The media has been the primary storyteller of American life since the television found it's way into every home. Today, the media spans so wide that many of us don't leave home without it in some way shape or form. The same is true of gender and how we are categorized into a single gender identity - it is a primary storyteller of our life and we don't leave home without it. Together, these two things can share deep insights about our desires, our culture, and ourselves. This course introduces the framework of how traditional gender roles are defined in America through the various media we consume.
Included in this class are readings, suggested media screenings as well as a video lectures by your favorite feminist educator (it’s me!) and questions for critical thinking. You’ll access the readings, lectures and viewing guides via a Dropbox link. Media screenings are accessed independently by participants.