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The Privilege of Sexual Empowerment

I am a very confused feminist. I believe that pornography degrades women, positioning them into an object of a male’s desires. I also believe that a woman should be able to feel empowered in her sexuality by engaging in pornography. … Continue reading

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Gender Neutral Childhood Possibilities

http://rt.com/news/sweden-toys-catalogues-gender-527/ This article discusses how a Swedish toy company has reversed gender roles in their holiday catalog. Girls are playing with action figures and boys are playing with doll houses. Also, Sweden has proposed using the pronoun “hen” to replace … Continue reading

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Sexy but Innocent

I found this ad for Crystal Light in Cosmopolitan magazine. Despite its source, which obviously holds a 20-40 year old female audience, the ad also holds clues to its demographics. The water is pink, not the normal blue, obviously appealing … Continue reading

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The Female Gaze?

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/price-finds-first-male-model-164633400.html This above article discusses that The Price Is Right will have its first male model on the show for a one-week stint. The models on the show actually have no job except as eye candy and the show has … Continue reading

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Predetermined Choices

Most of my choices are predetermined – they’ve already been decided for me. These predetermined choices make ideas of free choice impossible, especially in regards to gender. I don’t think I chose my gender – I’m a girl, I act … Continue reading

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