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Managing Mixed Messages
By Susan DouglasSlide2
Video watching — Dove evolution (from
girl to superstar
What do you think this video implies?
you have trouble managing such messages?
you fall for it sometimes?Slide3
2. Cinderella, a legendary girl whose beauty eventually captivated Prince Charming, is now used to refer to a person of unrecognized merit or beauty. What, if any, is your or your friend’s Cinderella appeal
? Do you find any problem in Cinderella appeal?Slide4
What does the author mean by “mixed massages”?Slide5
1 if a problem, difficulty
confronts you, it appears and needs to be dealt with :
The problems confronting the new government were enormous.
be confronted with something
Customers are confronted with a bewildering amount of choice.
2 to deal with something very difficult or unpleasant in a brave and determined way :
We try to help people confront their problems .Slide6
advise to do (or not to do)
. in a serious way
admonish sb. to do
. When I was young, I was constantly admonished by my father to be honest all the time.Slide7
increase, make stronger
e.g. These terrible stories only amplified her fears
e.g. signal amplificationSlide8
( Young daughters have to) work hard to fend off what cripples them and amplify what empowers them.
Young girls have to try their best to avoid the harmful effects of kids’ programs and take full advantage of the benefits of these programs that will make them stronger.Slide9
Commercial TV is the practice of broadcasting for profit. This is normally achieved by interrupting normal program to air advertisements.
Public TV is non-commercial educational (NCE) broadcaster usually funded by government or public donation.
Cable TV and Satellite TV’s service are paid partially or wholly by subscribers. Most of them sell commercial time too. There is also completely ad-free TV service like HBO who operates solely on subscriber fees.Slide10
If someone knows better than to do something, they are experienced enough to know it is the wrong thing to do
e.g. She knew better than to argue with the policeman.Slide11Slide12
“Like many moms of my era, I was one of those who righteously banned Barbie, the doll that launched a thousand women’s studies dissertations, on the grounds that we didn’t want our daughters’ role model to be a giddy shopaholic who said, “Math class is tough!” and had a figure that defied the laws of gravity……In the face of years of criticism, Nurse Barbie had turned into Doctor Barbie, Stewardess Barbie into Astronaut Barbie, with a host of multicultural friends. There was even Barbie for President 2004 in a trim red pantsuit with a Stars-and-Striped scarf. But somehow Barbie remains incurable pink and retro, because she is an icon, a Warhol painting, a Smithsonian exhibit… http://www.gosmithsonian.com/nightatthemuseummovie/” -- Nancy Gibbs TIME Feb. 20, 2006Slide13
bring something to bear (on/upon something)
use something, for example your power, authority, or your knowledge, in a way that will have a big effect on something or someone
put (something) to good use:
. bring pressure to bear on the student's parents.
e.g. The full force of the law was brought to bear on anyone who criticized the government.Slide14
grown up with the mess media myself…have her hopes and fears shaped by the mass media too.”
My growth was also accompanied by the mass media which
had great impact on me, good or bad.
I know how influential the media can be and actually is. The media will help shaping the world view of my daughter and that of her peers. Taking this into consideration,
I’ll try my best
to utilized the power of mass media in educating my daughter.Slide15
The Paper bag princessSlide17
not to mention
much less, let alone
e.g. It's too far to walk, not to mention the fact that it'll probably be closed by now anyway.Slide18
It goes without saying (that) …
It is used to say that something is so clearly true that it does not need to be said
e.g. The Internet, too, it goes without saying, is a good source of information.Slide19
TV commercials are full of sexist messages. Could you give some examples?Slide20
The original crew of spaceship Star Treka “salad bowl”?Slide21Slide22
completely, used for
won the race with consummate
bring to completion or fruition; conclude:
consummate a business
realize or achieve;
dream that was finally consummated with the
of her first book
Portrait of Monet’s wifeByPierre Auguste RenoirSlide25
What’s the problem with this stories in
which “selfless, beautiful girls are rewarded by the love of a prince they barely know”?
According to the endings, the only way for girls to realize their values is through a marriage to a prince. But the prerequisite of this marriage is that the girls should be selfless and beautiful. Ending stories in this way, the mass media endeavors to make girls a weaker sex.Slide26Slide27
What are the major assumptions underlying the phrase “dropping like a sack of onions”?
This phrase vividly describes the daughter’s funny behavior in the pretend game of “Snow White”. Given to her height, she is no taller than a sack of onion. The phrase describes how the little girl drop slowly, little by little, to the ground.Slide28Slide29
: revenge, retaliate(
with a vengeance: in an extreme or intense manner
soldiers, sailors, or other military personnel regarded as likely to be killed or wounded in combat.
The author states “boys are ‘cool’; girls are their mirrors”. What does “mirrors” suggest in the context
Mirrors are “flat, shiny surfaces whose only function is to reflect”, indicating that girls just need to be pretty without independent thought, and need only to admire those boys who play coolness all the while.Slide32
she will be surrounded by media imagery that holds out promises of female achievement with one hand and slaps her down with the other.”
The media will continue to infuse her with confusing information. On the one hand, it will showcase programs wherein great expectations are made of women; on the other hand, sexist notions and gender-biases still work to the disadvantage of
two contradicting situations are juxtaposed.Slide33
What is the general tone of the article?
What’s your opinion on the issue raised in the text? Do you agree with the author? Or you have