Monthly Archives: April 2013

Disney’s Women

For my last blog I want to talk about the Emily’s presentation. I always found Disney an interesting topic and I really enjoyed her presentation. Somehow Disney and gender always seem to follow me through all my courses. Last year … Continue reading Continue reading

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Straining Humanity: Human Identity and Stem Cell/Cloning Research

There are few fields of research which lead to the amount of controversy present in stem cell/cloning research. Whether it be harvesting stem cells from human embryos, creating new embryos for the same purpose, or combining human and animal cells … Continue reading Continue reading

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(Re)thinking about Aum Shinrikyo

Since our class last Wednesday when we split into two sides regarding whether Aum Shinrikyo is Buddhist, I’ve been thinking a lot about this question. I was quite surprised that most of the people in our class agreed with the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Language and Double Standards (cont…again)

I don’t really understand where the idea that girls that have a bunch of sex are “Hoes” or “Sluts” came from, but I think that shit is stupid. What I think is even more stupid is the way in which … Continue reading Continue reading

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Language and Double Standards (cont)

This is a particular topic that I’m pretty passionate about so I’ve decided to do 3 blog posts on the issue of the double standard that exist across the gender binary from a the standpoint of sexual expression. As I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Language and Double Standards

I want to start by saying that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the presentations. The issues that were addressed in each presentation by each individual seem to be issues that the presenter actually cared about. Each presenter seemed to actually be excited … Continue reading Continue reading

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Bar Stool: Feminism Edition

Reflecting on Professor Kersh’s recommendation to bring anything related to feminism to class this week, I recognized that this would be a great opportunity to connect a Vanderbilt fetish to feminism. The best way to do this is through an analysis of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Questions Without Answers

Two other presentations stood out to me as both creative and higher in level of difficulty, and those presentation included Stacy’s presentation on the many roles of Reese Witherspoon and Mylan’s presentation surrounding gender identity. I would like to comment … Continue reading Continue reading

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Stong Women in Comic Books

In the presentation by Amanda, she chose to focus on the main women characters in movies such as Marvel’s The Avengers and The Hunger Games. In her research on this topic, she pointed out several interesting features about the way … Continue reading Continue reading

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Revised Paper

Prison of Fate: Buechner’s Leonce and Lena The American humorist Robert Benchley once wrote that “there are [only] two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don’t.” In … Continue reading Continue reading

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