but prejudice sure does do a hell of a lot to cause, maintain, grow, and weaponize that ignorance.
Baby Boy: The Sociocultural Effects of Prolonged Male Adolescence
Check on It: The Gendered Dynamics of Male Spectatorship in Urban Public Spaces
Crazy in Love: The Diagnosis and Treatment of “Female Hysteria” During the Late Nineteenth Century
Naughty Girl: Disidentification and the Performance of Female Sexual Promiscuity
Cater 2 U: Female Subservience and the Reinforcement of Hegemonic Gendered Power Structures
Get Me Bodied: A Radical Critique of the Sex/Gender Binary
Freakum Dress: The Role of Consumerism in the Construction and Assertion of Female Sexuality
Videophone: Social Networking Technology and the Deconstruction of the Dominant Gaze
Run the World (Girls): Historical Perspectives on Global Female Leadership
Bills Bills Bills: The Dual-Income Model and the Reshaping of the Domestic Sphere
Soldier: The Hypermasculinization of U.S. Military Culture
Independent Women: Girl I Didn’t Know You Could Get Down (to Business in the Public Sphere and Still Be Expected to Perform Domestic Labor During the “Second Shift”) Like That
It’s a “how gender politics work” social story.
It is simultaneously inconceivable and intolerable for a woman to have sexual desire.
It is simultaneously inconceivable and intolerable for a man to be sexually desired.
Discussion: At least in contemporary western society every gender-related ill derives from some combination of items #1 and #2.
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