Reflective Reading Assignment

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Reflective Reading Assignment

Rahilly (2015)

Rahilly, E. P. (2015). The Gender Binary Meets the Gender-Variant Child Parents’ Negotiations with Childhood Gender Variance. Gender & Society,29(3), 338-361.

In this article, Rahilly, E. (2015) argues that there has been an increased rate of children in society, stepping outside of the gender binary to demonstrate gender variance. Rahilly examines that the development of these children 's demonstrating the gender nonconformity is identified by the lifestyle and navigation from their parents. She suggested that many contemporary parents, no longer stereotype the intellectual of gender binary as they deteriorate the cultural ideology. Rahilly uses the concept of truth regime from Foucault’s framework
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(2009) analyze that the ‘sexualisation of culture’ is constantly shifting as the image of sex is increasingly sexualized in the explicit essence of popular culture within the media through sexual values, identities, and practices. Gill argues that this form of sexualization comes from the rapid representation of western societies, normalizing the concept of pornography within the culture. She views sexualization as an awareness of gender, realization, and class, which works within producing the discrimination to individuals of their age and the ideal of heteronormative. However, Gill refuses to take sides on whether she’s ‘for’ or ‘against’ the sexualization of culture. She instead focuses beyond the notion and develops a better understanding of these transformations in the cultural. Gill develops three different types of feminist intersectional analysis, why sexualized representation is shown in advertising. The three approaches Gill examine are the six pack, the midriff and the hot lesbian. The six pack approach is the rising sense of sexual equalization, where men are also objectified as women through the representation of their bodies in advertising. However, there are different types of determinations of these male body in advertising as they all end up depicting a value of hegemonic masculinity. The six-pack advertisement is purposely sold to heterosexual sexes and homosexual men. The midriff approach is the shift from objectification to a …show more content…
It is an idealized configuration of manhood which puts women down as an external subordination, it includes stereotypical traits likes tough, rich, powerful and brutal (Donaldson, 1993). Throughout society, men are supposed to demonstrate the concept of hegemonic masculinity in order to perform their gender role. This is heavily influenced by the norms, values, and beliefs. However, the expectation of hegemonic masculinity in modern society has caused huge stigmatization to those men who do not match these socially constructed standards (Grozelle, 2014). This convention of expectation caused many anxieties to men which lowering their capability. Therefore, the construction of hegemonic masculinity gets challenged through different strategies in society towards creating new assumptions of masculinity. Due to new assumptions of masculinity in society, theorist Connell conducted multiple dimensions of masculinity in his hierarchy in order to fulfill these new

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