Resisting Patriarchal Constructs of Gender and Visibility Via Instagram
This piece was a final project for ENGL 250, and it was inspired by Laura Mulvey’s essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” and Judith Butler’s “Introduction to Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex.” I was captivated by the multifaceted nature of Instagram and perplexed by the ways in which social media can function to both reproduce patriarchal and gendered norms as well as resist them. I think it is important to challenge binaries of gender and visibility, and the account of gender non-conforming poet, @alokvmenon, displays their resistance to patriarchy via Instagram beautifully and poignantly.
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