Monday, April 25, 2011

Summary: Enloe

"Being Curious about Our Lack of Feminist Curiosity"

Enloe makes a lot of really strong points in her introductory statement that preface her essays quite well. She begins by explaining that our lack of curiosity can mainly be attributed to laziness. Being curious and questioning our assumptions takes energy. She explains that it is much easier to accept that certain structures and institutions are "natural" or certain cultural habits are simply "tradition." If we frame things in this way then we don't have to question their validity. Enloe claims that these phrases (natural, tradition, always, oldest, etc.) have helped sustain power structures at all different levels. She believes that keeping people, especially women, from being curious about these things must serve a purpose to someone. Enloe thinks that it is important to focus on all women when looking at things from the curious feminist perspective. She says that patriarchy acts in all sorts of ways and if we don't focus on all women we will miss the way it acts on everyone. Patriarchy marginalizes women and encourages them to take on a complicit role in the system. She says that women are pressed into the roles of compliance by becoming secretaries, or factory workers or other roles that allow them to elevate men. Enloe goes on to discuss examples of patriarchy in the military and politics.
Enloe also discusses her recent work on "girlhood" and her recent exploration of her own girlhood during the war in the suburbs of New York City. She questions the way the war militarized her through the songs she memorized and the games she played as a child. She also talks about research in "post-conflict zones" and how countries come out of wars and leave their militarized identities behind, much like the article about Borislav Herak.

"The Surprised Feminist"

In this article, Enloe discusses the need for feminist scholars and activists to admit their surprise. She believes that feminists need to stop being cynical and assuming the worst, and be open to the idea of something surprising them. She says that women have worked so hard to gain respect in their work that many women are unwilling to admit when something shocks them because they believe it will negatively effect their credibility. This is similar to Enloe's introduction and I think it really relates. Feminists need to be willing to look deeper on all fronts whether it's by being curious or by being willing to believe that something surprised them and then question why it did.
Enloe goes on to list all the things that surprised her in the past year and why. She uses the surprise she felt to look deeper and question her own understanding of the events. She believes that surprise allows women to "take fresh stock" and gives them a "willingness to think afresh" (17). She believes that women's cynicism and unwillingness to admit to surprise dulls their curiosity which Enloe believes is so important.

8 comments:

  1. Indian Son Fucked Her Step Mother, Son Blackmail Her Step Mom And Fuck Hard,Oral Sex Video


    Kajal Agarwal Totally Nude Showing Her Super Soft Cute Milky Boobs And Cute Soft Wet Juicy Pussy Enjoying Getting Fucked


    Priyanka Chopra Fucking Pussy And Nude Nipple Boobs,Sexy Hot Beautiful Asian Nurse Fucked By A Patient


    Exclusive Pics Of Sunny Leone In A Wild Forest Showing Her Hot Sexy Wet Pussy,Virgin Girl First Time Sex Video


    Hairy Pussy School Teacher Fucked By Her Student In Class Room,Mother-Son Sex Scandals, Deep Anal Fuck Video


    Desi Lesibean Sex Scandal Real Porn Adult Movie And More,Beautiful Indian Cute Sweet School Girl Nice Boobs Sucking Big Penis And First Time Enjoying Sex


    Download Angelina Jolie Xxx With Her Boy Friends Videos,Indian Porn Star Sexy Sunny Leone Fucked Pussy,Indian House Wife Mallu Bhabhi Sucking Penis Blowjob Image


    Busty Indian Call Girl Pussy Licked In 69 Position And Fucked MMS 2,Hot Indian Bhabhi Hard Sex With Her Boyfriend


    Indian Mom & Daughter Forced Raped By RobberIndian College Girls Pissing Hidden Cam Video In College Hostel Toilets


    Gujrati College Girl Group Sex With Five Old Man Fucking Anal Oral Sex,Busty Big Boob Nube Girls Sexy Uncommon Collection


    Indian Girl Pakistan Boy And XXX Sexy Porn VideoWith Porn Girls Hard Fucked,Bhabhi Devar Crazy Sex Kahani


    Katrina Kaif Showing Boobs And Cunt Nude Photo,Deepika Padukone Fucked By Yvraj Singh


    Pregnant Wife Showing Boobs And Pussy Hole Nude Photos,3gp XXX Hot Sexy Porn Video Ranbir Kapoor And Katrina Kaif


    Two Guys Pick Up A Horny Brunette To Fuck,Sexy Kolkata Bhabhi Poses On Cam Showing Big Tits


    Randi Village Bhabhi Exposing Mango Like Boobs And Hot Sexy Pussy,Sexy Desi Indian Girls Expose There Sexy figure


    Desi slut Office Girl Mansi fucked again By Her Boss In Doggy Style Inside Cabin,Little School Girl Pussy Fingering And Lick By Her Neighbor Uncle


    Beautiful Horny Hot Village Bhabhi With Lover Enjoying Hot Sex,Tamil Real Wife Enjoys Sex And Fuck Doggy Style


    Sunny Leone Nice Nipples Hot Pussy and Big Boobs,Idian Young Beautiful Wife Fucking With Husband's Office Mate Scandal


    Hot Indian Desi Sexy Teacher Tara Milky Boobs Round Ass Fucking,Old Man Fucking With Young Asian School Girl


    Horny Indian Wife’s Dirty Pussy,Saggy Boobs And Sex Photos Leaked,Bhabhi Removing Blouse Showing Boobs


    Hollywood Sexy Celebrity Girl Fucking Bathroom With Her Sexy Boyfriend,Sexy Japanese Fucking With Dog


    Punjabi Indian Wife Giving Her Man A Blowjob And Taking Cum Inside Her Mouth,Housewife Bobby Fucked By A Young Guy


    Tollywood Hot Actress Koel Mollik Sex Scandal With Actor Dev MMS Video Clip, Boobs And Pusssy Pictures Of Indian And Pakistani Girl


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. sexy Victoria Beckham hardly sucking bf cock blowjob




      Big Ass lady Forced Hardcore Fuck In Buss By2 Big Penis




      Cute Sweet School Girl Nice Boobs Sucking Big Penis And First Time Enjoying Sex




      Grogeous Desi Pussy Want Big Dick For Great Sex




      Mature aunty Fucked by her driver in bedroom Absent Her Husband




      Huge breasts horny and mature homemade aunty affair with servant




      Kajal Agarwal panty less Pink Pussy And Hot boobs Pics




      Forcely Mouth Fuck A teen Girl And Hard Deep Ass Point Fucking By Her Teacher




      sexy aunty darshita hot in half saree big juicy boob shape side view




      Teachers Forccly fucking with his student in school room




      Elizabeth Hurley nude Big Boob Dancing When She Fucking By Her Boyfriend




      Newly married wife not getting excited during foreplay




      Pakistani whore girl sucking dick tit fucking till guy cums pics




      College Teen Girl Posing Nude Showing Juicy Tits and Shaved Pussy Pics




      Cute Japanese School Girl Punished Fuck By Teacher




      Shocking Photo of Anushka showing her Pussy




      Priety Zinta Full Nude And Fucking Her Ass On Sofa




      Free download porn star xxx video in punjaabi language 3gp




      Old Man Fucking With Young Asian School Girl




      Naked sexy Srilankan Couple Sex Video In Hotel Room




      Hot Aunty sex with group Of friends aunty criying with pain




      Japani Hot actress Nude Bathing Wet Boobs And Shaved Pussy Show




      Young Malay Girl Enjoy Hot Sex With Her Teacher In Classroom




      Nepali teen girls Group Anal Fuck Sucking Big Penis




      Afgan Muslim Girl Milky Boobs Round Ass Fucking




      Hollywood Sexy Celebrity Hot Wet Shower sex In Bathroom

      Delete