heternormativity - Meg Bunning 7:00/ M Heteronormativity in...

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Meg Bunning 7:00/ M Heteronormativity in the Media There are countless debates on whether heteronormativity is encouraged by America’s 20 th century pop culture, or resisted by the new contemporary generation. One cannot deny the revolution that past generations have felt for individuals whom were not considered “normal” by social standards; however, nowadays “differences” in sexuality seem to be more acceptable than ever. Considering various media sources could help derive an explanation towards why standards have evolved in a more liberal fashion. Heteronormativity is influenced by gender roles, ethnicity, and culture; In turn, media partakes in developing these culturally accepted standards. However, it is difficult to conclude weather the media reinforces the idea of heterosexuality and “normal” ways of life, or challenges the concept. For example, our fashion industry is immensely populated with socially accepted male designers, mostly whom are gay. The acceptance of these designers challenges gender roles
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