Casting one’s vote during is not simply an act of choosing candidates – it is a culmination of our past and present social location, the lifelong conditions informed by our class, education, family, and religion that make us who we are and that allow us to arrive at a particular judgment of what is “best.”
Duterte’s statement echoes what many in the Philippines believe – that it is normal for men to be philanderers because it is written in their biological make-up. Many believe that men are naturally macho, and women, naturally feminine, because the sexes are born that way.
Today is Father’s Day, a day that celebrates fatherhood and all the things that dads do. Let us have a quick look and see how gender roles are articulated in these seemingly ordinary material objects.
In sociology, gender is something that is socially constructed. People tend to associate particular characteristics to both men and women. Looking at this ad, we can see how it assumes that women are more likely the ones who are more victimized by violence.
Everyday, we consider the numerous ways of expressing our individual identity to our online audience.
The ongoing pork barrel circus is not merely a testament to the oversight of Janet Napoles and her conspirators; it is also an issue that calls us to rethink the limitations of this “iron cage of rationality,” as Max Weber puts it (image from The Manila Times).
“Today I will ask him out”, says the girl. It is a common belief that men usually pursue women, but this ad puts gender expectations in a different light.
While the movie offers a philosophical hint that human beings are inherently evil, it actually tackles two interesting issues for sociological inquiry: social control and class conflict. In a highly speculative scenario in which the citizenry regulates itself without the consequences of punishment, we ask: How does society rely on unconventional forms of social control?
According to this ad, men and women are believed to give off different types of body odor. Therefore, each sex needs a specific his or her deodorant. Do you agree or disagree?
This ad shows how notions of beauty can be gendered. There are different expectations for men and women. Which notion of beauty do you subscribe to?