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“Tomboy”

As I was skimming through the genres of Netflix the other day, I saw a category that I had yet to notice titled “Gay and Lesbian.” I scanned this section to see some outrageous comedies that involved gays or lesbians … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

“Miss Representation” brought several intriguing points to my attention. Specifically, I concurred with the film’s claim that when women who are in positions of power are represented in the media, they are twice as likely to be described emotionally compared … Continue reading

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Obelisk Legal Support

As I skimmed through CNN.com today, I saw the title “Your top-flight lawyer? She’s a stay-at-home mom” and immediately caught interest in the article.  As we have discussed parents’—specifically, women’s—struggle to maintain the “work-life” balance, this article demonstrates how women … Continue reading

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The Gay American Dream

I initially came across this advertisement when I was on an Amtrak train a few weeks ago. It was not until I read Wan-Hsiu Sunny Tsai’s “Assimilating the Queers: Representations of Gay Men, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Mainstream Advertising” that I realized … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as free choice?

In an excerpt of Fausto-Sterling’s Sexing the Body, the question of free choice for a patient who has undergone gentile infant surgery arises. How does another human being—professional or not—have a right to choose the genitalia of another individual? Furthermore, most … Continue reading

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