Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Research Blog #7

My paper is about how sorority members are delegated to a specific image of femininity, with lesbians interpreted as a near polar opposite.  This leads to a negative image of homosexual women in terms of Greek life, where all things related to "lesbians" are the opposite of what sororities want to achieve in terms of looks, personality, and social lessons. This links back to the overall image of lesbians as opposed to homosexual men. Even in media, there are multiple examples of gay men who have varied characters and personalities. Athletic or overweight, fashionable or sloppy, intelligent or ignorant, television and movies provide a variety of options. Yet, the amount of homosexual females is severely lacking in comparison. 

1 comment:

  1. This book might interest you for case material:

    Pamela W. Freeman and Shane L. Windmeyer. Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian and Bisexual in a College Sorority. Alyson Books (April 1, 2001)