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Pg. 168 “…when I had my first real taste of what it’s like to inhabit this visual culture as a man.” At this point, I am assuming that the author is male. It concerns me that the sex of the author is having an effect on my thought process while reading the text simply because I know it should not. It is probably because of the nature of the writing and the fact that it is dealing with the topic of sex, but even that is no excuse. As I keep reading I find myself repeating some sections. First reading them from a males perspective, then attempting to read it from a females and I find that my opinion changes as I switch from each perspective. The way IO am interpreting what I am reading is far different if I imagine that a male wrote it, than if I am imagining a female writing it. It is obvious most men and women have different views about sex and will most of the time react differently in certain situations of sexual natures. Maybe my thoughts are stemming from a fear of a certain bias accompanying the text due to the sex of the author. Either way, there is no way of knowing. The author has not put his/her name at the top of the text. I would like to think this was done purposefully. Without knowing the sex of the author, the reader is forced to think deeper about what they are reading. Pg. 168 “…when I had my first real taste of what it’s like to inhabit this visual culture as a man.” The fact that the author uses the word “culture” is what really caught my attention. By referring to the picture as a part of a
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ETS 142 taught by Professor Tiffany during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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