Men will use words to discredit a women’s intelligence and make her sound that her own thought was not her own but came from someone else. Men will use something along the lines of “oh you are just saying that because, your (strong male figure) told you to think like that.” This silences anything else that woman may have had to say about the topic because now, she has to prove that that thought was not only her own but, she actually used her brain to form it. Stanley uses the example from Catherine MacKinnon article about how pornography silences women. Women who want to say and actually mean no are seen as saying yes to men.
Microaggressions are degrading a group of people by their gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and or illnesses. Microaggressions are used by individuals subconsciously and consciously in everyday circumstances that are described in the three videos I chose to watch and write about discussing stereotyping. The actors in “Creepy Things People Say to Asian Women” argue “Don’t stereotype” (Chen, Chen). By examining posts on dating websites, the actors investigate moments of microaggressions. The actors discuss obnoxious posts that men have written stereotyping Asian women on dating websites.
This article talked about a study that focus on the relationship between objectified and sexual coercion in romantic relationship. They also looked at how media and culture focus on appearance shape the level of one on one romantic relationships. A new study stated that objectification within a relationship can be a red flag because it can lead to sexual coercion. The study indicate that men are more likely to pressure or force his partner to engage in sexual activity. They did a study on 119 men and 162 women and explore two important questions key such as what are men’s experience with objectifying their female partners and what are women experience with being objectified.
Both women pretend, for some time, to be male pirates. The reading does not mention the women having many difficulties living as men. This makes me wonder how the social norms of women and men became so different. If women could do the same tasks as men then why were they treated differently? I also wonder how many other women pretended to be men and for what reasons.
This connects to the article “Toxic masculinity is killing men: The roots of male trauma” because instead of how society is setting expectations for male this is the opposite, instead this article is talking about the expectation that have been given to females. That is how these two articles related to each other, they both had expectations for a
Women were interested in love but the men viewed them as hungry for status, money, or success. Men were also presented as reluctant to taking action, until they got pressed by the women’s desire to solve the mystery. Hitchcock presents the basic roles for both men and women in the movie Rear Window. The women are presented as sexually appealing objects.
The poem “You Foolish Men” and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” have several similarities. They are both about the way men and women treat each other sexually and the way men can be threatening toward women, often without even realizing it. Things remain the same for women; men are threatening them sexually. However, men feel as if they need to be dominant in the relationship.
In his article Kimmel outlines why simultaneously being a man and a feminist produces resistance from other men and from feminist women as well. His explanations are spoken about as “fears of feminism” divided by gender. Kimmel sets up his argument by reminiscing about the two types of people that are offended by his work as a male feminist. One is the feminist who is determined to prove his intentions are patriarchal (60).
It is apparent that public spaces can be frightening for women, as they face fears of sexual harassment and attack by men. In fact, research on fear of crime and public space usually examine the experiences given by women. Though there are many accounts exploring and emphasizing women’s vulnerability and fears, there are few which take into consideration the apprehension that males have about public spaces. In particular, anxieties that Black men are plagued with. In North America, black men have historically been depicted as aggressive, hypersexual and violent – to be controlled, exploited and tamed (Hackman, “‘It’s like we’re seen as animals’: black men on their vulnerability and resilience”).
It has previously been suggested that women are more bothered by emotional infidelity while men are more bothered by sexual infidelity. This study examined these previous suggestions and found congruent results. Men and women were asked to compare the levels of distress they would undergo if their partner had passionate intercourse with someone else or if their partner developed a deep attachment to someone else. Men claimed they would undergo more distress if their partner participated in passionate intercourse with someone else than if they developed a deep connection with someone else. Women claimed they would undergo more distress if their partner underwent a deep connection with someone else as opposed to passionate intercourse.
Since I was a little kid all I’ve ever heard was to stay away from boys. Boys are no good and nothing but trouble. They have bad intentions and are only out for sex. This has had me questioning whether this is true, that men, much different then women, prefer lust to love or if this is all a sexist idea our society has constructed. For this reason and others such as personal experiences that men are much more concerned with sex
Even though the story “Hands” is about the man Wing Biddlebaum, the narrator described him like a female character, and the people of the town see his actions as a teacher as sexual after one of his student’s claim that the teacher touched him. Because of his accusation, the towns people see his actions as negative. Wing is “one of those rare, little-understood men who rule by a power so gentle that it passes as a lovable weakness. In their feeling for the boys under their charge such men are not unlike the finer sort of women in their love of men” (Anderson 8). These lines present Wing as a woman because the narrator presents women as desiring or loving other men since he acts in the same way as them.
Socio-linguist Deborah Tannen illustrates that communication differences between men and women in her article “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other.” Within men and women desire different expectation, they fulfill their roles in certain way. Tannen reveals male and female communication differences are a frustrated problem, which not only causes ineffective conversation, but also pushes couples into a dilemma in their relationship. However, once men and women understand the differences, their relationship improves.
6 At the same time a large portion of criticism of the castrato was dedicated to his desirability to women, how his infertility allowed a potential female partner to enjoy sex without the possibility of pregnancy; this paper will discuss those more casual conquests and some castrati who married to women despite a papal ban on their doing so. 7 Castrati were desired because of their difference from other men, and acted on desire in spite of it. However, the phenomenon of castrati is a limited one, as Enlightenment sensibilities spawned an obsession with clear categories (sexual dimorphism among them) and the uncovering of ‘Truth’ in ‘natural’ bodies. Enlightened persons could no longer reconcile the “disparities of gender, voice, and body” the castrato demonstrated. 8
The “contradictory directive”, or conflicting ideals, is that women have been granted the freedom to understand themselves, but only to a certain point which keeps them from being able to reach self actualization, or a truly liberating sense of happiness (Bell 27). This is a subtle mental tactic that men use to keep control over women. The end result