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Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court

It was just recently announced that the Supreme Court will face not one but two cases dealing with gay marriage in the next year. As reported by the New York Times, one case could “establish or reject a constitutional right … Continue reading

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What is Free Choice?

After reading Lisa Belkin’s “When Mom and Dad Split it all,” I began wondering: even as families try to reconstruct gender norms in parenting roles, is there such a thing has having free choice or we ultimately weighed down on some … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be Privileged?

In the documentary “Killing Us Softly 4” , 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 the movie … 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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Progressive Ads aren’t so “Progressive”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX2k7IVNtNY After watching this youtube video of a “gay themed” advertisement for Progressive, it occurred to me that the commercial catered to more stereotypes than it broke. First thing I noticed was that the title of the video was a … Continue reading

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“Why Women Aren’t Funny”

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/01/hitchens200701 This was an article I found from 2007 entitled “Why Women Aren’t Funny” appearing in Vanity Fair .  I found the article to be a good example of the vast over generalizations made about gender in mainstream media. The article in summary basically claims that … Continue reading

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