Criticizing School-related Gender-based Violence: A Cultural Analysis on the Music Video Womxnly
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 142-147
Received: Feb. 27, 2020; Accepted: Mar. 18, 2020; Published: Apr. 14, 2020
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Jing Zhou, Applied Foreign Language Department, Guangdong Business and Technology University, Zhaoqing, China
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Gender-based violence, a deeply-rooted violence directed against a person because of their gender, remains one of the most notable human rights violations in all societies. Both women and men experience gender-based violence. It is school-related in many cases and often occurs in and around schools, so it is sometimes referred to as “school-related gender-based violence” (shortened as SRGBV). As one of the manifestations of gender-based violence, SRGBV is complex and multifaceted and attracts great attention from the international community. Applying such cultural theories as carnival theory, the other image, gender performativity, the functions of arts and popular culture, the present essay concentrates on the practitioners of diverse gender temperament like “sissy”, “tomboy” or “gender fluid” in SRGBV and analyzes how the composers of the music video Womxnly achieve their goal to draw the public attention to the MV and to arouse social respect of gender diversity in schools. The essay is divided into four sections with the first giving the social background and purpose of the MV, the second introducing the cultural theories used in the production of the MV, the third analyzing the MV in details respectively from the perspective of music, video and cultural studies, and the last concluding the research in this paper.
School-related Gender-based Violence, Cultural Analysis, Womxnly, Diverse Gender Temperament
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Jing Zhou, Criticizing School-related Gender-based Violence: A Cultural Analysis on the Music Video Womxnly, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Special Issue: Humanity and Science: China’s Intercultural Communication with the Outside World in the New Era. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 142-147. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200803.16
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