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taking culture as; "An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning"
"Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving. "
real in the sense it exists outside of theory or something. thing in the sense idk what else to call it.
im taking whats essentially feminist literature as a module for uni, and my lecturer made reference to this as though it was common knowledge.
tell me more about this module of yours... oh wait, here comes my bus. Sorry, bye.
Do we have any foil?
and i'm sure dood's man enough to have a good chuckle at it
And the foil was supposed to emphasize lightheartedness.
It was just making note of a poster who only contributed an 'I'm bored' and 'smug typo' post to a thread. But no ill will.
I made it to 2:00 and then completely caved in.
never back down, it's a sign of weakness
I'm too nice. It's a curse and a blessing.
Only in Women-Only nights at the gym, and Pret-a-Porter.
the culture of the womens
it's represented exclusively by 'Loose Women'.
the other is "braindead moron culture"
the question is, WHICH IS WHICH
If by "women's culture" you mean women's weekly mags.
And by "men's culture" you mean men's weekly mags.
"I buried my aborted foetus in my garden with a spoon" Vs "Keely gets her baps out" - no contest.
Why is the former fine to have lying around on the coffee tables of britain, but the latter is a bit wrong?
Why have they started putting squares of plastic in front of not just Zoo & Nuts, but GQ & FHM etc? Yet the equally explicit Cosmo ("50 sizzling sex tips") and Marie Claire ("female circumcision horror!") are left in full view.
Having said that, a pox on all of their houses.
I'm not making this up. I actually saw the spoon-buried foetus in the garden thing plasterted across a cover of one of 'em. To be fair, Marie Claire seemed to be relatively restrained and was able to report on some serious issues without getting too !!!!! about it. But that last time I saw a copy was five or so years ago so things might have changed.
Also: The 'Tragic Lives' book genre. No less pornographic in it's own way than top shelf mags.
At least the stuff in 'men's mags' is generally about 'natural' stuff (i.e. sex), whereas the stuff in Tragic Lives books and 'Wimmins Weeklies' is about awful, awful stuff.
What's more likely to be damaging to kids? Juvenile levels of lusting, or warped lives treated to a double page spread with a big garish star in the top corner offering £150 if you've had something equally as awful happen to you?
All kinds of wrong all over the shop in all kinds of ways.
TRUE STORY. PICS AND EVERYTHING.
Although not on the internet. Apparently.
I meant to say.
Seriously? No, not in my opinion.
Just like there's no black or white culture. The group is too big for it to have a specific culture worth talking about or analysing.
Because what makes culture culture is precisely what makes it, from the very beginning, appropriable — hence, incapable of being owned as such.
universally/essentially speaking though, no way. lol.