Choose one Note: The essays for the week on gender and the media are both a bit dated.

Choose one Note: The essays for the week on gender and the media are both a bit dated. Kilbourne’s was published in 1990, while Zeisler’s was published in 2008. However, as you compare them with the videos, you will notice that their themes and arguments are still relevant today. DB 5 is due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 12, and the two PR are due by 11:59pm on Friday, February 14. Please respond to peers who answered the opposite section from what you did (A if you answer B; B, if A) In a minimum of 300 words, answer either section A or B with reference to the readings and video for this week: A) What does objectification mean in Jean Kilbourne’s argument? How are women “conditioned” (184) to objectify themselves? What is the meaning of the “male gaze” and what is its relationship to “feminine vanity” as Susan Brownmiller is using the term (qtd. in Zeisler 190)? In conversation with Favianna Rodriguez and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: how does art have the power to resist oppression by reversing or subverting the gaze? what is the usefulness of printmaking and murals as media for social change? what are your thoughts about the power of metaphor (e.g., the monarch butterfly) to inspire social change? B) After watching the two videos from Jameela Jamil’s 2018 interview (“the double agent” clip and the first 13 minutes of the interview), what are the similarities you find between the arguments by Andi Zeisler and Jean Kilbourne about mass media, advertising, and pop culture, and the arguments Jamil is making in reference to media today? How is the I WEIGH campaign that Jamil discusses addressing women’s internalized oppression* and advocating for social change? How is this a feminist reclamation of pop culture, as Zeisler describes (192-193) *Internalized oppression as defined in the textbook: “attitude that leads people who are the target of one form of oppression to believe the negative messages against their groups and sometimes to end up acting against their own self-interests” (513)