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Week 2 Presentations

First off, all of the presentations were great and very insightful!  Good job everyone. I wanted to first talk about Georgie’s presentation and answer some of her questions as well.  I thought her topic was extremely original and insightful.  She … Continue reading Continue reading

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Answers to Presentation Questions

All of the presentations this week were great and extremely though-provoking.  I want to answer a few questions from some of the presentations. 1.  Hana’s question: How prevalent is this gender double standard within the Vanderbilt Community? This is a great … Continue reading Continue reading

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Letting Media Define Us As Women

I do not know when exactly or how this vicious cycle started- but it did, and it is only getting progressively worse.  The vicious cycle that I am talking about is between American women and the media.  American women are … Continue reading Continue reading

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What Is Normative?

“Obviously not all gay, lesbian, and transgender people live their lives in radically different ways from their heterosexual counterparts, but part of what has made queerness compelling as a form of self-description in the past decade or so has to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Final Project: Exploring Queer Cinema Through the Ages

I am going to write my final project reflection on Queer Cinema and how it has changed through time (particularly in the last decade).  In doing so, I am going to explore two films, one of which is a documentary … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lisbeth’s Sexuality At a Glance

According to Jack Halberstam, Lisbeth “manages to hate men (as in the meaning of men in a male-dominated world) without losing the ability to have interesting friendships and occasional sex with men (as in individual people living in masculine gendered … Continue reading Continue reading

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Feminism in Pitch Perfect

In the article called, “Have You Come a Long Way Baby?” by Carlin and Winfrey, women are described as animals. The authors claim that, “describing women in sexist terms reduces their credibility or may cause them to be seen as … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gender Spectrum

I thought one of the most thought-provoking and intriguing conversations we had in class today was about the differences between male and female and man and woman.  Before this conversation, I had never thought about the distinction between the two, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Freudian Slips

Bound (1996) was an interesting movie in many ways.  I have not watched many movies with lesbian sex in it, so the beginning scenes definitely came as a surprise for me.  The only other movie I have scene that depicts … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Power of the Spectator

Watching the movie Rear Window was an interesting experience for me. Initially, I thought the movie was boring and I did not really understand the significance of many of the scenes. However, after talking it over with my friend in … Continue reading Continue reading

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