Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Midterm Review

Weekday class midterm: Thursday 4/10
Friday: 4/25

History 66-Midterm 1
Things to Review:

bell hooks
McIntosh
Beauvoir
“Other”
Marginalized vs. dominant spheres
Venker’s “War on Men”
Master’s tools
Audre Lorde
Killing us softly 4
media literacy
beauty standards
“toxic cultural environment”
Women’s rep in the media
1st Wave feminism
2nd wave feminism and how it relates to Lorde
19th amendment
privilege
dichotomy
gender vs. sex
masculinity and femininity
morally suspect
women perceived as “crazy” (my lecture for disability awareness week)
sex trafficking lecture
Freedom Riders
"Women and madness" lecture


Friday, April 4, 2014

Extra Credit opportunity

Watch one of these videos from the 2014 Women in the World Summit and write a reflection paper on it (the same as the extra credit guidelines).


FRIDAY CLASS CANCELED

Many apologies, but I must cancel class today. In lieu of meeting, please watch the following video from the 2014 Women in the World Summit. This happened yesterday, and you may also watch events live until this evening.

Take notes as you watch, and be prepared to discuss this next Friday.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

HW# 6


Weekday class: Due Monday 4/7
Friday Class:  Due TBA

Answer the following questions relating to the film  "Killing Us Softly 4"--LINK TO KEY POINTS LIST

1.According to Jean Kilbourne advertising sells more than just products. What else does it sell?
2.What impact does the use of computer technology have on consumers?
3.According to Kilbourne how does advertising use a woman’s body and what might this lead to?
4.How are African American women depicted in advertising? What is the consequence of such depiction?
5.How does advertising use man’s body? Do men face the same consequences as women? Why? Why Not?
6.How realistic is the concept of thinness in advertising? Explain briefly. What effect might this have on young girls?
7.In what ways does advertising help to construct gender of women?
8.How does the sexualization of kids / teenagers help the advertising industry?
9.What does the sexualization of teenagers/kids lead to?
10.  At the end of the lecture what conclusion does Kilbourne reach in terms of femininity and masculinity?

Sex trafficking: FYI

"You'll Never See this Side of the Super Bowl on TV"

"Inside Lives of American Sex Slaves" short film



Friday, March 28, 2014

HW #5

Weekday class due: Tuesday 4/1
Friday class due: 4/4

Read the following essay:
The Combahee River Collective Statement

Consider how this essay, along with Audre Lorde's "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House", relate to one another.
  • What points did the Combahee River Collective make in 1977? 
  • Why do they say it is so difficult to have an open, frank discussion about race in the feminist community?