Are Your Brains Falling Out?

If I learned anything in graduate school (and let’s all PRAY I learned at least something), it’s that research or journalism is best supported by a lengthy, multi-source literature review. Finding out who has researched your topic before, understanding the trends of that concept, and extrapolating theories onto where that concept is going, create an…

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Half the Sky

“Up to 107 million women are missing from the globe today.” “Every year, 2 million girls disappear because of gender discrimination.” “More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century.” “More girls are killed in…”gendercide” in any…

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Writing Update!

As you’ve seen here, one of my research interests is the representation of women in the media. This past semester I conducted an original research project to examine how popular feminist discourses are used throughout teen or tween media. It was a fascinating study, and one I hope to expand further. But, for now, the…

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Book Review: Girl Land

As I’m making my way through the literature on the representation of women and girls in the media, I encounter very different views, opinions, suggestions and theories on why adolescence is so difficult to understand. I’ve read about those who advocate for attachment parenting¬†to closely monitor a young girl’s media usage, and also studied those…

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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” Everyone knows the media¬†is in every part of our lives. Recent statistics show that teenagers consume up to 10 hours PER DAY of media. That includes music, television, radio, Internet, etc. What’s even more interesting is the power the media has in shaping the messages we see. Advertising,…

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