Bound 2: Is It Okay?

The first time I watched Kanye West’s “Bound 2” music video, I was shocked, confused, appalled, you name it. For those of you who haven’t watched the video, it consists of Kanye West riding a motorcycle with his topless fiancé Kim Kardashian straddling and caressing him. While watching the video, questions were franticly running through…

Sexism in Comics

“Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow was the only superhero whose assets were displayed as perhaps they would be on the poster for a porno parody version of the movie. Everyone else got to look like ass-kicking saviors ready for battle”

Sexualization of Young Dancers, continued

In thinking more about the topic of the sexualization of young dancers from Cora P’s post and my corresponding comment, I thought about a dance that was put up on YouTube about 2 years ago. The video was an instant hit and the young girls ended up becoming worldwide superstars. The dance is a jazz…

Sexualization of Young Girls Through Dance

Upon reading Andrea’s post, “Sexualization of a Young Girl on Facebook and ‘Ratchet Meme’”, I thought of  “Popular Culture and the Eroticization of Little Girls” by Valerie Walkerdine and I also thought of the sexualization of young girls in a setting where it occurs very often but where there is also  very little dialog about it,…

The interpellation of male bodies as unrape-able

The interpellation of male bodies as unrape-able We know some of the behavioral signals that occur when girls have been raped. Depression, promiscuity, unexplained anger, anxiety. These are words we use when we describe the ways victims behave. It’s interesting that I have seen these same symptoms in young boys—alongside me in class when I…