Gender and Beauty
February 15, 2012 § 3 Comments
As I was reading the essays for the upcoming class I noticed how closely essay 13 and 19 relate. For essay 13 it was more about what the term beauty means. It seems as though beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I liked how the woman shaved her head completely just to see what it would be like to not have to deal with it and also to see how people would react. I thought it was interesting how many different reactions she received from just walking down the street. To her it seemed as though gender and age had an impact on how she was perceived. I would go along with that and say that it depends on your background whether you make judgements about a person and how they look.
As for essay 19 I loved how the Pueblo people were so unbiased and in a way more simple than what you see in the U.S. on a daily basis. Here people struggle to try and act their part of being a certain gender. The Pueblo people have different jobs that need to be completed but they don’t see it as strictly a man nor woman’s role. They also don’t use age as a factor of whether a person can accomplish something. I like how this essay simply states, ” we are all a mixture of male and female, and this sexual identity is changing constantly.” If only everyone could act this way and not have to conform to one sexual identity because they are of a certain gender. It would make things much easier if things were not set in stone as either a man or woman’s role.