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Gender segregation

In The Little Rascal


(1994)
Members:
1. Hafidhotul Husnah
2. Ivana Surya Laras
3. Chintami Kusuma D.
4. Lailaturahma Binar R. M.
5. Nirmala Khairunnisa Budi
6. Dwi Rosita
7. Irma Putri A.
8. Rizka Rachmania
9. Nuhrizal Wahyudi
10. Andika Aliansyah
11. Salsa Meiliana
12. Dinda Istorini
13. Ricky Iswhyudi
INTRODUCTION
The Little Rascals (1994)
 The Little Rascals is a 1994 American family comedy film
produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by
Universal Pictures on August 5, 1994. The film is an
adaptation of Hal Roach’s Our Gang, a series of short films of
the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s (many of which were broadcast
on television as The Little Rascals) which centered on the
adventures of a group of neighborhood children. The film,
with a screenplay by Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur, and Penelope
Spheeris – who also directed – presents several of the Our
Gang characters in an updated setting, and features re-
interpretations of several of the original shorts. It was the
first collaboration by Guay and Mazur, whose subsequent
comedies were Liar Liar and Heartbreakers.
 A sequel, The Little Rascals Save The Day, was released as
a direct-to-video feature in 2014.
Why Choose The Little Rascal
(1994)?
 Showing an image of 2 groups based on gender
 The characters shows why they do not want to be in
the same group as the opposite gender
 We can see the changes in the characters
The Concept of Segregation
 To distinguish a group of people based on gender
 Same sex grouping pre dominate from 3 until 12
years old
 Cross-cultural phenomenon
 Clustering of gender-typed characteristics weak
 Relation to family characteristic weak
Same Sex Grouping
(Girls)
 Description:
1. They use more polite diction to communicate
2. Represented by Darla, sometimes they think critically to a particular case
(09:48 -> Boat scene)
3. Happy if they are treated sweetly (13:21 -> Waldo flirts with Darla)
 Cause:
1. Socially constructed (girl should acts feminine, polite)
2. They do not like how boys behave and interact with each other (ex. Boys
don’t listen)
 Impact:
1. They prefer grouping with other girls (27:11 -> Girls squad vs. Boys
Squad)
a. Girls get along with each other
b. Girls care
2. Make boys material as their reason not to like them and even stay away from
them
Same Sex Grouping
(Boys)
 Larger group (than girls)
In The Little Rascals the boys have a club named He - Man
Woman - Haters Club which consists of more than ten boys. It is
an example that boys tend to hang out in a large group (minute
4.52 – 5.12)
 Cohesiveness
The boys in The Little Rascals show how boys have a high
cohesiveness to each other. They have a meeting in their
clubhouse and one boy guides the other boys to swear the club’s
goal and the others follow this one boy. They also work together
to save their clubhouse when it is burning in a cohesive team
work. (minute 19.27 - 20.10)
 Goal oriented
He – Man Woman – Haters Club has goals to hate woman and not to
hang out with them. When the boys have a meeting in their clubhouse
they swear that; “I stymie member in good standing of the He – Man
Woman – Haters Club do solemnly swear to be a He-Man hate women
and not play with them or talk to them unless I have to, and especially
never fall in love.” The boys’ swear shows that they are so goal oriented
in their club. (minute 5.15 – 6.00)
 More conflict and competition
The He-Man Woman-Haters Club has a competition with other two
boys outside their club, Butch and Woim. The He-Man Woman-Haters
Club has won the race for many times,Butch and Woim are jealous so
they steal the club’s car. In the competition, the club makes a new car
and win the race. (minute 01.00.35 - 01.01.32)
 Autonomous from adult
When the boys’ clubhouse is burned and they do not have a
clubhouse for their club, they try to make some money to
rebuild their clubhouse. As kids, of course they cannot earn
money by themselves, kids usually are asking money for the
adults. But in The Little Rascals they make a show by themselves
to earn some money for their clubhouse. (minute 45.25 –46.56)
Change Sex Friendship:
1. It started when Alfalfa like Darla (08:40)
2. Stanky met his idol (1:13:04)
3. The club mixed into boys and girls (1:15:12)

B. 1. Alfalfa likes girls as in having an attraction towards girl


2. This time he realizes not all girls are bad, and his idol is in fact a
woman
3. The understanding of Stinky (leader) towards girls changed, and
the follower followed their leader.
C. After Alfalfa made up with Stinky, they build up their club again,
but this time they welcome girls in heir club. The girls and boys
having a ‘meeting’ in the club discussing about their likes and their
hates
The change of the goal orientation
in boy’s club
1. Boys tend to goal oriented than girls
e.g : They named their club as Anti-women but they
change into Go-kart lovers
2. Rational, cohesiveness
e.g : “a house club only a house but a true club consist of
a friends and always be there in every condition”
How they adapt with the change
 After Darla helped Alfalfa and Spanky in the race,
Spanky who is the leader of considers woman is
not always bad.
 Alfalfa and other group members rebuild ‘he-man
woman haters club’, and welcome the girls
(Darla’s group) to join the club.
Conclusion
The sex segregation in "the little rascal" shows how kids
create same sex grouping based on their goal, which is
woman hater. In the end of the movie, the club "men
hate women" finally allowed women to join their club
because of several reasons, such as love and friendship. It
is the proof that the same sex grouping happen when
people has the same idea toward something, but when
the idea change, the segregation is also changed.
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