Paper #3 - Prathyusha Yanigandla Paper # 3: Final When it...

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Prathyusha Yanigandla Paper # 3: Final When it comes to jewelry, both men and women get excited. It’s more than just a fashion statement and accessory, it defines who we are. It’s a personal statement. Sometimes it can even hint to our sexual orientation, well that’s what society tells us at least. Men and women wear jewelry the same way such as wearing them as earrings, chains, finger rings, etc. Although all jewelry is different in general, we can usually associate which belongs to men and which belongs to women by the way that it looks, even though it might have been meant to be worn in the same area where men and women would wear. That is because society has embedded that stereotype that men’s jewelry and women’s jewelry are to look different in the minds of the majority who have conformed to it. There are, however; a few exceptions in the stylistic criteria of some jewelry, and those that are, are labeled as unisex, meaning jewelry that can be worn by both sexes. If there is certain types of jewelry that can be worn by both sexes, there is also jewelry that can be worn separately by the sex that which a person is. This categorization is seen in almost any common place that sells jewelry. The best place to see the visual representations of these categorizations can be seen on websites. They are usually sectioned out to which jewelry is for men and which jewelry is for women. For example, websites like Tiffany’s or Things Remembered that sell jewelry. They advertise and target separately. This allows us to stop and wonder why. If sectioning out means that, that is where certain things belong, than switching things around would not only be irrational, but also wrong. In other words, what’s meant for women is not
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course EN 101 taught by Professor Brianburns during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery CC.

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Paper #3 - Prathyusha Yanigandla Paper # 3: Final When it...

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