Sunday, May 12, 2013

TED talk: "Looks Aren't Everything. Believe Me, I'm a Model"

Here are two cool posts from Maya (who's not able to access the blog):

A really interesting TED talk by model Cameron Russell.

An article by Jonathan Rauch, "Denial: My 25 Years Without a Soul"

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gender Roles Reversed in Advertising


This kinda is like the movie we watched in class, Miss Representation. But a lot shorter.
And after 2:30 minutes, it shows pictures of gender role reversal in advertising.

Jackson Katz

I'm not sure if this particular video has been brought up in our conversations, but I just watched it recently and really found it inspirational. It's a TED talk by Jackson Katz, who we saw in Miss Representation and in the videos about Tough Guise. He talks about the importance of recognizing that gender issues are not just women issues and should not be ignored by men. Although some parts have already been said in the movies and videos we have watched, I really like his take on this global issue of sexism.

Sheryl Sandberg: Tearin' Up the Facebook Workforce (In an Awesome Way)

Sheryl Sandberg has some serious heart and soul. Upon watching her TED talk, I remembered reading an article about her in TIME magazine, which I've brought in to class today, and thinking what a 
kicka@$ woman she was/is. I am empowered by her strength and courage to make a difference in a "man's working world,"and to embrace the power of the individual, the woman, and herself. Rock on, Sheryl, rock on.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Why the CEO of Abercrombie "hates fat chicks"

A fairly revolting article about why Abercrombie and Fitch only carries relatively small sizes and does not want larger people wearing its brand.

Women in a Man's World

This article stood out to me because the speaker Sheryl K. Sandberg in the Ted talk video is mentioned in the article. I think it is important to realize not only how society may limit women, but how women may limit themselves: "In many cases, she says, the problem of the glass ceiling is matched by what she calls the “sticky floor” — that is, women who remain in lower-tier jobs because they don’t proactively try to climb the corporate ladder."

Monday, May 6, 2013


This is a link to an article about a new Danish TV show.  During the show, a woman silently strips in front of 2 men, who critique her body.  I was disgusted to read about the sexist premise of this show, which only furthers the role of women as objects of beauty.