In Hannah Greendale’s review about The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater, she argues about how the transgender community or those who identify as agender are being mistreated. She writes her review base off of a sociological lens. One of the main characters struggles with there sexuality while the other one is presented differently due to his race. Sasha is the name of one of the characters, and she identifies as neither male nor female. Sasha was born as a male named Luke, but as she grew up, she realized that she enjoyed wearing skirts instead of clothing that boys would typically wear.
She Really couldn't prove he raped her. Her dad was was racist towards Tom Robinson & Also was discriminating against him. Atticus wasn't racist he was trying to racism to stop in the movie. I think racism still play a big role in today society. I think racism stopped in certain places in the world.
Sexuality rights is often overlooked in history especially in the 20th century as not many historians talked about the inequality for gays and lesbians therefore it is hard to say this form of inequality shaped the United States. Gay liberation can be linked to feminism as in the 1960s homosexuals also stood up for their own rights in the fight against inequality. Throughout the 20th century gay and lesbians were described as “sinful or mentally disordered”, as it was illegal in most states, seen as irregular and against the traditional American values of heterosexual marriages. McCarthyism pronounced gays to be a source of “national weakness” a focal point that caused controversy around gays and lesbians. Carl Wittman declared a Gay Manifesto stating how San Francisco is a “refugee camp for homosexuals” a place where people had fled from “blackmailing cops, from families who disowned or “tolerated” us”, it shows the inequality as gay people were treated horribly but of fear of abuse has to pretend “everything was OK”.
In modern society, it can even be viewed as an industry standard for adult comedy media to include racism in their programming. “I believe that the majority of Americans have moved beyond being punch lines in sick ethnic jokes. But I don’t make TV shows.” States Andrea Peyser, a journalist for the New York Post in response to the topic of whether or not racism is present in film. Of course it would be notable to mention how the content of music contains racism, mainly involving slurs and derogatory profanity regarding the lyrics. This is more commonly shown in modern day music as opposed to music styles and genres from past generations.
He has chosen to title his essay “Losing the War.” This however is not originally the title. The longer title is as follows; “World War II had faded into movies, anecdotes, and archives that nobody cares about anymore. Are we losing the war?” Albeit subtle subtle, this is perhaps one of the most powerful choices Sandlin made in his argument. He is suggesting that although the war is considered “won” in the history books, the trauma it caused —as the general nature of the war— is anything but victorious. He is also arguing that the American public is, actually, losing the war.
So despite the cross-dressing, and the occasional alcoholism displayed, the film’s morals are firmly conservative. There’s no endorsement of drag-queening to be found here, just a steadfast belief in doing whatever is necessary for good old capitalistic gain; all that is peppered with men in lipstick for jarring comedic effect on the intended 50’s mainstream audience. This film is many things, but modernist it is not. The director may have tried to make some new twists on old themes, but in the end the studio produced a movie based on tried and true values that sell tickets. Like Osgood declares with only a hint of disappointment: “Nobody’s
“It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” This was spoken by Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to office in California in 1977. Society has shifted its eyes to look at issues within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community (LGBTQ community) more often than in 1977, but it has not always been in a good light. While the American public begins to voice opinions in support of the LGBTQ Community, many states’ legislations display the opposite.
Historically, the black male body has been hyper-sexualised and represented as the other for the white audience. Whereas, Far From Heaven reverts this representation of the black male body onto the white male body, to conceptualises homosexual desire within the framework of a 1950’s melodrama. Although, Haynes remains to conventional 1950’s melodrama by fading out the sexual encounter between the men, arguably the audience is now positioned as Cathy, as she is unaware of Frank’s infidelity.
Throughout our lives, we gather inspiration from characters in films and TV shows, but imagine turning on your television one day only to find that there aren’t any characters that you can relate to. Unfortunately, this is a reality for transgendered men and women who are massively underrepresented in mainstream media. When trans characters are shown in the media, they are either forced into harmful stereotypes, or they are being portrayed by cisgender actors who know nothing about the struggles of that community, therefore giving inaccurate depictions of what it is like to be trans. Due to the exclusion from mainstream media, this lack of representation could be especially toxic towards transgendered youth. I believe that the media could provide positive representation for this community by broadening roles for transgendered characters and enlisting actual Tran’s actors to portray these roles.
Thus, as the straight people are considered the majority in society, the director is actually showing to the audience that gay people are hiding from the straight world, and the reason why gay people gather together is because they might not find the sense of belonging in all those “straight” places as they couldn’t really show who they are. Besides, the audience could find out that none of the character actually got someone whom they can be fully falling in love with. Stuart never has a “relationship”, and he is simply an egregious flirt, but definitely not an expert of relationship. Vince is secretly crushing on Stuart, but Stuart seems to have no interest of him. Nathan crazily falls in love with Stuart, but Stuart treats him like a sex toy indeed.
Diane had it worse off than Chicano gay males because as soon as she came out as lesbian, she was no longer supported by the United Farm Workers (UFW) because of her sexuality, but she was still involved with GALA. She identified that a major problem within the organization was the "cosexual" membership it practiced, but it also served as a strength for GALA. As a response, Jesús Barragán pointed out that "women were not part of the initial plan [of GALA]," but GALA ended up changing its name from 'Gay Latino Alliance ' to 'Gay Latina/Latino Alliance ' (Horacio 252). The fact GALA had adjusted to not completely ignore women 's issues as a whole, served as a strength for this organization