Ariana Grande was interviewed over the summer after her break up with rapper, Big Sean. During the interview Grande talks about her past relationship with Big Sean and also talked about the double standard for women’s sexuality that is in place. She talked about the ideal double standard on how a man is glorified if he sleeps around and is encouraged to do so. However she found it frustrating that women who engage in sexual activity is seen as “loose” or even how women feel ashamed and/or embarrassed if and when they talk about sex. Her main argument in the interview was centered at that women should be able to make mindful choices when they decide to be intimate and sexual with their partner (Greer, 2015). Women should not focus on the ideologies of society and the thoughts of women sexuality being a taboo subject. Women should be free to openly discuss sex and their sexual partners without society (men and other woman) critiquing their actions and comparing them with the actions of men.
We learned in class that we live in a male normative society. Male as the normative recognizes everything to be tied to man (male) no including the female. Some examples of the male as the normative include the Milk-man, the mail man, Actor, Host, and my favorite, Mankind. Since our earliest of years society has often always referred to the human race as Mankind, not including a word that represents the female who is just as responsible for helping create life such as the man. The male as the normative creates confusion by measuring women and their actions based off the results concluded from the male as normative. Having the male as normative does not allow for the actions and behaviors of women to be expressed nor analyze...
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... have (Reporter, 2015). The double standard here is society saying that women should not be allowed to be bare chested taking a form a nudity to the extreme. Women don’t see it as a form of nudity but as a balance of rights between male and female. Just because they assume different anatomy than the male does not mean they must be excluded and denied the same rights that males have.
Women’s sexuality should not be a topic that women feel uncomfortable talking about. Sexuality is a natural component of being human. When a woman feels as if she cannot openly express her sexuality we are denying the basic right of freedom of speech. Society should be less critical when regarding women’s sexuality and be more receptive to women making a conscious decision about what they choose to talk about (sex) and the right they have to do with their bodies as they please.
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