After a visit to Bill Maher’s show, “Real Time with Bill Maher” Gloria Steinem found herself under fire for comments made about young women’s candidate preference for the 2016 Presidential race. Steinem is quoted saying,
This is a real-world example of intersectionality that describes how ethnicity and gendered norms interact in women’s lives.
From the article: “The majority of facial cosmetic operations performed on Asians are considered “Westernizing” procedures. Two of the most popular, nose jobs (rhinoplasty) and eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty), are specially designed to make these features look more Caucasian.”
Interestingly, often it is the parents of who encourage younger women to undergo these procedures.
Blogger SE Smith argues that we need to acknowledge that racism and sexism combine to influence how boys and girl’s behaviors are evaluated in schools.
Click here to read about Don Lemon, CNN anchor, and his discussion about his coming out publically in his autobiography.
Click here to read more about South Korean men and norms of masculinity related to complexion that was referenced in the audio lecture.
Click here to read an article profiling Asian men and their experiences with gendered norms specific to their ethnicity. This is an interesting read on it’s own, but could also make a good blog source for anyone who wants to discuss the intersectionality of gender and race/ethnicity (regardless of which race/ethnicity you are discussing).
This is a great example of a girl who takes media back by creating her own short documentary about beauty norms as experienced by women of color.
This article demonstrates how intimate partner violence is experienced across socioeconomic class and how women who are wealthy are challenged in obtaining support.