Media commented on the theory of mother gun: boys need not be afraid of wearing pink clothes.

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 Media commented on the theory of mother gun: boys need not be afraid of wearing pink clothes.


In view of this linguistic inequality, I would like to start from the words themselves to explore three issues: what does the gun of a woman mean that people dislike; why does the gender-specific word gun of a woman be used; and what is the meaning of the use of the word.

First of all, what is the term mother gun usually used to refer to?

Ordinarily we may see female friends who have made such self-deprecating circles of friends: Today I carried 40 kilograms of rice from the supermarket, I am really a woman! But most of them dont hear their male friends say, I almost cried when I fell off work today. Im a real bitch of a bitch! The difference is clear at a glance. When we say a girl is a woman man, the reason may be that she is strong, endurance, generous, bold, in danger of stepping forward... And when we say a boys mother gun, it is because he is weak, affectation, and artificial.

Nowadays, the definition of mother gun is very broad. It is mainly divided into two kinds, one is for the appearance: not strong, wearing tighter clothes, makeup, long hair and so on, and this appearance is often generalized. Some boys are born with white skin, slim shape, and even shoulder shoulder bag, and winter lipstick will be called Niang. Cannon. Real man seems to be insulated from all beautiful appearance and delicate life. The other is disgusted with the way and state of their behavior: twist, affectation, physical shrinkage, stingy, and so on.

This raises another question: why do words that refer to physical appearance and behavioral characteristics become sexualized?

Here are two concepts to be clarified: physical sex and social gender. Physiological sex is biological meaning. Men and women have different secondary sexual characteristics. Gender attributes are acquired behavioral and personality characteristics, we call masculine temperament and feminine temperament. Traditionally, masculinity is a kind of masculine temperament, while femininity is a feminine temperament. However, the theory that women are not born, but constructed was put forward in the first half of the last century, and has been deepened since then. The innate physiological differences between the sexes are objective facts, and the acquired behavior is the result of many social constructions. For example, when a little girl wears a skirt to climb a tree, adults say, Theres no girl at all. A little boy is interested in lipstick and high heels. Adults are likely to be shocked and teach him never to touch them. If it is extended to society, schools or the media, it will surely lead to different gender performance.

Although promoters of gender equality have always been committed to bridging the rigid distinction between masculinity and femininity, it is regrettable to admit that such views are still prevalent in society and that stereotype-based comments are emerging in an endless stream. In 2017, China Womens Daily published a ban on sex discrimination, which is a very advanced practice in China. But here, female cannon, female in female and straight male cancer, left male are included in the category of male discrimination words - why does female cannon discriminate against men? The logic behind it is: feminine temperament is absolutely impossible for men, if there is, you are not a real man. It seems to be a discrimination against men, but it is actually a devaluation of femininity.

In ancient times, there was a word Shen Ji Si Chen. In recent years, some people often lament the prosperity and decline of yin and yang in society. There is also a seemingly professional expression called boy crisis. In fact, the core of these remarks is: we must dominate society with masculine temperament, and must not let feminine temperament prevail. This is a typical binary opposition thinking, first defined the Yin and Yang, and then Yin and Yang must contend for a higher position, I strong you weak, a decisive male and female. Wang Xiaobo once wrote: a foreign friend asked him, your Chinese theory of Yin and Yang, why give the good to Yang, not to Yin left? He answered that it was simple, because the right to speak belonged to the Yang, and of course it would not say anything good to the Yin. So, tweaking, being affectation, narrow-minded and short of knowledge... All of them belong to the shortcomings of Yin. The so-called Yin is to hide in the shadows, not to be seen in the dark. The party in power defines the repressed party and sometimes gives it so-called honor to stay in a repressed state, even complacent, thus losing the ability to reflect. However, are there any negative manifestations of masculinity? For example, the lack of attention to detail, aggression, advocating violence, these characteristics in the promotion of masculinity is often ignored, and sometimes even as a merit. For example, the lines often appear in movies: lets solve the problem in a mans way. It means fighting.

Some people may say: mother gun is just a word, why do we care so much?

There are two extreme views on the relationship between language and gender. One is that language is used as a mirror and that language is merely a faithful reflection of society. Therefore, gender-based social division of labor is also reflected in the pattern of language use (Mary Talbot, 2004). Another view of language as reproducible not only reflects, but also solidifies and fosters division of labor. These two viewpoints are also constantly combined. In Mens Creative Language, Dale Spender points out that Men have a monopoly on meaning production, and therefore they monopolize our perception of reality. The meaning of women does not enter the language code, so reality is defined by men. Language encoding events are male versions. Language reflects male concerns and words are male biased. Seventy years ago, Simone de Beauvoir proposed that women have always been repressed as second sex and exist as the other. Lucy Erig also said that any theory of the subject had been dominated by men from the very beginning. Women are second-rate because they often lack the virtues of being a man in a universal sense. For example, rationality, creativity, analytical ability, ability to conquer nature, and so on. Just recently, for example, when talking about the new National College Entrance Examination, Chinas educational elite said openly that the test question speculative, very bad for girls. The implication is that girls are poor in thinking. When men criticize women, they often regard the shortcomings they point out as common shortcomings of women. Conversely, when they criticize men, they criticize individuals, classes, or races alone, not as a whole of men in a universal sense. (Jiang Yongzhen, 2004) Language also plays an important role in this process. Language strengthens the inherent concepts in the process of being spoken. For example, the words married out and married in have always strengthened the patriarchal ideology of women leaving their original families and entering their husbandsfamilies after marriage. As a derogatory term, the female gun has been chewed repeatedly by the society and public opinion, which has also made the concept that men can not be feminine more deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. It is useless to focus only on the language itself. It is possible to focus on language so as to de-naturalize male power and privileges, so that patriarchy is no longer natural and natural. But. (Mary Talbot, 2004)

Id like to conclude with a public service advertisement Like a Girl shot by a hygiene brand. It began with an experiment in a studio where several boys, girls and young people of different ages were shown in turn. The first was the 20-year-old group, which was instructed to run like a girl, throw things like a girl, fight like a girl. They started their own performances, screaming and dodging when fighting, trying to protect their hair while running, and saying softly when throwing things. I cant do it... Teenage children perform almost the same. But at the youngest age, when they hear instructions, they run and scream as hard as they can. Next came an interview: How do you feel when you hearlike a girl? said a little girl about 10. Im not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing. It doesnt sound like a good thing, it seems insulting. The youngest, about five or six years old, was asked, What do you think when you hearrunning like a girl? She said, run like hell! Hopefully in the future, children will no longer be confused when they hear like a girl. It doesnt seem like a good thing? When they hear the instructions to run like a girl, they can run as fast as they can, boldly interpreting the definition of a girl. Boys dont have to be frightened by their pink clothes, thin bodies and soft voices. They can be more emotional husbands, patient dads, and citizens who dont advocate violence. Both boys and girls should have an upward energy, and twisting, fabricating, and pretending are the states they and they need to overcome, not simply and crudely defined as female defects that keep men away. All these need to be promoted by constantly eliminating such words as mother gun. The source of this article: surging news editor: Qian Yue Xiao _NBJ10675

Id like to conclude with a public service advertisement Like a Girl shot by a hygiene brand. It began with an experiment in a studio where several boys, girls and young people of different ages were shown in turn. The first was the 20-year-old group, which was instructed to run like a girl, throw things like a girl, fight like a girl. They started their own performances, screaming and dodging when fighting, trying to protect their hair while running, and saying softly when throwing things. I cant do it... Teenage children perform almost the same. But at the youngest age, when they hear instructions, they run and scream as hard as they can. Next came an interview: How do you feel when you hearlike a girl? said a little girl about 10. Im not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing. It doesnt sound like a good thing, it seems insulting. The youngest, about five or six years old, was asked, What do you think when you hearrunning like a girl? She said, run like hell!

Hopefully in the future, children will no longer be confused when they hear like a girl. It doesnt seem like a good thing? When they hear the instructions to run like a girl, they can run as fast as they can, boldly interpreting the definition of a girl. Boys dont have to be frightened by their pink clothes, thin bodies and soft voices. They can be more emotional husbands, patient dads, and citizens who dont advocate violence. Both boys and girls should have an upward energy, and twisting, fabricating, and pretending are the states they and they need to overcome, not simply and crudely defined as female defects that keep men away.

All these need to be promoted by constantly eliminating such words as mother gun.