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Module 3 Week 2 Review

  1. 1. Module 3, Week 2 Reading Points for Exam Review
  2. 2. Baker-Sperry Article The Feminine Beauty Ideal in Children's Fairy Tales <ul><li>Examines contemporary ideals of beauty as traced to fairy tales </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzes the stories for the main educational purposes, finds common themes </li></ul><ul><li>Found that depictions of the women/girls in fairytales held greater implications for white women than women of color, who were not depicted as central characters </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wilkins Article Puerto Rican Wannabes: Sexual Spectacle and the Marking of Race <ul><li>Reviews the changes of the racial structure in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes the relationships of race, class, and gender to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses, in-depth, why and in what ways race is being reconfigured in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses future implications for how race is addressed on a socio-political scale </li></ul>
  4. 4. Weitz Article Women & Their Hair: Seeking Power… <ul><li>Establishes that individuals and society (particularly women) value hair as both an asset and a portion of self-identity </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses the definitions and complexities of power and how it works in terms of hair </li></ul><ul><li>Further evaluates how hair plays a role in the level of normative attractiveness of women </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also, discusses how women are treated as a result of perceived attractiveness </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Hunter Article If You're Light You're Alright: Light Skin Color as Social Capital <ul><li>Defines social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Explains how skin tone can work as a form of social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses why this value is rooted in history and why it remains an unfortunate and oppressive value today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes analysis of how skin tone can affect the success of individuals in various ways </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Chow Article Moving, Sensing Intersectionality <ul><li>Addresses the concepts of having Chinese heritage while living in Europe, and then being measured and evaluated on “levels of being Chinese ” for a beauty pageant </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes the need for understanding and celebration of “ multiculturalism ” </li></ul><ul><li>Criticizes that the white feminists in the geographic area have largely ignored the large ethnic and racial population of Chinese </li></ul>
  7. 7. Crawley Article: Are 'Butch ’ & 'Femme’ … Antifeminist? <ul><li>Interviews are done to examine the experiences of women who identify as “butch” or “femme” lesbians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For the women interviewed, it was indicated that butch and femme are seen as gender roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not meant to imitate hetero-norms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example, a couple could consist of two butch or two femme identifying women </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Review Video Clips <ul><li>Today Show: Marketing Beauty to Little Girls </li></ul><ul><li>The Colour of Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Too Dark To Be Pretty? </li></ul><ul><li>Being Multicultural in America </li></ul><ul><li>Lesbian Women & Stereotypes </li></ul>

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