Monday, February 22, 2010

Why do you think men and women are held to different standards when it comes to sexuality?

Question of the day: Why do you think men and women are held to different standards when it comes to sexuality?

It's a part of our society. As stated in the previous post,we, as Americans, thrive on the "sex sells" buisiness. There are two different sides to everything, including gender issues. For example, it's ok for a woman to wear make-up, but for a man, no way. And the opposite goes for the woman; it's not right for a woman to dress like a guy, it's considered "un-ladylike". It's against societal norms.

Media, as a product, affects us as a whole: what we think, what to say, and how we act in public. Even the internet, today, is a part of life, and whether you like it or not, it's another product that affects us- Yeah, we have free speech and everything, but, be careful what you put up here. people can misunderstand it.

2 comments:

  1. i agree with you, i have met men that are straight that wear makeup to cover up bags under their eyes and blemishes it shouldn't mean that their gay, but i just don't get why men are not sluts when they sleep around but women are? Pisses me off really. Nobody can put a definition on a slut that word shouldn't be used as common as it is.

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  2. I also agree with you completely. In the society that we live in now, the media definitely dictates what is socially acceptable and what is not. If a particular action that a person takes does not fit into what is considered "right" they are essentially shunned. It is pretty sad.

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