Author Archives: Margaret Wislar

Sexual Violence and Cultural Marginalization

Our 💬 on 💥 briefly touched on 🎩👥 who commit 💦💥 against women (Al Franken, Louis CK, etc), and whether they fit into Kimmel’s concept of cultural marginalization, or in other words, 🚫 enactment of codes of 🚹.

One would think that these 👥 who have ✅ the ⬆ of 🌍 are not victims of cultural marginalization, however, their use of 💥 to 👍 their 🚹 would indicate otherwise, esp. when many of these 👥 have 🎭🎨 🔙 that may have been 🔄 failed 🚹 earlier in life.

How does this 🤔our ideas of🎩, when🎩👥 at the ⬆ of 🌍 may be victims of cultural marginalization (or just perceive themselves as such)? If the most 🎩👥 cannot successfully enact codes of 🚹, can anyone?

Key:

💬 discussion

💥 violence

🎩 privilege/privileged

👥 men

💦 sexual

🚫 unsuccessful

🚹 masculinity

✅ reached

⬆ upper echelons

🌍 society

👍 validate

🎭🎨 theatrical/artistic

🔙 backgrounds

🔄 associated with

🤔 complicate

For a More Intersectional Discussion of Disabled Masculinity

During our 🗨 on ♿ 👨, we 🗣 about the tension between 💡 of ♿ 👬 (weak, passive, dependent) and dominant 👨 (strong, aggressive, independent). I was left wishing we had talked more 🔀 about how ideas of manhood with respect to race, 💲, gender, etc. impact ♿ 👬. For example, 👬🏾🏿 face stereotypes of hyper💏,  and some 🎓 🗣 about how this is true of ♿👬🏾🏿, who are viewed as “sexual menaces” (Jarman, 2012). As a result, they can face 🔪 consequences like forced sterilization or sexual ❌. This complicates the more simplistic understanding that💡s of ♿ 👬 are at odds with 💡s of 👨. Notions of ♿ and manhood may impact 👬 differently along dimensions of other identities, such as race.

Key:

🗨 – discussion

♿ – disabled

👨 – masculinity

🗣  – spoke/speak

💡 – ideas

👬 – men

👊 – hegemonic

🔀 – intersectionally

🏾🏿 – of color

💏 – sexuality

🎓 – scholars

🔪 – violent

❌ –  abuse

Works cited:

Jarman, M. (2012). Dismembering the Lynch Mob: Intersecting Narratives of Disability, Race, and Sexual Menace (R. McRuer & A. Mollow, Eds.). In Sex and Disability (pp. 89-107). Durham: Duke University Press.