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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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Double Standards: Mean Girls

The theme of double standards across the gender binary was raised by both Hana and Jordan during their presentations. Hana raised the question as to how to describe a promiscuous male with attaching the word man to a more feminine … Continue reading Continue reading

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People Need To See

It’s amazing how effective a little bit of perspective can be. Recently, I have experienced some pretty intense prejudice surrounding my personal life. I was naive in thinking that people had all changed to a more open-minded view of the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is Religious Synonymous with Normative?

As a Christian, most of my decisions and ways of viewing specific topics have been derived from a very Christian perspective. Through my many experiences in college with people from different backgrounds and religions, I have gained a much deeper … Continue reading Continue reading

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What Would Jane Austen Say?

For my final project, I am thrilled to be investigating moments from the television series Downton Abbey along with moments from Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Sense and Sensibility! My interest in these topic began prior to enrolling in Feminism … Continue reading Continue reading

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Girls and Gay Guys: Best Friends Forver

Unfortunately, this post does not have anything to do with why girls seem to like having best friends who are gay guys (although such a topic would make for a very interesting blog post)! In class, we discussed how the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dressing in Drag: Everybody’s Doing It

As a contemporary term, the meaning of the word drag has developed into something much more than simply “to cross-dress in an extreme or flamboyant manner”. In fact, it has been deemed that at one point or another we all … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rear Window and Gender Roles

In the Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window, gender role stereotypes are fulfilled in some characters while in others the roles are somewhat reversed. This display of gender roles is best understood through the appreciation of the relationship between the main … Continue reading Continue reading

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Initial Reaction

My reaction to the first couple of readings we’ve encountered in class has been somewhat overwhelming. While I have already learned many new terms (which I find myself repeatedly having to Google), most of them have been completely alien to … Continue reading Continue reading

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