Monthly Archives: February 2012

whale rider

Last semester in my Intro Anthropology class I was assigned to watch a movie  called “Whale Rider”. I honestly thought it was going to be a movie that talked on the culture of this said tribe, but it was just … Continue reading

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Hrdy Notes Ch. 9 and Ch. 10

Chapter 9 – THREE MEN AND A BABY Mother-infant relations are intimate and long-lasting in primates; fathers rarely have direct contact with babies What shapes the way men care for infants Men typically help mother rather than have one on … Continue reading

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Gender Role Reversal Dating

Gender Role Reversal Dating This is a funny video that I came across on Collegehumor.com.  Its funny their portrayal of young relationships with the gender role switch.  Sorry if a couple of the scenes are a little obscene, but its … Continue reading

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Liquid Plummer ad is like WHOA!

Okay, first this… Heh. There are number of things that are funny about this commercial. One is the dissonance between the woman’s fantasy self and her reality self. I find this is actually very endearing because we all, in our … Continue reading

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Is gender labels important in establishing a child’s identity?

I had read an article in my class last year that spoke of a couple having a child and knew the sex of the child but chose not to share it with the rest of the world.  The child was … Continue reading

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Nature vs. Nurture in a Hunter-Gatherer Society

In an article entitled, “Children Educate Themselves III: The Wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers,” a discussion about how children learn the hunter-gatherer lifestyle is proposed. How do these communities learn their roles within the society in order to survive? Is it something … Continue reading

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Gender Roles in Superhero Culture

First things first: For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “gender bending”,  the simple way of explaining it is a person who actively transgresses, or “bends,” expected and stereotypical gender roles. About a week ago, I found … Continue reading

Posted in Anime, Geek Girl, Gendered Products, LGBTQ Issues, Sexuality, Stereotypes, The Unconscious | 1 Comment