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Week 2 Presentations (Day 2)

Mylin posed several very interesting questions in his presentation this week. A question that I found particularly interesting was how/when does gender identity develop. Gender identity is believed to be a socially constructed concept. So at what point does an … Continue reading Continue reading

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Presentation Response – Week 2

There were a number of wonderful presentations this week, even if the sudden onset of a fever caused me (quite unfortunately!) to miss the second day. Julie’s project on the portrayal of violence against women in film seems interesting, especially … Continue reading Continue reading

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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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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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Legally Blonde and Hollywood Feminism (Or Lack of It)

The presentation on Legally Blonde today got me thinking about Hollywood in general and how it negotiates feminism and political correctness with the box office and the desire to create a commercially viable product.  The latter, of course, wins out.  Miss Representation … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 1 Presentations

I really enjoyed the presentations this past week. There are a lot of very interesting topics that are being explored. One topic that I found very interesting was the double standards that exist across the gender binary. A question that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Week 2 Presentations (Day 1)

All of the presentations today were really interesting! One of the most intriguing (just because it hadn’t really been discussed before) was Allison’s on Female Athletes in Film. Both “Bend it Like Beckham” and “Love and Basketball” are great films … Continue reading Continue reading

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Representations of Women in Reality TV

During this week’s class discussion we separated into groups to discuss issues/points made in the film “Miss Representation” that we felt were important, as well as issues throughout the course that stuck out to us. One of the points that we brought … Continue reading Continue reading

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Thoughts on this week’s presentations

First of all I would like to say I was quite intrigued by the different genres of movies discussed in presentations this week. I found the first presentation by Ben so thought-provoking, since I rarely watch horror movies, let alone … Continue reading Continue reading

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Another look at the gender binary at Vanderbilt

Hana’s question about the gender binary at Vanderbilt got me thinking, too.  I’ve honestly seen just as much virgin and prude shaming toward women as I’ve seen slut shaming.  It might partially be because I’m not in the Greek scene … Continue reading Continue reading

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