“Killing Us Softly 4” “Killing Us Softly 4,” is a documentary that explains the effect of femininity advertising. Jean Kilbourne is the creator of the renowned “Killing Us Softly4,” advertising image of women film series and the author of award winning books. Kilbourne is the internationally recognized for her innovative work on the image of women advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. Today’s new generation “Killing Us Softly 4,” is a challenge for students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to eating disorders, sexism, and gender violence. In the late 1960’s, Jean Kilbourne began her investigation of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addictions.
After reading the interview with Gabriel García Márquez, I have a newfound respect for both the writer and his novel. It simply amazes me to hear a first hand account of the life experiences, influences, and thought processes of a creative intellectual mind. I truly liked his contrast of being a journalist and a novelist. Márquez states, “In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work… A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.” The different standards in which we hold our authors are fascinating, and how one single detail or aspect could make the most positive impact in a certain piece, and the most negative in another.
Author: Khaled Hosseini Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns What lead you to this author or book? I chose to read A Thousand Splendid Suns because it deals with a plethora of issues I find extremely intriguing. After reading a book on women’s rights in my law class, my teacher recommended that I read a thousand splendid suns. I took his recommendation for two reasons; I trust his opinion and I really enjoyed Khaled Hossseini’s bestseller, The Kite Runner. The Novel A Thousand Splendid Suns deals with a vast amount of political, ethical, and cultural issues that are still prevalent in today’s society.
When it comes to feminism around the world, there have always been struggles over the appropriate roles and responsibilities of women and men in society. Since this struggle began about a hundred years ago there have always been disputes over the subordination of women to men, as women began to education, employment, and political rights. Today, there is a global women’s movement or transnational feminism, “that movement for the social, political, and economic equality of women across national boundaries”(Lee & Shaw 15). Transnational feminism has created groups that are mainly focused on common interests rather than nation. These groups are particularly concerned with women issues like human rights, social justice and other wide-ranging issues that share a perspective rather than a nationality.
They have penned down all their real life experiences and research related to coaching, leadership, supervision and team development in this book. If compared with other similar books on supervision like Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions: A Practical Guide by Robert Haynes, Gerald Corey and Patrice Moulton and Supervision in the Mental Health Professions: A Practitioner's Guide by Francesca Inskipp, it has a wider scope. It is not only beneficial for those in the helping professions but shall also be of great help to educators and students. "A very readable book which is of immense help to anyone in a mentoring or supervisory relationship. It will appeal equally to educators, managers and students.
BY MASTERING THE ESSENTIALS, YOU WILL BECOME SKILLED IN GRAMMAR AND ITS RULES IN NO TIME AT ALL. THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON FOR YOUR LEARNING. WRITING PAPERS IN ENGLISH CLASS IS THE BASIC STEP TO ADVANCING IN COURSES. THERE IS ALWAYS FELLOW COLLEAGUES WHO CAN HELP YOU OUT WITH THIS. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF HOW TO WRITE AND/OR IF SOMETHING IS GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT, CHECK WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES.
Through her lectures, films, and articles, her ideas and concepts have become mainstream. Kilbourne has lectured at hundreds of colleges, universities, conferences, and organizations across the United States. Kilbourne doing such things to shed the light of the tyranny concepts of the beauty ideal, the connection between the objectification of women and violence, the themes of liberation and weight control exploited in
Sarah Schreiber English 3350 Professor Ginsberg 9 February, 2015 Scholarly Source Paper Conflict and Characterization of Doctor Rappaccini How is Dr. Rappaccini characterized? Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” presents many conflicts throughout the story, and most are used in the characterization present. A handful of these conflicts, whether used thematically or directly characteristically, are conveyed to illustrate and examine the characters in the story. The most prominent conflicts present that help to characterize are modern science and morality, good and evil, and inherent human fault, all very Romantic ideas. It also is seen that racism is very present, if not hidden, in the story itself, can be seen in many instances, and is a large part of understanding and simply reacting to the story.
“The Awakening” and double consciousness Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” is one of the most influential yet controversial literary pieces of its time. It is a staple of American Literature and its breaking down of gender roles along with its unprecedented modernist views make it an essential piece to teach in this class. The journey of self-discovery Edna goes through is one that many college students and young adults can relate to; the search for balance between what society asks of us and our personal desires and dreams. Chopin’s story represents a struggle we can all learn from in some way. The first lesson that students can take from this story is acknowledgment of societal control gender roles placed on people.
Adina Matos English: Writing for the Humanities Professor Laskin 12/9/2013 Feminism in “Downton Abbey” Television used to be “the vast wasteland” (“When TV Became Art Good-bye boob tube, hello brain food” Emily Nussbaum) but as the world became more cultured and knowledgeable so did television. Series on television became art; “it had already begun to dawn on viewers that television was something that you could not just merely enjoy and then discard but brood over and analyze, that could challenge and elevate, not just entertain.” (Nussbaum) The theme of two worlds clashing and one coming over victorious is re occurring in the humanities such as novels, art, and in this case a television series, which combines words and imagery to relay important meanings to their audiences. Downton Abbey is a British period five seasons, so far, television series drama created by Julian Fellowes. A big theme Fellowes put into the series “is the transition to the world we know today.” (“Julian Fellowes Q&A” Masterpiece, pbs.org) Fellowes explains the themes of leaving the ‘old world’ and entering ‘new;’ I quite deliberately chose a period just before the First World War, when ostensibly this is the old world in which everything is very ordered and everyone knows their place; but in another way, it's on the brink of the modern world. These people are riding in cars and catching trains and making telephone calls and receiving telegrams; and women's rights and trade union rights are starting to disrupt the old order.