Module 7 was about Body Politics, basically what a person can and cannot do and also if it is supported by the law and different groups. Body Politics has to do with how the body is expressed and used. Humans naturally want to impress other humans, and women a majority of the time want to be beautiful. The definition of beauty to a group is also apart of Body Politics. Different countries see certain characteristics in all sorts of ways. In America the “perfect girl” nowadays has a big butt and breasts. However, in Asia it is all about the skin tone and face. The way the body is used is also involved, which includes domestic violence and rape. The two different aspects of the module that stood out to me were about beauty and rape. I discovered …show more content…
I believe that anyone can do whatever they want with their own body. It still shocks me to discover how much effort some women put in just to be accepted, then again the same process still occurs today in our society, but in different methods. The other aspect that got my attention was about rape. I believe that rape does not get the attention it deserves. Rape was not taken as a serious crime by the law, until recently. Rape is apart of Body Politics because it is about forcing one’s body into unwanted sexual activity. (Against the body) While reading the module I thought about the common knowledge and stereotypes of rape. In most cases portrayed in the media throughout history, it has always been a male raping a female. The idea of a woman raping a man is a joke to most people, but it is serious. Rape was very common in the past because with birth control becoming more popular and more sexual activity around the wartime, sex was everywhere whether one wanted it or not. Beauty and Rape were the two most significant sections to me because following how the two were looked upon in the past greatly shaped the two in the
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Major Political Actors Bill AB 1124 was approved by Governor Jerry Brown on 6th October 2015. The bill stipulates that the administrative director should create a drug formulary before 1st July 2017 to be in the medical treatment schedule regarding medications prescribed to workers in the compensation system (Perea 2016). The important bill was introduced by democrat Henry Perea with the goal of preventing the overutilization of numerous drugs and opioids. Also, the bill aimed at saving taxpayer’s money for other important ventures while still meeting worker’s requirements for medication within the system. Henry Perea’s decision to sponsor the bill was informed by a study that revealed the numerous savings states like Washington and Texas were making by adopting formularies.
According to Solomon (2012), dating as far back as the times of Hammurabi’s Code, rape victims were compared to adulterers and were perceived as “damaged goods” because it spoiled a women’s marriageability potential (Solomon, 2012). During the colonial period in America, a woman could not report that she was raped to a local civil officer, instead she needed her husband, father, or employer to make the claim. In other words, women were seen as second class citizens who were denied the right to advocate for themselves without the support of a man. Also, it was believed that women “were prone to brining such charges [of rape] to disguise illicit consensual sex” (Solomon, 2012, p.
*Rape used to be defined as a women being forced into sexual relations against her will. But Rape Reform Movements have changed the defintion so that it includes and protects former unsuspected victims of rape such as males, spouses, and cohabitants. The Sexual
Political Stage 4 will originate and have its headquarters in Saskatoon, SK Canada, where the clothing industry is relatively stable. Canada’s governance is democratic in the sense that various bodies are given freedom of speech and association. The Saskatchewan Employment Act applies to most Saskatchewan employees and employers in the retail industry. This includes full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, and casual employees. In Canada, it is required to collect sales tax from your customers on the items they purchase.
Ning Ding Cultural Anthropology Ethnographic Assignment: Tootsie When I think about technological advances, I have come to realize that we have progressed at such a rate that we often lose track of all the intermediate milestones, but when I think about progress related to gender equality and identity, we really haven’t made much gains in the past few decades. As I explore these disparities throughout the film Tootsie, it becomes apparent that many of the inequalities still persist today. Transgenderism, homophobia, gender roles, and ideal beauty remain subjects of fierce debate. Often, it is difficult to discuss these topics objectively, as we are all enculturated in the same schema.
The body is a precious thing for everyone to have. The concept of having your own body and taking care of it is very important and vital, unfortunately this is the exactly opposite of what happened in both The Handmaid’s Tale and Woman at Point Zero. In both novels, their bodies are not their own and they are not the ones who were in control of their bodies but the other people. In The Handmaid’s Tale, Offred did not want to look on her body anymore because it is strange to her, as what she said: “My nakedness is strange to me already.
Chung accepted herself the way she looked and learned that the definition of beauty is “one that embraces differences and includes every girl, who can hold her head up, sang ka pul-less and chinky-eyed” (108). She hoped that her awakening about true beauty and acceptance would also help other Asian females, especially her mother realize that they are beautiful just the way God created them (Finding My
One common recurring topic that I saw at the symposium was the treatment of bodies, specifically those of black women. Both Dr. Imo Imeh of Westfield State University and Professor Kimberly Brown of Mount Holyoke College focused their essays on how the bodies of black women are regarded. Professor Mazen Naous also touched upon the representation of a woman’s body in his essay, though this woman is of an Arab ethnicity. Dr. Imo Imeh studied a tradition in Nigeria known as mbopo.
Rhetorical Analysis of “Why Everyone is So Threatened by A Woman Who Has Sex ‘Like a Man’” Author Zara Barrie, wrote an editorial called “Why Everyone is So Threatened by A Woman Who Has Sex ‘Like a Man’” with intentions to persuade and inform readers about the controversial concept that women shouldn’t have sex ‘like men have sex.’ She proposes that men can have sexual interactions with whomever, whenever but, when women do they are judged. Her opinion is that women should be able to have the same kind of openness with their sex lives without the judgments and shaming. Published August 4th, 2015 on Elite Daily, the article is to address these differences between men and women, also encourage women to not feel ashamed for their sexual intentions.
Many people have quoted the famous saying, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, however society has told the people what is the perception of beauty for many years. In Ancient Greece during c.500 through 300 B.C. a beautiful woman was fuller and had pale skin (Edwards), the idea has since changed a lot since then. Beauty is now described as a flat stomach, “healthy” skin, and to have long legs. This image is brought to everyone as soon as they turn on the television or go to the store and see a magazine. The idea of being beautiful is what many women strive, for that is what gave the poet Marge Piercy the idea for her poem “Barbie Doll”.
Scheper-Hughes wrote a paper with Margret Lock describing the body in three perspectives: the individual body, social body, and political body. The individual body is explained as the “lived experiences of the body-self” (Scheper-Hughes and Lock 7). The social body is representative of “a natural symbol with which to think about nature, society, and culture” (Scheper-Hughes and Lock 7). The body politic refers to the “regulation, surveillance, and control of bodies… in reproduction and sexuality, in work and leisure, in sickness and other forms of deviance and human difference” (Scheper-Hughes and Lock 8). Lock and Scheper-Hughes highlight that bodies are more than just biological because they carry social meaning as well.
The discussion about gender beauty often leads us down many paths, we can discuss how women are mistreated, we can discuss how men don’t have to conform to the same ideals, we can discuss how misogoney has cast a large shadow on how we view beauty, or we can discuss how men are often left out of the conversation while they suffer in silence too, we can discuss the historical aspects of gender beauty, explore the philosophical reasons behind it, or research the biological motivation for such standards. But something we seldom investigate is how discussing gender beauty can easily lead to an adverse effect than the one we set out to achieve. It is a phenomenon that we’ve all been guilty of, one that I, myself, am guilty of, even during this very report.. It’s the
Introduction “The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity” from Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body by Susan Bordo (1993) introduces the discourses around the female body, and the different perspectives that influence this body. She goes on to explain that the body is a medium for culture, from which contemporary societies can replicate itself. In addition, Bordo (1993) provides continuous insight on how women have changed throughout the years to be more within societies norms, and how they have transformed so much to manage their bodies to becoming desirable within the culture. Throughout this essay, I will be explaining how women have for centuries, used there bodies as a means to rebel against these norms that have been placed upon them, such as being a typical housewife. For years, women have been discriminated against and unable to speak their opinion.