In contrast, Wendy decides to wear a plain white shirt, jean jacket, shortened her hair and refer to herself as Wendyl, therefore by wearing boyish clothing and going by a boy name, she has met some of the expectations of what a boy should look like. Both Erica and Wendyl become accepted by their classmates and teachers as the gender they identify with, but they make no drastic changes to their physical appearance like in the case of Mr. Garrison undergoing a sex change. They did not need to change their biology to be viewed as male or female but expressed their transgender identity by what they wear. In a similar a similar fashion, Mrs. Garrison, in “Mr. Garrison’s New Vagina,” prescribes to a constructivist portrayal of gender to further legitimize his status as a woman.
From the moment we are born, we are given the assigned colors, blue for boys, pink for girls. Women are feminine, men are masculine, and if the cards are flipped then that person is deemed as queer. Stereotypes affect everyone, but not equally. It affects those making
However, due to rapping originating from males, when a female does it, it isn't classified as ‘ladylike’ and can be seen as masculine and unfeminine. Just because the rapper is female doesn't mean she's not in touch with her feminine side, or more in touch with her masculine side, she simply prefers to vocalise differently. The reason this is seen as masculinity within femininity is because older generations and some younger ones too are more conservative and society hasn't made people use to it for it to be classified as ‘normal’. In conclusion, there are various ways in which masculinity within femininity is portrayed as well as interpreted. It is up to the viewer to decipher what is regarded
For example, Ruben, is a male that does not follow the masculine code that men are suppose to follow. In fact, he possesses feminine qualities such as putting on makeup, dresses, and a wig. He even tries to give Julia advice on how to be a beautiful woman, such as when he tells her to put on certain make up. This questiond the gender convetions because it shows that men do not have to follow a masculine code that is forced upon them. The masculine and feminie qualities should apply to both men and women.
Boys, girls, men and woman are expected to behave in certain ways and these expectations are placed upon us from a very early age. Some of the gender norms prescribed by our society for men include, being physically strong, not emotional, rational, heterosexuality that must be constantly proven, and other perceived masculine qualities. Homophobia reduces the likelihood that heterosexual men will interact with gay men, thereby ruling out opportunities for the attitude change that often occurs through such contact. Kimmel & Amy (2008) view hegemonic masculinity as a social ideal of a real man, described by society as young, married, white, and protestant, urban, heterosexual, white of college education, good complexion, height, and weight and employed. They argue that any male who does not have any of the described character traits should consider himself as inferior or unworthy.
That is referring to his marriage as well as the paragraph above. According to the article “Yellow Cow” (2017) “For Marc, different hues evoked gender stereotypes: yellow, a ‘gentle, cheerful and sensual’ color, symbolized femininity, while blue, representing the ‘spiritual and intellectual,’ symbolized masculinity” (para. 2). He used colors that is said to be known and a “stereotype” to give off a certain feeling as to what he wishes people to get from his painting. By using colors that people have a good sense as to what they stand for, it is easier to understand the point that Marc is trying to get across. The whole cow is yellow for women and there is a tint of blue on the back of the cow for
Since long ago, we have considered men/women who just looked like men/women (varies with cultures) as males and females and have sought for things that would strengthen the intensity of masculinity/femininity. In “Night to His Day”, Judith Lorber notes, “Even societies that do not cover women’s breasts have gender-identifying clothing, scarification, jewelry, and hairstyles” (Judith, p100), and says, “When unisex clothing… beards and mustaches for men also came into style again as gender identifications”. Judith Lorber, citing those historical facts, clearly demonstrated the fact that people seek for things that would solidify
Connell describes hegemonic masculinity as normative, the most exemplary way of being a man, and a position which all other men relate to, which legitimized male domination over women (Connell 832).Military drafting is a discursive practice—a product of hegemonic masculinity, in which uses male conscripts body’s to reproduce ‘maleness’ based on a heteronormative framework in order to maintain its regime. Although hegemonic masculinity cannot be achieved, it continues to produce “tension between what culture wants the male body to be and what the body is or wants to become” (Reeser 101). A thorough analysis of the law aims to prove that the drafting law forces male conscript to practice hegemonic masculinity through promotion of exclusivity
I think that because if men could menstruate it would be seen as much more masculine or actually more so showing manhood. I feel that menses envy would be an issue due to men would play it out as if it is something that since women don’t have it they should, therefore making them wanting to menstruate each month. I feel that in society today if we think logically men would actually feel as to having more power or superiority over women. I think our culture would change significantly if the roles were reversed. As in my culture/religion especially during the month of Ramadan, women are excused from fasting during the time they are menstruating.
Coming to a Realization I never really thought about genders, equality, and etc. But after taking a few classes of Women’s Studies I’ve become a little observant about my surroundings. To think that so many mens, womens, and childrens that has to deal with such ordeal is mind boggling. After living in Bridgeport or what people call it “the hood” I never really would expect so much inequality. My eyes are more open to our home connecticut of all the gender biased in our own community.