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May 03, 12

"the movie is all about nostalgia, which Hollywood has always been good at
exploiting. As part of the Baby Boom generation, Lucas had millions of peers who
remembered the same things he did, and who were now beginning to dominate both
the filmmaking industry and the moviegoing audience."

  • "Women have their faults / men have only two: / everything they say / everything  they do."

  • "We are all benefiting from the great feminists who struggled and suffered  and worked to give us everything women now enjoy... I refer to myself as a  feminist, and I do it with pride."
    - Cybil Shepherd, feminist

  • "The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when  the doctor says: 'It's a girl.'" - Shirley Chisholm

  • Next Sunday is Mother's Day in the United Kingdom. My local paper is filled  with promotions for people who want to treat their mums to Sunday lunch or a spa  treatment. But it was only last night when shopping for groceries with my own  mother that it hit me how wrong the commercialisation of this day had become.  


    One of the items on the shopping list was a bunch of flowers for my mum's  friend. The plant section of the supermarket had been taken over by bouquets for  mothers in various shades of pink, purple and white wrapped in pink cellophane.  My mother struggled to find a nice bunch and even moaned about how limited and  "mumsy" the choice was. The traditional in season tulips and daffodils were  lying neglected in a corner. I didn't realise that the only colours now  available to mothers are muted shades of pink and purple. Feminists regularly  complain that pink is the only choice on offer girls, but now it seems that the  same is happening to their mothers.


    If your mother doesn't like flowers, there was a whole aisle filled with  gifts. How about some pink champagne, a pink cake stand or an edible handbag  made out of white chocolate and pink icing? Apparently in some shops there are  pink diamante studded dust pans and brushs and pink washing-up gloves with "Best  Mum" written on them. Whilst some mothers like pink (like mine) it should not be  the only colour for presents. There were announcements over the speaker system  informing shoppers that they could buy a pre-prepared tray especially for a  Mothering Sunday breakfast in bed. Obviously aimed at the dad who never goes  into the kitchen.

    • Third Wave feminism is that its focus on identity issues is not a universal  concern. The ability to explore one’s identity is a privilege. Women who are  concerned about feeding their children or surviving domestic violence cannot be  bothered with‘finding themselves.”
    • Other critics argue that the Third Wave feminists do more damage than good  by equating women’s sexuality with power. Critics argue that this kind of sexual  empowerment is purely individual and does not lead to social change, and in fact  promotes the sexualization of women.

  • Watson described the purpose of
  • Watson stated that “psychology as a behaviorist views it is
  • Watson stated that “psychology as a behaviorist views it is a purely  objective experimental branch of natural science. Its theoretical goal is …  prediction and control” (1913, p. 158).

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  • sexuality in cultural models and the multimodal texts they
  • cultural models and the multimodal texts they
  • This is seen as complementing and extending conventional and  counter-cultural associations of pink with stereotypically feminine  characteristics or gayness, respectively.

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  • my research: When is pink associated with femininity
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