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Literally Pinning Happiness

Pinterest had been suggested to me many times before now… and I’ve tried to get into it many times before now.  As you can see from my Pinterest page I tried it out a couple times (16 total pins since high school) and succeeded in finding a few cool hairstyles, ideas for my new apartment, and […]

Twitter Appraisals of Female Characters in #OnceUponaTime

by Darcy Doran-Myers Once Upon a Time, a popular ABC television series, debuted a new episode Sunday night (10 November).  Complete with action, romance, drama, and twists on classic fairy tale characters, this series boasts a strong fandom all over the world.  Fans took to Twitter during and after the episode to voice their opinions […]

Femininity as a Performance

By Darcy Doran-Myers Comedy has a way of pointing out the pervasive ideologies of our culture.  This clip from the show Community is a cultural critique of the performance of femininity to appease the patriarchal system.  Both characters mock the other’s “strategy” to accomplish their goals in a male-dominated society with pervasive male ideals. Britta […]

When Purity and Porn Cultures Collide

By: Darcy Doran-Myers I chose to explore both the virginity movement and the porn culture, each of which exert great influence on women.  While these cultures seem at first to be separated by their opposite intentions and targeted audiences, they are actually very much intertwined in their intent to control female sexuality.  Both are largely […]

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