I’ve been working on a new project called Hello Ann Arbor – I’ve been living in Ann Arbor since the Fall of 2008 with two short breaks. The first break was when I studied abroad in Barcelona , Spain aka Barshawlona. In my studies abroad I focused on Digital Media & Web 2.0. Of course I blogged about my adventures and the media while in Barshawlona – check it out. I am intrigued by the way society is effected by the mass media.
@ the university of Michigan , I was a gender and health minor of the Women Studies Department. People question the credibility of a women studies minor, let alone the existence of an entire department dedicated to the topic… but the commonality of women’s rights across the board have not been around long.
just because there are women in high places, doesn’t mean that women have equal rights. we have innately been denounced as a inferior human being …
fighting that glass ceiling everyday, we have that much more to prove
I’m all about this girl sophia wallace taking a stand and getting people Cliterate … we hear about dick and balls and having a penis equating to super powers ( outside of just being able to pee in a bottle on a road trip).
weirdly enough, before reading into the Cliteracy project , i did not know that the clit was just discovered in 1998 … !
I think there is much more to a womens body than the media showcases … she mentions how women are over sexualized in the media, this is something i don’t believe will ever go away.
she seems to think it would be okay to use the words pussy, cunt, twat in a more positive and productive way – currently noting that many are used in regards to shame of having female genitals. I’m a little taken back by this , as i do believe that these words should not be used in a derogatory manner – i also no not think it is necessary to call someone a dick, ball sucker or anything of those lines. people should not be called names in relation to genitalia. end of story. its just gross. definitely agree with her that we do need more language to discuss the female body in a positive repertoire …