Kumu hina video about a mahu in hawaii who was still

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“Kumu Hina”Video about a Mahu in Hawaii who was still seen as really special, participated in both boys and girls activities. Specific mahu focused on, did the hula performance with the boys and girls. Used as representation for what people would aim to be when performing, strong, powerful. “Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore” *Arab family in America, anything American or Americanized seen as impure or dirty. American girls smoke and drank and wore shorts, had sex out of marriage (fucking whores). Also applies to the Christian Arab, anyone deviating from the accepted religion is seen as Americanized. Also unaccepting of homosexuality, seen as western. Anything western is wrong and bad, anything Arab is pure and acceptable.
“They Call Me Muslim”Two different women in two different cities. Women in Paris want to wear hijabs, even in school where it is illegal, seen as being able to express their religion in the way that they want. Some people felt that their fathers would be forcing them to do this, usually seen as confining. Another view point comes from a woman where wearing a hijab is required by law. She barely wears a hijab and when it falls off, she takes her time to put it back on. She sees the pushing of these boundaries as her way of expressing herself. Her freedom is allowing herself to only wear it when it is legally required, opposite of the women in France. Section 4: Marriage, Family, Children: Stabilizing Intimacy Key Words: Heterosexuality: The idea that you are sexually attracted to people with the same gender identity as you Heteronormative: The acceptance of these heterosexual relationships and the marriage structures which they create. Usually seen as middle class, white relationships where both people fall into their gender roles. Kinship: Blood relations, bond between family members, in western society seen as just blood family, in other cultures seen as bond between people who help raise each other. Transgender: Someone that identifies as a gender different than the one that matches their sex assigned at birth, can actively change appearance using surgery or hormones. Readings: “A Modest Proposal”Homosexual couple living in London, waiting for the supreme court decision on the legality of homosexual marriage. Have no desire to get married but are still invested in having the ability to make this choice. When the ruling comes back and makes it legal, still no desire to get married. Talks about how being gay was so looked down upon while they grew up. Seeing this shows how far equal rights for gay people have come. Wanted to get married and have wife die to go through the motions to show that he was straight and able to marry a woman but not be stuck in that relationship. Eventually decided to ask boyfriend to get married solely for tax reasons. Weird for the author because marriage was not the ultimate goal.

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