Monday, September 28, 2015



By Marilyn Frye

          This author Marilyn Frye argues that women in our society are oppressed by labels and slams as opposed to males who are in a sense not oppressed. The reason I say this is because there is a major statement in the passage in which the author states that a women is more likely to be attacked with labels. This was stated on page 2 of the passage. The author states that if a women declines the act of heterosexual activity toward a male she is prone to be labeled by men as "Uptight", "Man-Hater", "Cock Tease", Etc. The author even go's more in debt with this statement claiming that if a women partakes falls into place of partaking in heterosexual activities on a daily basis that she is less believable if she becomes a rape victim. The reason the author says this is because she is oppressed into having sex to avoid these label's, and possibly she may have reoccurring sex on a daily basis. Now if this women is to be raped and the argument is that she likes sex and she enjoyed the rape in a sense, is it technically rape?

          Here is a newspaper clipping of a court case where defendants claimed that a woman "enjoyed" being raped.,8664446&hl=en

            This statement blew my mind cause of course any person with common sense would believe that yes this is indeed rape no matter how you look at it. The author's perspective on men seems to have a strange view but it can be agreeable. This is a form of oppression that happens all the time, it happens to women and men. It struck me as one of the most important parts of this text. Leave your thought's in the comment selection below and have a good one!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fear Of Feminsm, Why Young Women Get The Willies

Fear of Feminism, Why Young Women   Get The Willies

By: Lisa Maria Hogeland

          In the text; Fear of Feminism we are introduced into the reason why young women are in fear of feminism and how to overcome this and have women looking toward the equality of women. There are may quotes in passage but  narrowed it down to three quotes that stuck out to me the most. 

         At one point in the passage there is a statement that "Young women may believe that a feminist identity puts them out of the pool for many men." From a human perspective I disagreed with this statement, believing that all men would see the women the same. Sadly I was incorrect when I asked colleagues what they would think about of a relationship with a feminist women they simply replied they would not consider relations with that women. Me being surprised at the result they told me I asked why. They replied "They kind of scare me, aren't they always putting down on men?". Hearing  this I was shocked and sad to know that this was a major bias toward feminist's and that I felt as though a majority of men believed this bias.

          There was also another statement in the passage that states "The feminist insistence that the personal is political may seem to  threaten rather than empower a girl's fragile, emergent self as she develops into a sexual and relational being" Reading this quote I didn't know what to think. I read this believing that feminism helps empower a woman to want equality within gender. But apparently most young women tend to believe that it will threaten them. Possibly I will need more clarity with this statement as it was a tad bit fussy to me.

        The last quote that I will use is the most important one in my opinion. "Feminism requires  an expansion of self-expansion of empathy, interest, intelligence, and responsibilities across differences, histories, cultures, ethnicity, sexual identities, otherness"The reason this is a major quote is because not everyone can become a feminist, the major question is can you become a feminist.  If the your not comfortable with expanding the mind set you have then you simply cannot adapt to the way of a feminist. This is why a lot of young women are afraid of becoming feminists, because it challenges what they are taught by society.

This video helps clarify why some people are afraid feminism men and women:

          Feel free to leave your thought's on this post! See you guys next time!-Justin Torres

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

First Post!

Hello and welcome to my first blog post!
My name is Justin Torres and I would like to take a little time to introduce myself and the purpose of this blog. As stated earlier my name is Justin Torres and I am a freshman at Rhode Island College. I was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. I graduated from Jorge Alvarez High school  at the age of 17 in 2015. I have many hobbies which include; Skateboarding, Drawing, Gaming and socializing with others. Now onto why this blog was made, this blog was created in order to give my feedback on events that are in today's media and events in the past that were huge conversation starters.  My goal of this blog is to basically put my input into the topics that come across me. My only concern is that if I happen to put my input into something and if you disagree please reply with a respectful way and no hate please. If you have any other questions feel free to ask in the comment section below.