FEMINISM #1 – Affect the Masses

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“…. [t]here seems to be this reluctance to be termed a feminist. ….”

As a Theory: What? Feminism and Sex Wars

“…. Beyoncé saying “That word can be very extreme … I do believe in equality … But I’m happily married. I love my husband…” and Lady Gaga’s “I am not a feminist – I hail men, I love men. I celebrate [the] American male and beer and bars and muscle cars”.
– Only 16 percent of college women “definitely” considered themselves to be feminists.
– Lady Gaga’s “I am not a feminist” (She announced to become an ordained minister to conjoin two gay citizens in marriage.)
In the Western Civilization, individualism and collectivists both play a major role, as result of the Sex War era. Sex wars and feminism showed their faces, during the 70s and 80s. Masked with aphrodite-like chemistry and scatological themes, both of the sexes continued competing for ‘pride,’ while demanding liberation the society of religion.

Conversely, today’s America holds super-powered believers whom are willing to faithfully address any questions that relate to feminism. For example, the black diva Beyonce gave an excellent testimony about how her love for her husband (and baby’s daddy) contributes to her perspectives on life as a woman.
Moreover, Lady Gaga also reports on various occasions to enforce and represent what American liberty can cause, in relation to faith and intimacy between two people ‘regardless’ of the gender. Within the most recent years Lady Gaga pledged to become an ordained minister, in order to conjoin two homosexuals in marriage. Chiefly, Hollywood houses groups of celebrities whom are willing to stand up for Americans’ right to use the US Constitution to enhance freedom.

Adam Guyton Publishes an Essay – Collectivists versus Individualism

In reference, Adam Guyton put his notes together and created an interesting piece about sex worker pride in a Warwick Sociology Journal; “Issue One: Feminism and the perception of women in contemporary society” is the name of this particular journal.
On one hand, Canada could help protect the immediate sex worker industry, because, adequate ‘sex wars’ were addressed and staged, during the 70s through 80s era. On the other hand, secularism can push the multicultural population of America into acute acts of individualism, which may cause an upheaval, in relation to change. Briefly, a short list of Guyton’s pinpointed cues that relate to the sex worker industry (see figures 1, figure 2, figure 3 and figure 4 below).
Figure 1
– Anti-pornography feminists were opposed to sex work, because of the risk – the objectification 
and exploitation of women.
Figure 2
  – “violence is the norm for women in prostitution” 
Figure 3
  – “prostitution plays a key role in sustaining the social inequality of women. 
Figure 4

  – Feminism: In it, women are generally defined as sexual objects, available to any man who desires them”.


Sex Wars of the 70s and 80s

Debates over pornography, prostitution and the role of women in sex were fought. In fact, there is a case with Bedford v Canada that brought new light to the world of brothel-houses and VIP-type bars. According to Canadian norms, the act of prostitution has always been legal just as it is in the UK.
Conversely, the Bedford case eventually met with their country’s Supreme Court ruling that superseded any confusing judgement to sex workers. To dig deeper, along with author Adam Guyton, heavily criminalized and is subject to lots of constraints making it difficult to practice, during the latter portion of the 20th century.
By calling any hindrance, a certain list of these constraints can be seen in sections 210, 212(1)(j) and 213(1)(c) of the [Canadian] Criminal Code, ‘which makes it an offence to keep or be in a bawdy‑house, prohibits living on the avails of prostitution, and prohibits soliciting in public respectively.’

“….  from making prostitution illegal to legalisation with formal regulations (to make 
prostitution just like any other career)… to criminalising the 
purchase of sex rather than the selling (to criminalise the men who visit sex workers). ….”

How much or little does this theory affect advertising?

Chiefly, the overwhelming demand to deregulate provisions infringe on the sex worker’s right to life, liberty and security of the person, as set out in section-7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, keeled many community developments. Moving right along, Guyton leads to his own conclusions that during the 70s and 80s, most could be put in one of two sides, anti-pornography feminists and sex-positive feminists. This was a very polarising issue, but as time has passed and third-wave feminism emerged, there was a greater focus put on individual cases rather than a universal rule. 
Famous R&B performer Beyonce mentions her view of being a woman, “I hail men, I love men. I celebrate [the] American male and beer and bars and muscle cars.” However, how does that kind of statement affect fans? Should Beyonce and Lady Gaga compete on the stage, in lieu of simply mentioning how feminism makes them feel? For the most part, show how stars contribute to liberal relations.

Feminism as a Non-verbal Cue

 “If you’re a girl and you don’t fit the very specific vision of what a girl should be, which is always from a man’s perspective, then you’re a little bit at a loss.” – Ellen Page

Is there a visual or non-verbal cue that may cause an effect on people?

Is this a slight religious view that desists (decimates) the duties or attributions of empathy and apathetic responsibilities (i.e., decrees)?

  “If you’re a girl and you don’t fit the very specific vision of what a girl should be, which is always from a man’s perspective, then you’re a little bit at a loss.” – Ellen Page
First off, when feminism emerged within the popular cultures of the 1970s and 1980s, there was a greater focus put on individual cases – Rule of Law rhetoric – rather than a universal rule. The fact that the law must take a solid, consistent view,  means that this topic will receive a lot of debate in Canada, according to author Adam Guyton.

In Hollywood:
“feminism always gets associated with being a radical movement” – Ellen Page

Moreover, Guyton brings a human reference to the table… A writer named MacKinnon pointed out that prostitution wasn’t a choice made by people, but, prostitution appeared as a mandatory objectification (i e., done out of necessity) where the use of money ‘acted as a force’: drawing parallels to the physical force used in rape. Guyton adds, “Feminists who agreed with this general approach would almost certainly argue in favour of making prostitution illegal.”


“Can Feminists and Non-Feminists Agree On Gender Equality?” (Courtesy of ‘Middle Ground Season 2’ (YouTube))

Next…. Feminism: Why Find Different Views?

‘Sex Workers: The breadth of feminism,’ Adam Gayton

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