bring shame to his name. Karima is still wearing manly clothes and her father shouts at her saying that 27 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www.

The way he leered at her showed a clear sexual interest or otherwise deep affection. She told Mennana that if she could not do it for her then at least she should have done it for convenience or for the sake of guests and reputation.

Hajj Bahi stops 29 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www. He asks Younes if that is doctor Hanae. Mounia blames her sister of being mean and the latter warns her of men and claims that all they want to do is put women mnxna their shoes. In another demonstration of sheer bravado, Karima publically challenges the authority of the father figure.

Anis quickly turns his back on them and apologizes claiming that he did not see anything.

Karima sarcastically pretends to be excited and says that she should be pretty to meet the eligible bachelor. She is represented as being shameless in her denial of her mistakes and trying to win the favor of other women by engaging in 16 Bnat La La Mnana, Episode 1 www.

Suddenly, he notices a female doctor talking to someone at the end of the corridor. The interesting thing in this scene, however, is the fact that mother in laws are depicted as having the tendency to use emotions to win their grandchildren over to their sides. After a while, a woman enters the house wearing a black jellaba and starts sobbing and moaning about how they did not wait for her to see the dead man and bid him farewell before his burial.

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Moving on from to a more recent time, the political scene has witnessed many efforts as far as empowering the image of women in the media is concerned. Amina, an educated woman who migrated with her husband from the city to the village, is depicted as a woman who criticizes everything and engages in trivial discussions while her husband was portrayed as a man of manners who did condone her actions.

Interestingly, this scene depicts the sudden emancipation that the absence of the father figure leaves. Hajj Bahi escalates the situation by saying that he will marry her to the first person who knocks on the door. She breaks a vase saying that she will never accept it and walks into her room.

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After a few moments, her face quickly changed and she took a look around and asked the closest woman near her if they had served them food or not. Karima asks them to gather around and pay attention. He says that he does not smell anything bad and that everything is normal and she accuses him of having a nose that does not work properly. She claims that men will never greet their wives in the morning and tell them to go out and have fun while they cook instead.

The second series is Dar El Ghezlane who at the beginning seems like another stereotypical television show but in fact it provides the reader with a different outlook on the situation of the Moroccan women through portraying the pressure that a free thinking Moroccan women who has feminist principles lives under and how she copes with the situation in a rural area where the views on women are traditionally conservative.

The following morning, the maid confesses to another maid that she is saddened by the death of their employer and the he was a kind and generous man, she even wished that Mennana, her mistress, died instead of him because of her rough treatment towards them.

Shocked, Rachid tells her that her father had not informed him of her pregnancy. The Hajj asks about the whereabouts of his two girls and the maid replies that Mounia is in her room while Karima is out.

They leave him lying in the ground and head for the ceremony. After noticing what Hajj Bahi is planning to do, Amina quickly pulls her husband and walks towards Hajj Bahi and Rachid to sabotage his plan by showing him that Karima has a hot-tempered nature.

Karima argues that she does not want to eradicate men; she simply wants to make them understand that without women they would be 25 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www. At the first glance this might seem like an ordinary scene. He then asks him if he is married or not, after Rachid says that he is still single Hajj Bahi asks him to pay them a visit at home to get to meet Karima who has grown up and became a woman.

Chama then entered the scene and ran to hug her grandmother and they sobbed together; Rhimou and Bahia soon joined them.

She wonders aloud and asks Rhimou whether it was a contraband mnaha under warranty. Hajj Bahi tries to fix things by saying that she is indeed one of a kind. Hajj Bahi leaves the house because he has something to do and leaves Rachid sitting in the guestroom. This gives the impression that women, no matter how 22 Dar el Ghezlane, Episode 1 www.