Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines: Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL. Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester. Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins. Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).
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Name: ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬________________________________ HIST 2070 Reading Questions: Chapter 19, Source Reading Directions: Answer the following questions that pertain to chapter 19 and the Yangzhou Massacre source reading. Reading questions are due by 9:45a on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted. Reading questions: 1. What were the sources of Spanish power in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? Why was Spain unable to sustain its supremacy in Europe? 2. What were the strengths and weaknesses in the Ottoman and Safavid empires? What role did religion play in the Ottoman and Safavid empires? 3. Why were the Manchus able to conquer China? What significance did the Yangzhou massacre (source reading) play in this conquest? How did some people survive the massacre? What were some actions taken by Manchu soldiers? 4. How did the early Qing dynasty attempt to unite China? 5. In what ways did Japanese society change in the change in the seventeenth century? 6. How did slave communities in the Americas create autonomous institutions? 7. How did the slave trade affect African stated during this period?
1) To assess the accuracy of a laboratory scale, a standard weight known to weight exactly 10 grams is weighed repeatedly. The scale readings are Normally distributed with unknown mean (this mean is 10 grams if the scale has no bias, however). The standard deviation of the scale readings is known (from years of use) to be 0.0002 grams. The weight is measured five times, with a mean value of 10.0023 grams. Give a 95% confidence interval for the mean of repeated measurements of the weight. (Note that the calculator only allows room for 5 digits and a decimal, making this interval’s upper and lower values the same. To conquer this shortcoming of the calculator, consider measuring in “milligrams above 10”.)