After viewing Miss Representation, write a one to two page reflection on one of the following quotations.
“I think one of the worst stereotypes in reality TV is that women exist to be decorative… catty, manipulative, vindictive–not to be trusted, especially by other women.” – Jennifer Pozner
“Girls get the message from very early on that what’s most important is how you look.” -Jean Kilbourne
“The media can be an instrument of change…it can awaken people and change minds. It depends on who is piloting the plane.” -Katie Couric
“You can’t be what you can’t see.” -Mariah Wright Edelman
Once you choose a quotation your response to it is pretty much up to you. You may want to focus solely on your own thoughts about the quote. Or you can choose to go deeper and discuss how this is shown in the film or current media.
We will start these in class on Thursday, March 13th and I encourage you to turn your assignments in via Dropbox prior to Spring Break starting on Monday. All reflections are due no later than the start of class on Tuesday, March 25th.
P.S. Don’t forget that your annotated bibliographies are due this Friday, March 14th by 11:59 pm in Dropbox.
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!