Fun Home by the American writer Alison Bechdel carried the themes of emotional abuse, sexual orientation, gender roles, suicide and the role of literature in understanding one’s family role. The tone and mode of Fun Home mainly describes it as a Tragi-Comic. At a young age, Alison always feels like she wants to dress like a boy, but later she discovers that she is lesbian and have more emotional attraction with women. She was shocked to knew that her father was engaged in sexual relationship with gardener and babysitter. The Fun Home started with a scene of the author herself as a young girl playing with her father.
Shame in the Face of the Public Consequences of crimes are often unfit or unjust, but public humiliation serves as a fit consequence to any situation. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Lydia Woodyatt’s “The Power of Public Shaming, for Good and for Ill,” and Herbert Wray’s “The Two Faces of Shame,” the authors convey the effectiveness of public humiliation. Public shaming is effective by impacting a person’s character through guilt and embarrassment. Public shaming became a way of reshaping human character.
A sociological perspective of gender must first be discussed in order to best comprehend how gender can be constructed. Sociologists consider gender as a social construct, and is formed through the process of gender socialisation. Gender socialisation, as defined by McLennan, McManus and Spoonley (2010: 106), is the “process by which we learn to take up the social approved characteristics of the gender we were assigned at birth.” Through social interactions with family, friends, and the wider society, one will what society deems the most appropriate way to act for ones assigned gender. Furthermore, it is argued by Harold Garfinkel (1967 cited in McLennan et al.
The main thesis of Dorothy Sayers' article is "a woman must be accepted as a human being, a real human being of the feminine sex. " Male and female are terms used by people in order to describe man and woman in today's society. These terms, however, not only describe opposite sex but it also demands these opposite sex to fit into its categories. The society expects that a man is to act as a male and a woman is to act as a female.
Compare & Contrast Polarities exist within everything in our lives, many of them due to different views that were caused by environmental influences while growing up. Likewise, when a majority of a culture is of one, this causes a certain lack of comprehension that generates stereotypes. Certain distress is caused when a race or culture is stereotyped, causing people such as Malcom X and Judith Ortiz Cofer, to undertake their path of resolution. They go on to persuade people of uncertainty, to enlighten ignorant people about their culture. Hoping to reach their audience that they speak out to, striving for the balance that they crave.
Anne Monroe was confronted with many challenges during adolescents. There are several factors that influenced her identity formation such as parenting, her personality as well as her school and community etc. Parenting generally plays an essential role in one’s identity formation. Anne Monroe’s parents are separated and she does not have a good relationship with her father and as an adolescent strong-parent attachment bonds provides adolescents with support as well as guidance in life. Moreover, peer interactions as well as school and the community influenced Anna’s identity formation.
Event Paper: Dirty Talk Introduction For this event paper, I chose to go see “Dirty Talk” a docudrama performed on the USC campus shed light into the rape culture in higher education institutions by sharing the life stories of individuals. The event provided many different themes related to political differences in higher education, such as gender construction, power, privilege and oppression. In this paper I plan to first discuss my experience of listening to the powerful stories of different individual from across the country, followed by relating my experience to topics that I have listed above and how the event assist me in becoming a better college advisor in the near future.
Moving on to the third theory, the identification of oneself as a male or female is the basis of a self-identity that is universally held to be the outcome of certain bodies, genitals and their attributes. To establish the behaviour of men and women in quite definite and particular ways, biological reductionism is suggesting that the biochemical and genetic structures of human beings are dominant on that part. Men are widely held to be more domineering, hierarchically oriented and hungry for power, while women are perceived as nurturing, child rearing, and domestically disposed. However, many individuals in cultural studies and other humanities have claimed for the complete plasticity of sex and gender. Biochemical and genetic structures are
In today's society, certain genders are given different roles to play from day to day. Unfortunately, the traits associated with both males and females are a distortion of reality in which we are told to conform to either unrealistic or rigid expectations. For example, as we saw the documentary The Mask I Live In, in which, social standards for my gender (male) were revealed to me, I underwent a realization of the unrealistic standards and rigid roles we are set to play. In more specific detail, alike to excerpt, we read from Guyland by Michael Kimmel we learn that starting at a young age, during our formative years we are taught how to “Be a Man” and what society expects from us, which conceal our true masculinity; examples include: “Boys Don’t Cry, It’s Better to Be Mad than Sad, and I Don’t Stop to Ask for Directions.”
Chapter 5 is describing different theories about the gender identity development. Essentially Gender identity is the degree to which one relates to a specific gender; it is a man 's individual sense and subjective experience of being a man, a woman, or another gender. It is frequently molded right on time in life and comprises basically of the acceptance (or rejection) of one 's enrollment into a gender classification. In many societies, there is a fundamental division between gender credits allotted to males and females. In all societies, be that as it may, a few people don 't relate to a few (or all) of the parts of gender that are appointed to their biological sex.