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Women Confronting & Creating Culture

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Summer Braun

on 28 March 2013

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Women Confronting
& Creating Culture Print Media Closing Thoughts Television one of the most influential mediums Literature & the Arts Movies "Top 20 Disney Women" Music Not only hip hop and rap but a lot of other music is guilty of misogyny in their lyrics and music videos.

Women are often portrayed as sex objects and exploited for promiscuous imagery.

How does being exposed to the degrading messages in songs and music videos affect men and women's attitudes towards femininity? Digital Technologies -What was your favorite Disney movie?
-Are any of the women below empowered? Rethink a classic tale
from a feminist lens.
Benefit: Potential for new ideas to be shared, gain a new perspective Jenna Marbles: YouTube Comedian What Can We Do? Essence, which is a magazine directed towards black women, created a 12-month campaign to challenge the prevalence of misogyny and sexism in hip-hop lyrics and videos.

Salt-N-Pepa was one of the first all-female rap acts to provide pro-woman messages in her songs.

Queen Latifah also challenged the oppression of women in her Grammy Award-winning song U.N.I.T.Y..
"Every time I hear a brother
call a girl a bitch or ho,
Trying to make a sister feel low,
You know all that's got to go." "Your Revolution" Sarah Jones How does it portray men and women differently?

How would this tale be received by society?

How would these stories influence children? "Things I Don't Understand About Girls Part 2:
SLUT EDITION" What words or phrases come to mind when you see this image? Discussion Questions:
What is potentially problematic about a female YouTube star dedicating an entire video to things she "doesn't understand" about other women?

What kinds of messages is it reinforcing? Steubenville High School Rape Case Important Details The girl was unconscious when the events occurred Reportedly,the boys did not penetrate her with their genitalia March 17th: The boys, 16 and 17, were tried as minors, found guilty of rape, and given the minimum sentence Over the course of the night and the various parties, no one seemed to intervene Discussion Questions How do comments like Harlow's reinforce misogyny, patriarchy, and gender norms? CNN reporter Poppy Harlow, stated that it was "incredibly difficult for an outsider like me, to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believed their lives fell apart…when the sentence came down Ma’lik collapsed in the arms of his attorney…He said to him, “My life is over. No one is going to want me now” Why didn't anyone intervene? Downsides: Most often, traditional gender norms are still being reinforced It's changed the way we communicate Popular culture plays a large part in the ways that we think about gender and most importantly, in the the ways we view ourselves.

How can we challenge the ways in which popular culture portrays women? "Anyone can be a slut, but it takes some logic to be like
"I think I'm just gonna be with one person" - Jenna Marbles Traditional Modern
1937: Snow White 1995: Pocahontas
1950: Cinderella 1998: Mulan
1959: Sleeping Beauty 2009: Princess and the Frog
1989: The Little Mermaid 2010: Tangled
1990: Beauty and the Beast Disney Princesses
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