Thursday, January 12, 2012
Gender and Communication
There is a part of me that already feels biased in this class because I have taken so many courses on gender studies. But I love it and I am excited to mixing my two favorite subjects into one class. I felt that the introduction was what appears to be an honest representation of what the book is about. I feel that she was fair in explaining who she is and how that may or may not shape her perspective and our perspectives on the book. One thing that I enjoy thoroughly about being a feminist is that it is subjective. Different people have a different meaning of what being a feminist is and I like the diversity and dynamics that, that brings. For example, I choose to identify myself as a female outwardly, I like to wear lots of make-up, I like to do my hair and I love high heels and things that are considered "girly." I love it! I love that I have the power to decide how much, what color, what brand, what day, to wear the things that I do and feel that it is a part of me choosing to identify myself as female that I have the luxury of doing so. I have a sister who also identifies as a feminist who refuses to wear make-up because she believes it is part of the patriarchal system that our society expects women to change their appearances whereas men are not expected to. We believe very different things when it comes to this issue, overall we agree on several issues regarding the equality of women/men.
Posted by Megan Keller Barker at 10:46 AM