Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
My aunt sent me this (don't ask me where she found it, she sends me tons of weird stuff--she's pretty cool) and I thought it was pertinent to our discussion a couple of weeks ago. I was pretty speechless when I first saw it. And I can't believe that she hasn't had ANY health issues due to her corset. Her intestines and stomach are like IN her uterus. UGH. Anyway, thought you'd like to see it. ENJOY!! Here is the link.
Monday, June 9, 2008
The Star Tribune is the middle of a three-part series about the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP), a program that is under fire because it costs a lot of tax money and has yet to release anyone who has been "civilly comitted" to the program.
Check it out at www.startribune.com/offenders
Sunday, June 8, 2008
The focus of this week's essay is how our culture encourages sexually violent attitudes in young men. We will take some time to look criticaly at classic media from our youth prior to breaking into small groups. It really is amazing to take a feminist lens to things that you enjoyed as a kid... Should you have some fun examples of old T.V. shows, comic books, or video games you are encouraged to bring them but anecdotes are also acceptable :-D
The article is short but I think it will provide ample fodder for good conversation.
Friday, May 30, 2008
"To men a man is but a mind. Who cares what face he carries or what he wears? But woman's body is the woman."
- Ambrose Bierce
Love, love, love, DZ
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I'm sure we'll refer to this video next time, so you should watch it. And if you are so inspired, you can bring an ad as well.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
The movie is "Killing Us Softly 3" and it was created by Jean Kilborne. Some of you may have heard about it before. It deals with the portrayal of women in the media, but specifically within advertisements and what they mean for our society. So thinking on that same page, it would be great if you guys could bring in a few advertisements yourselves and we could discuss them after the movie. I've found that designer clothing advertisements are the most offensive...just to start you off. And household cleaning supplies...You get the point. So anyway, see you tomorrow!!!
Oh, and Derek won't be there...he's off scampering in the woods somewhere...so you'll have to deal with just me. Hopefully that won't be too horrible for you guys.