This part of the song depicts the struggle of sexism in the United States. This song resonated with me because of my disbelief that so many people voted for a man who was so candid about sexism, racism, and ableism. Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump demonstrated his dislike and bigotry towards immigrants, gays, African-Americans, Muslims, and women. Ideology guides people in how they behave, what choices they make and how they judge their own behavior, and that of others, (2014) Belkin-Martinez, D et.al. Trump’s rhetoric continued post his election. Evidence of such bigotry was depicted via his attempt to implement a Muslim Travel Band, his nominations/appointees of cabinet staffers who are also white supremacist or who
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Within the past few months the American people have witnessed violence from Isis and ultimately have fallen into a state of fear and confusion in regards to the safety of the nation. In response, Presidential candidate Donald Trump feels he has the capability to “make America great again” (Berman). In Russell Berman’s article “Donald Trump’s Call to Ban Muslim Immigrants,” he discusses Trump’s plan to address the issue: a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Because he is afraid of more attacks occurring in the United States, Trump stands up for these beliefs even though many people believe they are words of prejudice. Trump is not the only person who acts with prejudice when scared. Playwrights Arthur Miller
On Trump’s rhetoric of this campaign season, particularly in calling for a ban of Muslims from entering this country, Rubio was asked if this has increased in Islamophobia. “No one should be discriminated in America against their religion or faith,” Rubio responded. “Bottom line is there are millions of patriotic Muslim Americans. Our issue is not with patriotic Muslim Americans, it is with radical Islam.”
Trump’s selections are perfect for the job of bringing in the reign of American Facism: right wing extremism, coupled intolerance and overbearing authoritarianism. And rather then simply lie complacent and hope for the best, let’s take a look at his selections to better understand how their remarks and political stances come directly in opposition to the American values of equality, progress, and free speech.
While studying art and popular culture in class, our class came across a very interesting topic and story. Throughout time everything has changed in humanity, in the way that humans look at one another. Now in the 1980’s when the whole AIDS and HIV epidemic started that’s when the whole world saw the disgrace in each other. Now in class learning about the disgrace that women had upon the world because of HIV and AIDS has really changed in a way that women are not allowed to be free within themselves anymore. The woman of today have to deal with sexism, classism and even racism just in order to survive in this world. But even through all of this women are still strong and fight for what they believe in and never give up, no matter what
The article I read was You’re Sexist. And So Am I from USA Today. This article went into discussing how everyone has internalized sexism, believing in sexism in their head, whether they like to believe it or not. This is because society teaches people norms that women must follow in order for them to be respected. As we have discussed in class, this is the idea of subjectivity because all of these social codes are predetermined and that makes them very difficult to change. One example of this was in the article when it talked about how women often chose their careers around them someday becoming mothers. Women are expected to have children and then take time off from work to raise their children. No one believes that men should be expected to stay at home and raise children because it is not the societal norm. Therefore when a woman chooses a career around impending motherhood, she is falling into subjectivity.
Donald Trump is a name that nearly every person with access to social media knows. When he began his campaign for presidency in the citizens of the United States, as well as most of the developed world, took it as a joke. They did not believe that a businessman with multiple failed ventures and no political background to speak of could succeed in the presidential race. Because of this his trail got a much larger amount of media coverage than any other candidate in the 2016 race. Throughout his coverage he has had numerous changes in his political stances, from accepting the outcome of the election to Muslims to minimum wage and taxes (Here). While many of his stances have changed in drastically conflicting manners there has been one consistent theme throughout his campaign trail; treatment and objectification of women. Repeatedly Donald Trump has made comments which substantiate this idea that he has little to no respect for women, most recently the comment of “grab them by the pussy”. The question then comes in as to why women still support Donald Trump regardless of his seemingly substandard opinion of them.
Gail Collins, in her article “Sexism: Let’s Deconstruct Donald” (09.09.2016) suggests that Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton could be sexist, and argues that we should “not jump to conclusions” even though Trump “makes insulting personal remarks about everyone he disagrees with”. Collins supports her claim by listing points that Trump had attacked Clinton on over this election cycle, such as Clinton’s voice, “Trump is basically saying that only guys get to holler”, Clinton’s health, “a staple of presidential politics long before we had a women in the race”, and how she does not “look” presidential. The author’s purpose is to suggest that Donald Trump’s critiques on Hillary Clinton are fueled by sexism,instead of his usual “personal
On January twentieth, Donald Trump became the forty fifth president of the United States. Through his presidential campaign, he secured the republican seat by beating seventeen other candidates. Although Trump never held a governmental office before and only had executive experience through his business organizations, he outperformed Hillary Clinton, who was a former secretary of state. Throughout his campaign, Trump stated numerous vulgar comments towards his fellow Republicans and Democrats, Muslims, Mexicans, and several others. With the aid of sexism and male privilege, Donald’s Trump presidential campaign didn’t implode despite running against a well-qualified opponent, and stating many
The women are shown as satisfied just by dancing next to touchy and feely men. The lyrics send out the message that all women appear to be easy and lured by wealth/a good time, even though this does not represent all women. The lyrics also standardize men and make it okay for them to play around. It makes me consider how society emphasizes the fact that men are not powerful enough unless they are getting girls and making money. In a way, the lyrics open up the discussion on how the media normalizes unhealthy perceptions about gender roles and relationships.
Donald Trump doesn’t see women as equally as men, he is sexist. Numerous examples have led a few individuals to believe he is sexist, and consequently this has led to fewer women voting for him. Donald Trump told a female reporter, “Like you wouldn't have your job if you weren’t beautiful”, this is outrageous normally if someone said this they would be shunned by people in America, but unfortunately so people support him (Obeidallah, 1). Trump once called women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals”, but Ivana, his wife, still denies that Trump is sexist and instead says he empowers women (Obeidallah, 2). Trump’s marriage with his wife has been rocky he cheated on her in 1990 with Marla Maples, which is ridiculous since he already had kids with
It appeals to logos as the lyrics touch on commonly known problems in American history such as oppression, and discrimination, but also popular modern day practices that target the gay community such as using the word “gay” in a negative manner. The song appeals to ethos due to Macklemore being a very well-known figure in modern culture. Overall, it provides a positive message that tries to reach the ears of many in hopes that one day, we will not see love based on opposite gender, just as our society has been able to allow and accept people to love outside their religion and race.
The world has been abuzz with Donald Trump’s controversial political antics ever since he announced he would run for president in June of 2015. Generally speaking, most would assume that since he is an American leader, he is only affecting Americans. I disagree. Someone in such a high position of power saying such hateful things can validate others agreement or embolden them to speak their equally offensive thoughts. Adversely, those being targeted can feel enraged, terrified, and hopeless because no one has stopped him. Those who fall under the labels Trump belittles do not exist in one place, but rather spread around the globe, which brings me to my first point. Analyzing his actions reveals a common theme when it comes to minorities. Immigration,
Donald Trump has been criticizing womanhood regularly. He has claimed that periods are disgusting and unsanitary. In another radio session with Howard Stern, Donald Trump was recorded saying how menstrual cycles get in the way of sex, according to his personal experience; this is according to “Donald Trump calls daughter 'piece of ass' and claims 'hot little girl' took his virginity during shocking interviews; The wispy-haired presidential hopeful spent 17 years discussing the finer points of threesomes, sleeping with young women and menstrual cycles with shock jock Howard Stern.” from Daily Mirror. According to “Trump in 2004: Pregnancy Is an ‘Inconvenience’ to Employers” from NBC by journalist Ali Vitali, he claimed in an interview Trump
When I heard about the song assignment the song I immediately thought of the song Different For Girls and how it would relate to the gender chapter. Country is my all time favorite music genre. I knew there would be many country songs to choose from to fit into the gender chapter. I picked this song because I remember the first time I heard it and thinking it was sad how differently boys and girls deal with problems. Our society today has shown that boys need to act strong with little emotions. This song captures how society has reformed how boys and girls deal with emotions. Dierks Bentley’s song is describing the difference between how a girl and a guy deal with heartbreak. I can relate to this song because I have been through heartbreak and the guy dealt with it completely differently from me. He should little emotion and acted as if it never mattered. The song reminds me of how society has created these gender roles and to be a man you have to follow them. According to Conley gender is defined as “a social position; the set of social arrangements that are built around normative sex categories”(Conley 279). The song is showing that based on your gender this is the way you should act emotionally.