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  1. Aug 2021
    1. queer identity itself is predicated on experiencing trauma – that if one identifies as queer and has not already been traumatized, expect to survive trauma in the future.

      I can agree that queer identities are on television are largely portraited as traumatised.

      The normalisation of this I have seen when people ask 'why are you queer?' They look for the reason behind your identity to make confirm your identify. In reality I feel we all have trauma, our sexuality does not tell us if someone is traumatised.

    2. Pretty Little Liars (King et al., 2010–2017), Major Crimes (Duff et al., 2012–2018), and Roswell, New Mexico

      I have not seen these shows. I am thinking and reflecting on ones I have seen. One of the shows I have seen of a charter who is a queer character in the television show Lucifer. Her name is Mazikeen. She is a demon who has suffers from an identify crisis and abandonment.

      I have noticed upon this insight into this article is that there is a relation between queer characters in television shows and trauma.

    1. Informational sessions, as opposed to support sessions, may be open to women who participate in the Intactivist movement, or who have specific information on circumcision or restoration

      Information about concerns is a great way to engage the public in critical thinking and reflecting. Learning something new I feel allows me to gain another perspective. Which then aids me when I am trying to understand an action or thought after.

      Providing information to people whom have experienced circumcision, their partner is, a parent, or person who is not circumcised is important.

    1. Yet, insofar as women hesitate to go without makeup,they accept this discourse while also resisting it

      I know many women who will not go out or be seen by anyone unless they are have finished their makeup.

      I also know many who have embraced their skin and now use moisturisers and skin care rituals.

      This essay was just focused on the feelings and responses of women who used makeup to present themselves. I would be interested in this study done with people whom use other methods of representing themselves, or resisting.

    2. Goffman,

      I personally find Goffman's work very interesting as he not only looks at the 'performance' of the roles being played. He looks to the audience for their reactions.

    1. what family means, how it is defined and made, among all people of diverse sexualities and genders.

      I followed and reflected upon the three points Newman makes about queer families. The first point made me reflect and draw what does family mean to me and I spent a bit of time doing this.

      Growing up I did always see a family as a mum and a dad, siblings and grandparents.

    2. ome out,

      It was at this point where I reflected upon how many times the words 'come out' have been used throughout the journal. This connected back with the first reading of this section of Heteronormativity that everyone is assumed to be heterosexual. To be not, you have to come out as not.

      Its's interesting in how those words are used frequently to say someone is difference then the assumed normal.

    1. Queer theory scholars have developed theories which suggest that gender is fluid, flexible and subject to change.

      My assumptions of understanding gender is one of the reason why I took this subject. I am aware of my low level of knowledge and awareness in this area. I felt after the first weeks reading and this sentence it awakened a change in the way I view gender. As I have always viewed gender as Male or Female.

      Anyone have similar or different reflections?