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Both theories also note that Snape operates outside of gender norms, feeling more drawn to femininity but often falling back on performative masculinity.
The result died in the cradle, but the attempt to directly challenge the NFL— and fashion American football into the performative insanity of professional wrestling—makes for a spectacular viewing experience. 13.
Its butchness and conservatism were safely performative; the Hollywood cast was just playing at being hardscrabble, hard-drinkin’, narrow-minded Colorado ranchers.
Most people uncomfortable with Jack these days seem to reinforce toxic ideas of performative masculinity.
At once incongruous and familiar, the performative installation reflects the shifting infrastructure of a changing city, and asks, ‘
Of course, Fleabag also turns her relationship with sex on its head, often toying with men too stupid to understand her performative bedroom naïveté.
And just recently, some people online took issue with the musician's SNL performance, calling her out for using other cultures in a performative way.
Maybe there’s a form of interracial desire—a mutual one—that isn’t reducible to Jungle Fever, or performative wokeness, or kinkified Jim Crow, or even some atavistic keening for genetic diversity.
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