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Irina Carmon on Women and the 2012 Election

Last week Irina Carmon delivered a talk on the role of women’s rights issues in the 2012 campaign. She was not hesitant to display her content with the results of the election in the realm of women’s issues, including representation … Continue reading

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EC Irin Carmon: Body Politics

Irin Carmon is a feminist journalist who came to Penn to speak as part of the Love Your Body series.  She discussed how women were represented this year in politics and how they have reacted to this.  She sees 3 … Continue reading

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Missrepresentation

The screening of Missrepresentation drew light on aspects of the effects of media representation on the perception and treatment of women in the U.S. For one, the film claimed that the media’s treatment of women held enormous political ramifications.  To … Continue reading

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Men– Also misrepresented?

One important statistic which prompted discussion within Miss Representation was that when choosing a political leader, we are typically only choosing from a 6% of the population—more or less, white, straight, middle-aged men with a couple other specific characteristics.  Because … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

The documentary, “Miss Representation”, asserts that it is difficult for women to remain immune to the damage inflicted by today’s modern culture. I wholly agree with this statement. The media disseminates such limiting portrayals of women that pervade every aspect … Continue reading

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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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Culture Problems and Culture Change

There’s a frustrating tendency in gender studies to point out problems—label them as cultural, perhaps—and leave it there. It’s a bit ironic, considering women’s/gender studies emerged as the academic attempt to legitimize change-based political movements. But, somehow, discussions of how … Continue reading

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A Responsibility to Be Politically Active

Earlier today, I came across this article in The Atlantic arguing that “rape exceptions” in anti-abortion legislation do far more harm than good to the state of women’s reproductive rights when put into practice and are not a “better than … Continue reading

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