This tutorial offers notes from the piece, "About Men," by Gretel Ehrlich using a critical strategy (or strategies).
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Please note that I employed both reader response and feminist together. Some areas overlap here in my brainstorming! :)
First, Ehrlich's piece reminds me of Brokeback Mountain in its reader response implications for me since both pieces demonstrate how stereotypes of cowboys are shallow since this group is quite diverse and multifaceted, not just John Wayne-ish and Clint Eastwood-like in terms of gender roles and masculinity.
I feel like she shows ranchers and cowboys in a realistic yet sympathetic manner, not just as stereotypes like we often see in films. I admire how she unravels the stereotype by clarifying, ...
"About Men" by Gretel Ehrlich is briefly explicated in terms of gender.