got into an argument about justin bieber in my world literatures class today —- yelled at people.
j. bieber embodies an alternative vision of masculinity which is threatening to the dominant culture; this is why it is so often the case that young men and boys deride him with homophobic slurs and accusations of femininity. this is why there is such a loud, vitriolic, and disproportionate hatred toward the young male pop star. this is why on imdb ‘never say never’ is, on average, rated a 1.1 out of 10 by male voters. this is why 85.7% of all voters on the film are indeed male, 83% of which are between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine. this is by far the most predominate voting category, as well as the most negative. this should not be a surprise. of course, this is the demographic which is most at risk to lose privilege, power, identity, etc. to a social shift in the dominant masculine vision. the images of massive crowds of fourteen-year-old girls finding an icon in the androgyny of j. bieber is too much for manliness to handle. truly, i believe j. bieber to be a tremendously positive figure in our popular culture. and, i believe that what our society needs is more love for j. bieber; if only we could all be more like fourteen-year-old girls, i think we might be doing better for ourselves. instead, we have masculinity in crisis and i was like baby, baby, baby no!
I don’t even have a strong opinion on the Biebster, but I do find your opinions intriguing.
Bad Boy of the Day: Justin Bieber was none-too-pleased with the swarm of paps that descended on his car last night while he was busy celebrating his 17th birthday with girlfriend Selena Gomez by his side.
They grow up so fast.
even got a band-aid and errthang