Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"How being a Good Girl can be Bad for Girls

  • Deborah L. Tolman- Wellesley College " How being a Good Girl can be Bad for Girls"
  • The things that I understand about this reading is that when we talk to young girls about their feelings and sexuality, we should teach them about all the risks involved so that their innocence and self-esteem will not be bruised for life. The authors main idea is that when we challenge a system that depends on the erotic silence of many girls, the lynchpin of our current construction of adolescent sexuality and that if girls can know and incorporate their own erotic voices into their relationships and sexual choices, then they are no longer "dependable" for bearing the responsibility to control boys, "raging hormones". The author's point is that "when we are educating girls about sexual health, not only are we obliged to teach them about the physical and emotional risks of sexuality, but also of the ways in which our sexuality can make us more resilient and more alive and about our entitlement to an erotic voice ".
  • The things i do not understand is the word "asexual" and the use a method of narrative analysis caled "The Listening Guide" . The questions are what does this girls erotic voice sound like? what does she say about her body? In what relation to her self do these voices appear to be?