Monday, January 26, 2009


Hey! I'm Kaitlyn. I am from Arizona and now I go to OU...I am a Junior and hope to graduate soon and someday become a PA. I decided to take body image because it sounded very interesting. I took a gender class last semester and in the class we discussed a lot about body image and feminism, it was a very interesting and eye opening class and body image seems like it will expose me to the same sort of topic.

How does body image effect men and women in a negative way?
How have we as a society let the way we view ourselves be defined in such an impossible way?
How can we as a soicety get back on track?
In what ways do men find themselves dealing with body image issues?
How does body image effect different races?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

feminism and pop culture

Pop cutlure has a huge impact on how men and women are viewed, and the differences in these views. In the media men and women play different parts, many very stereotypical. Most women in pop culture are seen as the standard and shown in an impossible light.
Pop culture also has an effect on how we view race and class. I think race is not as much of a problem as it has been in the past. Nowadays different races are portrayed in a positive way then in the past.
Many times when I see something sexist on television or in the movies I just laugh about it. I guess I don't really feel like it effects me directly. I am confident in who I am and if men and women want the opportunity to play those certain roles that are sexist, then that is their right. People express themselves in different ways, and what might be a sexist role to me or someone else might be a great role or opportunity for another person.
When I hear the word feminist I think of a woman who is strongwilled and has strong opinions about things. I know there are many different types of feminists and movements but in my experience many feminists expect others to understand their opinions and aren't very accepting of others opinions.