In class we talked about Homographesis or “reading queerly.” I found this new term intriguing because it was something I had never heard before and I really liked the break down of each word. I also found it interesting when we talked about ways we read bodies. It’s something you can’t help doing, is ingrained in our DNA or something like that so we can find healthy good people to mate with or be around. I think its pretty neat how an instinct so primal has transformed. An example is: the way we dress turns into a status symbols, higher status means more wealth, a.k.a. more health benefits. So it also has to do a lot with the social climate of the area you’re located and cultural differences that make either who you are “normal” or “threatening.” Individuality and a persons identity also have a big part to play in this. Reading bodies is somewhere between a blessing and a curse to human kind. Just think of how much people would be judged more on character and not the color of their skin, or for wearing “different” clothes, or their illnesses. However, the instinct does help us distinguish a threat/foe from friend or sickness/sense danger, losing judgment in that way could become negative in tight situations. Anyway I don’t know if any of what I’m “putting down” makes any sense right now but please comment if you actually know the scientific reason for all this, unlike me, or anything else that you’d like say.