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The Social Construction of "Wild Women"

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCY 1089
Professor
Sharlene Hesse- Biber
Semester
Fall

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SC089.01 (11.19.2013) The Social Construction of “Wild” What do we think of when we think of “wild” girls? ­Sexually deviant, sexually promiscuous ­“Girls Gone Wild” ­Girls without regard for “appropriate boundaries” (whatever those may be) Is Miley wild? ­First, we must address the sexual double standard, both between male and female  artists and between different “kinds” of females ­Ex: Rihanna vs. Miley How is this connected to race? ­Rihanna is black—therefore it is “expected” that she be  hypersexual, animalistic, etc. This goes back all the way to Sarah  Bartmann (Hottentot Venus), etc. ­Racial legacy ­Ex2: Miley’s VMA Performance w/ Robin Thicke ­Again, a double standard—she got all the flack—we give the  dominant group more leeway (Robin Thicke was not criticized for  his role in the performance) *Why did Miley have to change her image? ­She recreated herself to sell to a broader audience that will buy her new image.  Who is selling this image? ­Sinead O’Connor’s letter to Miley Cyrus telling her that it is the  corporations who are manipulating her and that she doesn’t have to sell  herself this way ­(Sinead’s video Nothing Compares 2 U  ▯corrupted and  mistranslated into Miley’s video) Tolman Reading on Young Girls’ Sexuality Asked adolescent girls: What is sexual desire? What does it mean? How do you define  sexuality? What is YOUR sexuality, YOUR sexual desire? ­This question is never asked  ­Tolman wanted to explore this, because it had not been explored in the  literature  Young Female Sexuality ­Sexual desire ▯ to go there is DANGEROUS (this is what the girls say) and  something that they must control and stop from advancing ­The authors conducted in depth, intensive interviews about sexual desire ­Listened to girls’ vari
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