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Author Archives: amannjn
This week, Mylon’s presentation on the origins of homosexuality and the construction of the gender binary got me thinking about gender roles/the gender binary and when it is developed. It seems that the general consensus from our class is that … Continue reading → Continue reading
So, my newest TV addiction is Game of Thrones, which I’m guessing many of you may watch, given its popularity. I haven’t read the books, which I’ve heard are even better than the show, but I’m definitely hooked. As I … Continue reading → Continue reading
The more I consider Miss Representation, the more I see the concepts the documentary touched on present in my daily life. I was watching the news yesterday morning, and I saw a commercial for Special K that I have seen … Continue reading → Continue reading
For my final project, I am going to explore my personal journey with the gender binary. Throughout our discussions in class, I have not only realized the how deeply flawed the gender binary is and the many ways society operates … Continue reading → Continue reading
I was considering what to write about this week, and I suddenly found myself inspired as I was reading the news tonight. I was reading an article on CNN about a rape case trial that is beginning in Ohio this … Continue reading → Continue reading
As we talked this week about what it means to dress in drag and the way that drag relates to gender performance, I considered the many ways we all perform in drag every day. In class we discussed the roles … Continue reading → Continue reading
This week, after our viewing of Election, we talked a lot about the way women in politics are portrayed in the media. In the essay Have You Come a Long Way, Baby?, Diana Carlin and Kelly Winfrey explore the many … Continue reading → Continue reading
I’ve found our class discussions this week (inspired by But I’m a Cheerleader) especially interesting, as they have centered around gender, sex and gender performance and have raised many difficult questions about what those words mean–both by definition, and in … Continue reading → Continue reading
Prior to watching Bound, I had never seen any movies that depicted a sexual relationship between two women. Bound is known for its graphic sex scenes, all of which happen early on in the movie. In the first sex scene, … Continue reading → Continue reading