Gender Role Reversal / Reblogged

The Pressure of Masculine Performance in Bechdel’s Fun Home

Originally posted on Masculine Performance:
The next work from this course that I will be discussing in this blog is Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, which was discussed during the March 14th lecture. Bechdel’s work tells the story of the author’s complex relationship with her late father. This work discusses at many instances the concept of…

Gender Role Reversal / Reblogged

“Masculine women and feminine men”: Outhistory.org’s queer postcards.

Originally posted on BLoGT: NYU's Queer Blog:
I came across Outhistory.org’s fantastic collection of historical postcards today and had to share with you all. The postcards are a fascinating commentary on perceived gender norms and gender deviance in the early twentieth century. I think it’s always interesting to see queer history come out of…

Gender Role Reversal

A Woman In A Man’s World…And Vice Versa

Dominance is argued to be a biological trait of the male species in which the larger size of males  as well as their higher levels of testosterone lead to their “aggressive and dominant behavior” (623).  In contrast, females are described as being more timid and shy which lead to them being more nurturing.  The dynamic duo of Sylvia Beach (author … Continue reading