Posts Tagged ‘wgst’

Weighing in on weight & pop culture

When we think about stereotypes in the media we consume, I’d assume that for most of us the immediate focus on race and gender. It is likely the easiest way to think critically about popular culture–in casual conversation or even for those term papers. But when we begin to think even deeper than those two [...]

Love [Shouldn't Be] A Battlefield: Eminem & Domestic Violence

I apologize for the lack of posts as of late! Here is a modified excerpt from a paper I wrote recently, and I felt it to be appropriate considering that October is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Tufts, not to mention Domestic Violence Awareness Month nationally. [More info on SAAM at Tufts can be found [...]

The Blogosphere as a Gender Neutral Construct

Last weekend I attended ‘Podcamp Boston’, a conference dedicated to social media workshops and conversations. The relaxed approach allowed a variety of topics to be discussed in and outside the confines of a conference room. Although all the in-room panels were useful and relevant to my interests, the most thought provoking moment for me stemmed [...]

Really Good But Not Really Real: Reality TV

Today I’m going to do a little bit of rambling on reality TV. Let me just say I am a big fan of reality television. I simply love the trashiness of it all. Is it real? Yes and no. Yes, because these are real human beings interacting with each other in an “unscripted” environment. No, [...]