My sociology professor introduced the theory of functionalism in class last Thursday and used prostitution as an example. After spending twenty minutes trying to get fellow student for examples as to why prostitution is a good thing and function to society and having my male classmates (4 men to be exact) raise their hands and give examples such as “it would reduce stress among men” “would provide income for undereducated women” and would be “a good source of tax revenue”. I raised my hand and asked my professor to provide a different example. After some strong arguments he finally went on with the class and discussed gang and drug use within functionalism. At the end of class I went up to my professor and said “I’m sorry if you saw my comment as a disruption of your classroom but I don’t think it was appropriate, it was gender specific and you weren’t giving examples of how it doesn’t actually function. You are a professor of an intro sociology class you should understand the power you have of molding minds and ideas and you should’ve used a different example.” He then goes “to be a sociologist you need to be more open minded so maybe you can work on that” I explained to him that I understood the concept and what he was trying to teach but that the way he was teaching it was very slanderous. So then I just gave up and left.
He starts class (of about 70 people) and goes “some of you came up to me after class and told me you were upset about the example of prostitution I used, I wanted to know why it was an issue” I raised my hand and said “yes, this was an issue because it is gender specific, you didn’t ever actually solve the question you asked, and no women were participating because you made them feel uncomfortable.
Some other girls in my class raised their hands and said it made them uncomfortable, one ass kisser said “I think it was a perfect example of stepping out of your comfort zone”
He then kept asking well why is it still around, I finally answered him. “It’s because we live in a hetero-patriarchal society were women are viewed as lesser then men, a not a, women are sexualized in media, eve gave Adam the apple and so on. For example you making this point trying to justify yourself in front of the whole class using your position of power to belittle my argument because others are too uncomfortable to stand up to you is why it is still around.”
A slow clap started and then the entire female population of my class started chanting “Lizzy! Lizzy! Lizzy!”
I swear to god it was out of a movie.
where i work we rent out a variety of buildings and to make a long story short i’m going to hell
I CAN’T BREATH
oh my god