Posted: 30 June 2011 at 1:48pm | IP Logged
The more I get into Gender studies/ feminist studies, the more I notice "the social construction of gender". Being female is not the same as being women...if a female behaves in a manly way it's considered out of women boundaries.
It's clear that we are discursively constructed...since birth, girls and boys are dressed differently. They're encouraged to play different games.
We see in every culture boys acting feminine is looked down even though tomboy girls are accepted (kinda).
So my point is...I liked what Ekta did. Ayesha mentioned that she started dreaming cuz of the stories of her sister and parents. So, her parents do have impact on her like everyone else. The fairy tales do set standards of femininity/ masculinity ,beauty ideals, etiquette, GENDER roles, dreams...n so on.
Ayesha's track makes me realize why we want some things a CERTAIN way... I see some social message there :-)
Ima run away before you guys throw shoes at me jk lol ;) :p