This semester I am teaching an Introduction to Film class and I am proud to say that my students are doing a really great job of participating in classroom discussion, even when it comes to sensitive and difficult subjects.
Today I introduced the concept of feminist film criticism. I introduced a couple of relevant examples and my students gave examples of their own.
Try and see if you can figure out which came from the students and which came from me!
Lara Croft of Tomb Raider
the Disney Princesses
James Bond and the Bond Girls
The many reactions to Renee Zellweger’s face
Xena: The Warrior Princess
#TheFappening and Jennifer Lawrence’s condemnation of those who looked at her leaked nudes
The sexualization of the Olsen twins and Emma Watson before and after they turned 18
The recently released Bob’s Burgers porn parody
In short, my students are brilliant and I love my job.