"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gender Analysis in Just Two Minutes!

I have to confess that one of the reasons I've been so absent from this blog lately is that I have been busy managing and contributing to a collective class blog with the students in the Women's Studies 101 class I am teaching. I wish I could share it with you all, since my students' posts are kicking SO much ass, but, alas, it's understandably confidential.

I do, however, want to pass along this supercool video that one of the students in the class found to demonstrate various aspects of gender socialization:

There's so much going on here. It demonstrates how little choice we have in the process of becoming gendered, how we resist this process, how much we can be ridiculed for assuming characteristics of the "opposite" gender, and even how men (as well as women) may feel helpless to address the problems that arise from gender socialization.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a really fantastic video. I love the end where the line is drawn, and both the boy and the girl are pulling on it and jumping toward it respectively to find away to get across.

Anonymous said...

Cute! But you know the boy would've still been laughing at the girl from way up high.

My favourite part is when the girl splooges all over the boy's face. How does it feel now that the tables are turned, boy?!

Anonymous said...

That's rather brilliant.