Tuesday, October 13, 2015

What Does Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existance mean?

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

By: Adrienne Rich


          In the reading "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence" the author Adrienne Rich tries to give us a meaning behind the two terms in the title. The two terms used in the title seemed familiar to me. The thing is, that reading it for the first time I thought I had the meaning already figured out. It turns out I was wrong and made me open my eyes toward the two terms.
          Basically what the author is trying to say is that it isn't human nature to be heterosexual. Rich doesn't use the word heterosexual to mean one’s preference of the opposite sec as one’s sexual partner, she is precisely questioning what we take to be a “preference” In other words Rich is questioning is it human nature to be attracted to the opposite sex or is it how we are perceived into thinking that way.

             In my opinion I have quarrels with this theory as I believe it is right and wrong at the same time. I believe it is human nature to be attracted to the opposite sex because it's nature in general, most animals mate with the opposite gender. Then again there are some animals that mate with the same gender such as Dolphins and Sea Horses. I personally think it is something I cannot add insight towards due to my bias.

Here is a interesting video on how most people don't know what the term; Heterosexual means; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88tWn26bh3M

If you have any questions or statements feel free to drop them in the comment section below, that's all for now and have a good one!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

U.S.A, Land of Limitations?

U.S.A, Land of Limitations?

By Nicholas Kristoff 

          When you hear of the United States, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely it's the common cliche of "The land of the free" right? Sadly that statement isn't very true in most cases for women. After reading various articles I have came to the conclusion that; yes that economic and racial class are feminist issues.

          The first reason why class is a feminist issue is it can deal with sexism. Women aren't equally paid as men are, and that's no theory. Now it's true that people of minority race have lower income in the same fields as Caucasian's, but women of color face higher rates of poverty compared to women who are white.

          In system that we live in, women perform the majority of the unpaid labor: childcare, cleaning, cooking, and running a household. According to the US Census Bureau, women do more than 110 million hours a year of this labor, while men clock in at around 55 million. This is unfair and I feel like there is a lot of sexism to this. Women are told that it is a women's right to do these house hold chores when in reality it is up to both the man and the women of the relationship.

Here is a fun and quirky little video explaining the Gender inequality in the workforce. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tUrNvIjRNQ

         Gender and race should be equal. No person should have to deal with inequality. Hopefully you guys agree with my topic and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to comment them in the comment section below, Seeya!