The Heart of Boys reading really focused on how our society sees feminism as a weakness, especially in males because masculinity is seen as more important, stronger, and less emotional. With this being said, being gay in the United States is not always the easiest thing because if a guy is being affectionate with another guy in public a lot of people stare and do not know how to react. I truly believe the research that was stated in the McCormick section of the reading is true and if citizens in the United States viewed male
Thus, even if it might not have been the purpose of the creators, the exaggerated personality traits of the characters forces the show to keep the old stereotypes when developing the personality of its homosexual characters. This is why “Shameless” really stands out from the rest of the modern series; it uses the theme of homosexuality not just as a simple plot device, but as a real call to revolutionize the conception of this theme by the television
An accomplished writer and an open homosexual, Andrew Sullivan wrote his best known work speaking for the struggles and social oppritunnitues of homosexuas in a heterosexual based cuture. His best known work was Virtually Normal: An argument about Homosexuality. This work was directed to a conservative audience, as one can sense the defensiveness as he writes about his own experiences with homosexuality, where he uses rhetoric to address the needs and subculture of homosexuality. In his work, Sullivan discusses his own growth as an adolescent growing into his homosexual identity. He uses the depression and angst that coincides with the struggles of youth, an age that is an uncouth time for all.
Society tries to create a “perfect” image on people; leading us to believe that if we are not the specific way that we created, we do not fit in. In reality everybody is supposed to create themself, regardless of what society believes. Does what we label others matter? Who are we to judge how others chose to create themselves? In David Crabb’s memoir Bad Kid, Crabb takes the readers through what it was like discovering that he is gay, and how that changed how kids treated him during school.
Post 1 Micheal Tan’s article talks about his opinion of the film Zombading. He is not happy about the stereotypes in the film and the way Zombading provide a potential opportunity for the homophobia people to laugh at LGBT characters. To me, stereotypes are not a problem because the film is full of representations which are not stereotypes. Like Jigs. Even though I disagree with Tan on other parts of his argument, I do agree with his point that it is quite disturbing that the father took Remington’s curse, so that his son could live as a straight man again.
The use of syntax, or sentence structure, helps the reader better understand why David feels guilty about his sexuality and its effect on his masculinity. He verbalizes his thoughts, saying: “Sometimes I thought, but this is your life. Stop fighting it. Stop fighting. Or I thought, but I am happy.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X with Alex Haley’s essay is a great story, which has a tremendous learning. It shows how a cultural background tends to label people in such a way that it can create a negative impact in their life. In many cases, individuals have an opportunity to achieve something better for their life. Malcolm X is just one of many who want to reach a better life, but found others telling him that he does not fit for such as goal or career path. How can someone make us feel that we are not intelligent when we know how smart we are?
Although this choice of persuasive technique may have helped Colson to convince his Muslim, Jewish, and Christian readers, it has overall done more harm than good in developing his argument. Overall, Charles Colson’s essay Gay “Marriage”: Societal Suicide causes the reader to give more thought to the controversial topic that is same-sex marriage. Despite the fact that the essay is ridden with fallacies, Colson’s utilization of statistics, studies, and his personal experiences as a prison minister, all partially contribute to his overall goal; the essay causes the reader to stop and think about their opinion on same-sex marriage as well as consider Colson’s
Everyday someone is made fun of because of what they like or what they do. I think that if it doesn't involve you, then dont worry about it. It's not your decision. This quote will live out until people finally stop discriminating over someone's beliefs. One of the biggest things now a day is if you're gay or not.