This reading was very interesting and I have a lot of friends who are lesbians and even some who are bi-sexual and have told me about their personal experiences. But, I had no idea that there were so many different ways for women to have romantic/sexual relationships with others. I found it very interesting to read about so many different women living in different countries and cultures who choose to have a romantic relationship with another women and sometimes become the more dominant partner in the relationship; even though in most cultures it is highly discriminated against.
Were you surprised to explore the variety of contexts that give rise to these relationships?
I was very surprised to read about all of the variety of context that give rise in these relationships. I really never thought about how many different ways women could love one another, from marrying to crossing the gender line, to female masculinity and friends in love. Each section went into detail and helped you to understand how these women connected in their relationships through their personal stories. These stories painted a picture on their sexuality, the worlds view on them and even their view on themselves and each other.
Which two relationships that Rupp described interested you the most?
“Still Crossing The Gender Line”, was very interesting because it spoke about how Mr.X was arrested for marrying a woman. Mr.X explained how it had been very hard living as a women and how he was very masculine and acted and worked as a male. He felt so masculine that he went to the extent of removing his breast (Shaw, S. M., & Lee, J...
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...round, government, and also family, friends and the media have strong influences on what is acceptable and unacceptable from one place to another.
How can being aware of the world of difference that Rupp describes make us more aware of the world of difference that exists in our own society?
It is very good to rad Rupp reading, because it does make me aware of the world of difference. No matter if I agree with what was discussed or not. I feel that it is better that I be aware of what’s going on around me than not know at all. It can help me identify with people in my culture if at any time it is necessary.
Seager, J. (2009). The Penguin atlas of women in the world (4th ed.). New York, U.S.A: Penguin Books.
Shaw, S. M., & Lee, J. (2011). Women's voices, feminist visions: Classic and contemporary readings (5th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
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