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Watch this!

I just saw this short video about women in advertisements, and it covers a lot of the same material that was in our MAP videos. I highly suggest you watch it! http://www.upworthy.com/video-the-sexist-ads-of-2012?c=upw5 Advertisements

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Really WordPress?

I didn’t plan this post, but thought it would be interesting to bring up.  After posting my most recent Spark Post (not very long ago), WordPress showed me a confirmation (“You have published this many posts” or something) and under … Continue reading

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On Living with a Man

I live with a man who describes himself as a feminist.  Considering this, it might sound surprising (or maybe not?) that our lifestyle has mildly fallen into tasks associated with each of our genders. I typically spend one Saturday morning … Continue reading

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What is Privilege?

I found Sheila Jeffrey’s article, Keeping Women Down and Out, disturbing for it’s content and knowing the truth in it. I was an employee at Morgan Stanley for nearly 14 years. I saw firsthand how strippers enter the workplace and … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

The documentary “Miss Representation” was about the depiction of women in the media and its effect on women in power, specifically in government. One central claim made by the documentary is that the portrayal of women in the media has … Continue reading

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An unfortunate reality

I volunteer regularly at the VA medical center, and serve as a bedside visitor to patients who are recovering from surgeries or who will remain in the Community Living Center for the rest of their lives.  Usually the patients share … Continue reading

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The Mom Attractor

After discussing the assumed role of a mother and maternal instincts in class, this clip of Phineas and Ferb came to mind. In this episode of the children’s cartoon, The villain Dr. Doofensmirtz builds a giant baby as a part … Continue reading

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What is oppression?

As a woman going into the work world in a business related field, the practices described in Jeffreys’ “Keeping Women Down and Out” about male business outings concerns me.  Although I doubt that frequent strip club outings will be a … Continue reading

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Comparing Gender Roles in the U.S. with Other Countries

In this class, we have predominantly spoken about gender roles within the United States. It would present a striking dialogue if we compared gender dynamics in the U.S. with other regions. For example, prejudices associated with gender are also quite … Continue reading

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Discriminating Bodies

What is Discrimination: Hollywood culture constantly bombards us with images of the emaciated model; stick thin with not an ounce of fat. If a model or actress is unable to naturally achieve this desired look then she is sent for … Continue reading

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