A CNN article on the changing of the old guard in politics

November 7th, 2012

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/07/opinion/rosin-women-election/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Evolution in the sexualization of Halloween

November 2nd, 2012

So, I was looking through some articles and this one was interesting. It has examples of Halloween costumes from the 90’s and then from today. One thing that is funny is for one of the pictures, there was a guy for the example of the 90’s and then the modern day one was a picture of a girl. These are also little girls being sexualized.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/sexy-halloween-costumes-for-girls_n_2011943.html#slide=1647641

 

Men’s Bodies

November 1st, 2012

Article from YES! Magazine…

Hazards of Masculinity

Vlogbrothers’ Video on Human Sexuality

October 12th, 2012

Hank Green, also known as one half of the Vlogbrothers on YouTube, posted this video today. It’s basically a summary of what we’ve talked about in class. I thought it was really interesting and exciting to see someone I enjoy watching on YouTube make a video about something I’m really enjoying learning and thinking further about.

Tips for Men

September 26th, 2012

While we were talking about appropriate sexual behavior, our small group discussed how in instances of cheating and rape, blame tends to fall on the woman for either driving her man to cheating or tempting a man to leave his woman. Or, in the case of sexual assault/rape, it’s the woman’s fault for tempting the man, not the man’s fault.

 

These posters give an alternate take.

Double standard

September 24th, 2012

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an accomplishment of gender equity or a form of gender pacification

September 24th, 2012

Topless Kate Middleton

September 23rd, 2012

A friend posted this article this week. For all those times you’ve wondered why it’s taboo to walk around topless. I thought this was oddly factual but also interesting!

 

Response to the AU breastfeeding controversy…

September 22nd, 2012

A colleague of Adrienne Pine wrote this supportive essay for Inside Higher Ed this week:

Marx and Breast-Feeding by David Vine

What are your thoughts?

SOCG 315 – this blog is for you

September 20th, 2012

Use this blog to share ideas, experiences, reflections, questions, articles, videos, images, or whatever strikes you in relation to our collective study of the sociology of gender this semester. You are not required to post here. I was approached by several students who want to be able to carry on with our conversations outside the classroom. What a wonderful idea! Use this space as you wish. I look forward to seeing what develops.