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The Feminity that Bore Us

He hired me to clear half an acre of his land where he wanted to later build a greenhouse for his wife. It was May and it rained most days. 1,488 more words

Ways We Oppress Ourselves is a going to be a regular feature on this blog. It is where I will explore the Patriarchy’s effect on how we treat ourselves and hopefully explore ways to understand and begin to negate the effects of this damaging system. 915 more words

Death to Game

There used to be a time when men where chivalrous, kind, and gentle. They used to be polite to all, friend and stranger alike. This kind of compassion common to European men arose out of the Christian idea of neighborly love as well as from our basic human desire to be a part of a healthy and happy community. 821 more words

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Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity

Though an old video, I think he raises solid points and addresses social constructs of what it means to “be a man” in today’s society. Even the clip shown of the girl talking about her male friend calls him a “baby” for showing emotions, thereby further perpetuating the stereotypes and the looking down on men and male-identifying persons who express their feelings.

Revenge is the key: "I Spit on Your Grave" and "Jennifer's Body"

This was an interesting week of film viewing for class. We discussed rape-revenge films that consisted of I Spit on Your Grave (Zarchi, 1978) and  834 more words