Boy Toys "Why are there so few girl engineers?" [follow this link to find a short video and analysis of the gender binary and the dearth of women engineers: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/11/reengineering-gender-the-new-goldieblox-ad.html] from SMBC Comics
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.
"The message is clear. Boys are the norm, girls the variation; boys are central, girls peripheral; boys are individuals, girls types. Boys define the group, its story and its code of values. Girls exist only in relation to boys." ~ Katha Pollitt [follow this link to find a short video and analysis exploring media representations of women in sports: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2011/07/constructing-gender-in-advertisingsport-adidas-commercial.html]
"We need feminism because there is not a single woman on our reading list all term" [click on this image to find a video and analysis exploring how the political efficacy of women is affected by sexual objectification in the media]
To be filed under "How Patriarchy Hurts Men Too"- "I resent that my gender comes with the implications that it will intimidate, control, threaten and overpower simply by being present. That it is widely assumed that I cannot be raped. That my masculinity is often measured by how many women I have belittled, objectified, and demeaned. I am a male feminist and I want equality for all" [click on this image to find another clip, which illustrates the way patriarchy is often a bad deal for men…