Tag Archives: sexuality

“(A)Sexual”

Asexuality was largely unmentioned during our Gender & Society course this semester. After viewing the documentary “(A) Sexual” in order to learn more about this expression of sexuality, it seems that neither is it a prevalent topic of discussion outside … Continue reading

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When it comes to the Church of Latter Day Saints, does “keeping the body healthy” actually mean “keeping the body heterosexual”?

I was browsing BuzzFeed the other day and came across an article that caught my eye about Mormonism and the nature/nurture conversation concerning sexual orientation (http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/mormon-church-sexuality-is-not-a-choice). According to the article, the Church of Latter Day Saints now recognizes that homosexual … 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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Hope Springs Eternal?

Last-summer’s film Hope Springs follows a middle-aged couple, Kay and Arnold (Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones), as they undergo a week of marriage therapy.  Kay demands that they make the trip.  And why shouldn’t she?  As a middle-aged woman … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

One of the central claims made by the documentary, “Miss Representation”, is that mainstream media places emphasis on women’s physical appearance and sexuality rather than on women’s leadership skills and intellect despite how powerful and influential women have been. Several … Continue reading

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The Slutcracker

This year, one of my friends is in The Slutcracker, a burlesque version of the Nutcracker. This show puts both men and women, though mostly women, on display, perhaps allowing the objectification of their bodies by turning them into spectacle. … Continue reading

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Tantalizing “The Boys”

Above is the Twitpic leaked shortly before the release of Nicki Minaj’s music video, “The Boys,” featuring R&B/Pop singer Cassie. The image, as Perez Hilton, put it shows Minaj nestling into Cassie’s vajayay (Hilton). This image, among others in the … Continue reading

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Jim Bean Ad: A skewed portrayal of sex appeal and sexuality

This is an ad for Jim Bean Bourbon. I argue that it targets straight men. The first thing that I noticed was the woman that they had speaking. She is white and thin, therefore, what I and most would call … Continue reading

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Tattooed Diet Coke Bottle

This specific advertisement reveals the way in which women are objectified as inanimate objects.  The twist in this ad is the fact that the bottle is transformed into the body of a “normal” woman, rather than the woman being transformed … Continue reading

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The Female Gaze?

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/price-finds-first-male-model-164633400.html This above article discusses that The Price Is Right will have its first male model on the show for a one-week stint. The models on the show actually have no job except as eye candy and the show has … Continue reading

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