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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Posted By: User_sq9nw6 (PrestoExperts) instructions: This assignment focuses on gender roles characterized in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Discuss the role gender has played in each of these movies/stories considering 1 male character and 1 female character to support your conclusions. First ask yourself how males and females are “typically” portrayed in folklore-begin your comparison there. I am looking for a comparison between the “Gutenburg/Original” version (found on Libguides) and the “new (Johnny Depp-Sleepy Hollow” version. How is the *new* version modified to express contemporary social mores/ideas. REMEMBER-You MUST cite your sources with in-text cites and a works cited at the end of your paper. Use the Purdue OWL link on Libguides if you need guidance. search criteria: internet, Turnitin student paper database, periodicals, journals, & publications rubric set: none
AUCS 340: Ethics in the Profession Written Video Presentation Response Paper As a component of this course you will have the opportunity to view the movie “My Sister’s Keeper” (2009) starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Patric and Abigail Breslin. This movie is an adaptation of the book of the same title written by Jodi Picoult. Your answers are to be based on the movie adaptation of the book. While this movie offers a profound family story it also reflects upon issues related to current technological advancements in medicine and it will also offer you the opportunity to identify and respond to some of ethical issues represented in the movie. After viewing this movie, respond to the following questions. Your answers should be insightful and reflective of the topics researched for class, in regards to the ethical treatment to be afforded all citizens. 1. Identify at least two ethical issues/situations portrayed in the movie. These issues must be separate from the issue of stem cell research which will be addressed in questions later in this assignment. 2. Discuss a solution or solutions to each of the ethical issues that you identified in question number one. If multiple solutions are offered, identify your solutions as to first preference, second preference and so on until concluded. 3. Are your solutions feasible? What cost would it take to implement your solutions: taxes, wholesale system changes, society as a whole? 4. This movie incorporates the topic of stem cell usage for the treatment of medical conditions. Discuss the difference between the acquisition of fetal stem cells and adult stem cells. List ethical arguments both for and against the concept of expanding stem cell research to have a more active role in the development of treatment options for patients. 5. List at least five medical conditions that have the potential to be treated with stem cells. 6. Discuss the attitude of former President George W. Bush and current President Barack Obama in their philosophical approach to the issue of stem cell research. (Do they accept or reject the idea of stem cell research? Is there legislation that supports their views?) 7. From your previous assignment on the administration of healthcare in the United States you should have a general view of some of the problems facing the distribution of healthcare services in the United States. Research the changes to the health care system as proposed by President Barack Obama, and passed into legislation as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and outline/list these changes for healthcare reform in the United States. What are the financial implications of this plan? What portions of this plan do you find feasible to solving the problem of inadequate healthcare coverage for all Americans? What portions of this plan do you find unacceptable? 8. Overall, do you feel that these proposed changes will benefit or cause harm to the distribution of healthcare in the United States? Explain the rationale behind your answer. 9. Discuss problems in implication of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that have occurred since October 2013. Have theses issues been resolved? 10. To date, how many people have been enrolled in the Affordable Care Act? Is this number above expectations, below expectations or at the level of expectation for enrollment at this point in time? 11. How will future enrollment in Medicaid be affected by the passage of the Affordable Care Act? This assignment is due on the date posted in the syllabus. Grading: Content of responses: thought provoking, rationale defended = 70% of grade Correct use of sentence structure, grammar and spelling, stapled for presentation = 20% of grade Appropriate use of citations and references = 10% of grade (No www.Wikipedia.com) It is expected that the length of the computer generated responses to these questions will be presented in at least three – four pages of text. Use 12 font and double spacing for your responses. Format: you may either respond to the questions as a running essay or use the questions as a header for each individual answer.
Instructions Multiple Attempts Not allowed. This test can only be taken once. Force Completion This test can be saved and resumed later. Question 1 1. According to Matthews, Egyptian culture is thought to be ______. more pessimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Egyptians were more fun and had more parties than Mesopotamians. more optimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Ancient Sumerians could really throw a party. Question 2 1. The Rosetta Stone, found in the Rosetta section of the Nile by Napoleon, allowed historians to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics because it had each of the following languages EXCEPT ______. Hieratic Hieroglyphics Greek Coptic Question 3 1. Select the legacies of Near Eastern civilizations. Choose all the correct answers. Lunar calendar that guides planting Number system based on 60 Newspapers Algebra Pschology Writing Question 4 1. Each of the following would be considered a quality of Egyptian art EXCEPT _____. people were portrayed with serene looks on their faces. sculptures, paintings and reliefs portray figures in profile and from the front simultaneously. images of people housed their ka or spirit figures were often portrayed in a contorted, twisting and dramatic fashion. Question 5 1. Hatshepsut became pharaoh because _______. she claimed title of pharaoh because of her visions of Aten. she pulled a sword out of a pyramid-shaped stone. she inherited the title from her mother, Nefertiti. she was the chief queen to Thutmose II and seized power when he died. Question 6 1. Place the civilizations in the correct chronological order. Persian Akkadian Assyrian Sumerian Babylonian Question 7 1. Match the description with the phrase. A time when a more free and fluid style of artwork was created. Read Answer Items for Question 7 A set of rules or a set of established works of art Read Answer Items for Question 7 Tokens or emblems of royal authority Read Answer Items for Question 7 The northern more fertile area of the Nile’s delta Read Answer Items for Question 7 Answer A. Regalia B. Lower Egypt C. The Amarna period under Akhenaten D. Canon Question 8 1. After reading the ancient Sumerian text from 1700 BCE in which a father “Lectures His Son,” what conclusions might we draw about parallels between contemporary and ancient fathers? Select all the correct answers. Both modern and ancient fathers often want their sons to be successful. Both modern and ancient fathers often encourage their sons not to be idle. Both modern and ancient fathers often think education is important. Both modern and ancient fathers think the purchase of shares in reeds and canes is a wise investment. Both modern and ancient fathers often watch over their sons and are concerned about their future. Both modern and ancient fathers enjoy golf. Question 9 1. The oldest surviving medical textbooks from ancient Egypt might include each of the following EXCEPT _____. health insurance forms advice about getting rid of vermin magical spells to heal illnesses diagnostic information about maladies of organs Question 10 1. Circle each of the developments of the Neolithic age. Circle all that apply. plows microchip indoor plumbing kiln-fired bricks wheel hammers boats flying buttress internal combustion engine knives Save and Submit Click Save and Submit to save and submit. Click Save All Answers to save all answers. Click Close Window to close window.