Chicana Studies 1B
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Date Created: 05/10/14
May 8 2014 VirginWhore Dichotomy Sexual Stereotypes amp start filn1text Selena 0 VirginWhore Dichotomy Constructed Binary 0 Virgin the Good Woman I Value of a woman was based on her sexual fidelity to her man her ability to give birth to a legitimate heir chaste o Whore the Bad Woman 0 Constrains Women s Agency Generally Our focus Chicana Specific Experience amp Chicana Agency 0 Malinche as the Bad Woman 0 Aztec Princess sold into slavery given to Spanish conquistador Cores I Gifted translator amp guide lover to Cortes o A traitor who advanced defeat traitor to her people through her language talent and her body 0 Mother by rape of the mestizo race mixed Spanish amp indigenous peoples o The epitome of the whore dichotomy today 0 Evelike narrative Man s fall is result of a woman s error Iclicker Who is the iconic good woman in Chicana culture 9 Virgin Mary 0 Iconic Good Woman In Chicanao Culture 0 Virgin Mary Virgen de Guadalupe 0 Symbol of Chaste Motherhood her virginity is a symbol of her value 0 Traits deemed desirableideal in women I Obedient I Devoted to her children I Longsuffering amp selfsacrificing caring 0 Control of Female Sexuality amp Reproduction Essential to VW Dichotomy amp in turn the Patriarchal Order 0 Controls amp coercion seen past amp present 0 At Stake status power 0 Reproductive agency is thus resistance to patriarchy o Discource of the VW Dichotomy has Shifted 0 Phase 1 Honor 0 Phase 2 Reputation for marriage 0 J opportunity or independence pregnancy prevents education work and financial independence I Both 2amp3 still witnessed todav 0 Shifting slow amp partial social reconstruction of gender norms 0 From a dichotomy VW 0 To a continuum V W with greater space for Chicana agency selfexpression amp sexualexpression 0 Look for this process in Selena 0 But Some Chicana Feminists suggest Rejection of VW Dichotomy altogether o Woman s value not solely reproductive o Other aspects to value 0 Persistent Virginwhore Dichotomy Some Consequences 0 Double Standard for Men amp Women I Narrow Gender Roles for Chicanaswomen I Misfitnarrow masculinity script for many men 0 Distorts Gender Relations 0 Sexual Stereotypes Rape Tropes I DoubleBlind Resistance Consent no yes I Obj ecti cation of women s bodies 0 Bro Code documentary 0 Masculinity cops The worst thing to call a man is to say they are feminine shows how much our society devalues women 0 Bro vs doofus Hierarchal relationship you don t want to be anything related to feminine 0 Women s idea that their love will change the bro while still retaining the badass characteristics 0 Gender relations social constructions if we change the conventions then the constructs will also change 0 Next time patriarchal norms eg VW often promotes sexual stereotypes 0 Def a widely held rigid and oversimplified image or idea 0 Selena 0 Look for VW dichotomy in daily use 0 Gender sexuality ethnicracial stereotyping o Divers amp changing femininities amp masculinities as the story unfolds 0 Film Selena 0 May 09 2014 0 Essay 0 Choose a person that you want to focus on 0 think of an original idea 0 Wed 11151245 Office hours due date May 27 0 On Macho Luis J Rodriguez 0 Stereotypes men have to be macho strong powerful never cry or show emotion 0 Social Problem Why do young men want to be a part of gangs To show their masculinity and machoness 0 History and the politics of violence against women 0 1 out of 3 women are going to be raped o Rape gives the rapist a sense of power 0 Historically colonists rape power struggle Gender Journal 050914 La conciencia de la mestiza by Anzaldua discusses the concept of the mestiza the clashing cultures that he or she holds The multiple cultures that are combined in this person often gives that person great inner turmoil Does he or she choose one culture over another One option is to embrace both cultures and cross the borders Through this the mestiza can create a new culture
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