Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Class Discussion, 11/28

Ellen DeGeneres as we know is gay and has been under tremendous amounts of scrutiny coming out.

The other video that  I didn't get to show the class, since we were press for time.
Watch from 5:50 to 7:09

In the  we read "What is Gay and Not Gay" we  learned that there is a scientific, biological explanation for the sexuality of individuals.

In the article "Compulsory Heterosexuality..." Adrienne Rich, she argues that "lesbian choice is simply an acting-out of bitterness toward men."  We started the conversation in class, however it was cut short.

Keeping all of this in mind, do you think that one's sexuality is a choice or is it biologically classified?

Do you guys agree with Rich when she says that women who are homosexual are because they have had bad experiences with men?

1 comment:

  1. Dear Tadia,

    This is a great question. And I feel that media and the hegemonic ideologies want us to believe that people choose to be gays and lesbians. Why would people choose to be bashed in first place. This class was very important to clarify some of the prejudices in our society. Even when people say they don't look down at certain communities, it is very clear through their intake of media what their real view of social issues are. By desconstructing media, we can realize that mainstream media wants us to believe that there is a gay "lifestyle".