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Find a Mate On Craigslist.org Christy Chang March 17, 2008 Sex, Gender, and Society
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Craigslist, I could not help but notice the salient language that was used to portray certain genders seekin;~genders. I mainly focused on the categories of women seeking men, men advertisements, it was not surprising to me that the nature of these ads essentially reflected ~ location. The website offered free advertisements in about fifty different countries, not to mention all of the ptates in the u.s. As I searched the different ads under Boulder, Colorado, the "personal advertisement" section had categories listing from women seeking men, to men
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did not surprise me. Our society leans on a pedestal of hegemonic scripts that are categorized '$6v"'4.h.fW.b rv-f -C. .<. t4"\ b-e . through gender and sexuality. s~ w;'a ""'l ki~0J.l- +kty ~u. .V\ ~ d~ "~G. .'~S) r.. ~v.,d'1l1f The rules and expectations created throughout our society have formed certain ideals and seeking men with money and strength, the majority of the personal advertisements presented on +t. ..;. os I" \-\ b~ ? <otpl~(\ . website follow essentialist beliefs of gender and sexuality. In addition, these women also find it specific personal ad of a man seeking a woman caught my attention as it was titled, "Wanted: V\)();J. ~I\.~ female slav~ This title is a perfect example of how men are portrayed as hierarchical figures as
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lead, and are in charge of sex" (McDonald, 2008). Moreover, according to McGuffey and Rich (l99~he article, "Playing in the Gender Transgression Zone," states that research suggests that specifically illustrate the fourth script stating that, "men always want sex and are always ready for sex;:,.The ~isexual men on Craigslist portray the social norms of masculine sexuality
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