As we discussed this week, one of the fallouts from the now infamous Trump tape is how much the issue of sexual assault is now being discussed opening and publicly. To that end, here are some articles related to the issue: She Never Spoke of It to Her Husband. Then She Heard the Trump Tape Thank You, Donald Trump - The New York Times In addition, the image below was shared by a fellow student; A second version of the pyramid is here; you may also read more about the pyramid below from CCASA's site (Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse) :
There is an audio of Frederick Douglass's "Why I became a women's rights man": This audio comes from the Smithsonian Folkways project . If you're having trouble playing the audio from this website, try visiting this link .
Analysing media is never easy-- especially so given the speed with which it changes these days and the many contradictory messages. Dove's 'Real Beauty' campaign is no different. On the one hand, the campaign was focused on valuing alternative standards (presumably more realistic standards) of beauty beyond the ones we typically see in the media. Yet, the company (Unilever) owns many brands whose other campaigns specifically reinforce the very beauty norms that the Dove campaign is critiquing. In short, part of the criticism is that a MNC is essentially coopting the women's movement and feminism to sell more products rather than making any real critique. Moreover, some point out that even the video below (which was widely shared), still reinforces the idea that beauty and outward appearance is centrally important to women's valuation of themselves. In fact, the video led to creation of this parody. Dove ‘Real Beauty’ Campaign Turns 10: How A Brand Tried