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Activities, Videos and Oral Histories that define media, sexism and body image, and encourage critical thought about consumerist images in juxtaposition with bodily self-esteem. (60-90 min)

Activities, Videos and Oral Histories that define media, sexism and body image, and encourage critical thought about consumerist images in juxtaposition with bodily self-esteem. (60-90 min)

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    Girls Rock Presentation on Body Image, Grrrl Zine History and Radical Acts.. Girls Rock Presentation on Body Image, Grrrl Zine History and Radical Acts.. Presentation Transcript

    • Body Image, Consumerism & Grrrl Rock:Putting the ‘Y’ in DIY"Except for Joan of Arc and Anne Frank, the thoughts ofteenage girls have rarely been taken seriously."
    • Activities, Videos and Oral Histories that define media, sexism and body image, and encourage criticalthought about consumerist images in juxtaposition with bodily self-esteem. (60-90 min)Materials:Magazines that can be used for an art project; various titles depending on age groupsMiddle school – teen poster mags, cosmo teen, People, Us, 3-4 Local Weeklies, art mags, photo magsHigh school - Glamour, Bust, Maxim, Self, People, Us, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Bitch, Tattoo mags, car mags, 3-4 Localweeklies, Soma/art mags, photo magsScissors – 4-6 pairGlueWrapping paper, Construction Paper, tissue paper (zines)White PaperMarkers and Colored Pencils
    • Let’s DrawOurselves!Who Are we? How do we define ourselves?
    • Why are you so RAD?Find three things we like and put a heart on them,circle them, cover them in glitter, whatever.Whats your Favortie Body Part and Why?Mirror In My Mind - pt 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAa07LYkx-A
    • A Closer Look...What do the women look like? Do they look like you?Why or why not?What are the women doing? Are they doing anythingwe do?What’s duct tape got to do with it?- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP31r70_QNM
    • You misspelled ‘girl’What do you mean Grrrl? presented by: the HerstoryChannel"let’s get all these girls to play instruments, take over, changeeverything!"“All you have to do is sound like yourselves.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1ieiTaJrN4
    • No really...Why are you so Radical?Define some stuff:DIY, ‘ZineMedia, Sexism, Radical
    • philosophy:BECAUSE us girls crave record and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feelincluded in and can understand in our own ways.BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other’s work so that we canshare strategies and criticize-applaud each other.BECAUSE we want and need to encourage and be encouraged in the face of all our owninsecurities, in the face of beergutboyrock that tells us we can’t play our instruments, in theface of “authorities” who say our bands/zines/etc. are the worst in the U.S.BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl=Dumb, Girl=Bad, Girl=Weak.BECAUSE we are unwilling to let our real and valid anger be diffused and/or turned againstus via the internalization of sexism as witnessed in girl/girl jealousism and self-defeating girltype behaviors.BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary soulforce that can, and will, change the world for real
    • ResourcesBandsJoan Jett, Bikini Kill, LeTigre, Sleater KinneyGrace Jones, Objex, babes in toylandbratmobile, excuse 17, casual dots, slant 6, very angry girlsZinesLas Vegas Zine Library in Emergency Arts downtown...Very Active Girls Into Nerdy Activities - FB• Siteshttp://www.girlsrockradio.com/http://www.grassrootsfeminism.nethttp://geekfeminism.org/http://riotgrrrlonline.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/how-to-start-a-zine/http://forwrrrd.blogspot.com/• BooksV-GirlsOur Bodies, Ourselvescunt
    • ResourcesBandsJoan Jett, Bikini Kill, LeTigre, Sleater KinneyGrace Jones, Objex, babes in toylandbratmobile, excuse 17, casual dots, slant 6, very angry girlsZinesLas Vegas Zine Library in Emergency Arts downtown...Very Active Girls Into Nerdy Activities - FB• Siteshttp://www.girlsrockradio.com/http://www.grassrootsfeminism.nethttp://geekfeminism.org/http://riotgrrrlonline.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/how-to-start-a-zine/http://forwrrrd.blogspot.com/• BooksV-GirlsOur Bodies, Ourselvescunt