Archive for January, 2009

Male Gender Roles

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2009 by zoomersurf29

I found todays discussion rather interesting and a little frustrating.  The media does put men in certain roles as well as society.  Men can’t cry in public, men have to be the stupid ones on the sitcom.  The media creates these roles but society just encourages them.  Why can’t men cry in public? As we saw in the movie men  have created this norm, that men cannot cry in public.  I saw a girl crying at school the other day and I felt bad.  If I was to see a man cry I would not make fun or say something to make them feel bad.  I would sympathize with them.  It is the men who would make fun and say something inappropriate.   If the public was to see President Obama cry people could possibly say he is not fit to run the counrtry.  Just like the media said about Hilary Clinton when she showed emotion while running for president.  News stations mentioned that by showing those emotions she was showing weakness.

The color issue was another frustrating topic.  Like Erin said why does it matter what color your child is wearing.  Well our society and the media has made it very clear that you must choose a color.  If a mother was to put her boy in pink or yellow people could possibly say something to the mother asking why she put her baby boy in pink.  Do you want him to be gay?  That is what the media has created.  Just because the baby boy is wearing pink does not classify his sexual preference.  I find that pink looks good on some men.  We should not be judged or labeled by what color we are wearing.

Objectification

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2009 by zoomersurf29

After today’s discussion I realized we are OBJECTS.  Men and women are objects.  Each sex in my opinion sees each other as different objects.  For example men see women as a nice piece of ass.  Women see men as the money makers.  Our society has lost all substance.  The media has made us focus on the physical attributes of an individual and not whats in their head.  The Victoria Secret example was perfect.

I received one of those bulk text  from one of my girlfriends.  I apologize if this is a little to much for some.  The text reads:

10 Things Men know about women…

1. They have a vagina

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10. oh and tits.

That text was entertaining but completely inappropriate.  The media is causing our society to say and do things that give individuals no substance.  Is that really how men see women?  I don’t think so but that is becoming or already has become a social norm.

Sundance

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2009 by zoomersurf29

I am glad I waited to post my blog until after I saw what was going on at the Sundance Film Festival.  I am staying up in Heber right now but on the way we stopped in Park City to eat and forgot what was going on.  When we got there there was a ridiculous amount of people and traffic.  We realized we should really start watching for celebrities because half of Hollywood i up here right now.

We were driving down Main Street and we saw some people taking pictures with this guy.  He was wearing a sideways hat and very baggy clothes.  He was also black.  My friends and I automatically blurted out that must be a rapper like 50 Cent.  That was the first thing that came to our mind.  However he could have been an actor for all we knew.  Like Errin said it is very easy to make an assumption.

We parked and the car next to us a man got out and he had this crazy outfit on.  He  was very skinny wearin bright yellow spandex pants and really high boots and he had bleach blonde hair and no shirt.  He also had tons of bling around his neck.  But once we saw him we thought oh he is gay.  That is terrible I know but that is what our first assumption was.  I never realized how easy that is to do.  I realize now however that it is always happening for good or bad.

Stereotypes happen everyday and I really believe they are not always meant to hurt peoples feelings or to judge people.  They are just our preconceived notions of people before we get to know them.  Doesn’t everyone change their opinion after they get to know one another?