The strategy used help people understand that the homosexuals aren’t alike and all don’t act the same as another one do. Although, everyone would not understand or take what was said into effect, but they at least will carefully consider how had they make it seem to be bisexual. Zimmerman gave them real life examples on how this is in the world, and how it kinda still
Over time, social norms change, for example, homosexuality used to be classified as a mental disorder. Due to the changes in what is deemed acceptable in society, we open doors to definitions based on prevailing attitudes. Szasz (1947) claimed that the concept of mental illness is a way to exclude nonconformists from the rest of society. Therefore, as social attitudes change over time and consequently aren’t concrete, deviation from social norms is not a strong enough definition of abnormality. Another limitation of deviation from social norms is that deviance is related to context and degree.
The social construction of gender means that the identities, roles, behaviours and expectations of men and women reflect socially constructed idea or notion about masculinity and femininity, and it is different from biological and physiological sex. Willis and Elmer (2011, p. 123) define gender as the social and cultural meaning ascribed to being male or female. Heterosexism is seen as a biased term because of an assumption that heterosexuality is the natural or normal sexual orientation and others are abnormal. According to Willis and Elmer (2011, p. 135), heterosexism refers to the discriminatory belief towards non-heterosexuals. This concept involves exclusion of the acknowledgement of GLBTI people.
Libidinal. Manic. Martyred” (Bechdel 7). In repairing the various downtrodden aspects of the home, Bruce takes his stifled energy, particularly any stifled sexual energy, as indicated by Alison’s use of “libidinal,” and discovers another outlet that affords him complete control over the results. Living in a small town not only with extended family so near, but during a time when homosexuality was certainly not an acceptable way to identify, Bruce Bechdel would have had little control over the reactions of the people in his life had he opted to pursue an openly queer lifestyle.
Black people are a “racialized group that are singled out for unequal treatment on the basis of real or imagined physical characteristics” (Naiman.240) proven by the Black Lives Matter campaign. Racism against blacks is prominent in the work force where racism continues to be a sad reality. Even though we have come a long way in accepting all beings and reducing racism significantly it is still found that “blacks experience lower employment rates and employment income and higher unemployment rates regardless of educational level” (Naiman.250). Racism is continually an obstacle, especially in the job market, for blacks in today’s society. Not only are they heavily affected by racism in the present day so much that it decreases their life chances in comparison to a white person, but they are also a group that receive one of the
In Stephen Mays article “ What About Gender Roles In Same Sex Relationships” he talks about how the traditional gender roles of a relationship do apply in a small way to same sex couples but he also says “Imposing gender roles on on gay couples is even more ridiculous than doing so with straight couples”. The whole purpose of a gay relationship is that there is no “woman” and in a lesbian relationship there is no “man”. People are so accustomed to the traditional relationship of a man and a woman that they try to push those gender roles onto single gender relationships. When a man shows personality traits that we would normally associate with a woman, that does not make him the woman in the gay relationship because he is biologically a man. I couldn 't agree more with Mays in this article, a women can be more masculine and that does not make her a man, so why does society feel the need to force strict gender roles on everyone.
CURRENT RELATED RESEARCH (FEMINIST RESEARCH): There is no one best method for feminist research the situation or context guides the choice of the method to be used. Methodological choices are made depending on the particular situation or context, instead of having a trust in the method as appropriate for every context and situation (Greaves et al., 1995, p. 334. The feminist researcher also recognise that men benefit from this gender privileges but that there are some group of men who are disadvantaged by other factors socially. e.g. poor men of colour are denied access to societal resources and rewards than white middle –class women.
From the forced gender roles, acts of rebellion rose in a meager attempt for the citizens to fight back. The citizens appeared to be obedient, but this was just fear in disguise. This fear was constructed by the Gilead was propelled by placing people in gender constraints, and both men and women were subjected to criticism about deviations from their roles that was no fault of their own. Society became dominated by heterosexuality and everything different from that became erased and penalized. If the mutilating stress of gender roles continue to be placed upon humanity, our society may be looking at a similar series of tragic
The dominant culture constantly viewed anybody that was gay or who seemed gay as something that was unfavorable, often represented in negative ways in society’s mainstream media. Also, bias to the stereotypical views that went along side with them, representing a very large portion of LGBT as either overly flamboyant, or somebody with commitment issues that tend to sleep around, or even as a person hiding in the closet about their same sex feelings. The LGBT choice never seems to fit the normal character category or even family friendly. The mainstream media tend to portray the LGBT character as either overly dramatic, kind of crazy or in some kind of comical way. One show that I thought of that gave the LGBT community positive outlooks but now that I look back I can see that there are more negative views then good.
My desired audience would be the people who are against any gay activity. If those individuals put aside their personal desires they would understand how good this could be for the collective good. The denial of gay relationships is caused by the status quo. This phenomena resulted in more prejudice individuals, discrimination to homosexuals, and bullying to gay teens. However, if gay relationships were being more accepted, there would be less prejudice, discrimination, and less suicide rates among gay teens.