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your original reading responses, you are required to write at least one well thought out comment to your classmates’
responses. Participation response should be at least 5 sentences long. You
should clearly argue why exactly you agree or disagree with another student,
what is your point, and how can you support your argument.
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what they wrote, well thought out comment (participation response), saying if
you agree or not and why? Try to write a concise and meaningful response of
about this size. The substantial amount of text, that I request, should be
dense and thorough. When you are going to write a comment to someone’s
response, explain why you agree or disagree and how you came to those
is what my peer Justinwrote about
.cuny.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&forum_id=_1221656_1&nav=discussion_board_entry&conf_id=_1165153_1&course_id=_1123576_1&message_id=_16626033_1″>”Deborah Pruitt and Suzanne LaFont. For
Love and Money: Romance Tourism in Jamaica”.
In “For Love and Money”, an ethnographic study conducted by
Deborah Pruitt and Suzanne LaFont, the authors study the relationships between
‘Euro-American’ women and the Jamaican men they have romances with while on vacation.
While our last article, “Men’s Pleasure”, the trading of sex for money was
referred to as ‘sex tourism’, in “For Love and Money”, it is referred to as
‘romance tourism’. (Pruitt/LaFont, 1995, 304) The distinction is made, due to
the variation in services that women desire from Jamaican men. As opposed to
the ‘sex tourists’ of the Dominican Republic, the ‘romance tourists’ seek more
than just sex, they desire an emotional connection, often one that continues
after their departure from the island. However, in my opinion, this is where
the differences stop.
One very important similarity between the ‘sex tourists’ of the
Dominican Republic, and the ‘romance tourists’ of Jamaica, is the unequal power
dynamic inherent in the relationship. Just as in the DR, female ‘romance
tourists’ are typically wealthier than the men they patronize. They are enticed
in their home countries by the lure of the ‘exotic other’. Frustrated by the
lack of interest expressed to them by the men they meet domestically, they travel
to Jamaica, where as one German woman puts it, “the men are dropping out of the
trees like mangoes.” (Pruitt/LaFont, 1995, 307) In this degrading use of
language, it is apparent that while the ‘romance tourists’ are seeking to
escape the gender script of their home country, they only succeed in
perpetuating racist stereotypes of men in the developing world.
Trying to escape one’s
circumstances at home goes both ways in these relationships. In attempting to
elevate ones status, Jamaican men are expected to make and disperse money, have
many sexual conquests and father many children. (Pruitt/LaFont, 1995, 309) But
when word gets out that their sexual conquests and monetary gains are being
made with tourists, they are often shunned by their communities. As is the case
in the DR, tourists are often seen as cultural appropriators, flying in with
vast sums of money, looking to buy relationships and cultural clout back home.
While women may differ in choosing to support the local
economy by staying in local villas as opposed to multinational resorts, the
manner in which they purchase relationships is still frowned upon by locals.
While there are success stories that circulate, in which Jamaican
men are whisked away to Europe or the US to lead a life of luxury, the reality
often resembles that of the woman of the DR. According to the authors, “Those
who seek their ideal relationships eventually often feel used and disappointed
by their parters who likely do not share their Western ideals of sexual
equality.” (Pruitt/LaFont, 1995, 313) In trying to escape the gender inequality
found in their home countries, these women end up creating their own unbalanced
relationships. “While the man may be seeking a way out through a foreign women,
he is also vulnerable to being a mere instrument in her search for
authenticity.” (Pruitt/LaFont, 1995, 314) Our western ideals of what
constitutes a healthy relationship might bias us to the validity of ‘romance
tourism’, it seems that a relationship of such glaring socio-economic inequity
is doomed to fail.