Untitled

Untitled: Response to Kessler and Fausto-Sterling (2/20) →

joey4oclock:

In Kessler’s “The Medical Construction of Gender” the author shows the reader the road taken by parents and doctors in dealing with a newborn of ambiguous sex. It is thrilling to witness all the decisions to be made, as well as scary that a newborn must go through constructive or reconstructive…

—>In Response to “The medical construction of gender” i would have to agree with joey. I mean how can you decide a gender’s baby within 24 hours or a day or even a week. You need time for this. And what if comes to years later that child decides to deviate into the opposite sex they were given.


Issue: Are we asking for it? 

I saw this picture in one of my exams for my sociology class. What is the one thing you get from looking at and reading this poster? There is a major part missing and is the offender or the rapist. In no way does this poster mentions how is the rapist at fault. A women’a group created this poster. In what way are we asking for it. Women have experienced misogyny in so many ways and then society wants to blame us for what is happening to us. Why do we have to dress a certain way when we go out? Why can’t we be ourselves? Why can the men just control their nasty sexual urges and just walk away? I mean some people are just plain sick. But women are not at fault. Not entirely at least. View Larger

Issue: Are we asking for it?

I saw this picture in one of my exams for my sociology class. What is the one thing you get from looking at and reading this poster? There is a major part missing and is the offender or the rapist. In no way does this poster mentions how is the rapist at fault. A women’a group created this poster. In what way are we asking for it. Women have experienced misogyny in so many ways and then society wants to blame us for what is happening to us. Why do we have to dress a certain way when we go out? Why can’t we be ourselves? Why can the men just control their nasty sexual urges and just walk away? I mean some people are just plain sick. But women are not at fault. Not entirely at least.


Response to : “Is paris Burning” By Hooks

I can honestly say i enjoyed watching the documentary “Paris is Burning”. I love it when people express themselves and love the way they are and the way they feel. I also noticed that hooks in her article began to talk about how the film portrayed so much “whiteness” even though it was about the lives of black male drag queens and how society viewed them. How they created these balls and competed against each other to determine who was the most fierce. But like one of the characters in the film said “They didnt want to look like lena horne, they mostly wanted to look like Marilyn monroe”. They wanted to follow the white womanhood. I felt the documenary didnt have a direct script. All you saw was a group of characters talking about themselves and what they did and thats about it.

 


Response to : “The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles” by Emily Martin

Martin here talks about the extrordinary even that occurs when two people have sexual relations and create a baby. The journey that the sperm makes to reach the egg and form human life. She starts out by talking about the two in two different senses saying that the female counterparts are elss worthy than men but that the women are less important than men. With that said i feel that her whole article she is praising the men and leaving the women on the ground. She compares human nature with the egg and the sperm combining together and applies it to the real world saying that men are more important than women and that they whole a superior place. I completely disagree with what she is saying. I feel men and women should be equal in all senses. It doesnt matter if its the sperm that swims to the egg therefore forming life or the man that unfortunately get the most high paying jobs or better opportunities than women because of their gender. Unfortunately society is so high up their behind that they will continue to accept that men are superior than women even though their not.


Response to ” All Men Are Not Created Equal: Asian Men in U.S History

Even though men might have the most common idea of male dominance and superiority over women, not all men are created equal. What I’ve gotten from this reading is that social class matters in whether you have a say or not. If a man is not in a stable condition his manhood might be in question. Why can’t he provide for his family? One thing is certain is that white supremacy definitely rules . White folks I feel claim themselves to be the superior race therefore no other race is above them. Unfortunately Asian men have fallen into their racists thoughts. Since their not at their level they proceed to treat them like nothing. Having not learned to speak the language well and not have the qualities the better job require the less fortunate men get stuck with the feminine jobs. These jobs made them not feel manly. They were forced to so labor they didn’t want to do. In the long run it actually helped them out because instead of the women cooking and cleaning men do it as well and now know that a job like that can be for both sexes.


Response to “The Act Like a Man Box” By Paul Kivel

I really enjoyed reading this article. I indeed completely agree with everything that Kivel discusses in this article. How many times have you seen a man cry or express his feelings? Rarely ever, because that would be putting his masculinity in question. No man wants to be known for acting to sissy or wimpy. It’s in their nature to learn how to do this from an early age. I can also add that this kind of action is gendered because society chooses actions that belong to each gender. For example not crying or cooking is not for men is for the women. And if a man performs those kind of actions his manhood is questioned. So we give certain actions to their corresponding gender. I feel that whatever floats your boat you should do. If a man wants to cry let me him cry and express himself. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s gay.


Response to “The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female are not enough” By Anne Fausto - Sterling

I would have to agree with Fausto here. Why can’t there be more than two sexes. I mean you can’t categorize all of what human nature has created into two sexes. What about those that deviate both ways and Both fit the male and female categories? Society has deemed it normal for two sexes to exist and only two. For them is unnatural for others to exist because they’ve only known two their whole life. What they don’t understand is that is possible for other sexes to coexist and live a normal life. Lets take Emma for example. She basically lives a double life being born a hermaphrodite she takes advantage in a good way of what she has instead of frowning upon it. She’s content with how she lives her life. I feel that the parents of these intersexed infants are also at fault. The pressure of having to tell the world your child was born with both sexes is something that is not praised. If more parents accepted the reality the world would be less judgemental and more accepting