As discussed in the audio lecture, after IA college student Zach Wahls testified about being raised by lesbian mothers before the IA judiciary about a proposed new law, the video of his testimony went viral. Here is his response to this event and a discussion of his upbringing.
This is a great example of the same pattern we are using in our Class Business blogs of building interest, establishing credibility with and educating your audience through citation of experts, and concluding with why this issue is important. Note how it is visually easy to scan for key ideas through the short paragraphs and sub-headings, with pictures throughout to hold reader interest.
Here’s a little more background on singer Beth Ditto, who I referenced in the APA Report on Sexualization of Young Girls online lecture.
Here is the advocacy group founded by Geena Davis I referenced in the APA Report on Sexualization of Young Girls online lecture.
Here is the story I referenced in the audio lecture.
Click here for Austin Yorski’s blog on the new crowd-funded documentary on portrayals of women in video games.
The December/January issue of French Vogue ignited controversy in 2011 when they featured a 10-year-old girl with a sultry look, plunging neckline, full make-up and spike heels on the cover. The picture on this link has been cropped. If you want to see the entire picture, click on the article link below about government bans on this type of picture.
This article discusses how France, Britian, and other countries have worked to ban underage, sexualized models or child beauty pageants. This article features the full picture of the French Vogue cover referenced in first article.
Click here for the feminist film making program for teens I referenced in the audio lecture.
Click here for a 2010 series of articles from NPR about campus rape, including the one referenced in the audio lecture about the “serial predator” study.
This is the story referenced in the online lecture of the 3 VA students and their experiences with honor board courts after reporting sexual assaults at UVA, William & Mary, and Georgetown University.