So what’s the overall deal with iCloud?
For one, it’s an apple software that allows users to store contacts, pictures, and apps. This feature also allows users, whose devices may have become lost or stolen, to safely retrieve old data. Though, in this particular case, I use the word “safely” very loosely.
Ongoing investigation reveals that group members found ways to tap into people’s iCloud, and thus, retrieve the data saved on particular iPhones. The group essentially took their technological power further, and exposed the iCloud accounts of multiple people. Nude photos quickly surfaced the web, proliferating responses on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If you’ve been keeping up with the news, whether through twitter,CNN,Fox, etc., you’ve heard about the unjustified murder of the Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown was 18 years old. “Mike” Brown was shot several times by a white police officer although he was unarmed. So, how does this relate to sex? Continue reading
Monkey see, monkey do.
Though this is just a silly saying, we are often victim to its truthful dictum. I often find myself going with the trend of the day in my choice of clothing, hairstyle, and even pastimes.
Our culture’s idea about what a conventional relationship is has been expanding for years. This expansion is influenced greatly by what we see in the media: specifically in the TV and movie industry. This is social constructivism: the idea that a dominant group creates knowledge or norms for another. Though this isn’t a bad thing, it can be very limiting especially when one is facing a situation in which they are out of the social norm.
Through the movie Mulan, Disney has found an incredibly twisted way of generating and propelling stereotypes about the Asian male body while making young viewers believe they are hearing this from the perspective of that particular group. As Travis Kong discussed, there are two main ways that Asian male bodies are typically portrayed in films and world opinion, the idea of the feminine, smooth-skinned Asian or the Kung Fu master.
What do you think of when you picture a rapper? The answer to this may vary from person to person but I think we can all agree on one characteristic: rappers are masculine. They grow up in rough neighborhoods, know how to fight, and above all, know how to humiliate anyone and anything with words and a sick beat. Continue reading
Binaries give society a very limited and concrete image of sexuality and gender-roles. A binary is defined as having two parts, usually at opposite ends of an imaginary spectrum. Most people in this society like to think of gender and sexuality in two opposite forms: male and female, masculine and feminine, heterosexual and homosexual. People who do not fit one binary make society uncomfortable. Marilyn Manson, the freaky and some say satanic rock star makes people uncomfortable because he blurs the lines of binaries and stereotypes that society creates.