Final Project

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6k_XoyQysKvNkhjZ2xKSGE5QWc/edit?usp=sharing –Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6k_XoyQysKvYThLdzBkOTQ1MTg/edit?usp=sharing–PowerPoint

 

For my final presentation, I wanted to explore the world of music videos by recording my own song and creating my own music video. I focused on the ideals that many female artists use in their “feminist” music videos, by dressing as men typically do as well as making the videos in black and white. I used the beat the song “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, in the song that I recorded, I also made fun of the lyrics that Iggy Azalea used in her song in order to go along with the idea of the parody. While recording the song, I could not help but think of Benedict’s piece “Virgin or Vamp”, how a certain type of woman attracts a certain type of attention, good and bad. When my friend and I wrote the lyrics to this song, we kept in mind how we want to be portrayed as women as well as how we believe women should be portrayed in general. All in all, it was a lot of fun producing this song as well as filming this music video.

Lyrics:

First things first, don’t wanna hear it

Don’t got time to listen to you declare it

Let’s forget everything what we know, start from scratch and from there we’ll go

We about that grown woman life, lemme tell you what it is, listen real close

 

You should want a bad bitch like this

Did I say bitch?

I meant to say, oh shhh, did I forget to mention I took that word back?

When we say we’re bossy,

We are just bitchy

You cant use it, use it against me

I’m not worried about what you have to say, totally fine with it in fact I really don’t care

 

I’m so fancy,

You already know,

Can’t you see I’m a girl?

This ain’t no mans world

I’m so fancy,

Can’t you see my goals?

I’m going places, in case you didn’t know.

 

Women we do this its true, that we rule this

Tryna be equal in eyes of the people,

Men always hatin’, shamin’, and tamein’

But we dont listen cus we have risen,

Gotta get that same equal pay,

At home hard work for the day

I swear these men be trippin need to meet us halfway,

Tryna make us obey,

Putting our rights on delay,

Even when they have our bodies up for display,

We tell em, who dat, who dat, dat that, do that,

Taking care of the kids I thought they knew that, knew that,

We that G-I-R-L with our names in bold,

Finally gonna stop being controlled.

 

I’m so fancy,

You already know,

Can’t you see I’m a girl?

This ain’t no mans world

I’m so fancy,

Can’t you see my goals?

I’m going places, in case you didn’t know.

 

Let them all know

Got no problem with my little clothes

If I’m doing wrong,

Slut shame me lemme know what’s up

Come closer I can’t hear

Sorry I got all this gold dripping out my ears

Please do not touch, I work hard to get what I want

Aow aow

 

Misogyny can make us stupid

Objectification makes us even dumber

If we don’t help ourselves how do we expect to change all this

Can’t fight sexism with sexism, hope now you all know

We can hold you down, if you’re willing to learn

 

Who dat, who dat, dat do that, do that

G-I-R-L

Who dat, who dat, dat do that, do that

G-I-R-L

 

Final Project – Jacqueline Amjadi

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b502nLlrJbQ&feature=youtu.be

Link to PowerPoint: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1tU6TJc5pUtTjBZMjVyY0RxVzA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Works Cited

 

“International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM) Publications – – Compendium – Iran.” ICons in Medicine. N.p., 2003. Web. 15 May 2014.

The Islamic Republic of Iran. Ministry of Health And Medical Education. WHO-AIMS. WHO-AIMS Report on Mental Health System in The Islamic Republic of Iran. World Health Organization, 2006. Web. 15 May 2014.

Lagadien, Fadila. “Disabled Women and the Media – Presentation for National Women’s Day.” Independent Living Institute (ILI). Independent Living Institute, 1997. Web. 15 May 2014.

TARTAKOVSKY, MARGARITA. “Media’s Damaging Depictions of Mental Illness.” Psych Central. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2014.

 United States of America. U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. Americans With Disabilities: 2010. By Matthew Brault. N.p., July 2012. Web. 15 May 2014.

Wood, Lucy. “Media Representation of Disabled People.” Disability Planet. N.p., 2012. Web. 15 May 2014.

Zolf, Aghrab-e. Persian Instrumental. Jahanshah Boroumand. Web. 15 May 2014.

Final Project

 

African-Americans have been victims to what is known as colorism for many years. Colorism is discrimination against others due to their skin color. Darker skinned people are considered less intelligent, less desirable, in women mostly, and are overall seen as a lesser people. Lighter skinned people tend to have higher social standing, more positive networks, and more opportunities to succeed than those of a darker complexion. The issue of colorism has been around since slavery. Slave masters would favor light skinned African Americans and gave them the task of being “house slaves,” while dark skinned slaves were looked at as being inferior and were given the task of being “field slaves.” This division amongst African American people continued to become a serious issue in the culture and has created stereotypes for individuals that are light skinned and dark skinned. Since then, African Americans have been judging each other by their skin tone.

 

Historically, light skinned blacks have been the individuals that many feel are in the position of power because they closely resemble the aesthetics and visible characteristics of European people. For many African Americans, color bias plays a major role in how they interact with other members of their group. Growing up as a light skinned African American girl, my interactions with darker skinned females were not always pleasant. Darker skinned girls would sometimes make comments in regards to my complexion such as “light bright,” or “High yellow.” I never really become offended by these words until I was old enough to understand the seriousness behind he issue of colorism. Being that darker skinned women are often seen as the victims of colorism, it would sometime upset me that many people didn’t understand that light skinned woman also experienced hatred due to their skin complexion. I believe that that there is a color gap in privilege in the black community, and that it has historical roots in the mixed race sexual relationships of slaves and their masters. These unions created color imbalances and a distance in privilege between lighter and darker skinned Africans in America. These imbalances have traveled into the 21st century, and has remained an unfortunate issue in the black community for entirely too long.

 

With this video I hope to shed light on the issue of colorism through interviewing various African American women and asking them their perspective on the issue and how it has played a role in their lives.

 

 

Sources

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MB9Ul6czJEE

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xD2WYJTG8ig

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9f08-OYGTA

 

https://storify.com/lifeclass/oprah-s-lifeclass-with-iyanla-vanzant-colorism

 

 

 Interviewees

Autumn Smith

Melenie Morgan

Vanessa Vaughn

Melissa Brown

Hispanic Women in the Media

MASHUP:

INTERVIEW:

 

For my final I wanted to look at how the media has represented Hispanic women. For the most part we have been limited to few stereotypical roles in Hollywood. We have been seen as the exotic bombshell or the maid. We see these stereotypes on a daily basis, and Hispanic women are so much more than what we in the media. For this project I was unsure about how I wanted to execute my idea. At first I wanted to do a PowerPoint and show different examples of the stereotypes we see in film and television, but I also wanted to share other points of view. This is why I decided on doing a video. I interviewed three of my friends, and created another video, compiled of clips of different Hispanic actresses, to accompany the interview.

Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekUi5HxrRAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT0hXUwytog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YencgB4Gz0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tIqs_gIb88

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUTMtGXTMDs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uv6Mvfor9o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhOFiLYbafY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inoQEMC2DkM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsm1I38RrYY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_kyY6LJJUc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaKBASc2NxQ

 

Interviewees:

Perla Catro

Meagan Gutierrez

Dianna Santiago

Plastic Surgery and Women

 

Women and Media Final Project:

I discuss the social issues of women as the primary target audience for plastic surgery. Women are on all or most advertisements for plastic surgery. You rarely (and I mean rarely!) see men on campaigns related to plastic surgery. Young girls are surrounded by female plastic surgery campaigns or female beauty standards (different societies have different beauty standards) that encourages them to think about plastic surgery. The tactic of media and plastic surgery market is to construct beauty standards and use of words that relate to perfection is to sell and increase capitalism. No one is perfect. Beauty is not something seen, but felt from deep within. Don’t morph into another beauty standard. You’re born like no other.

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Resources:

“Life in plastic is not fantastic for the real-life Barbie: Ken look-alike who spent $150,000 on cosmetic surgery dresses up as drag queen version after branding female rival ‘a total fake’.” Mail Online. Daily Mail Reporter, 13 Nov. 2013. Web.

Maley, Catherine. Cosmetic Image Marketing. 2007. Web.

Mulvey, Laura. “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings. Eds. Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen. New York: Oxford UP, 1999: 833-844.

“Plastic Surgery: Should Advertising For It Be Illegal?” Huff Post Women. The Huffington Post, 15 Mar. 2012. Web.

“Plastic Surgery Worldwide: Which Countries Nip And Tuck The Most?” Investopedia. Stephen D. Simpson, 24 Jul. 2012. Web.

Random History. 2007. Web.

“The pursuit of beauty: what compels women to go under the knife?” The Telegraph. Louisa Peacock, 22 May 2013.

“These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America.” Business Insider. Ashley Lutz, 14 Jun. 2012. Web.

“The 13 Worst Plastic Surgery Ads In The World.” BuzzFeed. copyranter, 21 Mar. 2013. Web.

“UK plastic surgery statistics: breasts up, stomachs in.” The Guardian. Simon Rogers, 30 Jan. 2012. Web.

“10 Coolest Plastic Surgery Ads.” Oddee. Garce Murano, 23 Aug. 2012. Web.