This weeks readings, and discussions definitely brought forth some good comments from everyone. Between the discussions on masculinity and the media's portrayal of gays, it's hard to choose which I found to be more interesting. The whole Eminem example was interesting because now after reading that article, I've noticed that many artist's videos include content that portrays the "ideal" level of masculinity men should have. I'm pretty sure these messages within these videos/songs do have an effect on how men perceive themselves and others as being masculine. The episode of Seinfeld was another great example for another topic. The portrayal of gays in media. To be honest, before this article, I never really thought about whether or not the portrayal of gays in media was just to be inclusive or for the ratings, or for both. It's clear that most if the time the gays being portrayed in TV shows are very similar every time. They tend to be middle class and have a very stereotypical gay personality. The question is does the media portray gays accurately? Well all I know is that TV has made huge progress as far as having more and more gay characters in TV shows, and we can only hope to expect more accurate portrayals of their lifestyles in the near future as well.