Do you think being gay is an option or is someone born that way? I 'm here to talk about someone who is trying to figure out feelings dealing with options. The author of The Gay Option, Stephanie Farmington tells us that she wrote a letter explaining her being gay and how she feels that it 's optional. This is important because it allows the reader to know what the just of the article will be about. Starting with the letter impacts the reader to an extent were they kind of feel sorrow for the Author. The essay is an overview of the Per say Gay Option or if it 's genetic.
“Don't trade your authenticity for approval” stated an unknown author. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Scout is a young girl who breaks the social norm of wearing proper clothes such as dresses. In the town called Maycomb, the social norms are for whites to separate from African Americans along with women dressing a certain way and men dressing another. Those social norms don’t just exist in Maycom they are also in the real world. Ellen DeGeneres is a woman in the real world who breaks those social norms. Ellen has decided to make her own style and wear what she likes and some accept it and others don’t. Instead of wearing gowns and dresses she wearing suit and blazers. Ellen has become very successful being herself she now has her own T.V
I believe that the author’s thesis is about the issue of censorship and how it impacts our First Amendment. The author presents us a two different perspective of the issue. Such as, our practice of our First Amendment can lead us to a place where someone can create materials that we may find offensive. But are protected by the First Amendment at the same time could have people who want to limit offensive material and therefore, through censorship are limiting the First Amendment rights of others. To demonstrate her point, Susan Jacoby, interviewed a small sample of women to gather their perspective about an image from a Playboy magazine. She discovered,“… responses that ranged from “lovely” and “sensuous” to “revolting” and “demeaning.” She
In Roxanne Gay’s article about “The Importance of Feeling Seen: Why interracial Families on Commercials Matter” it is mainly about interracial couples and the way they are perceived by the media and society. There is still many controversies about interracial couples. An example of an arguments is because they both come from different backgrounds or race. It is bunch of bigoted people who think with this mindset. In Gay’s article she points out the importance of why interracial couples should be seen on television in hope of making a change in those people 's mindsets about interracial couples. The reason Gay thinks interracial couples on television matter is because it means so much to be seen, to feel seen, to feel acknowledged as part of
Little Sisters vs. Canada was a case that involved a bookstore in Vancouver that serves to mainly gay and lesbian clients. Little Sisters fought against the unfair, discriminatory treatment from Canada Customs. For years, Canada Customs had repeatedly confiscated books and magazines being shipped to Little Sisters from the United States because they deemed them “obscene”. The items were often seized, detained and then prohibited although they had previously been approved for shipment to either Little Sisters or other bookstores and many “obscene” pieces could be found in the Public Library. Little Sisters challenged Canada Customs on account of the unconstitutional discrimination they had been targeted with.
The issues that takes place in women’s prisons are unknown to the outside world. Orange is The Black views everyday problems that occur on prison grounds that are uncommon for an outsider to know about, many are very creepy but yet entertaining to the viewer. The main character Piper Chapman is sentenced 13 months in prison due to the trafficking of drug crime that she had committed 10 years ago which has caught up with her in her early 30s. Although she is awaiting trial, drug trafficking can lead you to up to 10 years in prison. Prison is a place where individuals go who participates in any criminal activity/misconduct. Chapman has never participate in such activity so it took a major toll on her career. The reader will be educated
In the novel Stone Butch Blue by Leslie Feinberg, Jess experiences intersubjectivity in hir relationships with hir femme lover, Theresa, and this makes a difference in how ze views homophobia. In this paper, I will be using the pronouns “ze, hir, hirs”, when referring to Jess because there is no clear preferred gender pronoun for Jess and Leslie Feinberg used these pronouns for hirself. Ze’s relationship with Theresa shaped hir views on homophobia. As ze transitions, hir multiple subjectivities change and ze gains new ones.
Stone Butch Blues is a novel written by LGBT activist Leslie Feinberg about Jess Goldberg, a young girl growing up in pre-stonewall America. The novel follows Jess’s from her early life as a child, all the way into adult life. Jess realized very earl1y on that she is fundamentally different from the girls around her in school, home life, etc. These differences are what makes her life so difficult, with her parents and other authority figures constantly trying to “fix” her differences and mold her into the idea of a woman they think is acceptable. Through therapy and even hospitalization for what is being framed as a biological or mental deficiency, Jess learns from a young age that her identity is problematic and will not be easily accepted.
Sports have been around for as long as we know, but it wasn’t until the late 1800s that women were allowed to compete. Since the 1800s, women have begun to make a name for themselves in the world of athletics. Besides the basic sports like Wimbledon, otherwise known as tennis, women started a new era for sports. They created new sports and activities like cheerleading, field hockey, etc. Serena Williams, the number one nationally ranked female in tennis, has also made some history herself. She has won over 20 Grand Slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals. On the other hand, cheerleading, classified as a sport by many and others as an activity, began in the mid-1900s. Cheerleading first started with the classic long sleeve and long
The article only included the author’s unilateral voice and the overall content of this article is heavily opinion-based. The article opens with the author expressing her rage over Maureen Dowd’s remark “Artful falsehood, is more dangerous than artless falsehood because fewer people see through it.”, portraying Dowd as a critic
In my dissertation I will show the representation of transsexual FtM (female to male) characters and the response of the audiences who identify as non-cisgender. I will show that representation in media is important, therefore I will underline the obstacles that appear in queer cinema. Moreover, I will explore the idea of the character’s identity and relatability to the film viewers. I will focus on the issues that are present in films that could be labelled as “trans’ or “queer”. By explaining these terms, I will link the issues that queer cinema has to deal with, underlining the importance of choosing queer cast for queer films.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered on Bravo in 2003 to extremely positive reception. The premise was simple enough: “Each week [the Fab Five’s] mission [was] to transform a style-deficient and culture-deprived straight man from drab to fab.” An admirable endeavor indeed, and one that was been praised by Out magazine as “the greatest gay success stor[y]” of 2003. While Queer Eye’s popularity certainly indicates heightened public support of LGBT imagery in mainstream media, the content of the show is cause for concern. In her essay on the mainstreaming of LGBT/queer identities, Eve Ng argues that the integration of non-heterosexual identities is directly tied to queer marginalization in other spheres. The distinction between LGBT and
Every individual learns something new or different every day, whether it is somebody’s favorite color or learning something new about yourself. Many people can either learn from their hardships and past experiences, while others may learn from other people’s past through stories or guidance. Throughout the novel, The Color Purple written by Alice Walker, the main character, Celie, learned how to love herself, that everyone makes mistakes, and face her fears.
The researcher viewed the entire ten seasons of the Friends series at least twice. The researcher first casually watched all 236 episodes of Friends without being informed much about dominant gender ideologies, feminist theory, and queer theory. The second time it was viewed in full, the researcher looked for the relationship between the text and the theories used in this study.