Monthly Archives: October 2012

What is discrimination? Body Deja Vu

Recently, companies have been getting backlash from using thin models and retouching photos since they are creating an image that is unattainable for “normal” women. There is the other opinion that it is difficult to sell bikinis without having perfection … Continue reading

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Benevolent discrimination of “Obesity”

What is discrimination? On Tuesday, I went on a walk with a friend of mine who is a health and societies major. Wanting to test the ideas of Marilyn Wann’s Fat Studies, I asked him vaguely what he thought of … Continue reading

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What is discrimination? (Bic Pens for Women)

I saw a commercial for “Bic for her “ pens, designed specifically for women. Ellen DeGeneres criticizes these pens on her show. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/bic-for-her-commercial-pens-ad-video_n_1872277.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCyw3prIWhc Ellen makes a mock commercial, in which a girl says that she can’t handle “man pens,” … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?: How we view ourselves

Oppression is often viewed as the result of an external force holding people down. In Bordo and Hesse-Biber’s discussion of the media and food industries, we see that both have become oppressive forces perpetuating unhealthy body images and lifestyles. However, … Continue reading

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Women in a “Gender-Neutral” Sport

I will be referring to this article in my post.  It’s not long, and it’s very grabbing!  This is a remarkably interesting topic for me, as I, a female, have competitively ridden horses for almost thirteen years. I will be the … Continue reading

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What do we Assume about Men?

In watching the documentary “Killing Us Softly 4” in class, the portal of women in print advertisements is heavily discussed as being unrealistic and inaccurate. These prints don’t accurately represent women of different races and sizes. Something I felt that … Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes Reinforce Gender Binary

http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/10/24/a-halloween-gender-binary/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SociologicalImagesSeeingIsBelieving+%28Sociological+Images%3A+Seeing+Is+Believing%29 I came across this website will looking online for Halloween costumes and I found it fascinating.  It shows how different the same costume can play out for males and females. The website pairs the female and male version to … Continue reading

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Bic Pens for Women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eCyw3prIWhc I came across this video a couple days ago and wanted to share it!  In this video, Ellen DeGeneres mocks a new line of pens called “Bic Pens for Women”.  Her stand-up humor not only is absolutely hilarious, but … Continue reading

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For/To what will you or must you re/act? – Rape in our Culture

I recently visited my brother in Medical School at UVA.  On Saturday night, we went out to a bar with his mature, med school friends.   I soon found out that his friends were not so mature, knowledgeable, or even civilized.  … Continue reading

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Tantalizing “The Boys”

Above is the Twitpic leaked shortly before the release of Nicki Minaj’s music video, “The Boys,” featuring R&B/Pop singer Cassie. The image, as Perez Hilton, put it shows Minaj nestling into Cassie’s vajayay (Hilton). This image, among others in the … Continue reading

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