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Miss Representation

One of the central claims made in “Miss Representation” was that because the society tells women that the only thing that is important about them is their bodies. This focus causes women to self-objectify, and thus have lower political efficacy—the … Continue reading

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What is oppression?

Women’s oppression seems to be explicitly tied to women’s status as child bearers and society’s attempt to control female reproduction. This is abundantly clear both in the readings and the documentaries that we have seen throughout this course. A common … Continue reading

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Mentos Gum & Points of View

  This advertisement for Mentos gum is a good example of the pornographic male gaze as discussed in Killing Us Softly 4. The woman in the advertisement is bending over seductively, and the gum is obstructing the view of the … Continue reading

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