There is a statistic that gets thrown around a lot regarding how much of human communication is intimately tied to body language. When humans talk about gender and sexuality, speech becomes especially embodied, a performance for others to interpret, internalize, or judge. But if this is true, the speech-action dichotomy falters. Pornography, one of the ways humans communicate about gender and sexuality, is both action and speech. Catharine A. Mackinnon’s article Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech is arguing for access to legal recourse to those who have been harmed by the pornography industry.
From the bells and rockets in Deep Throat symbolizing sex, now in these films we actually have sex stand for something. In Anatomy of Hell, it serves as the means to the shattering of the gay male's ego via the intense display of female sexuality. In 9 Songs, it is a manifestation of a man's longing and possible melancholia. In Shortbus' post-9/11 backdrop of anxiety among NYC's inhabitants, going into Shortbus and having uninhibited sex serves to soothe the characters' existential angst, as something to make them feel more sure of being
Jennifer McLune implies that even though these male artists are being raised in poverty, so are the women who raised them. McLune says in her article “…women, too, are raised in this environment of poverty…but have yet to produce the same negative and hateful representation of black men…” (193). McLune also disagrees with him and states that even the white male rappers are involved in misogynistic songs and they were not even raised in poverty. McLune believes that Powell is only trying to excuse these artists with the way they are making their
As cited earlier, one of the driving motivational forces for explaining male pornography use and abuse is the need to humiliate sources of beauty and sexual objects and persons of affection - that in reality - can never be realized. In fact, in this type of case scenario, pornography use and abuse is a coping mechanism for unresolved anger and social rejection. In many cases, sexual fantasies that seem to assist with anger reduction and coping with social rejection are those fantasies that humiliate the sexual object of affection. Moreover, some males will go to extreme measures in order to experience the ultimate orgasmic highs associated with applying humiliation upon the sexual object or person of affection such as: viewing males or females
On the other hand men have a one in six chance of being sexually abused themselves. Their statistic is deceptively low due to a lack of reporting the situation. There is a terrible belief this could not take place, or that men are not even supposed to cry. This can then lead to mental disorders like depression for a feeling of isolation when one cannot expresses themselves freely. Psychologically, the traditional
There are other moments that Latrell 's relationship with "real" white women speaks to deep fantasies and fears around the bountiful "sexual virility" of the black male body, even to the point of playing on the theme of the black male body 's sexuality as a site of sadism - and the aggressive sexual appetites of white women who actually desire to play in the dark Within the context of the film, white women 's desire for the black male body invokes the theme of masochism and the white man 's greatest fear. So, while Latrell is depicted as a racially caricatured black male, the performance operates at the level of mimicry thus speaking to the lies of whiteness through black male body. Latrell as the very essence of athleticism and hence the reduction of Latrell to the body, to sensuality and aggressiveness. Because his athletic career marks him as the performing black body, he is also connected to American slave history where blacks are reduced to their bodies in the form of laborers and toilers . Not only he is physically large in stature but also black and sexually around for white
The notion of looking and voyeurism In music videos there are frequent references to the notion of looking, screens within screens and telescopes, mirrors, cameras and voyeuristic treatment of the female body. Goodwin identified that in music videos, men and women are portrayed in a sexual manner to draw the attention of the audience and seduce the opposite sex to watch the videos Rap music videos usually depict artists looking straight at the camera and rapping as seen in Anaconda. Men and women are presented in a seductive suggestive manner or even when their eyes are in contact with the camera. Voyeurism is used as a marketing tool to draw viewers in to purchase commodified goods and it helps the artist to gain a wider audience and is done
In the short story “Lust”, by Susan Minot, the author argues the differences between male and female sexual fluidity and the objectifications of the female body in a patriarchal system that favors male dominance. The intimate yet disconnected stories of the narrator and her male counterparts emulate a level of misguidance and disturbance between the participants involved. The young men are mentioned and described briefly, with specifications to their behavior and treatment of the narrator. Minot’s expositions reflect many moral and cultural issues that have emerged within mainstream media concerning sexual assault and blatant misogyny towards women. Similarly, in the USATODAY article, “Rose McGowan: It 's time everyone 'shut up and listen”, written by Alia E. Dastagir, the author details the experiences of women who have been sexually objectified and who are presently involved within the #MeToo movement.
Manhood is also accomplished through the subordination of women and through culture. Additionally, masculinity intersects with other factors including sexuality, race, and class, which leads to multiple forms of masculinity. The dominant form of masculinity is hegemonic masculinity through which privileged males have dominated women and other men. Accomplishing this form of masculinity is near impossible for minority men, which leads them to engage in compensatory masculinities. Street life-oriented young men are likely to engage in less superior forms of masculinity consisting of working-class masculinity, hypermasculinity, and street masculinity.
In rap, love is based more on lust than actually emotional ties with someone. In this song by Kyle, he does recite lustful words about the girl but essentially focuses on the emotional component of love. Another element that makes this song similar to other rap songs is that he makes remarks, towards the beginning, about stealing someone’s girlfriend. “Stealing” someone’s girlfriend has become a popular theme in today’s rap music. Although Kyle says it with more of a jokingly, light hearted tone and other rappers may say it more seriously, it is used to be an insult and show dominance over that
The negativity of women and rarely authority, show that hip hop has lost it’s way and is now extremely different from what it used to be. There is no sign that hip hop has any plans to clean up its vulgar image, it is safe to say that the industry has been put on notice (“Taking Back the Music”). This subject is often blown off, due to no one seeing it as a big deal. Music is music to most people, and can often cause people to not see issues as they really are. According to African-American teenagers, they are beset about the dangerous myths of their race.
Turchik’s article Myths About Male Rape: A Literature Review explores the ways in which mainstream media has satirized male rape and inadvertently created several myths concerning the topic that are widely regarded to be true today. The article further examines how the media promotes heavily stereotyped views of male rape with male rape exclusive to certain people and occurring only in certain areas. Further discussed is the idea that male rape is often depicted as a humorous topic in mainstream media which further promotes male rape ideologies and encouraging the belief that male rape is a humorous topic and something that can and should be taken lightly. Furthermore, Turchik discusses how awareness towards male rape in the media has increased, however, coverage largely portrays stereotypical views of male rape, male rape as consensual rather than forceful, male rape as an exclusive issue towards homosexuals and alleged male victims as liars. The hypothesis as well as the findings provide a solid foundation to my literature review as they provide proof that the acceptance of male rape myths is a very common trend among the general public, media and law