“Moreover, young urbanites identify downtown clusters of nightclubs as direct sexual marketplaces, or markets for singles seeking casual encounters with potential sex partners (Laumann et al. 2004).” Based upon the college male population, they rather do their “girl hunt” during the nightlife because they find more singles out at night. Statistics shows that both single male and female attends at least one nightlife entertainment venue such as restaurants, clubs, bars, lounges, etc. “In this article I examine girl hunting—a practice whereby adolescent heterosexual men aggressively seek female sexual partners in nightclubs, bars, and other public arenas of commercialized entertainment.” David Grazian’s article entitled The Girl Hunt: Urban Nightlife and the Performance of Masculinity as Collective Activity, talks about how and why men go out to nightclubs and try and pick up girls. Heterosexual males strategizes their masculinity performance to impress both male and females, as a result, it rises their confidence. The article is reviewed in the context of supporting identity, gender and sexuality, and symbolic interactions.
Queer Theory has been exponentially developed in the last two decades. Notions of gender and sexuality are constantly being re-signified by a tendency to understand fragmented identities in terms of sex and gender distinctions. The debate has been centered on the idea of queerness as a question of being vs. doing. It became widely-accepted during the last century when homosexuality was accepted as something you were born with. However, with the recent development of Queer Theory, the body and the complex relationship between sex and gender began to progressively receive special attention. In this context, the notion of sexuality and gender has been destabilized against the notion of self and what is considered to be natural. Psychologists like
There is a particular point of view found in certain recent Hollywood films that explores the varying spectrum of sexuality and the role representation plays in an individual’s life. In the traditional view of sexuality in society, sexuality has an established separation, homosexual or heterosexual. In The Monster and the Homosexual Benshoff mentions “how homosexuality is thought and felt by heterosexuals is part and parcel of the way the culture teaches them (and us) to think and feel about their heterosexuality,” (Benshoff 95). In this context the heterosexual view of a homosexual is based on preconceived notions that the audience have obtained from society. In reality one cannot know about homosexuality to the fullest unless the person is one or has been properly educated about the
One day at Independence High School (IHS), administrators came to the conclusion that they would allow students to use their electronic devices during lunch. Students were happy as they jumped and screamed when they heard the news. Gianna, a junior at IHS what happy, but wasn't a estatic. She was proud, self-proclaimed introvert, so she didn't see the point in the new rule. Maybe it was because she questioned plenty of things or maybe because she always saw the negative things instead of the positive, but she didn't think the new phone rule was a great idea. Schools and administrators are always concerned about having a free educational disruption environment, she questioned why the administrators would allow students to use phones, but not
Myrtle Dunnage was exiled from the town of Dungartar when Steward Pettyman mysteriously died. She only returned twenty-five years later to assume caregiver of her ailing mother, eventually making dresses to please the towns people so they would stop the accusations that she killed Steward Pettyman (Moorhouse, Jocelyn). NEED SOMETHING ELSE HERE. The film The Dressmaker is progressive in many ways in which, the representation of strong female lead character and the denunciation of toxic masculinity. However, it also did not move away from traditional ideals of femininity and masculinity.
The most blatant case of sexism in fashion is that women in this industry are by and large models, while the more powerful and influential positions of designers, managers and directors are usually taken by men. According to Natalia Borecka (2017), only 14% of major brands are run by female designers, even though the majority of fashion design graduates are women. (para. ????) Furthermore, the fashion industry of today is sexist in a more covert way. It tries to sell women a fake sense of empowerment, for example using symbols and slogans of women’s liberation movement on clothes and in advertisements. But only because it has found our weak spot and is trying to cash on it. In reality it gains trillions of dollars from women’s insecurities and keeps perpetuating the harmful notion that a woman’s value is solely in her appearance. That’s why the industry doesn’t care about you and your
Society is shaped by a number of different forces and factors. Inevitably, these forces come together to construct the life of the individual. In this essay, C.W. Mills’ sociological imagination will be discussed. A personal problem,homosexuality, and a social issue, homosexuality, will be highlighted. In concluding the essay, a reflection on the usefulness of the sociological imagination will be offered.
Bednarska does not directly define “queer” or “queerness,” but a few sentences hint to its definition. The second to last page, “I’m fully aware that my desires around the kind of sex I want could change over time, depending on the partner and the possibilities and the mutability of our own desires.”
In What about Gender Roles in Same-Sex Relationships?, Stephen Mays critiques various gender stereotypes, including ones affecting gay people and straight people, both men and women. In Mays opinion, gender roles do not determine sex (male or female), therefore I agree with the author’s point of view that what a partner in a same-sex relationship may decide to do in a relationship is not pre-determined by their biological sex.Mays stated, “[d]espite sexual orientation, some people simply demonstrate more masculine qualities or more feminine qualities” (719). In gender roles, a male or female in the past was based on societies’ definitions that they are supposed to practice something that defines or pertains to their role in the relationship.
Cooper, A. (n.d.) Changing gay male identities. New York City, NY: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. This book presented the changes in sexual identity. It showed the relationship of these sexual identity changes with traditional society and modern culture. In today’s world, where technology grows with a fast pace, humans are ready to do everything what will satisfy their mental needs and physical ideals. This book talked about the role of religion in today’s world, conflicts in society, emotions and social movements and sociology and grace. This book is very useful in context of understanding and accepting changes in sexual identity, what is very often in Western Europe and North America. Also, Cooper explained how these changes are rarely accepted in Eastern Europe and Asia.
The trueblood sexual questionnaire attitude questionnaire (TBSAQ) allowed me to examine and identify explicit ideologies that are not a part of my daily vernacular. My present-day sexual preferences are very conservative; the basis foundation and influences originates from my religious beliefs, values systems cultivated by relationship with husband, and philosophies of life. Conventionally, I live a life of acceptance and genuine regard of others; with hopes of not pushing, my belief systems on them. As stated in sexual and gender identity paper, my original view on sexuality was based on religious, military, friendship, and parental influences. Acceptance of others sexual beliefs has been an evolutions for myself; however, this acceptance and respect occurred through evolutions of thoughts and beliefs system.
Accomplishing sexual orientation equity is central to making a superior working world. In a perfect world, accomplishing sexual
Our society determine two genders (man, woman) and follow rules that are set for them. If someone stands out of this stereotype, the acceptation by general public is not even today that open. Both readings were focusing on a new direction of feminism – Gaga Feminism, and defining what this new direction means for us. J. Jack Halberstam in his article Gaga Feminism for Beginners defined Gaga feminism as “feminism that recognizes multiple genders” and it is not trying to fight for equality between each gender but rather reduce the importance of the meanings of each gender term (25-26). He made lots of connection with movie industry and how movies portrait our life expectations and he challenged it with our life expectations in the real world. We are still thinking about man as a head of the family and the breadwinner and woman as a household keeper. Even though everything around us is changing, this perception is still same
Androgyny is often exploited because of the ability to have a duality of both genders, giving the allure of non-defined mystery. The rise of androgyny has grown in fashion over the decades beginning the in the 1960s with beginnings of the gender equality movement. Many clothing styles are marketed as being a combination of genders, for example boyfriend jeans or cardigans, showing how “the notion of gender neutrality is being gradually accepted at retail” (Ferla 2015). Additionally, a number of companies have begun to use androgynous models, some examples being Balenciaga’s 2011 fashion show and Acne Studios’ 2015 gender neutral campaign. This change in the industry has become more prevalent because of changes in the younger generation, with “‘the lines between male and female have become increasingly blurred’” it seems that collections have reflected this (Ferla 2015). Thus, androgyny through this means has become more prevalent and mainstream, though somewhat through capitalism. Anastasia Niedinger, who has created a projected titled “Gender in Utero” comments on how the industry has taken androgyny but has not showed how it can be helpful psychologically, giving benefits such as “creativity, empathy, and wellbeing” (Niedinger 2015). Her goal is to have androgyny be a quality everyone can embody and benefit from, rather than be simply for aesthetics. Ultimately, though
Huge hair lacquered and heels high, they danced to Kraftwerk and discovered a world away from their usual suburbia. One where clothing signified sexuality. This community was a life line ‘because clothing, along with adornment and demeanour’ is ‘a primary method of identification for and of gay men’ (Cole, 2000). Bridging a gap between alternative and gay club culture, it was the answer for boys like Richard who wanted to express themselves through the ‘most outrageous, shocking clothes and dance to the music of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ and ‘meet a boyfriend’ (Cole,