It’s almost as though these “boys have also learned that men ogle primarily to impress other men (and to affirm their heterosexuality)”. Now, the definition of ogle is to stare at somebody desirously: to look at somebody for sexual enjoyment or as a way of showing sexual interest. ("ogle" Merriam-Webster Online Dictonary) To me that definitely is not a look that I would like to be given. There does not seem to be any way possible for a male to ogle at a woman without her feeling like an object unless she is portraying herself in a sexual manor. The Cindy Crawford commercial that Kilbourne discusses in her essay really brings the issue of the century long double standards to light.
I enjoyed this reading because it really opened my eyes to how erotic our culture is, in fact. It is so easy to become desensitized when you are constantly surrounded by it. I also had never realized how much women actually encourage this culture, either. This is not a step for women, to show how sexy and independent we are, it is just sad and demeaning. This article has an interesting perspective on our culture, the filthiness that is deep-rooted within in it, and how it seeps into every aspect of our everyday lives and affects everyone in
Women also sing along to woman-hating lyrics, so that makes it ok for the artists to continue to produce those woman-hating lyrics. Too many women sing along to those woman hating because they allowed the men to decide which women are worthy of respect and which women are worthy to be called names. In the third division, Mclune exclaims,” as a black woman who views sexism as just as much the enemy of my people as racism, I can’t buy the apologies and excuses for hip-hop.” She is more concern about black men downgrading their own women and being appreciated for it. Sexism seems like the winning ticket to hip-hops mainstream today. This article is worthy of the top prize for persuasions to be awarded by the way she struck the audience with her argument and supporting details she had to back it up.
These readings and poems are literally inspirational. It does not matter if you’re a lesbian or a queer, if there is love, then there is love. Like there are a few passages and poems I loved. In “La Ofrenda by Cheeríe Moraga” chronicling her love for her childhood friend Tiny, Moraga casually exposes the failure of the heterosexist machos of the Chicano movement to keep their women satisfied, and in doing so undermines the male ego: “Tiny used to say her contribution to La Causa was to keep the girlfriends of the Machos happy while they were out being too revolutionary to screw”. Not only does
Kasey Beebe Essay 3 3/14/2012 In his article “A Rant about Women” Clay Shirky talks about how men are better at promoting themselves, how women are more concerned about what people think, and that more men than women lie to get ahead. I agree with Shirky’s ideas because I have life experiences which support them. I agree women find it harder to promote themselves; as Shirky says “Not enough women have what it takes to behave like arrogant self-aggrandizing jerks.” Although my boyfriend Kirk is not a jerk, he is very good at talking himself up, along with all his possessions. For example, when he described his house in Jericho, Vermont, I pictured a two story colonial with a large barn. Instead Kirk and I live in one half of a modest ranch style home.
The sound is loud, and for the most part has aged well. The mosh pit of noises that occurs in The Night Of The Living Baseheads is truly outstanding while still being listenable. Regarding the annoying sounds, it’s clear that Public Enemy doesn’t really care if you like it or not, it’s the fact that they dare you to not like it is what makes it listenable. And honestly I don’t think the ‘whistle’ sample of Rebel Without A Pause is as bad as the constant squeal sound in Don’t Believe The Hype. The other factor that takes away from this album is the two rock-rap songs, (She Watch Channel Zero!?
However one could also argue that Larkin seems to justify violence against women by suggesting that access to women is something men have been unfairly deprived of. This becomes evident in the first stanza where Larkin presents the girl in ‘white satin’ suggesting her purity and virginity. One could disagree with this statement and interpret the de-feminizing of women differently. It could be suggested that Larkin combines masculinity and femininity together, ‘moustached lips’, to show his view that men and women should be viewed more equally in society. However I disagree with this alternative interpretation as I feel Larkin tries to portray the attacks ‘snaggle-toothed’ and boss-eyed’ are sadistic and grotesque but he does not disagree with
This makes him look pretty hostile and antisocial as he does not want to associate with people who follow the same ideologies in the society. It is also evident that Lenina likes Bernard as she tells Fanny that she has agreed to go with him to the Savage Reservation. She also believes that he is handsome even though Fanny thinks otherwise, “Well, he won't be alone when he's with me... I rather like his looks”. (chapter 3, page 38,39) This shows that the feelings Bernard has for Lenina are requited which may be a reason to why he is infuriated when other men talk about
James Haveron In the world people are attracted by looks, smells and body language. Someone would be wearing a low shirt with her bra showing and no matter how ugly she is she will catch a mans attention and maby a good night. But to the point is that all of these things can lead to the ultimate pleasure that every man and woman seach for form the age of like 12. This ultimate pleasure is scary some try to avoid it other embrace it, it can cause life or death but in the end it will always result in happiness. In the movie hitch this concept was crated and destroyed but the ones in search for it fought for it.
Stapleton tells us that many believe the concern over sexual violence is not as big a concern of racial problems. Stapleton throws us the idea that many hip-hop artists felt that hip-hop was being considered objectionable because white youth were consuming it. Stapleton uses this to reveal where a large amount of criticism is coming from in both racial and genre issues. Stapleton brings up a gathering of hip-hop artists and rappers showing us that serious discussions were being had about the genre and the changes in it. We see in Stapleton’s words how hip-hop has become a dangerous genre and how responsibility lies in the artists, managers, record companies, and parents when it comes to the music.