Since the beginning of cinema, women have long been seen but rarely heard. Even in the silent era, inaudible male voices dominated the screen as echoes of behind-the-scenes influence. This tradition of male-dominated western theatre has survived through three centuries, the inauguration of a new millennium, and multiple waves of feminism.
They are not to be looked down upon and are expected to be tough, burly, suave, hardworking, and smooth; these are what qualities I must satisfy to meet the conventional definition of a Mexican man.
My employment at Hooters does not suddenly strip away the beliefs that I hold dear, make me anti-feminist, or make me a sexual object.
The teaching of evolution in public schools is not indicative of some cynical plot by secularists to take over the world.
The core component that draws readers in – and, consequently, the one that sells tickets or copies – is the almost sadistic feeling of seeing a relatable, proud individual made speechless by the horrors he experiences.
I was chastised for my atheism, being told I lack morals and that no matter what effort I exerted on being the best person I could be, it was pointless without faith, as that was the key to being morally righteous.