As I was spending my time reading my Facebook news feed, there’s this picture of two people kissing that catches my eyes and made me think of everything I just learned in sociology and anthropology.
Black and white. Chess, seen as a fight between two opposing kingdoms, reflects the clash between groups in society. The photo showing a white king standing on top of two black rooks emphasizes how one race in society can be more favored than another race
The table tennis racket represents the sociologist as if s/he is wrapped in a white sheet to cover or eliminate biased thoughts and be colored only by different hues and shades that represent the facts and the theory(-ies) used to interpret those facts.
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.
Twerking has been around for a while, and it’s been done by different people in the popular music industry. But the way we respond to this type of behavior is one example of how we socially construct reality.
Everyday, we consider the numerous ways of expressing our individual identity to our online audience.
What does it take to be the “face” of the UAAP cheer dance competition? Apparently, you need to be female and pretty.
A number of malls in Pampanga are now offering regular Zumba sessions for free. Do they contribute to the inclusion or exclusion of people from different walks of life?
“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.
How ironic that despite having these culturally significant edifices laying in waste, large malls that kill small industries are allowed to proliferate.