I LOVE THIS!
I’m excited to be announcing a new project to G Fems!!!!!
From G Girls to G Fems: Teaching Young Girls about Feminism through Popular Culture
In contemporary American culture, young girls are exposed to many different ideas through mainstream media. More often than not, the media offers a foundation of knowledge for young girls, with issues such as body image and the latest fashion trends building the groundwork. Young girls are most impressionable during adolescence; this is due to the many developmental changes that occur during this phase whether it is biological, psychological, or social.
My project involves a feminist analysis of popular culture through an array of mediated texts such as books, television, and movies to expose feminism to young girls. G Girls is a website dedicated to girl culture, providing young girls with the necessary skills to analyze these mediated texts through a feminist lens. G Girls will prompt young girls with a character checklist to analyze such texts critically, reviewing target audiences, major themes, setting, race, class, gender, sexuality, etc., enabling young girls to acquire concepts of feminism at an early age, thus understanding how it impacts adolescent culture.
I kind of feel that this is rather sexist… I mean, why just women? Men are usually allowed more leeway because only one part of their body is overly-sexualized in pop culture… but most of women’s bodies are. A man’s naughty places = his penis. A woman’s naughty places = her legs, her breasts, her tummy, her thighs, her vagina.. You see my point?
Anyway, read for yourself and draw your own conclusions, but the article rarely mentions men’s inappropriate dressing.
I totally agree - women as themselves are so sexualized that unless you really cover-up, what looks professional? Thanks for sharing this!
Last week Elizabeth Warren, leading Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts Senate seat currently held by Scott Brown was called a “socialist whore” by a heckler at a campaign event. Tonight, Herman Cain, a front-runner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States called…
great observations - seeing the virgin/whore dichotomy played out in national politics today.
super grateful that this blog posts exists! very eloquent, really addresses the underlying issues at hand with gender discrimination and how that plays out online, in recognizing and addressing male privilege, and how we can address the men’s studies victim-focused approach to patriarchy.
another awful example of how women’s value is primarily attributed to appearance and not to their value as people, as employees, or as team members. disgusting.
advise for women entrepreneurs - really great wisdom from Mona Lisa Faris. The importance of business plans!!