While, commonly, in modern America, we as a society are more accepting and liberal concerning sexuality, that has not always been the case. In the novel, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, the female protagonist, Lady Brett Ashley, experiments with her sexuality in a way that is very ahead of her time. However, because of the modesty of the time period, she is heavily looked down upon, even by some of her closest friends. The stigma surrounding a woman’s sexuality in the patriarchy of the 1920s affects Brett’s mental stability by means of creating an extremely low self-esteem and a fear of commitment within her, and a fear of betrayal within Robert Cohn; these are portrayed through her inability to sustain, and be happy in, a monogamous relationship. She wants to be proud of who she is and enjoy her life but is seen as society’s bad girl in light of her promiscuity and physical appearance.
The Dominican Masculinity In the novel a typical Dominican male is portrayed as powerful, full of charm and physically attractive. Oscar, weighing over 300 pounds, and living an extremely nerdy life is a complete opposite of the Dominican stereotype. According to the book’s narration the most important part of DR masculinity is sex and this is again something that Oscar struggles to experience, but no matter what he does, he can’t. On the other hand, Junior is the exact representation of a Dominican male. He possesses all the properties that a DR man is supposed to have and even these are extraordinary potent.
Pat and Mike is about Pat Pemberton a skilled athlete unless her fiancé is around, but wants to follow her dreams, and seeks out the help of Mike Conovan a manager. Throughout the movie there are several cultural issues addressed, positive and negatives of how the women are portrayed in the movie. In Pat and Mike there are cultural issues of women becoming professional athletes, women seen as property, and men are being over controlling. First issue is Pat Pemberton a woman that is aspired to become a professional athlete in golf or tennis which is fairly new.
Craig isn 't sure he wants to work with a wolf shifter. He scored well enough on the tests that his precinct is sending him through the program, whatever he thinks about it . . . unless he can manage to flunk out. But the program proves to be both more interesting and more harrowing than he expected.
However, this creates tension between hegemonic ideals of masculinity. At the beginning of Reagan’s presidency, males were considered ‘soft’ and thus Reagan endeavoured to bring back ‘traditional’ values of masculinity and gender roles and as such became the ‘masculine archetype of the 1980s’ (Vogel, 2015, p. 464-473). This hegemonic masculinity is defined as a ‘…young, married, urban…employed, of good complexion, weight, and height…’ (Brod & Kaufman, 1994, p.124; Phillips, 2006, p.407)
Amy Schumer is a female stand-comedian praised by many for talking a lot about feminism and social injustices in her acts. Throughout college, Schumer studied feminist film theory, and even wrote her college thesis on male gaze. In 2015 she released a much anticipated movie that she had written and starred in. Trainwreck was made with the intention of being a feminist triumph. Amy, played by Amy herself, lived a life of promiscuity with little commitment.
I would like to examine Shen Te’s line “and I can mimic men” (pg 702) that is given to Yang Sun during their first encounter. There is so much significance to be read behind this statement. By this point in the play, she has already revealed her alter ego Shui Ta, her imagined, strong-willed, male cousin, who stands in stark contrast to the meek, selfless, female she actually is. Shen Te has already successfully proven that she can in fact “mimic men” in appearance, voice, and demand for respect.
Examining Chicana/os in Media through Gun Hill Road Latino and Latina representation in film and media is scant and when represented they usually fall into narrow categories. Latino men find themselves stereotyped as a highly sexualized Latin Lover, a treacherous criminal, or the violent macho (Alcalde, 2014). In Addition to being type-cast, Latinos are also more likely to be depicted as having a lower social status, lower intelligence and heavy accents (Schmader, Block, & Lickel, 2015) The film Gun Hill Road, presents at face value, the classic macho criminal, with the character Enrique. However, Enrique’s representation as a Latino male is called into question on multiple fronts: he has failed to be there for his family due to his being in prison and his “son” has adopted a female identity in his absence.
Unity is only possible when we celebrate our differences. Societal labels concerning gender and sex segregate even those who face similar discrimination. Stone Butch Blues, written by activist Leslie Feinberg, tells of Jess Goldberg who is characterized by the 1960 era by a powerful simple question: “what are you?” (Feinberg 12) Nobody, not even herself, has a clear answer. Jess is a butch female to her friends, but either a disgraceful female or respected male to coworkers and family.
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.