Picture of the Week

Does this sign from Kolkata Pride shatter or reinforce gender norms?

1 comment:

Ravi said...

It is interesting about the complexity of the issue involved in this picture. Yes, I think he does reinforce gender norms, but at the same time he might really enjoy those things and therefore, it can be thought of as more of an activist picture.

I don't think i'm making sense in words. Let me give an example... my roommate is a lesbian who enjoys all the things straight guys do. She is well aware of gender norms and her major is actually "Women's studies" and therefore she knows about the ongoing struggle of society reinforcing the norms, yet she would also hold a sign like that indicating her interests in what would be considered "masculine" interests.