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Acting like Animals

This semester I am taking an Animal Behavior course for my Biology major.  While the title of the course clearly indicates that it applies to animals, there have been many mistaken anthropomorphizing thoughts running through my mind and lots of … Continue reading

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Women and Costumes on Halloween

Last class we talked a bit about  Halloween and some people felt that women shouldn’t dress “provocatively” because it reflects badly on other women. They aren’t alone in thinking this way. Many women don’t agree with the common practice of … Continue reading

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What happened to the lyrics?

So what happened to music these days? I mean, why does every second song have to be about sex … what happened to the story or narrative behind the song? It seems that these days the idea that “sex sells” … Continue reading

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The Real Bombshell: The Truth Behind Victoria’s Secret Advertising

“Hello Bombshell! Victoria’s Secret’s new miraculous pushup; instantly adds two cup sizes.” More like Victoria’s Secret’s new product for marketing women. Victoria’s Secret’s new miraculous pushup, for the desires and pleasures of men. Victoria’s Secret’s commercial for their Bombshell family … Continue reading

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“The Axe Effect – Women – Billions”

This commercial advertising Axe deodorant is a disturbing depiction of the objectification of women under the heterosexual male gaze and the glorification of male sexual desire.  In the ad, swarms of tall, thin women with large breasts, long hair, tiny … Continue reading

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What is Privilege?

My understanding of privilege is that it is a special right or advantage bestowed upon a person or group of people. The concept of privilege is paramount to understanding gender roles in society. After transitioning to a woman Serano emphasizes … Continue reading

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