Sex and the City Themes & Motifs

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Gender Dynamics

Sex and the City looks at gender dynamics at the end of the 20th century and argues that women’s liberation had not come as far as they may have thought, and that within the context of romance and sexuality, men still hold all the power.

The author initially portrays the heroines of her book as cynical, disillusioned by romance, and in this modern day and age, in a position of relative equality. She writes that “if you’re a successful single woman in this city, you have two choices: You can beat your head against the wall trying to find a relationship, or you can say ‘screw it’ and just go out and have sex like a man” (40). For the first time in history, she claims, “women in their thirties to early forties have as much money and power as men—or at least...

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