2600 Day 9

Feminisms (my lecture notes)

 

Lee's Lecture Notes:
--Feminist Frequency on Youtube deconstructs sexism in the gaming world like the trope of the damsel in distress and all her narrative possibilities; and thinking about Katniss as deconstructive etc. (revisit the TED video on cultural productions affecting us like Twain and Katniss)

Men's Magazines that are focused on gender issues and ?

The Persuaders and Rapaille's notions of what each gender wants in a car, and the reptillian brain (bastardized Freud): women are concerned with the inside of a car like with cup holders (or vacuums? or where the children are going to sit? Can he get any more sexist?), and men are interested in the outside of the car like with size (virility--he tells business owners to make and sell bigger cars); can also think about the extent advertisers and companies go to make people rabid for their products (to the point of asking people if white bread makes them feel lonely)...

Jean Kilbourne continued from 2:41--the problems of shaping physical perfection (that's impossible to get aka with Michelle Pfiffer); objectification and dehumanization of female and male bodies can lead to violence (the scizzor ad is especially scary, but so are the ads showing black women as animals)...

Looking at portrayals of masculinity, the need to be viril and successful capitalists; the objectification of the chest and "package"; Fight Club read with the grain tries to critique current capitalist notions of what a man should be (but the film does that by focusing on what "real" men should want like fist fights and anarchy)...look at the scene where Tyler lets the mobster beat him up, or when the narrator beats himself up, but he laughs the whole time which shows how "strong" and even crazy he is

...and your observations of Superbowl ads conveying socioeconomic and gender ideologies...

Gilman and Freud and Marx and Feminism...

Chopin and sexual liberation...

The Male Gaze and Gatsby (Redford) part 1 at 6:00--Nick enters Tom and Daisy's home--how is the male gaze of the camera different here than in many of the other shots? How does Daisy act like a patriarchal woman? How does she act like a feminist? at 18:35 the party with Myrtle (certainly during Myrtle's monologue at 21:30 the gaze is much more realistic/naturalistic than Daisy especially at 23:40 right after Tom hits her...shadows vs. the fuzzy gaze on Daisy at 25:00); does the scene show women as liberated and sexual, or as bimbos and drunks? drunkenness as a form of liberation in the 1920's); part 2 at 2:00 has one of Gatsby's parties--how are men and women portrayed? What does the male gaze allow us to see? How is Daisy shown to be far "better" than these nouveau riche orgy goers when we're at the small dog garden party?

Feminism (my lecture notes) and Marxism; and Psychoanalytic theory; and French Feminism; and gender studies; the male gaze and Star Trek "Mud's Women" 4:06

Phyllis Schlafly--is she anti-feminist, or just another ideologue? Her web page; a report of an interview about The Flipside of Feminism (scroll down for video); a radio interview by Michelle Martin?