Inequality In Literature Essay

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It is safe to say that one must experience some sort of inequality at least once in their lifetime. Inequality is arguably the biggest threat to people in society today and almost any human being can acknowledge the fact that the increase of inequality is an pressing issue. While there are discernible inequality issues such as Economic inequality, Healthcare inequality, Income inequality, Educational inequality and many more, Social inequality and Gender inequality are matters that surround us everyday, yet are not being treated enough of as an issue where change needs to be brought about. Issues of gender have occurred since the beginning of birth for many reasons and as an 19 year old Canadian born Chinese student who was born in Vancouver…show more content…
Gangnam Style is a a K-pop single by Korean musician Psy which was released in July 2012. There was a rapid response for the popularity of this song and dance and it immediately went viral, however, how is it that audience members are unable to identify the powerful stereotyping of Asian males within its music video? Stereotyping of Asian males is a prominent issue and Gangnam style is a great example and representation on the emphasis of how established stereotypes of Asian males remain and continue in the media so drastically.

There have been several literature reviews by scholars that have struck my interest of topic for this research paper. First, ABC Australia has a news article written by Benjamin Ng on October 2012 called “Gangnam style and the stereotyping of Asian males”. The summary and thesis of the article states “The popularity of Korean rapper Psy- whose “Gangnam style” dance has gone viral- has emphasized how entrenched stereotypes of Asian males persist in Western media, writes Benjamin Ng” (ABC, 2010). Benjamin Ng is an Asian man working in primary and secondary schools in
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