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‘Lisa’: Teenage Sexuality, Rape, and the Downfall of Damsels in Distress

‘Lisa’: Teenage Sexuality, Rape, and the Downfall of Damsels in Distress | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Staci Keenan stars as the teen protagonist in Lisa
 
This is a guest post by Shay Revolver. Spoilers and Trigger Warning for discussions of rape.
The 90s were a confusing time for pre- and full-on teenage girls.
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Miss Representation: How have women been portrayed in the ...

Miss Representation: How have women been portrayed in the ... | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This week the Representation Project produced a short video evaluating the highs and lows of the representation of women in American media in 2013. Check Lip for more content daily!
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Why 'Masters Of Sex' Is The New 'Mad Men' - Huffington Post

Why 'Masters Of Sex' Is The New 'Mad Men' - Huffington Post | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
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Why 'Masters Of Sex' Is The New 'Mad Men'
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Since "Mad Men" Season 6 came to an end this summer, there has been a Don Draper–sized hole in our TV viewing schedule.
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The Bechdel Test: Can these rules end movie sexism?

The Bechdel Test: Can these rules end movie sexism? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
A simple assessment points out how poorly represented women are in cinema. But can the Bechdel Test change anything? Lisa Schwarzbaum investigates.

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Miss Representation: This is how the media failed women in 2013.

Miss Representation: This is how the media failed women in 2013. | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Miss Representation was a documentary that changed our lives. It was a striking film about the varying representations of women in media.
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'Politics of the Black Body' Series Explores Questions About Media and Visual Representation - Missouri School of Journalism

'Politics of the Black Body' Series Explores Questions About Media and Visual Representation - Missouri School of Journalism | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
By Zach Reger and Lauren Steele Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2013) — Provocative questions addressed ways to explore issues surrounding … ('Politics of the Black Body' series explores issues of media and visual representations of race, gender and identity.
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In sexy Tinseltown you've got to fake it to make it

In sexy Tinseltown you've got to fake it to make it | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Fifty Shades Of Grey author E L James has been in Hollywood this week, meeting producers keen to adapt her best-selling erotic novel for the screen.
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How the Media Failed Women in 2013

There was a lot to celebrate this year for women in the media. But some things aren't changing fast enough... Join the campaign: http://bit.ly/ChangeMedia
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Women's Misrepresentation in Media Is Too Much to Bear - Truthdig

Women's Misrepresentation in Media Is Too Much to Bear - Truthdig | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Women's Misrepresentation in Media Is Too Much to Bear
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This latest video by The Representation Project movement aims to reveal gender stereotypes in films, television and other media in order to spark a conversation that will lead to change.
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Conclusions: Examples | writefix.com

Here are some examples of conclusions. A good conclusion will:

rephrase the questionsummarize the main ideasgive your opinion, if you haven’t given it alreadylook to the future (say what will happen if the situation continues or changes)
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“Descent”: Everything’s okay now: race, vengeance, and watching the modern rape-revenge narrative by Jenny Lapekas

“Descent”: Everything’s okay now: race, vengeance, and watching the modern rape-revenge narrative by Jenny Lapekas | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
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The Hunger Games proles have good

The Hunger Games proles have good | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
As fascist states go, President Snow's postapocalyptic US is pretty phenomenal – if you overlook the games themselves
Three cheers for President Snow!
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When will Disney's heroines reflect real body shapes?

When will Disney's heroines reflect real body shapes? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Disney's writers are clearly making efforts to produce less compliant female leads – so why are we still lumbered with hourglass figures, tiny feet and huge doe eyes?
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The Many Faces of Catwoman

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The many faces of Catwoman
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Who doesn’t love Catwoman? She’s smart, sassy, independent, has her own moral code, and often outfoxes (or maybe outcats) Batman, one of the greatest superheroes of all time.
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Postmodern Cinema, Part Two: Self-reflexivity | The Cineaste's ...

Postmodern Cinema, Part Two: Self-reflexivity | The Cineaste's ... | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
However, postmodern self-reflexivity is driven by the emergence of new media. While modern media forms like photography and cinema emerged in the modernist, post-Industrial era of art history, postmodern filmmakers use ...
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Mad Men Nominated for Best Drama Series Writers Guild Award

Mad Men Nominated for Best Drama Series Writers Guild Award | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The nomination is one of five garnered by AMC this year. (#MadMen receives a nomination for Best Drama Series at the Writers Guild Awards!
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How is the family represented in American horror films of the 1970s?

How is the family represented in American horror films of the 1970s? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This is my dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of BA Film Studies with Video Production and Creative Writing at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College back in 2005.
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All of the Terrible Ways the Media Treated Women in 2013 in One Video

All of the Terrible Ways the Media Treated Women in 2013 in One Video | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
How far we haven't come. (Great for language and gender, video reviewing media representations of women in 2013 http://t.co/WhQjyI9gPy)
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How Love Triangles Perpetuate Misogyny

How Love Triangles Perpetuate Misogyny | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Written by Erin Tatum.
If it’s true that people watch television and film to escape reality, show runners and writers have to know how to fulfill viewers’ fantasies. Why do you think they cast hot 25-year-olds as high schoolers?
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Gus Van Sant's Psycho Just Turned 15 -- and is More Fascinating than you Remember

Gus Van Sant's Psycho Just Turned 15 -- and is More Fascinating than you Remember | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Fifteen years ago (December 4, 1998) an unusual movie was released, and roundly rejected: director Gus Van Sant's off-puttingly faithful remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Fresh off the critical an...
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Gaga's 'ARTPOP' is an eccentric, self-important mess - Worcester Telegram

Gaga's 'ARTPOP' is an eccentric, self-important mess - Worcester Telegram | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Gaga's 'ARTPOP' is an eccentric, self-important mess
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When it comes to fame, the journey is usually more thrilling than actually achieving it. Case in point: Lady Gaga. When she popped onto ...
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Writing a Good Essay Conclusion

Writing a good conclusion is a difficult task for most students. Here are some example conclusions included.
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Difference between Noir and Neo-Noir

Difference between Noir and Neo-Noir | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
What is the difference between Noir and Neo-Noir? Film noir is a style of film-making that is used to mainly describe Hollywood crime dramas from the early 1940s to the late 1950s.
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 4 Messages To Avoid Our Own Dystopian Future

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 4 Messages To Avoid Our Own Dystopian Future | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it

As a fan of the original books, I can say that this hugely anticipated Hunger Games sequel – subtitled Catching Fire – is a major triumph. It exceeds the first of the planned four-part series in every way (even Jennifer Lawrence managed to outdo herself as the lead,) and crucially, it gives us a heroine to root for and a villain to loath (though it is so enjoyable to loath President Snow, played with stone cold conviction by the great Donald Sutherland).

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Lady Gaga on How Fame Has Changed Her

She opened up to Ellen about how her life has changed since becoming the biggest name in pop music.
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