Saturday, September 26, 2015

Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture

A Film By Thomas Keith

Wow. Its stunning to see how mainstream everything is. I mean I knew about how things were with entertainment, but actually discussing the issue makes me a little uncomfortable. I makes me think about subliminal messaging (existing or operating below the threshold of consciousness; being or employing stimuli insufficiently intense to produce a discrete sensation...: a subliminal stimulus; subliminal advertising). The certain mainstream things can stimulate sexual activity and violence. The mainstream American entertainment hyper-sexualizes girls. The documentary puts that all together to tell the audience what happening in these modern times. However, the film does help give tools that help when talking about these issues.

What do you all think about this topic? Do you think that it's subliminal as well? Also, why do you think that modern media is doing this to our generation?

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Marilyn Frye

While reading this article, I couldn't help but think of the Middle East. I've seen movies, heard stories, read articles, watched the news...the list goes on. My point is, I've heard and seen things that happen in those countries. I feel that what I've heard and seen goes directly with what Frye wrote about. The women in the Middle East are trapped. In Frye's article she talked about how women are trapped, they know that some way, some how they could get out, but if they try they'll could get hurt. That is disturbing. Those women aren't worth anything to those men; they are just objects.
Fyre shows what oppression is by explaining the root; which is, press. To press something is to mold, flatten, or reduce it. That directly ties into what I was saying before about the women in the Middle East. Most women there are treated like shit. They aren't worth anything besides a caretaker. That is discussing. I wish that could change.

I know that oppression is happening in the United States as well. Women are being misread and mistreated. People in our world pin assumptions on women without any recollection of who they are or what they do.

What are all of your opinions on oppression in the United States and Middle East? Do you think people know what the word really means and how is applies to our lives? Have you ever seen anyone being oppressed?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Fear of Feminism: Why Young Women Get the Willies"

By Lisa Maria Hogeland

The author, Lisa Maria Hogeland, argues that young women today have been affected by feminism. She says that the idea instills fear into their minds, which I will completely agree with. I could definitely see what she was getting at. Hogeland talked about how suggesting feminism to young women can be a lot to ask of them. She goes on to say that young women may be a afraid of being feminists because they will be judged and called names. But she also explains that being a feminist takes work. You will be mocked but you must persevere. Her point is to encourage feminism but to also tell the younger generation that the work of feminism is for the greater good.

Hogeland article had a great message under it. She let her readers know that people fear being mocked for what they believe in. For example, younger girls are scared to be a feminist because of homophobia. This is true, but think about the big picture too. People are scared to be what they want to be because of others being jerks.

The younger generation people who are afraid need to know that there are people out there, actually a lot of people who will support them 100%. Don't worry about that hand full of people that think they're right. Be who you want to be, and don't let anyone change your mind.

"The F-Word: Feminism in Jeopardy"

By: Kristin Rowen-Finkbeiner

I thought that this article was extremely interesting. While reading it, I actually felt quite uncomfortable. I felt this way because in high school we didn't talk much about these feminist movements in my U.S. History be honest it seemed like all we talked about was the railroad. But that is besides the point, going off what I said before, why didn't we talk about it? That is what makes me feel uncomfortable. It gives me the feeling that there are still some sexist activities going on. There should have been chapters upon chapters about these feminist movements. Instead there were about 2 to 3, and maybe a point here and there throughout the textbook. It is such a sad thing think about because those were peak moments in history for women. Kristin Rowen-Finkbeiner shaped this article in such a great way. She made sure that the reader knew exactly what happened and how important it really was. Some of the things in her article I had no idea about. Something should be done about that.


The women back in the day fought for what they believed in, and men and women are still practicing those beliefs today. Where would these women be without their faith? They are extremely strong for what they did and those women deserve to be remembered.

Today people are still fighting for what they believe in. Years from now, they will still be fighting. Hopefully one day this on going battle will come to a halt. It makes you think though. Where would women be if they did nothing?

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Where There's a Will, There's a Way.

Hello everyone! I am Kyle Buonfiglio. I'm a music education major, and my main instrument is voice. Now...that is what I am known to be in college to those who are just meeting me, but really I am a fun loving, friendly guy. I love to make people laugh. I guess you could call me normal.

The reason I joined this class is because I am tired of people getting ridiculed for no reason. I want this class to teach me more on the subjects of feminism and gay civil rights. I already support, but I want to learn how to support even more. This class is truly going to be great.