Author: Sarah Prather

Rape Culture On College Campuses

Rape culture is defined as a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse. Existing as a woman in a society that glorifies and actively propagates sexual violence against women, especially through popular music, advertising, and movies just to name a few is petrifying. Adding parties, bars, Greek life, and sports into the mix of everyday life makes college campuses the number one environment that condones rape culture. We so often see vulgar and demeaning images and pass them off as normal, because sadly in today’s world, it is....

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Technosexuality

Technology plays an increasingly crucial role in our everyday lives. The Internet and social media affect all aspects of our lives from how people do their jobs, consume news, interact with each other, and even how their ideas about sexuality change and develop. Although sexuality is often thought of as biologically innate to humans, there is a lot of evidence that supports the idea that sexuality is partly socially constructed. It is no secret that millions of people use the Internet to view pornography, but other common “technosexual” behavior includes sexting and the use of countless online dating apps....

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The Detrimental Effects that Advertising has on Society’s View of Gender

The imposition of unrealistic gender roles has been ingrained in the media since before the television was invented. When most people think of the classic 1950’s American housewife, perfect hair, cooking dinner wearing pearls, cleaning, and waiting for her hardworking husband to return from work comes to mind. The media plays a significant role in how stereotypes are formed. People tend to use the media as a standard for how they view themselves as well as the world around them. This becomes problematic when it comes to understanding the extremely complex concept of gender. These messages seep deeply into...

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Public Relations Crises

In the past decade, companies, celebrities, television networks, etc. have begun to cash in on gearing their ads toward minorities as well as making them more “diverse.” Some of these companies benefit from such ads, while others have missed the mark and have received serious public backlash. As this new era of advertisements is being tested with the public, the fine line between being inclusive and offensive is often breached. Campbell’s Soup recently launched a new heartfelt ad campaign with the message; “Made for real, real life.” One of their televised ads features Larry Sullivan, David Monahan, and their...

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