Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ferguson’s Sex Wars

I was a little confused as to what information was being presented to me. I knew about all these weird sex practices, I just never really thought anything of them.

However, after reading this article I started to think: "Is this really how it is?"

Anyway, I really like how Ferguson broke down the two feminist groups. I got that basically in a radical feminist point of view that women are sex slaves and are prone to sexual male violence. Also, I got that in order to be in a good relationship, the two partners have to be equally consenting and emotionally involved. Continued, to have sexual freedom each partner has to have equal respect for each other.

The libertarian-feminist point of view is different. This is give complete freedom to each consenting partner. The sexual practice is base off of what they want in that moment. It basically says to eliminate all moral judgements and restrictions to create an equal environment for all.

I got that radical feminists value the emotion intimacy more than that of libertarian feminist who value pleasure.

Personally, I agree with radical feminists because I believe that there is more to a relationship then just the physical part. However, that isn't to say that physical attraction isn't a big part of a relationship. Basically, to me there needs to be a balance between the two.

What are your views on the bond between partners? What would you consider yourself a feminist point of view?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Kimmel & Tough Guise 2

I see the similarities in both the article and film. I can see that they both seem to focus on the ways men misinterpret growing up. How society basically shields their growth process, and turns them into undeveloped, bad men.

I noticed that Kimmel's article seemed to focus more on the ways men can develop and have developed in society for the better. I read that men basically need feminism to develop correctly. I truly believe this. Men need feminism to understand the day to day struggles of women and to do their part to stop the madness.

"Therapists advise anguished parents about boys' fragility...Boys, we read, are depressed, suicidal, emotionally shut down."
This quote directly goes with the film because of how boys act. When undeveloped, boys tend to act like a total nutcase. I mean lets be honest, when a boy is not brought up on good, solid morals, does he usually turn out okay? The answer is no.

"To hear these critics tell it, we're no longer allowing boys to be boys. We've misunderstood boy biology, and cultural meddling--especially by misinformed women--won't change a thing."
This goes with the film because the film depicts bad boys. Boys that are misunderstood. Boys that misunderstand life; that were taught the wrong way. And truly they aren't allowed to be real boys because they don't know how to be.

"Feminism encourages men--and their sons--to be more emotionally open and expressive, to develop empathic skills, and to channel emotional outbursts away from violence."
This goes with the film because it basically a guideline to become a better man. If the boys in the film were taught that feminism causes a man to be less violence and more open with their emotions, they would not have done the things they did.

I think that this movie really connects to this website called This website basically features fights (mostly men). I will post the website showing you what its about; however, view at your own risk...

Anyway, I feel that this connects to the movie because the guys fighting are fight to see who is alpha. They can get seriously violent at times too. I feel like this is blinding the younger men of today because they see these videos and they think that in order to be a alpha male, one would need to destroy another person. This is not right. It ruining the minds of young men. Is that what they are going to think manhood is? I really hope not.

Hopefully one day the morals of men will change. What are your taught on this subject matter? Do you think that if men were brought up through feminism that they would be a more caring, loving, and open man?

Sunday, November 1, 2015

First Social Justice Event: UnSlut: A Documentary Film

On October 28th, I went to the library and watch the film UnSlut: A Documentary Film. This film was created by Emily Lindin. This film is about the sexual shaming and assault of girls and women in the United States and Canada. This film mainly focuses on a young woman named Rehtaeh Parsons, who unfortunately took her own life in 2013 due to the shamming and abuse.

The film itself is around forty minutes long. So, myself and others watched the film, and then proceeded to talk about it and its relevance to our society today. Many women in the room actually talked about them being slut shamed. However, us students used those examples to apply it to events that happen today. We basically talked about how to see and stop shaming and assault from happening. It was very interesting to hear other peoples’ opinions on this delicate subject.

This definitely connects to an article and theme that we have discussed in class; them being: Frye’s, Oppression, and the theme of oppression. I feel as though Lindin’s film, UnSlut, connects to those two because of these examples. 

In Frye’s article she discusses that women a fundamental claim in feminism is that women are oppressed. In Frye’s seventh paragraph she states: “It is common in the United States that…younger women, are in a bind where neither sexual activity nor sexual inactivity is all right. If she is heterosexually active, a women is open to censure and punishment for being loose, unprincipled or a whore.” Frye is basically saying that either sexual activity or sexual inactivity may potentially classify a younger woman as a whore or slut. Frye goes on to say that the younger woman may have to lie to her parents about what is going on. 

To tie into UnSlut, the example of lying or hiding from parents ultimately led to Rehtaeh Parsons's suicide.

Also, I would stay that the film connects to the theme of oppression. The theme of oppression is this: “oppression is against the ideals of humanity because it prevents people within the oppressed group from being fully human.” I can definitely see how that theme applies to many women. Every day women are oppressed and unable to be themselves. In the film, many of the women were crying because they felt that they couldn't be who they truly were inside. They felt as though they did not belong.

This film was incredible. It shows that things are all what they seem, and it shows us how to fix these problems.

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

By Peggy Orenstein

Why is it that girls go through the "princess stage?" This actually goes back to the idea of Generation M. The film shows us how the media and entertainment is affecting childrens' minds. This is exactly what is happening to these young girls. Most girls go through that stage where they want to be what they see. If you were to go to Disney World, I guessing that more than half of the little girls there would be in a princess costume (most likely Anna from Frozen). I mean if I was little girl that's who I would want to be. Also, this goes with Tough Guise 2 as well. I know that that movie is about boys but it still is on the same idea. The idea that child are growing up learning the wrong things through people and things in the world.

The children of our society are getting brainwashed by advertisements and adults.

Anyway, my point is that almost all girls go through that stage where they want to be what they look up to. And to be honest, I think that just part of life. If I had a daughter and she want to be a princess, I would let her be one.

Also I forgot to say something about this. Pink. Why do little girls like the color pink so much? Because older people have said that pink is a girl color, either by getting them things that are pink or just by telling them that they should get pink instead of blue. A color is just a color people.

What do you guys think about what I think? What's your opinions on this situation?