As I look through my Facebook news feed yesterday and today one of the popular things I am seeing is the Meghan Trainor video. Trainor has a song out now called “Dear Future Husband.” Within this song she is telling her “future husband” how to treat her right just by following a few simple things, like making sure that he gives her flowers every anniversary. The song goes on just listing things that he should follow so he can treat her like a lady. To me though she was a little demanding with all the things she wants just so that her future husband can treat her like a lady. Yeah it would be nice for those things but all females want their future husbands to treat them right in their own way. I also think that the way she is dressed and dancing shows a little to “sexy” for mass media. I thought that some of the outfits that she had on were low cut and tight which could be shown to be sexy during the music video. Also with this video it can be a little sexist because you have a woman her asking things to be treated right by her future husband but what about the men? They are also need to be treated right by his wife, so where is his video?
Last Sunday I had gone to my church here in Farmville. As I was sitting there looking around I had noticed the college students in parish, especially one the ones that were around me and I knew personally. I had noticed that all the Hampden Sydeny guys sat together in the same row and the the Longwood girls sat in a different row but together too. I thought it was weird how even though we knew each other like we are all brothers and sisters we all separated ourselves by sex. As the mass continued my priest went ahead and preached about the Gospel. When we was preaching about it he had talked about how he grew up and the ways that his mother bought up him and his siblings. He told all us that his mother taught the boys how to cook and sew while the girls learned how to mow the lawn.
When asked to stop and look around you for an example of gender, it actually had me thinking for awhile what a great example was. There is so much around us that could show a great example of gender. The one example that I came up with is something that I am actually using for another class as well in a presentation about gender and I know we all have seen it! When you ask anyone around you, “Who is the parent that stays home to take care of the house?” Most people would answer that with stating that the mother is the one that stays home. With the mother staying home she is the one that has to get the lunches together for the kids to take to school. Within the Gogurt commercial, you can see that the dad is the one that prepares the lunches in the family. The boy though communicates with the father using Post-It notes to remind him to put the gogurt in the lunch box. It is possible too that this family could be a single parent family but we are not 100% sure because we do not see the mother at all. Even if it is a single parent family it is something that shows the men are starting to step up in our society and taking the roles of the women too. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KyHo63_IyY[/youtube]