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Gallery of Winners: The Runaways Prove that Girls Rock Hard.

Date: September 2, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
The Runaways, trailer, 2010 Questions to Consider: * What kinds of challenges do you think The Runaways faced in the 1970s? * Is the music industry more accepting of women today, or are women still expected to act a certain way? * What was unique about the band The Runaways? What We Think: In the Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: Inner Beauty Is Priceless.

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Questions to Consider:   * What defines beauty in America? * Does exposing your body make you more or less beautiful? * What do you notice that different cultures value in terms of beauty? What We Think: The media loves to pick on Jessica Simpson, but there’s much more to the singer than her sometimes-goofy Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: Slaying a Jabberwocky and Other Girly Feats.

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Questions to Consider: * What are some of Alice’s personality traits in this movie? * Did Alice need to be brave to be truly herself? Why? * Did it seem important that Alice was pretty or wore makeup in this movie? What We Think: Disney isn’t exactly known for its portrayals of girls that go Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: Glamour goes above and beyond.

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Questions to Consider: * How do women’s magazines typically make you feel? * In what ways does the article from Glamour differ from images in other magazines? * What kind of products do women’s magazines try to sell you? * What do you notice about the different messages of magazine articles and magazine advertising? What Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: Kotex Tells It Like It Is.

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“U by Kotex: So Obnoxious” TV commercial “U by Kotex: Reality Check” TV commercial Questions to Consider: * Is Kotex’s commentary about other tampon commercials accurate? * In what ways does this commercial raise awareness about how manipulative commercials can be? (And is this commercial an exception?) * How does Kotex want you to feel Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: “America the Beautiful” exposes some ugly truths.

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Produced by: Sensory Overload Productions DVD available in Fall 2009. See the film’s web site for more details. Questions to Consider: * Is America obsessed with beauty? * Do the beauty and fashion industries need to promote the thin body ideal to be successful? * What are some mixed messages that girls get about their Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: Title Nine asks, “Where are you your own best self?”

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Questions to Consider: * What are these images selling? * Who is the target audience? * How does Title Nine want us to feel about these women? About ourselves? What We Think: There really aren’t enough catalogs that feature strong, active, happy women. Not only does Title Nine feature positive images of active women, the Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: Fruit of the Loom Reminds Us that We’re Flawless.

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Questions to Consider:   * Who are the women in this ad? * What is the message the commercial conveys? * How would you feel if this commercial came on after a Victoria’s Secret commercial? (How about before?) * What emotion does the advertiser want you to feel? What We Think: This ad is really Continue reading


Gallery of Offenders: Forget the woman, get yourself a Bot!

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Questions to Consider:   * Are women on their way to becoming perfectly constructed robots? * Why does Svedka use a female bot and not a male bot? * How does this ad represent women? * What would it mean to be bought (purchased)? * Who is the target audience of this ad? What We Continue reading


Gallery of Offenders: Marc Jacobs crosses the (age) line.

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Questions to Consider: * How old does this girl look? * Why is she only wearing underwear and a bra? * Is this ad sexual? In what way is it sexual? * How does the advertiser (Marc Jacobs) want you to feel? * What is this ad selling? What We Think: This ad for Marc Continue reading