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For What Are You Responsible?

My time in Gender & Society has made me do a lot of thinking about the social hierarchies we operate in. Who made these hierarchies? If the answer is the privileged  does that mean every privileged individual has made a conscious choice to uphold this … Continue reading

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Date Rape Awareness ads

http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/finally-rape-ads-that-put-the-onus-on-the-raper Today a friend of mine sent me a link to this page highlighting efforts made in the UK to spread awareness about sexual assault. While this is a great step forward in terms of the public view of sexual … Continue reading

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A Responsibility to Be Politically Active

Earlier today, I came across this article in The Atlantic arguing that “rape exceptions” in anti-abortion legislation do far more harm than good to the state of women’s reproductive rights when put into practice and are not a “better than … Continue reading

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For What Am I Responsible?

Responsibility to act should not have to fall on the oppressed. While I do not feel that I am actively oppressed my mainstream media/advertising, it does not mean I can sit and idly watch it happen. Our recent reading of … Continue reading

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A Counterintuitive Responsibility

For what is a parent responsible? Is it their child’s normal maturation? The answers to these questions would seem natural for a child born with ‘normal’ genitalia. But, what about the one intersex baby born per 1500 ‘average’ newborns? Parents … Continue reading

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For what are we responsible?

As we discussed in class, gender is something socially constructed and performed. Most people do not realize that they are perpetuating gender stereotypes every day.    We are responsible for the gender roles that women and men are expected to … Continue reading

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