It could be hard for the uterus

Topics: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Gender, Workers' Party Pages: 3 (971 words) Published: April 9, 2014

The author Neil Nunn brings up a very realist and interesting point with his article “It can be dangerous for the uterus”. His article examines social relations aiming more towards the roles of hegemonic masculinity in forming gendered spaces. In the beginning of the article Mr.Nunn starts discussing personal experiences and data collected from his researches in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “I examine the most salient aspects of hegemonic masculinity in the lives of female recyclers” (Nunn 794-17). Through his article he attempts to gain a deeper understanding of socially exist of recyclers in a region called ABC region in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Cooperative recycling is a very important growth plan in Brazil and a main way which solid wastes are ran in the country's urban areas. This amazing author’s article is able to contribute to the idea of hegemonic masculinity. He is able to explain and convince the reader that gender does not matter when it comes to a role in the work field. If a women wants to be a “Gari” and be part of the recycling cooperatives she can and she will. Gari is a the given to this workers, working in the recycling business.

As an argument in his article Nunn suggests the male dominance is not just something that was said by men and made a rule by the male population. Which by that mind set it aims to dominate women, he also brings up the fact that women can reproduce the same act. He constantly brings up the topic that he truly believes in, which is the fact that he affirms the notion by exploring varies ways which hegemonic masculinity and regular views of abilities, social roles and how inabilities are mimicked by “female recyclers” like he says in the beginning of his article.

“It can be Dangerous for the Uterus” claims that exploring the inferior position of women is an effective mean to gain a stronger understanding of hegemonic manhood. Just like the idea of hegemonic masculinity in being a bridge for acceptance to the minor...


Bibliography: Nunn, Neil. ""It can be dangerous for the uterus": hegemonic masculity and cooperative recycling in Sao Paulo, Brazil." 20.6 794-17. Print.
Souza, Manoel. "A Vida de Um Gari." Brasileiros Jornais[Sao Paulo] 20 July 2012, weekend sec. 12. Print.
Coelho, Paulo. Ex-Gari. 1st edition. Sao Paulo, Brazil: EFJedition, 1980. 150-157. Print.
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