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The Gender Binary, Children and Film

This week, Mylon’s presentation on the origins of homosexuality and the construction of the gender binary got me thinking about gender roles/the gender binary and when it is developed.  It seems that the general consensus from our class is that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gender and Sexuality in Game of Thrones

So, my newest TV addiction is Game of Thrones, which I’m guessing many of you may watch, given its popularity.  I haven’t read the books, which I’ve heard are even better than the show, but I’m definitely hooked.  As I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Are we enough?

The more I consider Miss Representation, the more I see the concepts the documentary touched on present in my daily life.  I was watching the news yesterday morning, and I saw a commercial for Special K that I have seen … Continue reading Continue reading

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My Journey: Realizing and Exploring the Flaws of the Ever Present Gender Binary

For my final project, I am going to explore my personal journey with the gender binary.  Throughout our discussions in class, I have not only realized the how deeply flawed the gender binary is and the many ways society operates … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why We Need Rape in Film

I was considering what to write about this week, and I suddenly found myself inspired as I was reading the news tonight.  I was reading an article on CNN about a rape case trial that is beginning in Ohio this … Continue reading Continue reading

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Opera is My Drag

As we talked this week about what it means to dress in drag and the way that drag relates to gender performance, I considered the many ways we all perform in drag every day.  In class we discussed the roles … Continue reading Continue reading

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Election and the Portrayal of Female Politicians in the Media

This week, after our viewing of Election, we talked a lot about the way women in politics are portrayed in the media.  In the essay Have You Come a Long Way, Baby?, Diana Carlin and Kelly Winfrey explore the many … Continue reading Continue reading

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On Society and the Problematic Nature of the Gender Binary

I’ve found our class discussions this week (inspired by But I’m a Cheerleader) especially interesting, as they have centered around gender, sex and gender performance and have raised many difficult questions about what those words mean–both by definition, and in … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Close Examination of the First Sex Scene in Bound

Prior to watching Bound, I had never seen any movies that depicted a sexual relationship between two women.  Bound is known for its graphic sex scenes, all of which happen early on in the movie.  In the first sex scene, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Another look at Mad Men

In the book “Ways of Seeing,” John Berger dissects the role of the male gaze as it applies to European oil paintings of nude women.  According to Berger, nudes represent the objectification of women in society in that they are … Continue reading Continue reading

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