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Tough Guise

The film “Tough Guise” explores the construction of masculinity. One of the themes is that the current masculine ideal is someone who is “tough physically and emotionally”. Physical toughness is shown as being physically imposing. Mental toughness is shown as … Continue reading

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What is Discrimination?

In this unit, we have seen the extensive medicalization of gender. The Sexual Politics of Sickness explains that physicians thought the natural state of a woman is being sick. “Diagnosing Differences” showed that being transgendered is stated by the DMS … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

One central theme of the film is that the media always focuses on women’s physical features. This teaches the viewers that women’s looks are the most important part of their lives. This is shown in television where female actresses are … Continue reading

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For/To what will you or must you re/act?

“The Business of Being Born” and “Diagnosing Differences” both focused on how the medical profession has a very narrow view on pregnancy and transsexuals respectively. While some physicians may hold these views due to monetary or other selfish reasons, other … Continue reading

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The business of being born

The documentary provided a lot of useful information about the benefits of home births and disadvantages of hospital births.  However, while film says it is presenting women with more options in birthing, they are very biased in pushing the use … Continue reading

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Gender Talk

One of the main themes one of the performers talked about is the ability to go beyond the definitions of labels. For example, he enjoys having sex with both males and females and he identifies as a homosexual. The way … Continue reading

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Making Sense of all the “Facts”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/nov/02/scientific-fraud-good-science?CMP=twt_fd This talks about how in the scientific community there’s a huge pressure to publish large amounts of high impact papers. This has to do with gender and society because people use “science” to defend certain gender role and body … Continue reading

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Cesare Paciotti: What are they selling?

http://art8amby.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/cesare-paciotti-fw-2011-mark-vanderloo-angela-lindvall-by-sebastian-faena-1.jpg This print ad is for the luxury shoe brand Cesare Paciotti. This ad exemplifies Berger’s argument that women watch themselves being watched by men. In the ad, the man’s face is obscured so he is replaceable by any male, … Continue reading

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