Final Project Proposal (Anna Walton)

For my final project I will analyze and explain the issue of nudity and the narrow portrayal of women’s bodies in television. I will do this by using HBO’s Girls as a prime example, and compare the controversy surrounding it to the seemingly nonexistent controversy surrounding overweight men on television.

In addition, I will branch out and discuss gender inequality in the music industry. In such a male dominant world, I think it is important to speak out and voice our concerns about the unequal treatment of women in the industry. As Ed Morrissey points out, all of the top selling albums of 2013 came from men. Also, the uber provocative and even sexist song Blurred Lines was the highest selling song of 2013. This makes it very important for us to question marketing strategies in the music industry.

My project will be presented in a video format.


Morrissey, Ed. “Nudity, prudity, and double standards on cable television.” Hot Air, 11 March 2014. Web. 21 March 2014.

Trofimova, Kat. “The music industry still embodies gender inequality.” She Knows Canada, 6 January 2014. Web. 20 March 2014.

Kennedy, Gerrick. “Female music industry insiders talk gender, race, sexuality in pop music.” Los Angeles Times. 25 February 2011. Web. 20 March 2014.

Holtzman, Linda. Media Messages. New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2000. Google Books. Web. 20 March 2014.

Andrews, Marc. “‘There is a lack of female execs’: Lily Allen slams the music industry for focusing on the men behind successful women artists.” Daily Mail Online. 16 March 2014. Web. 20 March 2014.

Zurko, Nicholas. “Gender Inequality in Film.” New York Film Academy. 25 November 2013. Web. 20 March 2014.


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