Writing Update!

So, this is it. The mama-jamma, monster, reason for being, super-gargantuan piece of writing that gave me a Master’s degree. MY THESIS. An Analysis of Femininity: How Popular Female Characters In the Media Portray Contemporary Womanhood. That’s a super fancy way of saying “how do girls on TV influence girls in the real world.” This…

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Voices of Women Voters – Chapter 3

The economy seems to be on everyone’s minds as the election draws near. What are women saying about the election? And what are they thinking about how the media portrays women? Take a look at the latest installment of Voices of Women Voters and share your thoughts on what’s important to you. Voices of Women…

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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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Voices of Women Voters – Chapter 1

Do you ever feel like your voice isn’t being heard? Do you feel the media paints limited pictures of women, and you don’t fit in any of those categories? What are you most interested in about the upcoming presidential election? These questions–and more–are what I’m hoping to investigate with my new project, Voices of Women…

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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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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” Everyone knows the media┬áis 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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