Students can choose to write a 1,300-to 1,500-wordpaper (4-5 pages) that addressa key issue regarding the intersection of digital devices, intimacy,andsexual health.Thispaper needs to draw at least one reading from thefirst module and one readingfromthesecond module. It needsto be a criticalanalysisof an empiricalphenomenonrelatedto this course.
Topic: What’s kinds final paper topic you looking for?How’s this topic “Sherry Turkle’s Tinysex and Gender Trouble to analyze the discourse of how the new instagram filter is affecting people’s perception of online dating.” The new Instagram filter has introduced an instant image-altering program that can turn a person of any gender into a “man” or a “woman”. Currently, there have been instances of people of both sexes creating online dating profiles with said altered “sex-swapped” images, with varying receptions. This challenges not only the gender expectations of what it means to be a man/woman, but also the social etiquette of modern online dating.
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I will be using Sherry Turkle’s Tinysex and Gender Trouble to analyze the discourse of how the new instagram filter is affecting people’s perception of online dating.
> The new Instagram filter has introduced an instant image-altering program that can turn a person of any gender into a “man” or a “woman”.
You want to identify how Turkle considers “gender swapping”.
> Currently, there have been instances of people of both sexes creating online dating profiles with said altered “sex-swapped” images, with varying receptions. This challenges not only the gender expectations of what it means to be a man/woman, but also the social etiquette of modern online dating.
Why/how would you think Turkle’s piece helpful?
Turkle’s piece discusses how virtual gender in MUDs can influence one’s behavior and treatment based on gender expectations, which is not unlike that of online dating apps, where one can masquerade as the opposite gender with the help of the new Snapchat filter henceforth offering themselves an utterly different experience using it. However, Turkle’s piece does offer limitations because it deals with the discussions of a setting that serves a different purpose to dating apps. But, we still think Turkle’s piece is appropriate because of the shared aspects of anonymity and how people react in the face of a facade.
Here, we offer some food for thought:
Conventionally, guys are expected to take the initiative in starting a conversation in these online dating apps. This gender expectation actually heavily impact the user-end motive (or the lack thereof) to pretend to be the other sex. Specifically, male users recognize the aforementioned expectation. Therefore, they create genderswap profiles knowing that other guys will take the initiative and message them. The results are phenomenal: amassing to over hundreds of messages, these responses at times even border on sexual harassment. This provocative behavior coincides with Turkle’s description of how female users in MUDs are limited to the frat-esque setting, in which there is an overemphasis of one’s gender in a predominantly male setting. Au contraire, female users are less incentivized to feign the profile of a man. For one, in order to fully realize the role of a man in a dating app, she must learn to take the initiative instead of remaining in the passive, which is something female users of dating apps might not be accustomed to. The lack of initiative from a “male profile” would surely lead to lacklustre results, ergo the lack of women participating in this sort of activity. Additionally, female user who falsify their gender are allowed a more relaxed pace than if they were to use a female profile, as they both receive much less unsolicited advances and are allowed to act passively/actively as they wish, also corroborating with Turkle’s idea of how freely one is allowed to stand on the sidelines and not participate when perceived as male online.
However, we acknowledge that that MUDs are usually more focused on public settings, as opposed to dating apps, which focuses on one-on-one exchanges. The gender expectation realized in a two-party interaction is vastly different from that of a multi-party interaction.This difference is born from the fundamental disparity of purpose: MUDs being a combination of both platonic and romantic interaction, whereas dating apps tend to focus on romantic over the platonic. Moreover, MUDs are solely textual whereas online dating apps combine both verbal and visual components, such as requiring a profile picture when one creates an account. This visual aspect lends more credibility to the deceiver because of the myth that “seeing is believing.”
Other scholars might be of help too?
Not at the moment.
Also could you find out why Instagram wanted to promote this new function?
First, we would like to address a mistake on our part. The app that offers this function is NOTInstagram, but Snapchat. According to their website, Snapchat is “a new kind of camera that’s connected to your friends and the world.” It is categorised as a social media app where one can have fun conversing with their family and friends, mainly through the exchange of pictures.
So, it is easily inferred that the induction of this filter is to create traffic, attract new users, and generate online dialogue for this app.
Any mission statement or online discussion about this design?
There are cultural writers who addressed the potential harm this genderswap filter may do to the transgender community, reducing sexual reassignment therapy into a joke. However, we do not believe this particular arguments pertains to the primary thesis of our paper, therefore will likely not be addressing it in our final paper.
The first paragraph:
Thesis statement: In this essay, we will talk about:
“The recent trend of people using gender-swapped images for online dating profile pictures is a manifestation of preexisting gender roles and gender politics, both virtually and physically.”
TL;DR, we are talking about why and how snapchat’s gender-swapping filter is a trend.
The second paragraph: We will briefly explain the origin of this gender-swap Snapchat filter and how it functions. Then we will detail on the online dating profile controversy, as well as the media coverage surrounding it.
The third paragraph: We will discuss how Sherry Turkle’s Tinysex and Gender Trouble can offer insight into this phenomenon by explaining multiple facets of this trend and how the majority of them corresponds to Turkle’s paper. We will also briefly talk about the differences between Turkle’s subject and ours, as well as how it might affect the analysis.
The fourth paragraph: We will analyze certain aspects of this trend by using Tom Boellstorff’s Coming of Age in Second Life, namely how virtual life affects our real life and vice versa. We will also address the limitations of how well we can apply Boellstorff’s paper to our analysis.
The fifth paragraph: We will end with a comprehensive conclusion that includes all aspects of the genderswap profile craze and how it pertains to traditional gender norms.
For your thesis statement:
1. you have to have a goodresearch question which can be solved by defining course reading materials
2. you need a strong argument.
Only one theory to deep discussion, theory from reading. I will upload all reading and power slices. My topic and my outlet from reading that I will upload. And read reading of my topic and outlet that I used reading. Read all files I will post, files including all power points slices , readings and requirements.
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( this is what you need to write)
individual paper: a. 1,200- to 1,500-word paper (4-5 pages). Main text should be less than 5 pages. b. Analyze the cultural politics of an object of your choice: ways of how the social app represents bodies, races, and genders; ways of considering categorizes; May 9, 2019 2 public discourse about social apps/health/intimacy. It could be your personal experience with using certain social apps. It could be your interview with other students/friends about the lived experiences with social apps. In any case, it needs to be a critical analysis of an empirical case related to this course. In other words, this is not a theory paper. You’re welcome to discuss your topic and outline with me (after class or office hours). c. Your analysis needs to be grounded in theory. d. Draw one theoretical approach from the first module—against health, Bordor, Foucault, Tim Dean, Haraway, Butler, and Boellstorff—to analyze the object of your choice.( this is not a summary assignment, please use just one of these authors above to analysis one or two specific news that are related to social apps, please focus on analytical part because the grade we receive is based on this part mostly. Note: this is a extremely important paper, please read it carefully, and i will upload one of my classmates paper below. this is what the form should be, but please DO NOT copy from it, thank you.
you dont have to follow the outline completely, just Make sure you hare have one THEORY from those authors and one news that can be analysis.
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