The headline is true to the content in the article. It tells us about the story behind Axe commercials and how some of it went wrong and the sale and brand took a huge hit. In the first couple of lines Martin Lindstrom comes with a statement that generalizes women and men. He says that men are more attracted to women in not so much clothes and when the commercial ends with some humor. Already there he may provoke or even offend some people, also with the statement that women likes commercials that are more romantic than sexual.
They also believed that a gay person is committing a sin and would burn in hell for having a sexual experience with a person of the same sex. (Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2005) Until recently, some religions would perceive the male on male and female on female sexual interaction as inappropriate. Then, consider the cross cultural viewpoints and according to the text, it appears that there are some cultures that are more accepting to this. The New Guinea is one of the cultures that are more excepting to the view of homosexuality. In this culture the young
In Brent Staple’s essay, Black Men in Public Spaces, he targets a wide variety of audiences in American society. Through his personal experiences Staples eloquently discusses the discrimination faced by black men in the elite, white social class. Not only does Staples prove his point that racism and fear of black people are ever present, but he shows the other side of the argument, specifically why white women are afraid of black men. His vivid scenarios and sense of alienation add to his very valid points. Brent Staples reached his audience on not only a personal, but public level as well.
Bilal Adem Professor Boyle English 111 18 January 2012 Response to the high cost of manliness Robert Jensen writes in his essay “The High Cost of Manliness” that our culture defines the idea of masculinity in a way that it creates certain expectations that have to be fulfilled. Jensen talks about the aspects biology and culture that affect our view of humanity. Jensen says that masculinity is associated with traits such as seeking control, aggression, and competition. Jensen also talks about the consequences such as rape and vulnerability that are connected to the fact that men and women are different, but Jensen later counters that argument by mentioning that men and women are more alike than they are different. Most importantly men can also be associated with the ideals of caring and sacrifice.
“The homosexual’s emotional longings, his development, his dreams are human phenomena.” In Sullivan’s essay, “What are Homosexuals for?” he expresses his views on homosexuality from his view, that of a homosexual male adult. In his best known work, Virtually Normal: an Argument about Homosexuality, he makes an argument against the discrimination faced by homosexuals to all those with a listening ear. The purpose of his argument in “What are Homosexuals for?” is to show his support for same-sex marriages, happiness, and equality in a society somewhat disapproving of such. His tone beginning the essay is warm and inviting as if to welcome you into his world and show you that he is a person, too –a homosexual person in the world of a homosexual. Sullivan tests the limits with his use of one of the three appeals.
Dave Barry’s essay “Guys vs. Men” introduces the idea that the term “Man” presents more negative qualities in males, unlike the term “Guy”, which, lets guys be free to indulge in stereotypical characteristics. Barry argues the idea that men, is a term that holds to much responsibility and unwritten expectations for guys who function on less complex regulations, he also mentions the mind set of guys, as well as, the moral battles between guys and women. Barry has won the Pulitzer Prize, spoken on effective writing and wrote quite a few humorous books. Points of interest in Barry’s essay consist of his writing style, his use of stereotypes, and how he relates certain national events to guy behavior. In the opening and regularly mentioned through
He should be somewhat of an educated man to have accomplished being a lawyer, the 19th president of Columbia University, an IV lead University. It’s ridiculous for him to let his ethics and knowledge of presenting an introduction the correct way over feelings. Lee Bollinger presented all of the negative things about Ahmadinejad and quoted saying that would upset people and make them dislike him. His aim was to turn people against Ahmadinejad and persuade them to do the same as him, which is criticize pass judgment. Bollinger literally misunderstood his position as an introducer and made himself look bad.
The Theme of Black Men in Public Space Theme is the central message and idea of a particular story. In “Black Men in Public Space,” written by Brent Staples, the main point revolves around appearance versus reality. The author happens to be a harmless, African-American journalist living in New York who comes across a great deal of discrimination because of the way he looks. The theme is that people are too quick to deem someone as a threat towards society because of their appearance. Brent Staples’ appearance caused him a great deal of grief.
Dudes who like to explain to women how sexist rap is (we’ll term them “Explainers”) are well-meaning white knights who have a passing familiarity with rap music and an urge to ensure that female fans are made aware that the genre is “misogynistic” (a once-powerful buzzword that used to denote hatred of women, but which increasingly means nothing more than “a thing I, a man, find sexist on some level, from a safe distance”). Explainers often identify as “feminist men,” although sometimes they’re just the type of man who likes to stringently test (feminist) women. It’s a dead giveaway that you’re dealing with an Explainer if he opens with the following lines: “How can you listen to that stuff? It’s so misogynistic” or “How can you claim to be a feminist when you love rap so much?” or “"HELLO, I AM A MAN, AND I’M HERE TO SAVE YOU FROM THE MUSIC YOU LIKE.” Explainers are motivated by a belief that rap “gets away with” being sexist; they’re selfless protectors of womenfolk who simply can’t stomach the internalised misogyny of a woman jamming Cam’ron. You may have detected that I’m snarking.
Question 1: What should Jennifer Perdue do when Arthur Green complains of his treatment? Explain From the readings it appears that Green and the other heterosexual males are experiencing harassment from Howard and the other homosexual males. To better assist in defining harassment the EEOC explains: “Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) will not rise to the level of illegality. To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people. Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.