Sexuallity the Cycle of Pain
Through the text this week we see sexuality emerge from the erosion of time this idea although see throughout the world is strictly American In the way how the gender roles have blurred. In all other cultures the roles are very defined. In history we see that the American gender roles burred with the expansion to the west. The question for the United States is not the role of each gender but what is ok as a regards to the act of sex. It seems that in America this is one of the only gender roles. That man see sex as a conquest and women as the land slow being eaten away each time the act happens. As if the man stole some of the land. We see the stark compassion between the males’ stereotypical line of thought in Diaz’s “How to Date…” and the females’ stereotypical line of though in Minot’s Lust. Though out Diaz’s text the situation is broken down into input and output lacking emotion till the end where he suddenly feel bad after the act of sex. Diaz’s text says” don’t fall asleep. It won’t help”. Showing the despair of a man’s feelings the socially stigmas and emotional connection of sex. In lust the narrator compares the social stigmas a women feels to a flower losing petals. Each of these text show how the act of sex is not a bad thing in the right situation without social stigmas. In each of these text I think of a drug addict. The drug in the right situation is helpful, but this is not the case. It is being misused as to relieve the stress of their social situation. So the question becomes how do we break this idea of sex. Because it is degrading both genders and it is a vicious cycle that feeding on the despair of the other half of the equation.