Sociologists use the term “androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one that replaces the favoring of men over women with the favoring of masculinity over femininity. According to the rules of androcentrism, men and women alike are rewarded, but only insofar as they are masculine (e.g., they play sports, drink whiskey, and are lawyers or surgeons w00t!). Meanwhile, men are punished for doing femininity and women… well, women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it.
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The depiction of rape in the media is not an inherently bad thing. But it is a bad thing when rape is part of a story line just for entertainment, for added suspense and sparkle. When television shows like Law & Order: SVU use and capitalize on rape as a means to allure viewers, the “featured” rape story becomes reduced to a mere gimmick, which is troubling and offensive.
Up, Up and Away at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Starting on October 5th, hot air balloon enthusiasts from around the globe descended upon New Mexico to kick off the nine-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The gathering draws 750 balloons and up to 100,000 daily spectators, making it the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.
Explore more photos from this year’s balloon fiesta—from the unique “special shape” balloons to the evening balloon glows—by browsing the #balloonfiesta hashtag and visiting the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta location page!