In your handout today:
DOUBLE X: What women really think about news, politics, and culture.
The “Hey, What About Me?” Movement
Rich, famous, and super-confused about what feminism means.
by Christina Cauterucci Dec. 22, 2015
BROWBEAT: Slate's culture blog
Michael Jackson’s Influence on Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Explained
by Aisha Harris Feb. 12, 2016
and a mention of these:
Magazine | The Culture Issue
The Death of Adulthood in American Culture
Charting the final, exhausted collapse of the adult white male, from Huck Finn to “Mad Men.”
by A. O. Scott Sept. 11, 2014
Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?
Digital culture has enveloped us more quickly and more thoroughly than most of us had imagined. But what can be done about it?
by David Denby February 23, 2016
We read a little bit of the the piece from BrowBeat and discussed it some.
For Wednesday, read the entire piece, and continue to keep track of these questions:
a) what is her lens?
b) what is her topic?
c) what clarifying questions do you have?
d) what questions is she pursuing? (Put another way: what are her driving questions?)
Take what you wrote in class today in response to these, and add what you need to so that you consider the entire piece, and type that up in a comment to this post. Then, in the same comment, at the end of your answers, react to the piece as a whole: do you think she does a valid reading of the text? This is different that whether or not you agree with her. What I'm asking is does her idea hold together? Why or why not?
Note: Now that you can read the piece online, you might want to follow the links she provides. What are the purposes for these links? Is she giving supporting evidence? What kinds of sites/publications is she sending you to? Do they help her case?