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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Day 12 R, G, Media

Today was the last day of class I loved it. I had a great teacher who showed us different ways to view the world. We saw stereotypes and just the many different ways we can talk about people. We experienced in this class racism agains individuals, how people call each other behind their backs. What TV lets us see and not see.
TV is one of the greatest things invented but through it should we have to use it to defame other people. Besides current events should we be able to watch porn, shows that have family violence, and bad language? What happened to all the kids shows on alot of channels? Does that even exist even in local tv? I turn on the tv when im going to work on a saturday morning, i find lots of talk shows selling products like juicers, and exercise equipment. Where are the educational programs that used to exist? I just dont see them.
Asian women and the way they are seen on tv and movies was something that i was a witness of. I go to my local nail salon to get my nails refilled i walk in and there are 2 customers one is white and the other is hispanic. I tell Diane the woman who does my nails i only need a refill, the older white woman interupts Diane and I to tell her "remember I still need a manicure." I tell Diane its o.k. I can wait I said and Diane says "no that i had an appointment at that time and she was late for hers and i cant be waiting around." Since everyone else was busy the older woman got up and said how rude they all were, that she could not believe that they had choosen to help 2 women of color before her. I finally got tired of all the insults to the asian women and just said" lady if you dont like it at this salon, you can go somewhere else, its not our fault you were late, so if you could please just keep your comments to yourself." I mean it was ridiculous for this white woman to practically say that the people not white should not be taken care of because she was white and wanted her nails to be done right away. She was mad and finally paid her tab and was on her way still murmuring stuff as she went out.
Diane is a great woman, and they are very hard working. Nobody should talk to them like that. I hated it because they cant really speak english so well so they just kept saying "I'm sorry, Im sorry" and "we are very short handed today." It was still no excuse for the women to yell and make a scene and make the other customers uncomfortable.
People just need to learn to have patience and calm down it wont be the end of the world if you dont get your nails done.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Day 11 R, G, and Media

I was watching a channel 29 on a local spanish tv station. I saw how women were in bathing suits and partially clad clothes. It was a paid adverstisment for a type of breast enlargement. Why are women so obsessed with that? I will never understand why they they seem to think that they have to be C-DD's. There are side effects and they just dont see it. Why is it that they dont think about their back problems. I am not happy to be big busted. I am a 38DD and not proud of it. I always saw how guy would come up to me at the club and asked me to dance and just look at my breasts even thought i was never the type to wear revealing clothes. I just never know what makes them so darn great.
Do women only want to be seen as a body part? I just never know how many women would to anything it took to have the body they wanted. Its all about what you see in magazines, tv, etc. How men describe what the perfect woman looks like. I never saw myself describing how a man should look like or me asking him hey you want to dance and not looking at his face but at his penis.
The world of women seems to revolve around "you wont make it unless you have big boobs" or "getting implants inproved my modeling career." When you have to much weight the way i do i tend to have back problems and i dont like it. Its not fun and people just like to stare. I once thought of women who have big breast are the ones who want to get reductions and the women who have small breasts want to have big breasts.
God made everyone unique why change the way you look? The womans body is beautiful they way it is no matter what size, shape, or color.

Day 10 R,G,Media

I never thought Disney videos could say so much about the way we view tv. We watched a movie in class about the way people make you think when you watch Disney. I grew up watching those videos. I was a big fan of the little mermaid, that was my all time favorite. When I saw they way it was portrayed in the movie we saw in class it was really hard to believe.
I always knew that domestic violence would hurt kids. I knew that weather they were the best children or not they would never see that type of conduct at all. When i saw the description of how they displayed the way Beauty and the Beast is seen it is really something to think about. I never really watched it but when i saw the the beast was yelling and arguing and even locked up Beauty it makes you think if boys watch this will they think that this is o.k. to do in nature? I see that the differnt types of things that were shown in the whole perspective were to think about. Fairytales are something that i used to love as a kid. When i got read the correct ones with no type of Disney mishap like changing the story just giving it that little extra twist.
Another thing that bothered me and i guess i just never noticed was how Mexicans are always portrayed as a Chihuahua dog. In some animated movies, and also in Taco Bell commercials. Are mexicans only to be played bt dogs who have the gangster talk like orale vato and the bandanas on their head?
I always pictured myself as seeing me and my husband sitting at home watching Disney movies with our kids. Seeing the differnt characters and how they act and how seductive and partially clad the female characters are portrayed. Now i know it will never happen, no matter how much they cry and scream and throw a complete fit, they will not watch smut that makes my son(s) think it o.k. to yell and lock a woman in a room, nor for the girl(s) to think of themselves as being in great small shape with big breast. These movies make me want to throwup.

Final Project-Reggeaton

Reggeaton

When you go to any type of club you pretty much here Latin music that comes from Puerto Rican artist this type of music is called Reggeaton.

How Reggeaton was born: Jamaica where “reggae and dancehall” music is heard traveled to Panama by Jamaican workers who helped build the Panama Canal. A little bit of Latin soul mixed with the reggae and dance hall music took over the Latin Americas and finally stayed in Puerto Rico officially calling it Reggeaton. It seems that the Puerto Ricans make their songs different by the different wording it’s a totally different language to understand. For example, they might use common words in the Spanish language but just rephrase the meaning like mazorca which is an ear or cob of corn they use is to symbolize a mans penis. Mazorca was used song from Calle 13 a new artist in reggeaton music in his song entitled Chulin Culin Chunfly.
Reggeaton in some song lyrics are very sexual, such as the moaning noises you hear in the background, and the women screaming out how they want the man to do when having sex with them. Another example of how Reggeaton compares a woman’s body to a fruit. For example in Calle 13s same song Chulin Culin Chunfly the verse calls a woman’s body a papaya because of the shape. In the videos you see them with too much make up and glitter via in their face and body. If you see them in a club scene women are all sweaty and rubbing up on a pole or each other. Also you see how women are bending over and the audience sees how they are wearing either thongs or g-strings to match their skin color. You seen them in scantily clad attire, in some of the other videos you seen women in garter belts, bras, robes, in secretary attire with no bra and the jacket only half open barley covering the breast, short revealing skirts.
In other words nothing is ever left to the imagination at all. While you see the male artist dressed up in demure clothing like suits, long shirts and pants very preppy or very baggy clothing, nothing reveling. What seems to be seen a lot are the expensive looking chains on their neck whether it was gold or silver with lots of shiny diamonds either on the necklace, earrings, or rings.

Regeatoneros such as like Wisin y Yandel, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, have a distinctive sound when it comes to their music. The only problem with this music is the way the lyrics are pitched out to throughout the song. In this study I am going to display how the lyrics are displayed in Reggeaton music videos. Reggeaton seems to be popular with young people in this type of music where all you hear is how it talks about guys and how they will literally have sex with a woman, nasty things like sucking, licking and tasting a woman’s most intimate areas.
In a show I watched on TV named Cristina which is the Cuban American woman version of Oprah I saw a segment where she brought the topic up about the artist and how they decide to choose their female dancers.
On the show she had a music producer by the name of AB Quintanilla and the Cuban reggeaton artist known as Pitbull the title of the show was called “Jovenes modelos de videos hablan sin tapujos de todos los horrors que han tenido que pasar para ser contratadas y salir en videos musicales,” translation, young video models talk about all the horror stories they had to encounter to be hired and come out on music videos. Exploitation of young girls is seen for music videos, in the show there was one girl who came out and told the audience that she had to pose nude, and even do sexual favors, and masturbate while on camera so that the director could see if she was the girl he was looking for to be in certain music video. “They rent us, they use us and they kill our self-esteem, 99% of the girls that work in these videos are borrowed and used for sexual content, confesses north American model Karrine Steffans, author of the book Confessiones de una veterana de los videos/ Confessions of a veteran about videos.


Examining the lyrics:
The first song I came up with was Pitbull and Lil Jon is an African American Rap artist their song entitled “Toma” I found that there were words such as “hoes, titties, ass”, and “muthafucka” all said once throughout the song. I noticed that there was even worst thing being said in Spanish such as, “Quitate la ropa” which means take off your clothes was said four times at the end of the song, another was “Si tu quieres que te coma toda, abre las piernas dale toma!” translated it means: if you want me to eat up all up open your legs and give it to me come on! Was said 3 times at the beginning lyrics of the song.
Examining the Video:
When I examined the video to see if they had just what the song lyrics said I came to find out no they didn’t. The scene was in like a club, with girls dressed in scantily clad outfits which were either short, tight, and they hardly covered anything. You see girls on stage shaking their butts, the next shot you see the girls sitting with the artists in a row but nothing is happening they are just sitting down dancing in place. The lyrics do talk about a girl opening her legs to see if she wants to be eaten up but no such thing is shown. At the end of the video when the verse, “quitate la ropa/take off your clothes” the girls did take off what they were wearing but they had a bathing suit underneath. In my opinion the lyrics don’t make it seem like they only want to see bathing suits, they make is seem like they want them to be taking everything off because its very hot and they have water being sprayed on them.

Examining Song 2:
The second song I examined was by two Puerto Rican artist “Wisin y Yandel” and a Dominican by the name of Romeo from the group named Aventura this song is entitled “Noche de Sexo/ Sex night.” In the lyrics they explain how no matter what they will get sex from the woman they are talking about that same night. “This song pretty much says it all you don’t have to guess at anything the description of every verse and the moaning you hear in the background. I can’t seem to understand why people like this music, says student Javier Sanchez what kind of music practically tells you how to screw a woman.” Lines 20-21 say “Nadie te va a tocar como yo, nadie te lo va a hacer como yo” which translates “no one is going to touch you the way I do and nobody is going to do it like me,” it sound very sexual. The way kissing is described tongue and all, along with how a woman is seen like a “Cinderella” because her fantasies and how she has met her prince charming she has been waiting for so long. “I want my fantasies to come true but I don’t want to be seen as Cinderella I’m not defenseless and waiting for prince charming to arrive how stupid are these lyrics” said Marisol Sanchez. “Lay on my bed and prepare for sex” and trae una toalla por te vas a mojar/bring a towel because you are going to get wet.” These are the types of words used in Spanish to get a point across to women in how it’s going to be, how to be prepared and how they are seen.
Since the song is so new it has not yet come out with a video. Really I would not want to see the video I think it would be too hot for TV. The way everything is described and the different types of sexual content it would say I can’t help but wonder how it would all fall into place.
I saw a lot of women being degraded because it makes young girls feel they should look like the models for the videos and how it is so called important to please a man. It seems like in the genre know as Reggeaton it starts with the degrading of women, I will keep track of these types of songs and come to a conclusion later when I see where it may all end. Is Reggeaton here to stay? Will it only have its 15 minutes of fame and move on? A lot of people just don’t understand the meaning of how women can do other things, because women are no just meant to be sex slaves nor males object of affection. When will it all stop? I’ve seen this going on for too long we must put an end to this because if we don’t it will continue on to the next generation and women will think this is what they have to look forward to. That this is all we are good for. Modeling is not the only think that women can do, there are other jobs such as being a cop, nurse, a firewoman, and we see these women every day in the real world why should we use their costumes to provide sexual pleasure?


Sources
Where Reggeaton got started
http://www.the-n.com/checkit/article.php?id=5492&theme=music

Reggeaton and its dictionary meaning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggeaton

Article on Cristina about exploitation of women in music videos
http://www.univision.com/content/content.jhtml?cid=802777

To see the Pitbull video log on to
http://music.yahoo.com/ in the search engine type Pitbull and then look at videos and it’s the first one on the list.

John Fiske London:Rutlege 1990

Calle 13 Chulin Culin Chunfly, to listen to the song log onto
www.batanga.com keyword Chulin Culin Chunfly.
Album Release Date: 2005
Label: Norte
Genres: Latin, World, Latin Alternative, Latin Rap, Reggaeton


Wisin y Yandel: Noche de Sexo featuring Aventura. To hear song log onto
http://music.yahoo.com/ keyword Noche de Sexo
Album Release Date: 2005
Label: Machete Music
Genres: Reggaeton, Latin

DAY 8 R,G,AND MEDIA

I SAW THE MOVIE CRASH EARLIER IN THE BEGGINING OF THIS CLASS WE HAD AN ASSIGNMENT ABOUT VOCABULARY AND THERE WAS A QUESTION THAT MADE ME SEE I WAS RIGHT. THE QUESTIONS IN THE VOCABULARY TEST WAS NAME 5 STEROTYPES. AND I MENTIONED HOW EVERYONE JUST ASSUMES THAT NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE FROM IN LATIN AMERICA YOU WILL ALWAYS BE SEEN AS A MEXICAN. NO MATTER WHAT. IN THE MOVIE I SAW HOW THE HISPANIC DETECTIVE SAID THAT HER PARENTS WERE FROM PUERTO RICO AND EL SALVADOR, BUT SHE GOT VERY MAD BECAUSE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DETECTIVE SAYING AND DESCRIBING HER AS A MEXICAN.

I ALWAYS BY THE WAY I LOOK EITHER GET COMENTS LIKE IM MIDDLE EASTERN OR JUST MEXICAN. WELL MY MOTHER IS FROM CUBA. WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN CUBA, MY MOTHER DECIDED TO MOVE TO MEXICO. WHERE SHE MET MY FATHER OF MEXICAN DECENT. MONTHS BEFORE I WAS BORN MY PARENTS CAN TO THE U.S. I WAS BORN HERE I AM A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. MY PARENTS HAVE BOTH BECOME CITIZENS BECAUSE THAT IS SOMETHING THE WANTED TO DO FOR A LONG TIME.

I GUESS THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS ALWAYS JUST GETTING ASSUMED IM MEXICAN. WHAT KIND OF MESS IS THAT? I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN I WAS WORKING FOR A PHARMACY NAMED ECKERD NOW CVS. I REMEMBER BEING OUT OF SCHOOL I WAS GOING TO START COLLEGE AND I JUST TOOK ON THIS JOB BECAUSE I NEEDED THE EXTRA MONEY FOR SCHOOL AND FOR MY SPENDING NEEDS. WELL I REMEMBER THIS WHITE OLDER LADY APPROACHED ME AND SAID IF I COULD HELP HER OUT WITH SOMETHING SHE WAS LOOKING FOR. I NEVER HEARD OF THE PRODUCT SO I GAVE HER A FIND OF PUZZELED LOOK. HER COMENT TO ME WAS "DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME, DO YOU EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH" THAT REALLY HURT MY FEELINGS OF SOMEONE WHO JUST ASSUMES I DONT SPEAK A CERTAIN LANGUAGE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF MY SKIN. I TRIED NOT TO LET IT GET TO ME BUT THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE THINGS I DONT THINK I WILL EVER GET OUT OF MY HEAD. PEOPLE LIKE THIS IS WHY I WANT TO BE THE BEST DAMN HISPANIC/AMERICAN JOURNALIST I CAN BE. MAYBE ONE DAY I CAN CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK OF HISPANICS BEING ONLY GANGSTERS AND LOW LIVES WITH TATOOS AND PIERCINGS AND DEALING DRUGS. TIMES HAVE CHANGED AND NOR MY FAMILY IS LIKE THAT NOR I WILL EVER BE. I THINK I HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME THINKING THAT ALL HISPANICS ARE HERE TO TAKE OTHERS JOBS.

I ONCE READ AN ARTICAL THAT PRACTICALLY ALL THE HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE WHITE, AFRICAN AMERICANS. I GUESS HISPANICS MIGHT COME FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN ONE ON THE STREET ASKING FOR MONEY. THEY WORK FOR WHAT THEY HAVE TO EAT AND BE DRESSED IN. EARNING A DECENT LIVING IS WHAT MATTERS.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Shadow Project: Girls, Girls, Girls

GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS

I compared two magazines one is Cosmopolitan, the other is Cosmo girl. I compared the ads in the adult magazine (Cosmopolitan) to see if it’s the same type of ads when viewed by younger teens in Cosmo girl.

Summary of Previous Study: Jean Kilbourne’s movie Killing Us Softly 3 (2000) explains the way advertising sees women. I never noticed how much the magazine ads uses women to sell products like magazine, shoes, makeup, jewelry etc in partially clad attire or even nudity. Kilbourne explains how images of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years we are a society where we say sex sells and Kilbourne does a good job of demonstrating how women can sell anything when in the right sexy attire. Kilbourne shows the movie to high school and college students to see if they make a stand and put and end to how advertising's sees the image of women.

Its most important foundation literature and how it relates to your own project: Flipping though both magazines I saw how Kilbourne bases her study and why she says that women are depicted to sell different products. I saw how now to sell a bar of soap you have a model underwater wrapped in ribbon covering her private body parts. Times haven’t changed in the movie Kilbourne showed the audience how women dress and how they should look which is basically what we still have in today’s ads. We still voluptuous models in swim suits and lingerie trying to get people to buy a certain product.

Corpus and Method: My corpus is of two different magazines (Cosmopolitan March 2006 issue and Cosmo girl June/July 2006 issue) both for women and men where I have coded the different attire used in full page ads throughout both magazines. I based my study on qualitative and quantitative research that showed the different attire both men and women wore and coded it to be either: demure, suggestive, partially clad, or nude.

My findings in Cosmo girl the June/July 2006 issue: of women 21 ads were demure, 7 suggestive, 16 partially clad, and 1 nude. As for men 1 suggestive, 2 partially clad, 0 nude and 4 demure.

In Cosmopolitan the March 2006 issue: of women demure 21, suggestive 24, partially clad 17, nude 6. As for men 3 partially clad, 1 suggestive, 4 nude, 3 demure.

Make up ads just showing the face is logical because that’s where makeup goes it shouldn’t have low cut shirts and lingerie in the ad, right? Calvin Klein has ads in Cosmopolitan where there is a girl on top of a guy in her underwear. Why are women the prime objects I hardly saw any guys partially clad only 5 because one had its shirt off and was on a skateboard which was getting interviewed in Cosmopolitan which was Apollo Anton Ohno. Four other guys without their shirts in a segment called the naked truth they are either in bed with just sheets covering up their privates, in the shower just from the waist up etc and that’s pretty much it for guys being partially clad in the Cosmopolitan issue. There seems to be more nudity in Cosmopolitan women wearing only sheets to advertise an Oil of Olay moisturizer all the woman had on was just ribbons covering her breasts and waist and butt. Chanel has a new fragrance out named chance where they is a man fully dressed and the girl is laying down with him laying his head on her chest/neck area and all she has one is flowers all over her body. Cosmo girl has the same amount of partially clad women ads as Cosmopolitan.

Conclusions: Why is it that a woman should be dressed in partially clad attire to attract people to buy a certain product? Men are just put as demure and only some not all ads are partially clad. Seems like times are still the same, from when Kilbourne did her study. We see more women in partially clad clothes because this is what women are “supposed” to look like. Women tend to sell anything with the right type of partially clad outfits. Will times change? Will women really be appreciated for their mind instead of how their breasts, legs, butt should look like? Will we less smut on ads in a magazine that is suppose to be for younger readers under the age of 17? Only time will tell and we will soon see if times will change for the better or just get worst and depict women we see more and more women in less clothing will it turn to all nude ads later?

Pictues of ads:

Oil of Olay: http://www.olayquench.com/usa/olayshower/home.jsp
Chanel http://chance.chanel.com/
Calvin Klein: http://www.cku.com/

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

DAY 6 R,G,&M

WHATS COOL AND WHATS NOT COOL WAS THE SUBJECT OF TODAYS CLASS. WE WATCHED A VIDEO TO WHERE MARKETING IN REASEACH STUDIES ON WHATS COOL TO TEENAGERS AND WHATS NOT. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS IN STYLE? BY LOOKING AT THE BRAND THAT WE HAVE ON OUR BACKS OR WHAT BRAND SHOES AND WHO WE WATCH ON TV? WHY IS THAT? BY WHAT THESE 4-5 KIDS SAYING WHAT THEY WORE AND WHAT ARTIST THOUGHT WAS COOL IS WAS WAS THE STYLE. WHAT PEOPLE LIKE AND WHAT THEY WOULD BUY AND WEAR IS WHAT THEY ARE BASING IT. SPRITE AND HOW I THOUGHT IT WAS LAME I DONT LIKE SPRITE AND I WOULD NEVER DRINK IT UNLESS I HAD A BACK STOMACH ACHE UNTIL THEN IS WHEN I WOULD DRINK IT. I WAS SURPRISED WHEN THEY SAID IT WAS THE MOST POPULAR TYPE OF DRINK OUT THERE. I WOULD HAVE SAID COKE OR EVEN DR PEPPER.
WE SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE JUST THINK IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLOTHES IS IN STYLE. IVE NEVER BEEN THE TYPE OF PERSON TO FOLLOW THE DIFFERNT STYLES IN CLOTHING AND WHAT IS IN TO WEAR. I WEAR WHAT I FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE IN THE KIND OF PREPPY, CASUAL PERSON THAT I AM. EVERYONE HAS DIFFERNT TASTE AND THINKS THAT THEY KNOW WHAT MOST PEOPLE LIKE AND DONT LIKE. WE SEE THE DIFFERNT TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY KNOW WHAT IS THE IN LOOK NOW. CAN WE REALLY TRUST ALL OF THESE PEOPLE. WHY CANT PEOPLE JUST BE DIFFERNT IN THEIR OWN WAY. IS THE MEDIA, CELEBRITES TELL US HOW TO DRESS AND WHY? WILL WE EVER JUST GET TO BUY WHATEVER THE HECK LOOKS LIKE AND FEELS A CERTAIN WAY? IN THE MOVIE THAT WE SAW IN CLASS IT MADE ME SEE HOW I USED TO BE THAT PERSON. YES I LIKE BRANDS BUT NOW I JUST PICK WHATEVER THE HECK I WANT TO WEAR, ITS MY BODY AND I WILL DO WHATEVER I WANT.

Monday, May 22, 2006

DAY 5 R,G& M

THE HEATED DISCUSSION OF HOW WOMEN ARE DISPLAYED IN MAGAZINE ADS. WE SAW HOW JEAN KILBORN STUDIED HOW THIS MATTER HAS BEEN IN EFFECTS SINCE EARLY TIMES. WE SEE HOW DIFFERENT WAYS, IS THIS TRUE? CAN WOMEN REALLY BE THOUGHT OF LESS OF BECAUSE OF THE BOOBS, LEGS, BUTT? WE NEED TO STOP THIS, WOMEN HAVE MINDS AND ARE JUST AS SMART AS ANY MAN. WE SEE THAT MANY PEOPLE JUST DONT GET THAT POINT ACROSS. PEOPLE THROUGHOUT CLASS THOUGHT DIFFERENTLY.
I HEARD THE DIFFERNT OPINIONS AROUND THE CLASS, WE THOUGHT OF HOW MAXIM WAS ONE OF THE MAGAZINES THAT WE TALKED ABOUT. SCANTALY CLAD WOMEN ON THE MAGAZINE COVERS. IS THIS WHY IT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE BUYING THE ISSUES THROUGH OUT THE YEARS. WE SEE HOW DIFFERENT WAYS THAT WE CAN SEE WHY. A MANS MAGAZINE SEEING WOMEN, WHO WOULD READ THE ARTICLES. SEX AND MAGAZINE ADS ITS COMES TO MIND DO WE REALLY JUST HAVE AN EYE FOR WHAT EXITES US? THERE ARE ALSO ADS OF MEN THAT HAVE CUT OFF THEIR FACES AND SHOW JUST THE BODIES. WE SEE HOW DIFFERENT WE SEE ALL OF THESE THINGS. WHY SHOULD WE JUST BASE IT ON OUR BODIES AND NOT CARE ABOUT THE FACES, BRAINS, EDUCATION?
WE SEE HOW CERTAIN ADS APPEAL TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF HOW WOMEN SHOULD LOOK LIKE HAVE A CERTAIN SIZE IN BREAST, WHAT COLOR HAIR AND EYES WE WOULD HAVE, NO WRINKLES AND NO CELLULITE. I CAN RELATE TO THAT I ALWAYS USED TO BUY YM WHICH IS KNOW AS YOUNG AND MODERN MAGAZINE, AS WELL AS SEVENTEEN. I ALWAYS USED TO SEE WHAT THE MODELS LOOKED LIKE AND I WOULD JUST WORRY ABOUT HOW MUCH I ATE, WHICH MAKEUP AND CLOTHING WAS HOT FOR THAT SEASON. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT, AT THE AGE OF 15,16 I SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING OTHER THINGS. YES I BOUGHT THESE MAGAZINES BUT FOR WHAT? THE WAY SEX WAS DIPICTED IN THAT LIKE ARTICLES OF HOW I SHOULD DRESS, AND ALSO HOW SHORT, AND SMALL MY SWIMSUIT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. RIDICULOUS THINGS LIKE THAT.
WE NEED TO CHANGE THE TIMES. ITS NOT ALL ABOUT SEX AND THE DIFFERENT ROLES THAT WE PLAY IN LIFE. BEING A YOUNG WOMAN WE WILL ALWAYS NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE WAY WE STEREOTYPE OF WOMEN AND MEN AND THEY WAY THEY ARE BOTH THOUGHT OF.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Day 4 RG&M

15 minutes of fame when you get killed. We talked for a long time about how and why white women get the more media attention when it comes down to race and ethnicity? Why should this not be the issue? We are all human beings and deserve the attention if someone is crying out for help. Mr. Figueroa, Latoyia Figueroas father, was looking for her and her unborn baby, he asked the local media to help find her. No one paid attention, Figueroa finally had to go to the national news stations for help. What more can a anxious father waiting to his if his daughter would come home. Laci Peterson comes to mind a white woman who was pregnant with her husbands child on they way. Mr. Peterson killed her and his unborn baby. In one of the articles that I looked at in class it talked about some men dident to pay child support therefore the kill their girlfriends, wives etc. At what cost just not to pay for the child you are about to bring to this world no type of medical care, money for clothes, food, school supplies, doctor visits. This makes me mad why should a woman of color not get the media attention. you see a despreate family trying to find their daughter and nothing. Why dont people think about everyone being the same, if you cut us we bleed the same red blood, we are all human. NOT because of race should we be ignored. I am a young hispanic female in a college student, what if that was to happen to me, would my family be helped in these times. Would we get time on the air to report me missing or whatever the case scenario would be.
Its ridiculous, they way that the paper wrote about one woman by the last name of Hernandez, saying she was here legally, working and she was reported missing too, and also pregnant. Who the hell care if she is a native Salvadorian who is actually legal in the united states? Help her family give her the attention she needs. Why is it about color? It makes me so mad that i have people to just dont accept that there are people who are hispanic who actually are here to make a decent living who pay their taxes and have the correct papers to work. I know what discrimination is Ive been there, just because i am of a different color to not talk english or just assume that we are all from mexico and that we just dont belong here. A point came to mind when this whole immigration reform thing was starting it was said that many of the people who are doing the hard jobs like construcion, landscaping, and concrete are hispanics, who else cheap labor where else are you going to get these people from? I dont think you will find and educated men graduated from college working those jobs. Its tough but whos gonna do it?

Day 3- RG&M

In class yesterday the 17th of May we talked about qualitative and quantitative. I did not know the differenct until we got to yesterdays class.

From this class is that I have learned the differnce between both and how to tell them apart.

Qualitative: a history study, a rhetorical analysis, fact, emotion, credibility a discourse analysis.

Quantitative: It tells us who the sources are on the news like who we see more either men and women what ethnic background they come from and how long the source speaks for the length of the statement either it being credible or not.

We were watching a Channel Fox 4 which is based in Dallas, Professor Lambiase was cool enought to show us the news at 9 and 10 from the 16th of May. We came to a conclusion as a whole class that times are still showing us that they have not changed. We see women getting the girly assignments and the men getting the more manly assignment. There was an anchor and i dont rememeber her name but she took over a top story where Highland Park Highschool teachers got food poisoning muffins. From the cameras placed outside the school enterance the police hopes to have a lead. There was also Jeff Crilley covering a story i just dont remember what but it came to my mind why he got to write and report the story. Alot of people wont get with the times and alot of people just dont get the meaning of what and why the times have changed. Women should be just as equal as men. Why not we have the same jobs and the same education the same knowledge, every man and woman in the united states should have a choice and be able to do whatever the hell kind of job there is. Another thing i have heard about the broadcast stations is that the spanish networks pay less than the english networks. Why is that? I hope we come to find out why this is happening. I want ot be a spanish broadcast journalist and i know im gonna be working my butt off so why not get paid what I deserve. I know it shouldent be about money, many a professor says that this is not the best paying job either.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Day 2 RG&M

Jessica Lynch, I read some of the articles that were written about her and the way she is one of americas heros. A soilder leaving her home going to fight a war. Just devestating to me. When she was coming back home she came back on s strecher and then in the article in Time Archive, and seven months later she was taking her fourty first steps. After typing on google.com a search for jessica lynch i came to somthing called jessica lynch news. I dont know if its true or not and im getting an article written in Hustler magazine. The Hustler publisher Larry Flynt to write and have picturs of jessica taking off her clothes just before she went out to war. The comments that Flynt had to say about the subject is that he did not everyone to think that she was such an "apple pie." Why degrad this woman? what does Flynt have against her? She is a soilder just as everyone who fights and protects our nation. Why talk and produce pictures of Jessica after she came back home? What is the purpose of anyone doing any of that? In the end Flynt did not publish the pics in the famous porn magazine, they will be locked in a vault said Flynt. Serving its own deeds, is what the publisher of jessicas book descirbes the media that we have to pick on something no one can just be a hero they have to make rumors and comments about everything. See when im a journalist my job will be to say the news via wha it is. I just dont understand why people say and do the things they do. Every one has a thought, dream, goal etc. Why does the media sometimes step in and take that away. That is how i see it in the end. The media is a very powerful tool, when not used the way you are suppost to then it can cause harm to other people. http://www.nydailynews.com/11-11-2003/front/story/135799p-120870c.html The many picturs of Jessica, her rescue, what kind of lifestyle she has before going to war. Very pretty girl.
Delaware State University asked Shoshanna Johnson to speak about her experiences in Iraq. This woman recieved lots of metals and recognition after being rescued. She had bullet wounds to her ankles that Iraqi soilders did to her. Poor thing I dont know what it means to have someone do that to another human being. When i thought about her story i just cant help but think that there is alot of bad people in this world. I guess no one thinks of good now a days. Its hard to see that people dont think like me, where there should be peace all over the world, the economy is great and everything. That is what i think no fighting just everyone getting along, no wars no gunfire, bombs. I think we have gone through this many a time we all just need to cooperate with each other, i know i might not have the answers but just more communication and trustworthyness. Women like jessica and shoshanna risked their lives what would have happened to them if they had no been rescued? that is somthing to think about. These two women are risking their lives for you and me to live in a nation where we have lots of great privalages. Both women mean lots to the american people we should honor them because they have been working hard for us for a long time. Why degrade Jessica by showing nude pictures to be published in a porn magazine. Everyone knows what they do. Everything has consequences.