conform and marginalize. Gender inequality itself cannot be dissected unless viewed through a multi-faceted lens. Key components responsible for this disparity stems from more than just gender construction, it stems from colonization, the shift of power between sexes, races, classes (Lugones. p, 187-188), and the construction of heterosexuality.
Nigerian Female Rappers and the Construction of Femininity By: William Goldstein “For the young lady thinking of someday becoming a female emcee, the art itself is founded on excellence, one cannot be timid or shy, dim witted or lack a sense of humor, you have to be willing to embrace the person you are, faults and all because in those weaknesses lie your true strength your power to overcome YOU to become HER”. – Sasha P (hiphopworldmagazine.com: 2012) “We have very very few Female MC’s in Nigeria
degrees of success in the overall scheme. Methods of engaging in the new social movements of the twenty first century take different forms ranging from environmental and sexual reforms to religious revolutions and alternative ways of addressing globalization. As a result, a diverse number of interests groups have sprung up, each with their own agenda, making adhering to a single, universal cause difficult and oftentimes a point of contention. The conflicts of interest arising between grassroots movements
mental image of one’s body as it appears to others (Featherstone 2010). This mental image produces body consciousness, which Samantha Kwan describes as an amplified mindfulness that one’s body does not conform to hegemonic cultural standards (Kwan 2010). In today’s modern context, hegemonic cultural norms are reproduced and widely disseminated by the mass media with the help of new technologies. These new technologies Elliott’s discusses, with some in the form of satellite television and other widely
Capitalism, Marketing, and the Insidious and Covert Co-optation of the Self Subtitle: A Manifesto for Avatars 1. Introducing Avatars AVATARA-Sanskrit.; ava-'down', tarati-'he goes, passes beyond' literally, 'a descent', a conception described in the Bhagavad gita, 4th Teaching, 1-8 where Krishna confides: "when goodness grows weak, when evil increases, I make myself a body." (OED) Originally referring to the incarnation of Hindu deities, avatars in the computing realms have come to