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A Desensitzed Society-Deviant Assignment-Snow Skiing in the Summer
Accomplishments of the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act , The
America's Struggle with British Oppression
back talking to parents-deviant assignment
Breaking the Norm (Deviant Observation Report)
Changing Demographics of the Virginia Colony's Laborers, The
Coloring with deviance-Deviant assignment
Criticisms and counter efforts on the influence of the “Barbie Image” in America
Deviant Times in Chicago (Deviant Assignment)
Digital Dating Experience, The
Dinner and a Show-Deviant Project Derry
Dog Gone Wild
Domestic Violence in African American Homes
Domestic Violence in American Homes
Effects of Fox News and MSNBC on America's Politcial Views
Emotional And Psychological Effects Of Abortion On American Women
Enlightenment Period, The
Environmental Transformation of America by the Native North American Inhabitants, The
Equality In Marriage
Equality in the Eyes of the Revolutionary Leaders
Extent of Truisms in American Comedy on Blue Collar Values, The
Factors that Encouraged Europeans’ to Pursue Voyages of Exploration
Failure of Georgia's Small Farmer's Utopia, The
Faults and Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Footies in Walmart (Deviant Assignment)
George Grenville's Acts, The
How did the Iroquois nation gain strength from its contacts with white colonies?
How the war affected black slaves during the Civil War
Human Trafficking - It Happens Here, It's Happening Now
Influence of Barbie on Gender Identity
It's too d*** hot for a penguin to just be walking around here!
Jabbar's Deviant Assignment (Deviant Observation Report)
John's Deviant Assignment (Deviant Observation Report)
Lagrange Road Drag Racing at 5mph (Deviant Assignment)
Let's Dance (Deviant Observation Report)
Manifest Dysfunctions of Internet Dating
MVCC SOC 102-592 S1-3
Protected Shopping (Deviant Assignment)
Puking In Public- Deviant Assignment
Roaming Free (Deviant Assignment)
Role of Sugar and Tobacco in Virginia and the Caribbean Colonies, The
Sexuality, Teens, and the Media
Slavery in America - Sex Trafficking
Slaves Lives during the War - Revolutionary War
soup...salad...with a side of awkwardness
Speedo on the Beach- Deviant Assignment
Sugar Act & Stamp Act – George Grenville Generating Revenue
Sugar and Tobacco in Virginia and the Caribbean
Taylor's Deviant Assignment (Deviant Observation Report)
War on terror in a functionalist’s perspective
What role did the Congregational church play in life of New England villages?
What role did the Congregational church play in the life of New England villages?
When Summer and Winter Meet - Deviant Assignment
Why Didn’t New England Develop a Slave Based Plantation Economy?
Institutional Supports for Abortion in America
Dinner and a Show-Deviant Project Derry
Dinner and a Show
In celebration of my birthday this July, my boyfriend and I decided to go out and see a movie. I had just started a new job and was working with a girl right around my age. Dan, my boyfriend, and I decided to invite my new co-worker, Melissa, and her boyfriend, Steve, to join us in celebrating my birthday. We decided to have dinner at my house and then go see a movie.
Aside from all this, my sociology professor had assigned the class to perform a deviant act out in the world and observe how the world perceived us. Well, I thought and thought and finally decided the night of the movies would be my only shot.
The night finally arrived. I had never hung out with Melissa and her boyfriend before, so I was extra nervous. Not to mention my own boyfriend is very conservative, so I wondered if he was going to be mad at me for probably embarrassing him. We had tacos and nachos at my house, everyone had a lot of fun. Then we split up into our cars and headed to Marcus Theaters in Orland. The double date started normal as any, bought our tickets, got some snacks, found our seats. We were all chatting and laughing as the theater filled up. Once I felt the theater was full enough, I asked my boyfriend and new friends to excuse me. I jumped over the railing to the floor in front of us (not a necessary move, but I needed some adrenaline to get through this). I don’t remember what the song was that was playing, but I knew enough of the words to pull it off…I danced to the very front of the theater, right in front of the big screen. I sang quietly, but it was all I could muster. I was very nervous. Soon I was dancing my little heart out. I admit my observations are scarce because my eyes were closed more than they were open. I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life, but I kept dancing, my singing died out. The current song cut off, and an Avril Lavigne song began. Okay, I could do this. I danced around for almost the rest of the song before I went back to my seat. I looked around. Yeah, a few people laughing at me. Mostly the younger people. One older woman smiled kindly at me.
But let me tell you: My friends expressions were the best. Dan just looked at me as if he wasn’t surprised (maybe I’m predictably strange after dating for so long?). Melissa and Steve were just confused looking…
Well in all honesty, after we left the theater I had to tell my new friends what had made me dance in the middle of a public theater, a school project. (Sorry prof. I had to save a little face!) However, I promise you, everyone else in that theater still thinks some random girl just felt like dancing.
The sanction the audience showed was neither disgust nor anger. It was definitely a more quiet reaction. I was grateful that there are people like the smiling woman to make me feel that there is hope for diversity in our culture. I truly believe that this country is more accepting than not. Sometimes, it is more the surprise, rather than the act that makes people judgmental.
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