gender and media

Jason Collins first openly gay “active player in a major American team sport” (?)

This was the opening sentence in a story about Jason Collins. It was posted on ESPN on the day Mr. Collins came out. “NBA center Jason Collins on Monday announced that he’s gay in a story for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first…
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Women in American popular culture

Popular culture may seem all vapid and superficial, but it is undeniable that the most significant ideological battles of the Twentieth Century seep into popular forms of entertainment. Civil Rights spawned very special episodes on Little House on the Prairie,…
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