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Defying the Gender Binary in “Girls”

I really enjoyed all of the presentations this week, and I began to consider Jordan’s discussion of the gender binary as it is presented in film and applied it to my new television obsession: the HBO series “Girls.” A lot … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Need for Feminism from a Confused Feminist

I decided to watch “Miss Representation” for my second time when I was at home with my mom. I decided this would be particularly interesting since my mom is who sparked my interest in feminist topics. My mom has always … Continue reading Continue reading

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Queer time?! Who, me?!

I found our class conversation and reading about queer vs normative time to be absolutely fascinating. This is a concept that I have considered on my own in the past, not realizing that it was an actual theory that had … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Double Standard

For my final project I initially began by observing how teen pregnancy was presented through However, after re-watching “Juno,” “Saved,” and “Life Interrupted” I was left without an over arching realization. I decided that in order to write a thesis … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Invisible War of Corruption in Authority

I really enjoyed our class discussion this week on both “the power of knowledge” and the medical history and tendency of diagnosing women as psychologically unstable. A theme that repeats itself in the “Millennium Series” is corruption within positions of … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Woman’s job?

My earliest encounter with women in politics, was in the fourth grade. My friends and I were sitting in our school cafeteria discussing what we wanted to be when we grew up. One of us mocked the class over achiever … Continue reading Continue reading

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the prevelance of the gender binary

In keeping with our class discussion and weekly theme of the gender binary constructed by society, I’d like to discuss several instances where I witnessed this forced gender classification over the course of the week. I always love it when … Continue reading Continue reading

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considering multiple demographics in Bound’s audience

While I thoroughly enjoyed this week’s movie choice, the action packed “gangster” film Bound, I’m going to be honest in admitting that within the first 15 minutes or so and definitely during the first two sex scenes, I felt a … Continue reading Continue reading

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“Rear Window”- does it fit the criteria of film noir?

After watching my first ever Alfred Hitchcock movie, “Rear Window” last week I learned in our class book, Cinema Studies, about the genre of film created in the 1940s titled “film noir.” Although there were many aspects of “Rear Window” … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Mad Men Gaze

I am currently very engrossed in the middle of the fifth season of Mad Men. I really enjoyed returning to the very first episode of the series this past week in class, as I was able to observe how much … Continue reading Continue reading

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