Archive for June 2010

Readers, a question.

June 21, 2010

I think this is a bit of a first, explicitly asking for what you guys (and in this case I’m particularly interested in what the male IDed among you think) think about a representation of masculinity.

Back in March (about here) I posted a video of a Dove commercial that aired at the Superbowl. I was a little on the fence as to whether or not I was offended by it; whether it was prescriptive of identity, or satirising it (not that these things are exclusive).

My question to you, my male ID’ing readers is, do you find this advertisement offensive? And if so how?

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Reading: A muslim perspective on performing masculinity.

June 9, 2010

Jehanzeb Dar has written a great (longish) post reflecting on performative masculinity, and has some great things to say about masculinity in a muslim perspective, especially about growing up as a young muslim from a south asian background in a predominantly white part of America. Check it out here.