Stone Butch Blues

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  • Leslie Feinberg 's Stone Butch Blues

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    In many ways, Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues does more than explore what it means to be a part of the LGBTQ community. In many ways, Stone Butch Blues is a “how to” book just as much as it is a lifeline for the LGBTQ community. It is a “how to” book in the sense it examines how to be a member of the LGBTQ community, while at the same time revealing the follies of a definitive correct way how. In doing so, Feinberg reveals not only the performative nature of gender, but also how the concept of

  • Stereotypes In The Movie Brave

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    Disney Presents: A Brave Butch In the Disney movie, Brave, the main character is a princess named Merida. You see from the beginning that Merida enjoys archery, riding her horse, and doing many non-girly things. It is refreshing to see a princess in a movie that is not your typical girly girl. This can teach young girls that they do not have to succumb to the type of behavior the rest of society makes them feel they should. However, in other people’s eyes, including her mother’s, this is not how

  • Bears Vs. The Bears

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    go around town, across the country, the world even and not get stared after. The Butches face violence because of their appearance, while the Bears do not. Gay men, especially the Bears have more acceptance in the world than the Butches in Stone Butch Blues. The Bears in Bear Nation have a lot of acceptance already. Their national conference is being held, and men from all over the country and those even from other countries have arrived to the conference to celebrate that they are Bears. Their

  • Persuasive Essay On Transgender Community

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    In the past five years some in the queer community have received more social acceptance and legal rights, while others intrigue, confuse, yet outrage our society at large. We have seen the slow rise of acceptance of gay people and the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, however, transgender individuals find themselves demonized and demoralized in a debate over which bathroom is acceptable for them to use in public places. Many transgender people do not have equal opportunities, are rejected by

  • Argumentative Essay On Transgender Women

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    In the past five years, some in the queer community has received more social acceptance and legal rights, while others intrigue, confuse, yet outrage our society at large. There has been a slow rise of acceptance of gay people and the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, however, transgender individuals find themselves diminished and demoralized in a debate over which bathroom is acceptable for them to use in public places. Transgender people do not have equal opportunities, are rejected by mainstream

  • Mosquita Y Mari Film Analysis

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    If this was not a sexually charged act of intimacy, then why are they worried about being caught? This theme of what female intimacy is often portrayed in lesbian texts, for example the beginning of Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Fienberg wrestles with what it means to be intimate with a lover. Ze does this through the reoccurring descriptions about hir lover would take care of hir after traumatic experiences with police, “You drove us home with my head in your

  • Queer Chapter Summary

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    A reoccurring theme that has been evident throughout many systems of oppression is the necessity to define the group being oppressed as criminals. In the book Queer (In)Justice it is impossible to mistake the purposeful intent of church authorities, prosecutors, and other influential citizens who had an agenda. They were threatened by the progress being made by the gay community. Sodomy laws were falling and they began to worry about queers recruiting their youth to a “perverted” lifestyle. Most

  • The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

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    An example of literature that reflects the queer phenomenon publically is presented in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Besides the scenes where Algernon is shown eating muffins and cucumbers, to represent his inability to make a decision between men and women, there is an underlying theme of secrets and things that are kept hidden. The concept of bunburying was used as a coping method to deal with the pressure of societal standards. In order to save face and not look bad, lying is

  • Gender Stereotypes And Gender Roles

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    Within society today both males and females are expected to fit in, fulfil and adopt, specific stereotypes and gender roles. In the western world, women are traditionally characterised and expected to be maternal housewife’s, who are obedient and attractive; whereas males are seen to be the breadwinners, who are muscular independent and strong. These characteristics have become ‘normal’ in society, and enforce the gender stereotype roles. However, when these gender ‘norms’ are disturbed, this leads

  • Analysis of the Film Chasing Amy Essays

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    Analysis of the Film Chasing Amy Chasing Amy is a movie that uncovers the hardships we find within the confusion of love and sex in our lives. Sometimes the line between love and sex seems almost invisible, but the differences and complications of understanding that are quite clear in this movie. The issues presented in Chasing Amy are directly related to the discussions of “Politics of Sexuality” as well as everyday life in our culture. Our culture, in contrast to Ancient Greece, uses sexuality

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