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Week 2 Presentations

I really loved how thought provoking Georgie’s presentation was.  As a freshman, I had to read Half the Sky last summer before coming to Vanderbilt.  It was a fascinating, albeit very difficult read.  However, I found that many of my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Presentations week 1

All of the presentations by my classmates were very impressive, and made me think a lot about everything that we have discussed throughout the course.  In particular, I really like Roxie’s presentation about Romantic era portrayals of gender roles.  A … Continue reading Continue reading

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The need for feminists

I was so frustrated by watching Miss Representation. Because I have been in this class all semester, I was aware of some of the more jarring facts before watching this film, but the overall effect was still unsettling.  Before taking … Continue reading Continue reading

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Medicine and Information Control (belated)

In class, we were forewarned about the violence in the Millennium series.  I clicked the “play” button on Netflix knowing full well that what I was about to watch would be violent to the point of being uncomfortable.  While this … Continue reading Continue reading

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Queer Time Confusion

While watching the Dr. Who episode entitled “Blink”, I was a little confused about how it fit into the themes of what we have been discussing in class thus far.  I did not see any blatant sexism or displays of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Final Project: Evolution of Gender in Disney Movies

As a little girl, I was just about as girly as anyone could possibly be, and that isn’t an exaggeration.  My room was completely pink, I had a matching bow for every outfit, and I wore only dresses and Mary- … Continue reading Continue reading

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Women in Politics- an Examination

This week’s movie, Election, is tied so far as my favorite movie that we have watched in class up until this point. I was not only entertained by the subtle humor of the film, however, but was also forced to … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Gender Roles

There are several instances of irony in terms of the portrayal of gender roles in the film, “But I’m a Cheerleader”.  The story is about a young girl sent to camp in order to learn how to be straight, as … Continue reading Continue reading

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An Examination of Bound

I started off my last post by saying that I do not have an extensive background in the realm of feminist film critique. This week, I would like to say up front that I am even less experienced with the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Bridesmaids and Berger

While I am not intimately familiar with many examples of true feminine film, a popular film that embodies many of the characteristics of feminine cinema would be Bridesmaids. This example was brought up in class the other day when discussing … Continue reading Continue reading

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