Les personnages féminins forts : bagarre mais pas seulement. Jagzilla: katsallday: nellysketchesnstuff: ... JS embed. Personal-Political Review of New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity. By Jessica Mason McFadden A month ago, I eagerly asked Gender Focus editor, Jarrah Hodge, to review New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism, and Subjectivity.
And pumped I was when I received this collection of provocative scholarly essays with beyond-scholarly import that engage gender from different perspectives but with broad-mindedness and an acute awareness and utilization of intersectionality politics. The collection, edited by Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff, aims to bring together dispersed-but-connective, highly complex frameworks and bodies of knowledge. As Gill and Scharff make clear in their dense introduction: it is not easy work to push for more research in the study of gender, whether through a femininities lens or not, and it is far harder to argue for that research to connect theory with lived realities. This is the core quandary, perhaps, of the new femininities field, and it is a quandary that presents itself throughout the book.
Des filles fabriquées? «On ne naît pas femme, on le devient», disait Simone de Beauvoir.
Girl's Gone Child: "We need more Maps to Manhood." A few days ago, the following slide was brought to my attention via a tweet from Steph Guthrie via Jeff Perera who regularly speaks about gender roles, specifically, masculinity.
It reminded me of a conversation Archer and I had about "motherhood. " It reminded me of a conversation Archer and I had about violence. It reminded me of many conversations Archer and I have had. About not wanting to play a sport. About growing up and what it means to like "boy stuff. " Girl's Gone Child: "We need more Maps to Manhood." A few days ago, the following slide was brought to my attention via a tweet from Steph Guthrie via Jeff Perera who regularly speaks about gender roles, specifically, masculinity.
It reminded me of a conversation Archer and I had about "motherhood. " It reminded me of a conversation Archer and I had about violence. It reminded me of many conversations Archer and I have had. About not wanting to play a sport. About growing up and what it means to like "boy stuff. " Screening Room: Are You Mansome Enough? Solidarité féminine: de la pin-up à l'androgyne.
Are Conservative ads an attack on Justin Trudeau’s masculinity? OTTAWA — The headline on the Conservative party’s latest mailout reads “He’s in way over his head,” but what’s drawn around Justin Trudeau’s head could be carrying a powerful subliminal message too.
A swirl of tiny little stars — reminiscent of Tinkerbell’s trail of sparkles — frames the Liberal leader. He’s shown with a goatee, open collar and his jacket slung over his shoulder. The flyer produced for Conservative MPs to be sent to constituents contains several negative bullet points about Trudeau that are written in a cursive font, while the points lauding Prime Minister Stephen Harper are in a bolder print font. Etre une femme libérée, tu sais c’est pas si facile « Le mauvais genre. La Parabole du Leader Price L’autre jour, au bureau, je zonais sur internet (oui ça m’arrive) (à ma décharge ma boss m’avait demandé de classer tous les documents-ressource du serveur par thématique et ordre chronologique), et je suis tombée sur cet article.
Male Affection in Vintage Photos. For the last week of December, we’re re-posting some of our favorite posts from 2012.
Today in the U.S., one of the major rules of masculinity is that men must avoid physical intimacy with each other unless they want to have their sexuality called into question. The guy horrified by the potential implications of a casual physical touch is a common trope in our pop culture. But this wasn’t always the case. For physical closeness and even casual expressions of intimacy to become threats to masculinity, homosexuality had to enter the public consciousness as a stigmatized identity.
That is, a man being gay had to be a possibility in observers’ minds when interpreting their behavior, and men had to be eager to avoid any such assumptions. Androcentrism: It’s Okay to Be a Boy, but Being a Girl… Sociologists use the term “androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one that replaces the favoring of men over women with the favoring of masculinity over femininity.
According to the rules of androcentrism, men and women alike are rewarded, but only insofar as they are masculine (e.g., they play sports, drink whiskey, and are lawyers or surgeons w00t!). Meanwhile, men are punished for doing femininity and women… well, women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it. Illustrating this concept, much more concisely, is this altered photograph of James Franco in drag. Sent along by Stephanie V., the photo was originally for the cover of Candy, a “transversal style” fashion magazine.
Sophia Wallace - Clichés inhabituels. Sophia Wallace est une photographe américaine qui utilise la photo pour questionner le genre, l'hétérocentrisme et la notion de race.
Sa série qui m'a le plus frappé est On beauty où elle a photographié des modèles masculins dans des poses qui sont traditionnellement jugées féminines. «[...] J'ai utilisé des top modèles qui représentaient l'idéal de la masculinité, pour explorer la construction du genre. [...] J'étais curieuse de voir quel serait le résultat si je photographiais des hommes avec les règles non écrites qui dicte la façon dont les femmes posent conventionnellement dans la photographie et la peinture. [...]En gros, j'ai demandé aux modèles de regarder ailleurs, d'être regarder. Je leurs ai demandé de garder leurs bras proche de leur corps comme s'ils étaient vulnérables. Manuel de féminité/virilité 101. Je suis tombée sur des articles assez incroyable sur le site de WikiHow.
Bitch Flicks: Documentary Preview: 'The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men' The Media Education Foundation recently announced their newest documentary, The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men. The MEF makes some very good documentaries aimed at educating people to become more media literate–which is one of the most important cultural issues of our time, in my opinion.
Men are not born devaluing women, or objectifying them, or loathing them to the point that the worst possible insult is to be called feminine. No, men (and women) learn these attitudes from a culture that constantly reinforces the supremacy of the male and closely polices masculinity (the recent “Man Up!” Ads from Miller Lite come to mind, as do the less-recent calls from some female politicians that their male counterparts, again, “Man up!”). Malaise dans la pub (4): ce qu’est une “vraie femme” On le sait, mais il faut le dire et le répéter, et puis cela fait du bien de l’entendre: la plupart des femmes dans la publicité ne sont pas de "vraies femmes".
Hegemonic Masculinity in Super Bowl Commercials. Cross-posted at Sociology in Focus. Back in 1987, Raewyn Connell coined the term hegemonic masculinity in a seminal text, Gender & Power. Hegemonic masculinity refers to the dominant form of masculinity that exists within a particular culture. Relative to this ever changing, idealized form of masculinity are different subordinated masculinities – those within a culture that do not live up to the so-called masculine gold standard.
Food and Masculinity. By Gwen Sharp, PhD, Mar 7, 2012, at 11:30 am We’ve had a number of submissions of examples of gendering food, so I thought I’d post a few that illustrate connections between food and masculinity. The Taming of the Brew: Coexisting with Bro-Bros. Bros: you can’t live with ‘em, you can’t live (in a world) without ‘em.
Bros are ubiquitous, solicitous and sometimes-duplicitous. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “bro”, allow me/this awesome G.Q. article on bro-ism to define the modern “bro” (or “bro-bro”): “Originally from the Middle English (“I knowe ynogh, on even and a-browe“— G.