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    Nba2k10 is a virtual world well virtual “basketball world” that anybody can join. Anybody can see and experience what it takes to become an NBA player. First, anyone can create their own player to look like themselves. For example, if you have a mustache in real life then you can add a mustache on your player. If you are 6 foot 1, you can make your player that height. Then after you made yourself into a player, your main objective is to do well in the summer camp, and then work your way up to D-League, and then your main goal is to make it to the NBA. Anyone can join NBA 2k10 and also play against other online players. The people playing each other can also communicate to one another and discuss certain things. You have complete control of your players when you create them and it is not just playing in basketball games that make your player better, but the practice that you have to do to make yourself stronger and a better player.
    Amerine-ChadAmerine-
    Meez Nation is a virtual world where anyone can join. One can explore the virtual neighborhoods of Meez Nation as well as chat, dance, discover surprises. You can create your own avatar and design exactly what you want him or her to look like. You also get to create your living space and invite friends over. Millions of people use this online forum and is another lifestyle for them. I found this to be a pop culture artifact because this is something that is a huge part of pop culture today just like Second Life the virtual reality game we discussed in class. For many people their Meez life is an escape from their own and a way of taking control. Each person can completely control the actions of their created avatar and interact with other avatars allowing people to be the things they always wanted to be.
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    Hausner- Melissa
    http://www.meez.com/roomz.dmPost popular culture exemplars of virtual reality here:
    This South Park video is an example of virtual reality artifact because in this clip we are able to see how the characters from South Park get into the game World of Warcraft an online computer game where they can communicate and play with people all over the world. We are able to see how little by little they start forgetting about their actual lives and get stuck in the world of virtual reality. Not only is this an example of how people are actually doing this in real life but we also get to see how in this case it is bad for kids to get stuck in a virtual reality for many reasons. For example, the dad comes in and tells one of the characters to go out and play with his friends and he respons that he is playing with them but its on line. This is one of the reasons on why children are falling more and more into obesity. World of Warcraft is an actual game where people can go and play with other people around the world. World of Warcraft players are able to purchase armory,clothing and other things for their avatars for real money and use it in a virtual world. Today, in this society we are starting to see this more and more, especially in games such as Xbox 360 live and other online games where people are getting involved with virtual reality more and more. Although, this is not the full episode I did find the link to the full episode because I had a hard time trying to find it on youtube. Thank you.
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/103797
    Perez-LorenaPerez-
    This really is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen – and I’m not even a gamer! ;)
    I believe this clip of the brand new gaming system, Project Natal, is a great example of a pop culture artifact because it shows new ideas and ways to explore through video game entertainment without the use of controllers. The word natal means "of or relating to birth" reflecting Microsoft's view of the project as "the birth of the next-generation of home entertainment". Project Natal is a controller-free gaming and entertainment experience by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform. It is so modern and advanced that instead of using a controller or keyboard, Project Natal uses the system's camera and sound sensors to detect movement of faces and body joints as well as voice commands.
    In this clip, we see the many different games Project Natal has designed including: a girl driving a racecar and her family acting as the pit crew, a kid acting as a monster destroying a city, a mother and daughter preparing to kick the final goal in a soccer game, a boy scanning his skateboard ready to ride, and even one girl calling her friend through Natal and showing her digital prom dresses to scan through! Not only is this system the newest and most modern form of solo gaming, but it also allows families to gather together for game night, while also serving as a DVD player for scanning through and watching movies. Steve Spielberg even speaks highly of project Natal saying, "this is a pivotal moment that will carry with it a wave of change, the ripples of which will reach far beyond video games." Surely, this is a pop culture artifact that everyone will want in their home.
    Petty-ChristinePetty-
    I think that most people are familiar with this new movie coming out called surrogates. I think that this movie is a great representation of virtual reality in pop culture today. This movie is about the ability to "plug" yourself into an alternative reality where you can see, feel, and experience everything your surrogate does but from the comfort of your own home. I think that this is taking the virtual reality world of today's pop culture and taking it to a whole new level of virtual reality of tomorrow's pop culture world! We go from sitting at a computer and having a virtual personality and just watching it on a computer screen to a walking, breathing, and "living" robot that is your alter ego. This may be an extreme in the minds of people today but it could very easily become a reality 20 or 30 years from now!I think that this is a great example of virtual reality in pop culture because it is something we can't really wrap our minds around, yet,it is still something that everyone can walk away from the movie theater thinking about the possibilities that technology offers them.
    Nichols- Jessica
    The Sims 3 commercial is a perfect example of one of the earlier virtual reality worlds. This was before Second Life was created. This is an actual game that people buy and install on their own computer. There are many different versions of the game, for example there is Sims Vacation, Sims 1,2,3, and several others. In the game the gamer is able to create a person or family any way that they want them to appear. They also then can build a house for the characters that they have created. They are able to decorate it any way that they want. Also the characters can interact with other characters in the game. As the commercial states, you can make the characters act and do anything that you want them to do. They can do such things as rob a neighbor to cheat on a spouse with another character. The game is for entertainment purposes of course, but some of the tasks that the characters do or are able to do are not all too appropriate for kids that might be playing the game. The one thing that is good about the game that differs from Second Life is that other actual people/gamers cannot interact with you while you are playing the Sims.
    Frawley-EmmaFrawley-
    The movie "Gamer" starring Gerard Butler would definitely be considered an artifact of virtual reality. With video games being as popular as ever, this movie is about a "game" where average every day people are able to controll real people in battle set as a video game. Virtual Reality is all about living out a life in which you are either unable to live out or doing something you wouldnt do on an every day basis. Being able to go into battle with full controll of a single person and not having to face the consequences of that said battle would be a lot of peoples ideal video game. You have to actually think about things reallistically. Your every move and thought depends on how well you do in the game. Instead of after completeing your objective and the screen saying congratulations and you just turn the t.v. off, you are actually the cause of destruction to property, and even people. It would give you the feeling of going to war in the comfort of your own home (or your mom's basement).
    Atkinson-MichaelAtkinson-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zStn70Ot4r0
    Deus Ex
    When this game released in June of 2000 it was marketed as a conspiracy shooter that included many oppositional views of groups including Fema, United Nations, and the corporate institutions. A very odd inclusion in this game is the augmented humans, the main character and many others are partially human with augmentations of robotic engineering. The storyline revolves around ambrosia a serious threatening disease that has a cure but is not being released to the public. In fact the release with be costly to the underclass, and rioting on the streets is just mocked of by the elites in the game. The game shows the augmented persons with human emotions, trying to give a more human side to partial humans. The main character is at first believing in the threats of the underclass, and soon finds that his brother who turned on the institutions that he was working for to the underclass and helps in ending the conflicts between the rich and the poor. I have included the intro to the game on a link to youtube.
    Giagnoli-Marcello Giagnoli-
    The Cell
    In the movie, The Cell, starring Jennifer Lopez, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Vince Vaughn, Lopez's character uses a virtual-reality bodysuit in order to enter the tortured mind of comatose serial killer, D'Onofrio, in hopes of learning the whereabouts of his last victim and saving her life. This is an example of virtual reality because we see them using a device [body suit] in order to enter a different reality and escape the real world. In this virtual world, one is able to see, hear, move around, amongst other things one could do in the real world, just in the context of one's mind [in this movie, the virtual world comprises of the serial killer's mind or Jennifer Lopez's character's mind]. This altered reality keeps the real human from any real physical danger [Lopez's character interacting with a dangerous killer]. This clip is a trailer for the movie. At about 1:30 into the clip, you will notice the virtual reality body suits they use and you will be able to see the virtual world of the serial killer's mind.
    Lee-AllisonLee-
    Minority Report gives a look into what could be defined as virtual crime. In a sense the crimes depicted in the film had not yet occured yet, and are projected on screens, in which the officers can act upon a crime that had not yet been committed. Also, in the film the use of eyes or dilated pupils were used to advertise people's inner wants and desires with ads and commercials. Once they looked into the screen the computer knew your name and used it to try to sale what it wanted to you. This movie depicts a virtual reality that may become an actual reality.
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    Disclaimer: Please do not visit this site if you are uncomfortable with live video / webcasts of sexual orientation.
    www.livejasmin.com is a social networking website in which you search for "live video" based upon tags. For instance: Girl, Boy, Girl/Boy, Lesbian, Group, Gay, Fetish, etc. Viewers pay the third-party website and also pay money to encounter in "private" chats. The majority of live videos are free to preview, but the real action comes when you start using your credit card. Once inside the "rooms" viewers interact with performers by making requests. Many problems come into play because the internet is almost an unenforceable entity by law. Different countries have different laws for this global "pornography." Along with paying performers, this website encourages YOU to become a performer yourself. The sad part is they probably take the larger percentage of your earnings. Pop culture has proven that selling yourself, and objectifying yourself can gain you big bucks. It all depends on what you're willing to do or sacrifice. I could have also placed this under objectification. Livejasmin is just one of the many websites that encourage live video interaction with financial transaction.
    Rocha-Anton (#005685418)Rocha-
    {4501v23-max-250x250.png} Ning is a social platform website based out of Palo Alto, California. Unlike similar networking sites, Ning, allows users to create individual networks based off of interests, passions, or advocacy's. Instead of being based of an individual's profile with a picture and description, Ning allows for the creation of a singular network aimed at a specific topic or group. The name literally means "peace" in Chinese and is explained further in the companies blog within the website. Ning is owned by Google and therefore much of its advertising is a platform for Google.com. Therefore, Ning has more than 1.6 million Networks created and 36 million registered users. The website allows for open communication and a horizontal network, making all the websites information accessible to change through people and networks. Ning is like most popular culture networking sites, it allows for open access, yet is controlled my a mass corporation, Google. Google has a vast influence on the websites advertisements and control. With the millions of users already registered under Ning's website, this social network has become a popular culture artifact.
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    The Rainmaker Network is a career development service dedicated to connecting students with visionary employers while promoting a green and sustainable future. Membership with the Rainmaker Network provides you the opportunity to create a personal profile and video that is shared with employers that you show interest in. One unique aspect of this social networking site is that as well as networking the company provides its customers, who are students, with seminars and templates which further their education and skills they have already learned in school. The Rainmaker Network is a pop culture artifact as it combines online networking with the current popular idea of "going green." Professional online networking was virtually non-existent a couple decades ago. Networking online is very efficient for both employers and employees; it's also "green" as it eliminates a lot of wasted paper and resources. I think this is a very innovative concept and as more people learn about them I hope that it grows in popularity so that more people can network more efficiently and in a "green" way.
    Kakutani-KaylaKakutani-
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    The day after Kanye West made his world wide faux pas of rudely interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV awards, this image was posted by a friend on Facebook. It was the most commented entry for the day and everyone applauded the image. The image plays off of the infamous Obama image that display the word Hope in a way that garnered the same enthusiasm, albeit Kanye's is negative. While the MTV award show was not on a major network, through social networks, such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter, Kanye West's actions were seen and heard by all in a matter of moments.
    Sharp-KimSharp-
    Post popular culture exemplars of social networks here:
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    Cyworld is a social networking website launched on Sep 1, 1999 in South Korea. Literally translated, "Cy" could mean "cyber", but also means relationship in Korean. Cyworld users decorates their 'mini hompy'(mini homepage) with 'dotori'(corn - it costs about 1dollar for 10dotori) and add many people as 'Ilchon'(friend or neighbor). 'Mini hompy' has guest book, gallery, bulletin board, diary and so on. A user can link his/her 'minihompy' to another user's mini hompy to form a buddy relationship. Reports show that as much as 90 percent of South Koreans in their 20s and 25 percent of the total population of South Korea are registered users of Cyworld , and as of September 2005, monthly unique visitors are about 20 million.(wikipedia) Cyworld users visit their 'Ilchon' and leave messages on their guest book to maintain their 'mini hompy's popularity(we can see how many people hit on our 'mini hompy') even if they are not that friendly with their 'Ilchon' in real life. This is a good example of 'weak ties' in social networks.
    Chung-MiriChung-
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    Linkedin is a business oriented social networking site that was launched in 2003 and has experienced a recent boom in users due to MySpace being viewed as more of a young almost "child like" SNS and Facebook being geared more toward the social aspect of young adult to tinny bopper era. Approximately 43 million registered users in over 170 industries according to Wikipedia.com Linkedin has been able to assert itself as a leader in the business facet of SNS. Doing just what it’s name says “linking in” people from similar or completely different industries in order to grow business relationships / contacts. It’s also useful for companies to post job opportunities and people to search for corporations they are interested in becoming employed by. It is a pop culture artifact and is a perfect example of “Weak Ties” defined as a connection to someone you know but don't really know, friend of a friend, might be useful to you when you need them.
    Culver-KeithCulver-
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    ah the biggest social network currently going on. Facebook, founded by a Harvard student and roommates and computer science friends, originally was made only available to harvard students.But was expanded to many other colleges, and eventually became available to everyone age 13 and over. This social network allows you to find friends and or family that you have met through various times in your life. Today as of January 2009 from compete.com, it is ranked as the number one most used social network by worldwide monthly active users. This is a pop culture artifact, that will just continue to grow as more and more people connect to facebook.
    Chen-JenniferChen-
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    Like facebook, I feel that nearly every person I know has a myspace. Myspace which was founded in 2003 gives its users the ability to communicate with friends, family, and add other people that they may know to their "friends" list. The fact that myspace is open to anyone makes it popular with people of all ages. Myspace has gained popularity with its users by the fact that myspace promotes several bands and artists through their site. Myspace has also added a video section and among other things a comic book section. With all these new features people are drawn to the idea of using myspace to network with other people because of the simplicity that comes with using it. You can listen to a new song, watch a music video, and instant message your friend all while being logged in to myspace. In 2005 Myspace was bought by Newscorp further showing that myspace is a social networking site that probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
    Armas-Chris (005372443)Armas-
    This video is an example of social network artifact because in this clip she is explaining the pro and cons of myspace/facebook and how it affect our interpersonal communication. For example, she talks about how we no longer meet up with people instead we choose to communicate with them via internet. She also talks about how all the social networking sights are a form of internet stocking.
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    Downelink is a popular LGBTQ social networking site that has been around for several years now. Those who identify with the queer community, as well as supporters of the community, can interact with others through this networking site and build relationships and/or weak ties. Downelink is similar to MySpace in that it features personal profiles, blogs, bulletins, forums, video/audio chats, and instant messaging. Users must be at least 18 and over to create a profile. Once a profile has been made, Downelink users can "friend" one another and build their social networks. Downelink allows the LGBTQ community to have their own online social networking community. Downelink may not be popular with everyone in mainstream society, but it still acts as a strong networking tool for the continuously growing queer community.
    Chung-SarahChung-
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    Twitter the newest chapter to social networking along from facebook or myspace is a pop culture artifact of social networking because it allows us to communicate with people all over the world. Twitter was founded in 2006 and it is a free social network and micro-blogging service. People are able to post tweets about anything they might be thinking or what they are doing at the moment. Followers or friends of them are then able to write something back or connect with them by knowing what the other person is doing at that moment. Twitter is ranked on the top 50 most popular website worldwide, this shows that more and more pople are becoming a fan of twitter and with the services it provides to us. Twitter is a profile you creat for yourself just like facebook or myspace and it allowes you to communicate with anyone you like. This pop culture artifact of social networking will continue to grow, especially with the way our technology is growing because internet is so easy to access and how easy it is to put it as an application on our iphones or any other phones. We will see more of twitter in the future because everyone likes to stay connected.
    Perez-LorenaPerez-
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    What makes Grindr different from other social networking sites is that it can only be found on your mobile device, specifically the iphone and its target audience is for gay, bi, and curious men. It focuses on GPS technology to instantly find what men are closest to you from your current location whether you want to find men nearby or happen to be on vacation. It tracks them and tells you bout how far you are from each individual. The amount of information you share is up to you from your email address to uploading a photo to instant messaging.
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    AOL Instant Messenger, released in 1997, revolutionized the world of mediated communication by allowing users to chat through means of text, video conference, file sharing, even SMS messaging to mobile phones, and other means of communicating. AIM is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms as well as availability for iPhones, Blackberries, and many other mobile clients. The availability and vast amount of users makes AIM arguably the most popular means of computer mediated communication available.
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    Myspace.com has not only created a community, but it has broken the starting grounds of social networking sites making big bucks. In 2006, News Corp. purchased Myspace.com for 580 million dollars, they encountered in one of the biggest sales in social networking site history. In this amateur video, they show the truth behind Myspace.com and all mystical half-truths about the users. You can basically make up a person; you create your ideal self, and advertise it to gain more friends. Some pictures don’t even depict the actual user, and are edited in such a way that can be deceiving to the eye. It does create an easier way to meet others, especially around your area, but it is a playing ground for sexual predators and horny teenagers. Recently, Myspace.com has been loosing its edge with older individuals, such as college students, but still keeping the middle/high school students still intrigued.
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    The Psychology of Twitter
    Check out this article on how twitter feeds our needs for human connection--Dr. Utley
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    Migente.com is another type of social network that is available out there for people to join and get connected with others. MiGente.com is targeted mostly to the Latino community and has been around for a number of years now, the website started back in 2000 to be exact andhas been improving and growing since. MiGente is a place where you can find other Latinos nationwide and network with them, or keep yourself informed with the Latino culture, music, entertainment, and as to what jobs are available. MiGente is owned by Community Connect Inc. which is based in New York and owns 2 other social networking sites: AsianAve.com and BlackPlanet.com. I was a member of MiGente back when it first started and found it to be nice because it was (and is) a site targeted for the Latino community, so I felt at “home” because I could find others who where “just like me” but with years and school,I grew away from it and now I have recently rejoined.
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  3. page Soap Operas edited ... DAYS OF OUR LIVES | Belle Cheats on Shawn It is safe to say that soap operas are full of dram…
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    It is safe to say that soap operas are full of drama and that is why many viewers find them entertaining. This particular pop culture artifact is timeless for it started in the days of radio and then was later broadcast on television. In the scene above from Days of Our Lives, Belle confesses to her husband, Shawn, she cheated on him before they were married. Belle's adultery counters the belief of monogamy and marital values. Inflected oppositional is the appropriate reading for the artifact, because society may say cheating and lying is morally wrong, but unfortunately it is not an unheard idea. Viewers may enjoy watching the drama, but they certainly do not wish to have such distress, and may unconsciously or conscioulsy support the status quo of an ideal monogamous rapport.
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    Just like American soap operas, Latino soap operas or also known as Novelas by Latinos started off on the radio as well, the only difference is that unlike American soap operas that where one soap opera has been on for years and years, Latino soap operas start and end to have a whole new novela start again. All novelas have "different" stories but with almost the same plot, the protagonists fall in love, the antagonist do everything to split them up, but in the end the protagonists get back together and marry, while the antagonists either go to jail or die in some way. Novelas are very predictable making them a preferred reading and also a form of escape/entertainment, especially for the women because the always make the "Galan" (male protagonist) handsome and although there is high drama throughout the novela it ends happily ever after. The picture I chose (above) comes from a Novela that has recently ended and the one below is from another one that will start in the same time slot as this last novela.
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    Weekly promos are used for soap operas in order to heighten anticipation for the upcoming storylines. The promos can sometimes make or break the ratings for a particular week, which shows that our society is driven by what interests them for a certain period. General Hospital's ratings were lower than usual right before this promo was released, so the producers were depending on this promo, which was one of three that were released over a two week period, to boost the amount of viewers. The promo was even shown on other cable networks which is usually rare. These aspects of the soap opera business incorporate the power, profit, and pleasure that define pop culture. In this case, viewers are central because they have the power to increase or decrease ratings, they contribute to the profit that particular soap operas obtain, and they are the ones seeking pleasure day by day.
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    Grey's Anatomy is a great example of a modern prime time soap opera. Not only is the "medical" aspect of the show in the background compared to the romance aspect, but the show drags out stories that can last up to several months. This show is very high in drama and it is pretty easy to predict that every episode will have some sort of over-the-top conflict (and most likely a sex scene). There can be a huge fiasco with characters fighting and arguing with each-other, and by the next episode it is as if nothing ever happened. Sorry to say it, but Grey's Anatomy is definitely a soap opera.
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    The artifact I chose was a clip from a scene in a Soap Opera called The Young and The Restless. In this scene The female character Sharon has a secret she needs to tell the male character (Nick). Sharon is pregnant with Nicks baby but has led him to believe that the father of the baby is another man. In every soap there are plots centered on sex and its problems/complications. This scene expresses one of the soap characteristics which is Continuity. You watch to find out how other characters are going to re-act to someones secret. It also leads to another Soap Opera characteristic which is redeption, at some point the characters are forgiven. Which in this case Sharon will eventually be forgiven for the secret she kept.
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  4. page Sexuality edited This video of Miley Cyrus's 2009 Teen Choice Awards performance raised quite a lot of controversy…

    This video of Miley Cyrus's 2009 Teen Choice Awards performance raised quite a lot of controversy. First of all, Miley Cyrus is so closely related to Disney, and has a lot of younger fans-the majority of them being young girls. I have a hard time understanding why she would put on such a scandolous, sexy show for her young fans. A lot has to do with her slowly tapping into her sexuality as a woman. Although Miley isn't even 18 yet, she has the life experience of any grown woman, and it is obvious here that she is struggling with upholding her "good girl" image while still trying to grow into her own body. Regardless, as a performer, she is catering to a younger crowd and until that demographic changes, she should stick to the high tops and jeans. Miley has all the potential to graduate to a older audience like former pop stars of other generations. For example, Britney Spears was my favorite pop star when I was in Jr High, and ever since she's changed her image over the years, and her sexuality has evolved, I still enjoy her music as an adult.
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    Because media exploits and objectifies women to such a great extent i believe we have a blind eye to the effects media has on men. As discussed in class men define what it is to be a man as not being a woman but the media has a much larger definition of masculinity. In this clip Jackson Katz talks about the pressure that media places on men to "fit in the box" of male stereotypes. If a man fails to fit in this box then he is out casted and labeled as a wimp, fag, wuss, sissy, etc. Katz concludes the clip by stating, "we need to break the monopoly of the media systems, that we have been looking at, where mostly rich white me dictate to the whole society the kinds of images and stories of menhood that surround us." I would like to take that thought to a more universal level and say we need a healthier more divers image of human kind. All we see in media is extremes of a stereotype and we need to create healthier images for our society.
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    This is a clip from the movie "Friday". I put this clip in to show the example of the "Hot Mamma" from the lesson on Single Black Women. There is cursing so if it offends you. . .dont watch. As you watch this scene you can instantly see that this woman knows what she is doing. She is trying to be seen. Ms. Parker shows all the characteristics of a Hot Mamma. She is dressed like a slut, sexually insatiable, and lives to have sex. This is also an example of Exhibitionism- because she likes to be looked at. It looks as if she is getting sexual pleasure out of it. The men in the clip are demonstrating Scopophilia where as they are getting sexual pleasure out of looking at her.
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    Erykah Badu - How to Make it in Music as a Female
    I have chosen to post a video of Erykah Badu discussing what women need to do in order to make it in the music industry. An interesting point of view, however it appears to be very true. Sexuality is the golden ticket to get yourself out there. Let us take a great example from Mariah Carey, who when she first started off in the music industry was covered in mostly black during performances and dawned a natural curly hairstyle. A few years deep in the game, she dove into the pool in her "Honey" music video that showed her swimming in a revealing swim suit, STILLETOS, and straight hair. From that point on, we have seen the same thing from Mariah and she has continued to be in the media spotlight. It is unfortunate that woman in the music industry have to conform to the patriarchy that dominates the world in order to pursure their dreams of making music. In a world that should be equal, it is hard to recognize any improvements when women are always having to result to use that which harms them in order to get ahead in life.
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    'the L word' was the TV series that ran from 2004 to 2009. 'the L word' refers to Love, Liberal, Lesbian or a lot of words with the letter L. This show portrayed the community of lesbian, bysexual and transgender people,their friends, family, and their lovers in LA. Compared to other lesbian shows which is for the guys who have a fantasy of lesbians, this show was more like about real live lesbians who live in our society. Not only lesbian sex that people would expect the most from the show, It also dealt with a bit uncomfortable issue like transgender gay and his pregnancy. So, this show is a good example of subverted oppositional reading.
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    This is Jenna Jameson. She's a former pornstar and by most, the face of the pornography industry. I decided to choose her as an artifact of pop culture of sexuality for two main reasons. One being the fact that she made herself into a house hold name by crossing through the underground pornography industry into the mainstream public eye where the majority would usually shun her image and what she stands for. The second reason being just that: she has become such solidified artifact by way of breaking through the unaccepted (by right wing nuts and their comformist followers) industry of porn and set herself as a house hold name. Since then she has proven herself a capable woman of entrepenuership, philanthropy and activism upon her own image of an artifact of pop culture sexuality.
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    Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock hotel is a great example of popular culture sexuality because it reinforces the stereotypical ideology, that women are only identified and valued by their bodies and not their intelligence. Party at the hard rock follows the daily routine of the hottest pool party in the sexiest city Las Vegas. The cast includes the cocktail waitress, security guards and management. But plot of the show follows the daily drama of the cocktail waitress, who all are dress in very revealing bathing suits emphasizing women's breast and ass. They are not valued by their intelligence but how good they look in a bathing suit. These women than become a form of entertainment and enjoyment of mostly for a male audience. Especially in the show itself, when the pools GM tells the cocktail waitress to do whatever it takes to make the sale. By either flirting with someone they would never talk to or find attractive, to having an arraignment with men that if they bought a bottle they could do a body shot off of them and finally being making the men feel like they are important and powerful.
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    Playboy Magazine is an artifact of popular culture because it is an object that is internationally known and increasingly popular. The magazine goes against the hegemonic norm in many different ways, making me believe that it is subverted oppositional. It deals with sexuality because inside the cover you can find a large amount of nudity and talk about sexual topics. Another reason I see it as being subverted oppositional is that you have to be “of age” to purchase the magazine and it is usually hidden in most general stores. In this generation, it is beginning to be glamorized, but it was not that way in the past. Many people call the magazine perverted and the girls who pose in it easy. Either way, Playboy has been around for decades and has a large group of fans, which will continue to grow as the years go on.
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    Lady Gaga, lady or gentleman ? The artifact here is Lady Gaga a fairly new recording artist who has been topping charts with her music. She is very well know and is only becoming more and more popular with her crazy outfits and sometimes odd behavior. Lately fans have been questioning whether or not Lady Gaga is a lady. This would be showing counter-hegemonic ideologies since celebrities are usually known to be male or female, not both (except for Jamie Lee Curtis). I would consider Lady Gaga to be inflected oppositional as well, sort of challenging the status quo, seeing as she is a celebrity and is seen as being very successful and talented, typical of celebrities. This relates to sexuality because she presents herself as a "Lady" yet due to pictures and a video her fans as well as others in the public are questioning her sex. Lady Gaga today may even be considered by some to be a "factory kid" reminiscent of Andy Warhol's Silver Factory. Warhol incorporated transgenders as well as same sex relations in his videos, ignoring social norms. Similar to Andy Warhol, Gaga is disregarding social norms when it comes to the questioning of her sexuality. She is not denying it however, her ambiguous statements are causing confusion among audiences. The majority of "typical" celebrities would act promptly in setting the record straight. While the pictures are very convincing some of her other outfits seem to show all and prove she is in fact a female. In today's society we are very rarely aware of hermaphrodites and tend to think of others as either a man and or woman, never both. I think that if Gaga is a hermaphrodite it would only bring about more open mindedness which society could use improving in.
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    The rainbow flag is known as a gay symbol. Rainbows now have a commonly shared meaning of homosexuality, and has become a symbol of pride for gay lesbian bi and transgendered individuals. The rainbow image can be seen on car bumpers, flags, signs, and has wide universal meaning. For example when you see a car with a rainbow on its bumper you assume it is a gay, lesbian, bi, or transgendered individual driving the car, or a supporter for gay rights. What it symbolizes can also be abused like any symbol can, like being crossed out on posters at an anti gay demonstration. Either way, when the rainbow flag is seen there is no question what it symbolizes.
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    The above video I posted is for the song "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne. I feel like the video and hip-hop itself are now moving away from the blatantly degrading images it created for women earlier in the decade, but they still communicate strong sexual messages through innuendo. Many rap and hip-hop music videos used to have "video vixens" prance around half-naked in nearly every setting; now those images of women and their sexuality have taken a back seat to the innuendo that these rappers now use in their music. The prevailing message in the song is, "she licked me like a lollipop" and this chorus is repeated throughout the video. Sex is a major selling factor to many artists, regardless of whether the performer is male of female they use sex appeal to sell records and merchandise. What many people that listen to hip-hop take for granted is that many of our popular songs that can be heard on the radio today revolve around the topic of sexuality. Sex sells, and for Lil Wayne this song was a top hit for his album that sold over a million copies in just its first week, making Lil Wayne a pop culture icon.
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    The Victoria's Secret angels have become an artifact of sexuality. Many women have come to believe that in order to be beautiful and "sexy", that this is the way that they should look. I know too many women who tear out ads of these models and tape them to their walls, planning to diet and have bodies just like theirs. From their yearly fashion shows on ABC to their sexy television and magazine advertisements, these models have become an artifact of sexuality. They have become what is desirable to men and to women.
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    Tila Tequila is a great example of a popular culture sexual artifact. She has won the title "most popular artist on Myspace" and also had her own reality t.v. show: "A shot at love with Tila Tequila," where several different men and women competed to win over the bisexual singer, actor, and model's love.Tila even wrote her own self-help book, Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party, just going to show that she is the model of the "fierce, sexy, hot woman" that some people strive to be. Tila Tequila is definitely a sex symbol these days, so much so that both men AND women desire her for her good looks, wild personality, and rockin' body.
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    Gay pride festivals are an example of sexuality in popular culture. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are finding themselves more accepted and thus able to express themselves more feely. Festivals like the one held annually in Long Beach are becoming more and more common. These festivals are an example of a subverted oppositional reading.
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    The Slanted Screen is a documentary that explores Asian men in the media, or rather, the lack of Asian men in the media. When most people think of sexuality, it's very rare that they think of Asian men, unless they are speaking of the stereotypical effeminate Asian male image that is often presented in American pop culture. This film starts with silent films from the 20's and speaks of a film star by the name of Sessue Hayakawa (a Japanese man who played leading roles in American films) who had women of all races rushing to the theaters to see him - in the 20's! Then it goes into detail about how Hollywood decided to de-sexualize the Asian male in it's films which is still reinforced in pop cultural images to this day; seems like progression for the Asian male has gone backwards since then. If Asian males are presented as unattractive, asexual, overachievers who cannot seem to speak English properly, their sexuality is being questioned by the American public who is highly influenced by this hegemonic machine called pop culture. These hegemonic ideologies presented in American pop culture along with cultural practices/policies have mentally embedded into peoples' minds for nearly a century that sexually appealing can't be Yellow, it has to be White. The Slanted Screen is an important artifact because it gives it's audience a peek into how the power of pop culture can sexually marginalize a certain culture while promoting the sexual dominance of another.
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    Sexy Cartoons
    Are cartoons really for the youth? What type of messages do they give off to their audience? I’m pretty sure almost everyone has seen the Roger Rabbit cartoon; and if not I’m sure they have seen his wife Jessica Rabbit. As you can see Jessica is a portrayed as a very sexy girl that has a very small waste, big breast, and a very skimpy dress that makes her seductive. It seems as though she is performing a gentlemen’s club because there are only men in the audience, not to mention with their mouths open. And not to mention that the only other female that is shown is Betty Boop, who also has a very sexy appeal. Jessica’s entire role in the cartoon is to come off as seductive. Children watch these cartoons and get “ideas” of how a female is supposed to act and look like.
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    Las Vegas has become one of the most visited and desired place to go for a quick getaway to free yourself. Besides the casino, delicious buffet, endless nights at bars and clubs many of us can't forget the sexy Las Vegas showgirls. Sexuality in Vegas is surely a main attraction on its own. From their seductive dancing to their bare clothing being as sexy as you can be is encourage. Sexuality among men and women has grown substantially through the years. It is no longer the traditional house wives but the exact opposite, many woman in Vegas work their late hours in the most provocative outfits, serving alcoholic beverages. Women especially in Vegas have all evolve into sex symbols and exotic accessories demanded in casino, club, bars, and even shows. So it is no surprise why Vegas is called "Sin City".
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    Drake is an up and coming hip hop artist popular for his metaphoric lyrics and seductive music videos. Drake's first single, "Best I ever had", is an uplifting ode to a woman he is dating. He informs her that she is the best woman he's ever dated, and she stands out from other women he has previously (or currently) dated. Unfortunately, the music video does not depict the moral of the song. The lyrical content is overshadowed by half naked women exercising in slow motion. The video has nothing to do with the song because the producers only focus on sexuality. The camera slowly gazes at the women, making them seem as objects. Pop culture has made women seem as sexual objects used to enhance the entertainment value of movies, music videos, commercials, etc. while lacking true creativity and artistic value.
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    When thinking on the topic of the male gaze and how entertainment caters to such idealisms the first pop culture artifact I could think of was a Carl’s Jr. ad. Carl’s Jr is notorious for catering to men, both by feeding their stomachs, and feeding their senses. I as a woman feel disgusted after watching how much Carl’s Junior objectifies woman, especially by stating “More than just meat” If you notice the camera pans on this woman’s hands, as she softly grazes things like spices. She drips sauce all over herself, and then proceeds to lick herself clean. The only audience I feel that this commercial really advertises to is men. I would assume the men would be from 15-30 year olds.
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    The movie Broke Back Mountain, featuring two of Hollywood's sexiest men, caused quite a bit of controversy due to its counter-hegemonic nature. The film is a different kind of love story, one between two men. This isn't the kind of homosexuality that we are used to seeing in the mass media. Common portrayals of homosexual men in the mass media generally include the girly-gay guys, like the characters in Will and Grace. Usually homosexual men are seen as more feminine, and very easily and recognizably gay. That stereotype has become acceptable. The type of relationship in this movie was shocking because it is not something we are comfortable with, and the movie itself highlights the actual struggles that gay people were faced with in the past, as well as, the social problems they still face today.
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    The video game Mass Effect garnered a lot of attention and negative press from many media outlets, claiming that the game included explicit acts of pornography, or that players could engage in sexual relations pretty much at will. Fuel was added to the fire in that the main character could be made to be either male or female, allowing players to engage in bi->
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    The song "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)" by Khia is a great pop culture example of sexuality. The entire song is about sex and foreplay. In this song Khia is very explicitly telling her suitors exactly what she wants to be done to her sexually. She is very descriptive and during the video she is portraying sexuality nonstop; whether it be laying on a chair by a pool or dancing with multiple men in a club. This example of pop culture would be seen as a subverted oppositional reading since in our culture the status quo is having the man dominate sexual relations and be in charge.
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    This young female adult shares a spoken word poem entitled “Pussy.” At first it seems a little demeaning and derogatory, but she is obviously really open with her sexuality. She describes the uncontrollable feeling in her vagina, then she goes deeply into her woes of finding a satisfying, and perfect counterpart to fulfill her undying need. Her expression of this need offers a subverted oppositional reading because it is not often that a woman opens up and verbally expresses her particular sexual desires where there is no man to objectify her. She is almost objectifying the male penis in this poem, which is also not often done. She is also one of the few women that accept the word “pussy” and do not take it to a derogatory offense, but use it as almost a sense of empowerment.
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    The Pop Culture artifact I chose in the subject of sexuality was Marilyn Monroe. I chose her because since her first appearance on screen in 1946, she has been seen as a sex symbol. In almost every media image of her she seductively looks at the camera or is dressed provactively. The image I posted above shows Marilyn smiling as her dress flies up exposing her undergarments. In reality most woman would not be smiling if this happened to them, but instead Marilyn is seen embracing it and getting pleasure out of it and in essence this is why she is seen as sexy. She essentially set the bar on what a sex symbol is or what a sex symbol should embody. Almost every individual has seen the image of Marilyn Monroe that I posted above. There are also many female celebrities that are considered sex symbols today that try to emulate Marilyn's behaviors or are seen dressing up as her. Two such celebrities are Madonna and Lyndsay Lohan. Lyndsay Lohan who is a current day celebrity who could also be considered a sex symbol has said that Marilyn Monroe is one of her role models.
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    The artifact that I chose was a You Tube video of a Dove commercial. Dove began a Beauty Campaign several years ago to promote self-esteem in women. The commercial that I chose is called Dove Evolution. It depicts a woman who is a model getting ready for a photo shoot; from her hair to her make-up and then to the final picture. After this picture is taken it follows the editing of the picture on a computer screen. Her eyes are enlarged, neck elongated, lips become fuller, and hair perfected, among other things. The final edit of the picture is then placed onto a billboard on the side of a street. This commercial shows that the woman in the picture does not in fact exist. Women feel bad about themselves because they don't look like the models that they see in commercials, magazines, and billboards. They believe that they need to look like them to be considered sexy, beautiful, or to be considered attractive by men. I think this commercial is incredibly important for all women to see so that they know that models don't actually look like they do in their photos. Media portrays that women should look "perfect" and be a size 0, which is nearly impossible. All different types of women can be considered sexy and beautiful when not judged by medias standards.
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    The pop culture artifact I chose is a book that features stories told by a video model by the name of Karrine Steffans. In this book she reveals many of the sexual experiences she had with the many hip hop artists that she was involved with. This is a perfect sexual, pop culture, artiface because she reveals things that are usually untold by many of the women that are involved in hip hop videos. In the world of rap/hip hop today, many artists make songs that are targeted toward sex, drugs, and alcohol yet many people forget about the behavior that goes on behind the scenes. In this book, Karrine exposes what she experienced behind the scenes and tells all in this book.
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  5. page Reality Television edited ... {6a00e553af986f8834011168646c57970c-320wi.jpg} What Not to Wear is an artifact in popular cu…
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    What Not to Wear is an artifact in popular culture and in reality television because of its criticism on people who have a bad fashion sense. This is a hit TLC show featuring Stacy and Clinton who are the hosts of the show influencing others with a bad fashion style into getting a new style to make them a better looking person. The contestant gets tips and advice from Stacy and Clinton and has to trade in their wardrobe in exchange for five thousand dollars to get a new one. This reality TV show entertain us because it lets us escape and gives us satisfaction for the person who is getting a makeover to help them become more attractable.
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    MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge is a competitive game show that centers around past cast members of both Real World and Road Rules, competing in physically and emotionally difficult games in an effort to win a large sum of money. While participating, cast members are secluded from their friends and family, usually in another country, in a large house with all the other players. Here the cast is unable to enjoy simple pleasures such as television and telephone privileges. The only means they have for entertainment while being virtually trapped in this highly explosive environment is copious amounts of alcohol – provided and paid for by MTV – and each other. This in turn creates tension and irrationality that leads to erroneous sexual hook ups, deliberate lies and backstabbing, and ultimately knock-down, drag out fights.
    In this clip we see two extremely competitive, inebriated cast members go at it, with the encouragement of the other players and MTV alike. This is an example of pop culture because we are able to sit in on other people’s lives and be entertained at their expense. MTV is communicating to us this Occluded Preferred reading so that we can feel superiority over these low lives, and feel better about ourselves. These cast members are young people just like many of us, and in that way they are relatable, but the unnatural way that they live while on this show makes them an object or artifact that is puppeteer-ed by MTV for our entertainment.
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    The show Survivor is produced in many countries all over the world. Survivor takes players and isolates them in the wilderness. While on Survivor the goal is to outwit, outplay, and outlast other players. In the process you are competing for cash and other prizes. The show uses a system of progressive elimination, allowing the players to vote off other tribe members until only one final player remains and wins the title of "Sole Survivor".
    This is a pop culture artifact because it is a form of competition in the R.T.V. world. The players on Survivor have to constantly be watching their backs, because they never know who will blind side them and vote them off. They are also in a setting that is contrived by the producers of the show to get the most out of human interaction.
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    I chose this show because everyone knows who the Kardashian family is. These girls are the daughters of Robert Kardashian, the attorney for OJ Simpson. Although none of them have done anything significant, they are all banking off of Kim's controversial fame for starring in a sex tape with Ray J. This show is a pop culture artifact because pretty much everyone can name what these girls are up to now a days. Kim is on and off with her sometimes boyfriend Reggie Bush, Khloe has just married LA Lakers star Lamar Odom, and Khourtney is pregnant by her jerk of a boyfriend. Besides these girls not doing so much, I think they have had some positive influence in the pop culture world, they have made it ok to be a curvy woman. These girls are not just sticks but definitely have bodies to work with and by them showing their curves off, I feel like this is one of the good things they are doing.
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    Since the first reality show of MTV Real World, the american pop culture has gravitated to watching other peoples lives. Like many reality shows who follow the lives of pop culture icons, The T.O. Show follows that same format. Terrell Owens a pro bowl football player who's claim to fame are his touchdown dances, sideline antics and post game blow ups. He embodies an iconic pop culture personality that makes people want to watch what he does on a daily bases. The T.O. Show gives insight on Terrell love life, squalling football careers and life after football. Terrell deals with being a single mid-age thirty year old who is juggling two beautiful women and also trying to rebuild his relationship with his ex. fiance. T.O. is leaving the male fantasy, being single in during the summer in Los Angeles with a beautiful million dollar home in the Hollywood hills and partying up the L.A. nightlife meeting beautiful women daily. T.O. is more interesting than the normal person life because of the conflicts and plot lines I've listed above. He lives an exciting life not a boring one like most people and that why people are so intrigue in watching his show.
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    I chose the television show Wife Swap because I think it is an interesting pop culture artifact that sends a message about women. This show focuses on two families every week, usually the families are the complete opposite and the wives/mothers switch places and spend 2 weeks in one anothers home. I think this show is a representation of the ideology that a woman's role is ultimately in the home. I think that message is missed while watching the show because the families being portrayed are complete opposites in the sense that usually one family is conservative, while the other family is incredibly eccentric,this leads to a sort of comical effect to the show, which helps with audience members having that feeling of superiority, because it leaves the audience member thinking "at least my family isn't that "crazy".
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    Extreme Home Makeover is a reality TV show that has a special place in pop culture reality genre. Unlike other reality TV shows it gives back to a different family every week in a way that not many other shows can do. There is no contest or prize purse to win, people aren't going around trying to find "love" or going on drinking binges. The show is about people helping people and really trying to "pay it forward" to people that are less fortunate or give all they have to someone or something so they don't really focus on their own situation. This show has been on the air for over 6 years and averaged at one time over 15.8 million viewers per episode. Out of all the reality shows on this pop culture list I think this one really places family values high on their list and more shows should try and achieve this style of format, they bring out the good in people and what people can do when focused on a project together; the population should be focusing on this more.
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    America's Best Dance Crew is a reality show that definitely reinforces pop culture. The premis e of the show is that dance crews from all over the United States compete against each other, having to choreograph unique dance pieces while incorporating dance challenges every week. After each performance, a panel of judges critique the dances and "America" gets to vote on who they think were the best dance crew. I think this show reinforces the pop culture aspect of hip hop. The winners of the show have always been hip hop groups, the dances are almost always to popular hip hop songs, and the judges critiques and America's voting also reinforce the pop culture of hip hop. In many of the episodes, one of the judges, Shane Sparks, has been heard critiquing the dance crews by telling them that they need more hip hop and more attitude in their dances. America's votes that keep hip hop groups in the competition while eliminating other groups such as cloggers or more jazz or cheer based groups also perpetuates hip hop's popularity. The live audience also reinforces hop hop's popularity. The audience always cheers for popular hip hop or "breaking" type dance moves, and they always stand up to sing and dance to popular songs that they know. Because of all of these examples, I believe that America's Best Dance Crew reinforces pop culture - specifically hip hop.
    Kakutani-KaylaKakutani-
    American Idol
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    American Idol is definitely the embodiment of where reality television and pop culture meet. First of all the contestants represent Americans from all walks of life and show us that anyone can really achieve becoming an "American Idol". So American Idol's ideology is that anyone can achieve the "American Dream" by working hard . The whole concept of the show is to "create" an "American Idol . Everyone in America wants to be on this show or be like the contestants in the show. In the American Idol the contestants sing all the "popular" hit songs and wear all the "popular" clothes. Each contestant has his/her unique sense of style , but it is all carefully handcrafted based on stereotypes. Because of all of these elements American Idol is a pop culture artifact.
    Garcia-LauraGarcia-
    {big_brother-show.jpg} “Big Brother” is a popular reality television show that portrays pop culture in America. “Big Brother” is a reality TV Show that has 14 people inside one house. Each person has one objective which is to win the $50,000, but to do that it is up to each house member to vote for who goes home and does not have a chance at the $50,000. Each week there is an event that happens and the winner of that event get to be called the “Head of House” or HOH. This leader does not get to go but has a big factor of who does get to go home. This Reality TV Show pulled in 3.2 million viewers and grabs the ages of 24 years old to 70 years old. The reason why for the big age difference is because of the people that the show picks to be in the house and with the variety of the ages in the house it attracts different age groups. Amerine-Chad
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    Rob Dyrdek is a reality TV star. His role in pop culture is astounding; anything he does on his show, Fantasy Factory or his previous show, Rob and Big, people emulate. For instance, the flat paint on his SUV, no one ever liked flat and once Rob did it, you saw it more. As well, those Big Black shirts are all over now and soon enough his inept cousin, "Drama", will use the show to fully promote his brand and his product will be popular too. Rob Dyrdek only acquired his fortune from skating and now he's pretty much milked that and focuses on his investments and still has fat endorsements due to his success on his show. If not for him and his popularity on MTV, Big Black or Drama would still be doing essentially nothing. Rob is a genius and knows what makes money and how to make it and what to endorse and what not to. I even saw him along with his crew from Fantasy Factory on a movie poster at Downtown Disney promoting movietickets.com. Much like everyone's post in this category, Rob Drydek is known by everyone in our demographic thus making him a reality superstar.
    Moeti-KyleMoeti-
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    "The Hills" is a popular reality television show that portrays pop culture in American society. "The Hills" carries the ideology that happiness in life is found in having things and that society must always seek pleasure and avoid boredom. The show focuses on a group of high fashion, wealthy, young girls that live in upscale apartments with an endless amount of activities and entertainment surrounding their lifestyle. The show presents its audience with an idea of what is popular and what is not. It provides viewers with the latest styles and possessions, which manifests what young women culture should look like. The show has previously been rated the number one reality television show for girls between the age of 13 and 34, with a total of 4.8 million viewers. These astounding numbers prove that the show is well known and highly popular, especially for young women.
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    'Project Runway" where Tim Gunn learns the phrase, "Holla at your boy!" from a contestant. "Project Runway" is a popculture artifact because it not only influences the way we dress and view fashion but also introduces slang used by various individuals. The contestants on "Project Runway" are usually very diverse in age and ethnictity. Week after week these contestants are put through demanding challenges by being forced to create intier looks in just two days from scratch and at the end are either praised for their work or ripped apart.
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    This is a photo of the reality TV series "Jon and Kate Plus 8," it exemplifies pop culture in the sense that it about the everyday lives of this couple and their 8 children; twin girls and sextuplets. Normally this would be a relatively everyday family, give or take a few kids. But because of their fame on TV they became an everyday household name. And when their fame started to dwindle, they had a scandal between the parents. This family is now a pop culture artifact.
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    This is a photo of one of the seasons of "The Bachelorette" cast. "The Bachelorette" is an artifact of popular culture because of its reputation with love. The show portrays love and its ease at which it can be obtained. The show is deceiving in that one woman gets to choose from men all willing to compete for her "love," sending the message that love is somewhat of a game and that it is obtainable in weeks. On the contrary however, I'm sure most of us take longer to fall in love than a couple weeks. "The Bachelorette" while it may have its dramatic moments essentially puts on a facade about falling in love and its rate at which it realistically happens. It encourages quick and painless love and as a result probably has a lot of viewers hoping to go through the same.
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    This is a photo of a season of "The Real World" cast. "The Real World" is an artifact in popular culture and reality television because of its longevity as a show that portrays the lives of young adults in regular society. The show began in the late 80's and has since become a main staple of the television world. It gives the indication that 7 people from random walks of lives can come together in a house, live together for a set amount of months, and work together; while also dealing with whatever issues they have within themselves. However, the life of partying every night, bringing random people home to sleep with, and getting a job handed to you is not often how life is for most adults.
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    The Girls Next Door is a series about Hugh Hefner's (the founder of Playboy) girlfriends, as they follow them through what really goes on in the playboy mansion. This has become a popculture artifact having to do with reality tv shows, because it went on for 3 more seasons, and though all three girlfriends have left Hef, there are new additions to the new girls next door with new playmates. These type of reality tv series have become pretty popular in the sense that, there is no main objective or goal in mind, its simply just to follow around people who the media may represent as having "interesting" lives, that are a bit different from the norm, and it allows viewers to escape into someone else's lives and be apart of something they may be interested in.
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    Bravo Television Network in itself is has become a staple in the world of Reality television. Having gone from covering the performing arts 20 years ago, it now focuses on coverage of popular culture artifacts such as fashion (Rachel Zoe), Celebrities (Inside the Actors Studio, My life on the D-List...kinda..poor Kathy), and "A-listers" such as the "Real" housewives of every city with drama. Though they are like all typical reality series, there is no point to any of the shows, it has become apparent (with no shame in their game as well) that these "characters" that are being presented to us are also capitalizing on their new found celebrity. The people on these shows are openly promoting themselves (Kim and her "Tardy for the party song), Rachel Zoe stating how she wants to create a "Brand", and the like are blatantly telling us viewers that they are going to use US to further themselves and their businesses. While we watch these shows to enjoy ourselves, we should be looking at what is really happening in front of us.
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    American Idol is a perfect example of competition Reality TV. American Idol is the most popluar Reality Television show in the United States. It debuted in 2002 and has continued to be watched and loved by fans. It is currently #1, and has been for five consecutive seasons. The purpose of the show is to find the next singing superstar in America. Auditions are held in cities all over the country, where thousands of people try out. Viewers tune in every week to watch the competition unfold as the 13 finalists are voted off one by one. It's a huge part of pop culture because this show is interactive with its' viewers and allows them to call in every week and cast their vote for their favorite competitor, in hopes to keep them "alive" through the next round of elimination. Millions of viewers participate in calling in and voting, sometimes multiple times per household. People are drawn to watching this show to see people's dreams of being superstars come true, as though they are their own.
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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta are a great example of pop culture. The ideologies that this show carries are that they spend money as if it is never going to run out. People watching this show may believe that all people in Atlanta act this way. The viewers that watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta lives for less than 30 minutes once a week make assumptions about this group of women. The assumptions made may not always be correct. Pop culture is about power, profit, and pleasure. The Real Housewives of Atlanta cover all the aspects of pop culture. Power because the women seek to gain a name for themselves that will give them power in the long run. Profit is also what has the show back on the air for another sense Bravo makes money off of these housewives and the housewives also make a profit because they get the chance to advertise there own business and products on the show. Pleasure is also an aspect of this show it gives these the viewers entertainment as well as an escape from there own reality. These women have become an artifact within the United States because they are well known. The drama this show offers is not desirable to most people.
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    Dr. 90210 is a popular reality television show that follows the lives of several wealthy Beverly Hills plastic surgeons and their clients. Each episode showcases several patients and the procedures that they have come to recieve from these well-known doctors. This show glamourizes the plastic surgery industry to the fullest extent. It shows the patients unhappy before their procedure and then proceeds to depict them much happier (usually at some party) afterwards. The doctors are also very glamourized. They all have expensive homes, cars, and pretty much anything that accompanies a lavish lifestyle. By having a show like this in the media, the idea of having plastic surgery is made mainstreamed and thus much more acceptable. People from all over the country come to Beverly Hills to see these doctors to undergo major physical transformations. Plastic surgery is no longer limited to celebrities and adult film stars. It has literally become a pop culture amenity. Even the ad for the first-season DVD depicts a much more glamorous life after having plastic surgery. The caption at the top even states that "plastic is acceptable" in Beverly Hills. It is really surprising that something like plastic surgery has gained an immense amount of popularity over the last few years. We definitely have shows like this to blame for contributing to that factor. This pop culture artifact, with all it's sexual connotations, can also be representative of sexualization in popular culture as well.
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    LA Ink is a popular TV show on the TLC network about a young tattoo artist named Kat Von D who opends her own shop with a group of other talented artists as her employees. Each episode shows the stories of all different people getting thier tattoos. Tattoos have become a culture in its self, from being seen as something negative in the past to now being considered art. It is a show that can be considered Counterhegemonic since it challenged the views on tattoos. It has been a show that has become very popular because it has been socially constructed to be. This show not only attracts those who have a tattoos but those who are entertained by the drama that happens at the shop, which is why it is considered reality television. Between everyone in the shop there has to be some sort of conflic, but at the end of the day the client is always happy with its new piece of art.
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    Reality Hell is a new show that gives one person the opportunity to audition for their own reality show, however the catch is they hire fake people that they will be working with, these people put them through hell. They make their lives miserable, forcing many people to turn down the offer of having their own show. If you think about the concept though, it shows how many people in society crave fame. Watching reality show after show about every topic under the sun, gets people thinking they can become famous and make a lot of money doing the same thing. So this show makes fun of those people. I think society needs to not focus so much on becoming famous and making a quick dollar, and applying those efforts to helping society better itself.
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    Rock of Love is a reality TV show where a group of provocative women compete to win the heart of Brett Michaels. This is a good pop culture artifact because following this show, many similar shows were created imitating this particular show. Also, reality shows such as this give people hope that if they were a "rock star" they too can get women such as those in the show.
    Ocampo-AnthonyOcampo-
    {http://l.yimg.com/l/tv/us/img/site/79/50/0000047950_20080409094707.jpg?x=626&sig=Y3g9sf33AMTv7H22UcR5_g--} For the first time in The Biggest Loser history, YOU got to vote on who competed during the Live Finale! Two players, Roger and Mark, fell below the yellow line, and you helped decided that Roger would join Ali and Kelly as part of the final 3 competing for the big prize. Click through this slideshow to see how much weight this season's contestants have lost since we last caught up with them.Wednesday, April, 9, 2008, 4:9 PM
    The reality-show "The Biggest Loser" is a popular culture artifact because it perpetuates the norm presented in the media that to be thin is what is desirable and considered beautiful in society. If you have ever watched this television show you will see that the participants generally have low self-esteem and a low perception of themselves, based on their weight. After the participants are on the show and start to sucessfully lose weight, their self esteem appears to become more positive as they receive more postive feedback from those around them. The more they conform to society's norms about what is beautiful, healthy, and desirable, the more happy they become.
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    Laguna Beach was an extremely popular reality show documenting the lives of several teenagers living in Orange County. The show focused on love interests, popularity, and drama of course. The show focused on situations and trends which led the viewers to believe that this was the real way to live. Two characters Kristen and Lauren were often face to face competing for their love interest Stephen. Viewers of this show became enthralled and with every episode began choosing a team- Kristen or Lauren. Lauren Conrad got her start on this reality show, and it is safe to say that this is where her fame and popularity started. So many girls look to Lauren as their role model based off of what she did and said in this show, without knowing what she is really like. Laguna Beach had a very high fanbase, and was so popular that the main character Lauren Conrad actually started her own spin-off, The HIlls which is still on today.
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    The artifact here is a graffiti piece done by an artist known as Banksy. Banksy is a British street artist who is widely recognized for his stencils featuring striking or humorous images and sometimes slogans. Some common themes for his artwork are anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. In this piece I feel as though reality television is being depicted and in a negative light. I would consider this to be a hegemonic, preferred reading where the status quo is being supported in an extreme way. Banksy is depicting "docusoaps" and trying to show the “producer made drama” of reality television. This would also be showing “edited footage of unscripted actions”, where the producer is holding back the red cross (or medical attention) who is trying to get to the little girl who is obviously in need of their attention. This image is also showing a scene that is undesirable, in the case of the little girl, inappropriate, as for the producer holding back medical attention, and bad, the issue of portraying an innocent girl who has just been through a devastating event that seems to have left her alone. Banksy draws attention to the "real reality" of the piece with the color red on the little girl and the guys that have come to assist her medical needs. Without the producer altering reality they would have been able to reach her and in real life help her out.
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    Tool Academy 2 is the new season of Tool Academy on Vh1. The premise of the show is to get "bad" boyfriends to become Prince Charming by putting them through many weeks of relationship counselling and training. Their unsatisfied girlfriends nominate them to be on a fake show called "Mr. Amazing" tricking the men into signing up. Once the men agree to participate their bad behavior is videotaped and their girlfriends are shown the footage so the healing process can begin. This show paints men in a bad light and makes it look as though women are never the ones to affect the relationship negatively. The men have all cheated in the past, but the women are seen as pure and innocent and the boot camp is to whip the men into shape to break away from their "Toolish" sterotypes. In some cases the women are worse than the men but the main focus is drawn to the men and how they behave when their girlfriends are not present. This is a good pop culture artifact because it gives women hope that one day (after a strict boot camp) their boyfriends can be the men they want them to be.
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    Ballon Boy: Boy in Balloon Was Hoax
    In an attempt get a Reality TV show Richard and Mayumi Heene stagged an ellaborate hoax by reporting that their son Falcon Heene floated away in a man made helium ballon. Discovered to be a hoax when the young boy accedently told reporters that they did it for a TV show, the couple now faces felony charges. Millions of people watched while the ballon floated in the air, all the while temporarily shutting down Denver International Airport as well as wasting the authorites time and resources. It just shocks me that this was all done to get a reality TV show.
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    Who would of thought watching others live their lives can be so interesting? Reality television has grown to be one of America's favorite so called "Drama". The example I chose is the show, Real Chance of Love". It is ironic that we enjoy others making a fool of themselves in order to make us feel better about ourselves. Many of these people are just like us but chose to test their luck on television whether it is for experience, exposure, or hopes of easy fame. They are willing to do the extreme and push the limit for millions to see. Sometimes the go overboard and actually get embarrass. But even the most outrageous thing you thought you seen, another season begins or a new show airs and they prove you wrong. There are people out there who will do whatever it take, in front of millions over and over again to get what they want.
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    The examples I that chose for this section share the wall with many other competition reality shows out there, they are Wipeout and American Gladiators. Growing up myself I remember watching American Gladiators, I also remembering telling myself that once I was of age to be able to participate that I would audition because I wanted to be able to go up against those gladiators and defeat them. American Gladiators just like Wipeout have become a form of entertainment for people to either escape or have a sense of superiority depending on which way the participants are heading (winning or losing). It was something to watch because you wanted to see ordinary people go up against these gladiators or obstacles and make total and complete idiots out of themselves if they could not win or see them become winners. These types of shows are best when you are feeling down because they give you a good laugh (sense of superiority) and who does not want a good laugh? {american-gladiators.jpg}
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    Rob and Big was a tv show about a profesional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and his body guard Big Black who helped him stay away from security guards and was also one of his good friends. Big was not only a security guard for Rob but drove him around and gave him some good advise. His cousin Drama was his assistant but was not very good at it. Rob has the best lifestyle one could have.
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    The ultimate fighter is a reality television show on Spike TV that helps train and create additional fighters for the Ultimate Fighting Challenge also known as the UFC. This show portrays a hegemonic view for the men and women appearing in the show. The men in the show are either fighters, coaches, trainers, or referees and they all come across as tough bad ass types. The women that appear on the show are there for the sole purpose to objectify their bodies as they wallk around the fighting ring "octagon" with a cardboard cutout to show the audience what round it is in their skimpy outfits. This piece of pop culture allows it's audiences to escape reality and step into the octagon for some hard hitting action for an hour.
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    Inside American Jail is a reality TV show on TruTV. This television show focuses on what happens after arrests are made and the suspects are sent to the jail for processing. The show portrays individuals who have been arrested in a hegemonic light. Much like the show COPS, Inside American Jail tells the viewer that the suspects are always wrong, ignorant, low-life people and that law enforcment is always the winner. This is yet another piece of countless law enforcement reality television programming.
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    I know other people have already put American Idol up as reality t.v. artifacts of pop culture but i wanted to show why it is considered reality t.v. Poor William Hung.. This show is about actual real people unlike other shows that they lable as "reality t.v." anybody can stand in line for hours on end to wait to try out for this show. the best and the worst make it on camera. The sad thing is that this guy has made c.d.s and people buy them. this show is probably the most real of all reality t.v shows because there is no real story line that the producers can script or the "actors" can play out. its just people singing.
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    The Real Housewives of Orange County was the first of all the “Real housewives” series. The show is all about women living the ritzy orange county lifestyle, some in search of a man, some with marital and familial problems, yet always looking fabulous to others. The women display their love for money, and it’s importance in giving someone happiness. I displayed this video with hopes that you listen closely to the introduction of the show; each woman talks about her own philosophy or take on life. This is an artifact that supports this glitzy lifestyle with caddy run ins with other women, and the importance of wealth and its link to happiness, and also the importance of looking fabulous by all of the expensive designer clothes and makeup.
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    "My Life on The D-List." This reality show is starred by the comedian, Kathy Griffin. In this show she depicts celebrites from the popular culture world of media. She makes fun of the "stars" and tries to work her way to the top of the "A-list" and makes fun of herself being on the "D-List." This show plays on the stereotypes of American "Hollywood" culture. It makes people think their is one way show business. This allows the audience to escape the reality of the world they are living in and makes the idea that they can make fun of celebrities as if they know them. This entertains the audience and makes our socialized world even bigger!
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    I chose this picture because I believe it is the epitome of objectification. It is an advertisement for the Organ Donor Foundation, which I would think would be a somewhat conservative foundation because of the seriousness of organ donor process. The ad says "Becoming a donor is probably the only chance you have to get insider her." This a very risky promotion because of the very offensive and provacatve nature of the woman and her sexual invitation. I cannot believe this would even be an advertisement.
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    This is 50 Cent's "Baby By Me" I was so confused by this song when I first heard it. I couldn't believe a song was so blatantly advertising having a baby with a person for money. The entire song is about sex, and I was further shocked with I heard Ne-Yo was apart of the production, an artist who generally is an advocate for women. Once I watched the video, it further emphasized my sentiments. The entire film shows how great he can make her world if she has "sex" with him and "has a baby". At the conclusion of the video the girl 50 is hitting on walks away with a seemingly less financially stable man, and the two have a baby in arms. This is objectification definitely on the worth of women, your only way out is having a "baby" by 50, but lyrics of the song suggest the baby they walk away with may be out of wedlock.
    Ahumada-JamesAhumada-
    David Guetta's song "Sexy Bitch" is a clear example of objectification, obvious even at the first glance of the title. In the lyrics he describes this girl as a "diva", "the baddest thing around town," and not your "neighborhood hoe," and even goes so far as saying he wants to describe her respectfully. Yet, he ultimately sums her up as a "Sexy Bitch" in the chorus. Guetta also details this ideal woman's "booty" as a contingent characteristic. This song is an objectifying pop culture artifact because it is a mainstream recording that places women on a pedestal according to their sexuality, but also demeans them by using the word "bitch."
    Winslow-SarahWinslow-
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    In this Vanity Fair magazine there are clear depictions of objectification. In the first magazine cover Scarlette Johanssen is depicted as somewhat of a submissive piece of meat that is inviting you to view her entire body. While Keira Knightley is in more of a “dignified” pose, she is being sniffed by a creepy man , and it seems that she does not mind being sniffed and have her space invaded by another man. I love the contrast of the second magazine cover. Here you have the cast of Knocked up mocking the magazine cover. I like it because it is causing attention to the original Vanity Fair magazine cover, but at the same time it would've driven home the point more if they would have been naked, and Catherine Heigel was wearing a suit and sniffing someone's hair.
    Garcia-LauraGarcia-
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    This is a NIKE shoe advertisement. The advertisement has a naked woman holding up a NIKE shoe with her knee. Her body is slanted, and it looks as if she's trying to keep herself from falling. The only thing that is straight and colored in the picture is the shoe. This is suppose to be an advertisement to sell the NIKE shoe. This advertisement portrays that if you wear this shoe, you'll be able to "get a girl naked?" It looks as if the woman in the advertisement is dazed and has no idea what's going on. This clearly depicts objectification of a woman's body.
    Batino-KimberlyBatino-
    {objectification.jpg} This is an advertisement of shower jel. There is a woman's body which has no face, is very dirty and says 'wash me'. In reality, most women would wash themselves right away, but there is no woman in this advertisement. It's just 'BODY' of women. This body has no personality. It doesn't seem to have any ability to wash 'it'self. It's just waiting for men to wash it with the shower gel. Even if this is about shower gel, this seems like the shower gel is for only hetero sexual men not for washing themselves but for washing and touching the woman's body. So, this advertisement is good example of objectification of women's body.
    Chung-MiriChung-
    {bowflex.jpg} This image is objectification. These two models represent what someone can look like after using the bowflex machine, but in reality to look like this you have to do other things as well. The ad simply states by using the bowflex machine one individual can look like these people in a matter weeks or months. In reality these models probably have their own trainers and take other substances to look like this, and lastly go to the tanning salon so they can look even better. However, I only tend to see these commercials later at night and not during the day which is quite interesting. Amerine-Chad
    This is objectification at its finest. These women were "performing" at the Orange County Auto Show this past weekend and I saw this posted on YouTube and knew this would fit perfectly for this assignment. These women walk back and forth on a stage and have men gawk at them and take pictures and videos like this. They're on stage for our entertainment and their commodity happens to be their bodies. The contestants get on stage and prance around in their skimpiest outfits in order to please judges. They don't really "do" anything but look good. At the end of this short clip as the women are all lined up, a few of them are sucking in their "guts" as though they have anything to hide and they apparently think the popping-rib look is a good one. Nonetheless, these women are objectified by everyone who watched them, yet it's so entrancing and difficult to peel your eyes away, much like a car wreck in that sense but more glorious. Enjoy.
    Moeti-KyleMoeti-
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    specific occasion. Nguyen-ChristinaNguyen-
    {large-jay-and-silent-bob_medium.jpg} Jay and Silent Bob is one of the great buddy movies of all time. Although their conversations can be crude and offensive, they cover many subjects and themes that occur during many conversations between male friends. They seem to enjoy making remarks about various passersby, such as young women. To the audience, they represent victims of a culture that has thrust the idea of objectifying women onto them. This is something that is inside of all men, because they live in this same culture. Furthermore, because Jay and Silent Bob being seen in a homosocial space (at least according to what is being shown to the viewer in this scene), they are more apt to encourage each other to objectify women.
    Boston-ZacharyBoston-
    {http://aseachange.com/blog-illusionists/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/nikon1.jpg} nikon1This advertisement for the Nokia camera is of two young women (almost looking prepubesant) and straddlling each other while being half naked. They are objects of the male gaze, exemplified in not only the person/man's view behind the camera, but also in the men intently watching from the windows behind the girls and the man behind the curtain. They are examples of the man's fantasy of having two attractive young women engaging in sexual behavior with one another for a man's pleasure. They are no longer to women with ideas, beliefs, attitudes or lives, strictly objects for men to become aroused by.
    Lopez-AnthonyLopez-
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    This advertisment objectifies women to soley a body part, and their main reason in life is to sexually satisfy men. This says that we should value women based on how their body looks in a bikini, it is not only saying forget about their character forget they have a face too. The paper bag also symbolizes that womens role in society is to be seen not heard. This message not only continues to propagate the sexist stereotype that woman should be submissive and subordinate to male authority, but even more importantly, this idea of submission also contributes to what many scholars call a “rape culture"
    Macaulay-Sara(004776029)Macaulay-
    {trojan_ad.jpg} Trojan Ad
    , whenever I think of "objectification," I immediately think of women being portrayed indecently in advertisements, TV, movies, etc. In this Trojan ad however, it shows how men are objectified as well. Objectification refers to dehumanizing someone in essence, and how can anyone be less human than to be compared to an animal. Even worse, the animals men are compared to in this advertisement is that of one of the lowest, most disgusting form- a pig. Of course, many women have referred to men as "pigs" before, and this advertisement shows how that would actually look. Although the ad is trying to put some type of merit on the one guy in the back who seems to be using protection, it is implying that the rest of the men are no better than a disgusting pig. Although a good message overall, it still comes at the expense of dehumanizing the majority of the male species.
    Bennett-Megan (005791797)Bennett-
    POV: Really Hot Girl
    This is a video from collegehumor.com and it is a great example of how a "Really Hot Girl" is objectified from the second she walks into the bar. Eyes gaze up on her from all across the room staring her body up and down. You can sense that the guys in the video are concerned with trying to approach her while some of the women in the video have eyes of spite or jealousy. I find this video extremely interesting because you place yourself in the POV (point of view) of another person, especially if you're a guy!
    Rocha-Anton (#005685418)Rocha-
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    This is objectification at its finest. These women were "performing" at the Orange County Auto Show this past weekend and I saw this posted on YouTube and knew this would fit perfectly for this assignment. These women walk back and forth on a stage and have men gawk at them and take pictures and videos like this. They're on stage for our entertainment and their commodity happens to be their bodies. The contestants get on stage and prance around in their skimpiest outfits in order to please judges. They don't really "do" anything but look good. At the end of this short clip as the women are all lined up, a few of them are sucking in their "guts" as though they have anything to hide and they apparently think the popping-rib look is a good one. Nonetheless, these women are objectified by everyone who watched them, yet it's so entrancing and difficult to peel your eyes away, much like a car wreck in that sense but more glorious. Enjoy.
    Moeti-KyleMoeti-
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    This picture is a great example of woman being objectified. First off, the way this women is posing is clearly sexual. Her legs are curved, her hands are accentuating her breasts and she is looking away from the camera as though the person behind the body is unimportant but rather that the body is the most important element of the picture. Also, the caption to the picture, in a sarcastic manor, clearly states that the reason men go to Hooters in not for the food but rather to look at the women dressed in short shorts and low cut tops and also these women are playing into the sterotype that women should be "in the kitchen" serving the man because only women are allowed to be waitresses, also known as "Hooters Girls". The resturant Hooters just adds to the ways in which men find it is okay to look at and view women and because Hooters is a coorporation this message is getting spread all over the place, even internationally.
    Anchondo-ChristinaAnchondo-
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    The movie poster for Jennifer's Body is a clear example of objectification. The movie is called "Jennifer's Body," meaning that the movie is not necessarily about "Jennifer," but her body. Megan Fox, who plays Jennifer, is obviously portrayed as an object due to the fact that she is dressed in revealing clothing and that the title has the word "body" in it. This would be seen as an occluded preferred reading. Although this poster does support the status quo of spotlighting an attractive high school girl, it is different because, like the poster says, she is "evil, and not just high school evil."
    pickar-jacobpickar-
    Lira-Reinforces the objectification of women as nothing but sexual objects:
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    Lira, like many other street wear clothing brands, that cater to young men. Have shirts just like this one, that clearly objectifies women nothing more than sexual object for men's entertainment and pleasure. Everything in the shirt screams male dominance over women. From the positioning of the women's legs being straight up in the air, showing the power that men have over women by looking down at them. Her legs being up in the air in a sexual position as if she was laying on a bed waiting for the man to take her when he pleases. However, the most important message that is portrayed in the shirt is that the woman has no "face" which implies that women are nothing but sexual objects.
    Colunga-ApolonioColunga-
    LADY GAGA | Beatiful, Dirty, Rich
    This example features many popular artifacts, such as consumerism, sex appeal, the personas of Lady Gaga and the "Rebel without a Cause" type, and the idea of seeking prominence, just to name a few -- which, for some individuals, is gratifying. Lady Gaga's appropriately titled song, "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" objectifies the power of leading the high life, being surrounded with glamorous people, and going to exclusive hot spots. This text illustrates our consumerism driven need to have these things in order to feel complete. Not everyone may agree with this assertion, but the majority of our society resonates with this concept. This preferred dominant reading reaffirms the American values of the "American Dream" and the idea of "having it all" in our culture.
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    Tyra Banks
    Tyra Banks, an American top model, is a good example of objectification. The media treats her as a physical object and judges her by her physical appearance such as size, weight, body parts and shape (but not her personality).Because of that, the tabloid magazines used her body shape for their profits because they know American public thinks Tyra to be always looking perfect as her in a fashion magazine, and the shocking picture would attract more readers. In her talk show, she confronts the media portrait of her as a fat woman, and she expresses how hurtful it is if a woman is treated based on how they look. I think the media established a kind of "hegemonic ideology" that it is wrong when celebrity women don't look physically perfect, are fat and gain weight. So, today, many female celebrities are taken pictures by tabloid magazines, and all they care is how sexy or ugly the women are!
    By Suwabe-AsamiSuwabe-
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    Hilton Commercial
    In media Women have become defined as an object. Objects have no interest, no feelings, and no desires. In advertising, this is reflected in four basic ways in terms of the representations of women: a) as symbols for an object and, thus, as exchangeable with it; b) as a fragmented object made up of separate component parts that are not bound together in any coherent way to create a personality; c) as an object to be viewed; and d) as an object to be used. An example of objectification in regards to women is a commercial by Carls Jr with celebrity star Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton appears in a leather lingerie outfit; she is wearing high heels, and is rubbing her lips with her fingers. Clearly this commercial is objectifying Paris Hilton to be a sexual machine, this commercial takes a hamburger and a women’s body and creates a parallel between the two, and this commercial puts together all objects that “men” love, cars, women, hamburgers, and sex appeal to create the ideal commercial geared to a male audience.
    Ochoa-Maria Ochoa-
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    The "Black Woman"
    The objectification of African-American women has been an ongoing stereotype that seems to promote women of color as lustful, seductive, and exotic. Though the word exotic is not as harmful, it’s no surprise that women of color are exotic in a sea of white women. However, the attributes that follow white women are different from black women. White women are depicted as modest individuals with self respect. It is rare where we see a strip scene in a film or a prostitute character that is not ethnic. Not adding to the already difficult climate for women of color, rap music has added to the stereotype with the use of music videos and lyrics that objectify women of that particular culture. I would bet my paycheck that Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre do not create music about Anglo-white women with small asses. Now in a more open minded world, we still see women of color having to use sex to go that extra mile in their careers in the entertainment industry. I do NOT want to take away from the fact that ALL women in the entertainment industry have it difficult; however there are visibly more hardships for women of color. Let’s look at the trail blazing Halle Berry who was the first black woman to win an academy award for best actress, for playing a what, a PROSTITUTE in Monsters Ball.
    Sanudo-GumaroSanudo-
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    I think that this image is a great example of objectification in today's pop culture society. We all know who the octomom is and at some point in time we have all fallen into the drama and story she brought / brings to pop culture. Her children became objectified due to the fact that she was a single mother with 6 other children! She, and they, became a charity case and she tried to get money, support, and fame anyway she could. The fast paced style of our generations pop culture took in her case and splashed it across the news, internet, and tabloids and faster than anyone could believe pop culture spit her back out to reality. She got her "fifteen minutes" of fame and has now left and image of "a mother who objectifies her children" in the minds of the media and the consumers.
    Nichols- Jessica
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    Rojas - Claudia
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    This cover of Vogue magazine hit newstands back in 2008 featuring NBA superstar Lebron James. James was the first black man to appear on a Vogue cover which was an honor in its own, but the way he is portrayed in this cover is otherwise. Being a black male athlete he is seen in this cover as being ape-like with his emotions and showing his teeth and carrying a woman in the other arm similar to the depiction of King Kong (see below). It objectifies black individuals by portraying them as monkeys.
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    Kwan-IvanKwan-
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    This is the true definition of the objectification of women: turning them into some luxury sports car sex machine. They have left her faceless: no meaning/emotion can be drawn from her only from the man on top of her who is clearly more into the car and the hot body than the woman underneath it. Then they have the audacity to display the words "The ultimate attraction" across the page. Like Maria Ochoa said above media has turned women purely into objects with nothing to them but a pretty face and a slim, big boobed body. This ad is simply a disappointment to me.
    Flickwir-CourtneyFlickwir-
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    This video of a religious-based skit performed to "Everything" by Christian rock band Lifehouse is the perfect example of the objectification of material things in our society today. It begins with a priest (the direct objectification of religion, and how essential it is to our own culture) interacting with a young girl. It demonstrates the purity of individuals at young ages, and how beautiful life can truly be when seen through the eyes of a child. Slowly, however, the purity begins to disappear when the young girl is corrupted by lust, wealth/money, alcohol and drugs, body image girls are taught they're supposed to demonstrate, and the pressures of society to be a certain way. This girl is ripped apart for all to see by all of these materialistic, unnatural aspects of life, until finally she finds the strength within to move on in life without these obstructions of happiness. This performance truly points out the pressures the youth of our society feels to conform to what we view as happiness. It's disappointing, of course, but encouraging if seen as an example of the good some can find.
    Tierney-ShaneTierney-
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    Above is a DeBeers ad objectifying time, love, and affection through diamonds. Both partners' wants are made bold while the largest text reads "NEGOTIATE." This is putting a mans wants over his wife's wants, however, in order to compensate for his lack of time with her, or to "negotiate" each others wants, he will give her a diamond. At the bottom of the ad the words "A diamond is forever," the companies slogan, is written, to say as if the diamond will last forever and suppress her need for time forever.
    Fernandez-LyraFernandez-
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    This ad is blatantly objectifying both women and men. It uses grotesque sexual innuendos to persuade males to buy their product. This ad shows women as sexual objects and nothing more. They are shown as just a tool that should be used to make men happy, pretty much and equivalent to the food featured in the ad. At the same time it uses innuendos about size, desire, and what is fulfilling for women to objectify a male’s body. It is exploiting pop cultures “role” for men and women in a way that is very shocking. The fact that Burger King would use this ad is pretty upsetting.
    Miller-CarynMiller-
    In this clip former USC Middle Linebacker Rey Maualuga is shown sneaking up on sideline reporter Erin Andrews at the 2009 Rose Bowl without her knowing. He then begins to grind behind her as if he were dancing with her at a club. This clip gives us an example of how our society objectifies women. It reinforces the notion that women are not to be taken seriously and that women do not belong in the male dominated realm of sports, in particular football.
    Bernard-KevinBernard-
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    This is a great example of objectification of women. Here is a photo of a beautiful women that seems to be made out of a Michelob beer bottle. The only parts of her body that is not made out of "beer" is her face, neck, chest, and arms. Also, it is not what she is made of, but more of how she is posing. It is merely a way to objectify women and get attention as an advertisement for their product.
    ::VanFossen-Stacey::::VanFossen-::
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    I think this is a perfect example of objectification of women in advertisements. It's to the point where you don't even know what exactly they are advertising. This ad seems to show that she is being held against her will by one male, while the others are watching, or even have already taken their turn. These men are clearly treating her like an object. They all are looking down on her. It also looks as though she might be drugged.
    Alvarez-JacquelineAlvarez-
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    This ad is a completely obvious depiction of objectification. This ad for Apple products doesn't even have one of the products plastered on this models body present in the ad. The various softwares and products are advertised on a naked woman's body which has nothing to do with the product performance, specs or what they themselves even look like. If one were to see this ad without ever seeing one of these products, they would still be clueless as to what these products actually looked like. This model is being objectified per use of her body in relation to absent technological devices.
    Abram-DominiqueAbram-
    Sir Mix-A-Lot:Baby Got Back
    The "Baby Got Back" song and video is a clear illustration of the theme of objectification. It definitely uses fragmentation of the women's body, specifically (for lack of a better term) butts of women. In the opening shot of the video, the artist is standing on two huge humps that are supposed to portray a women's bottom. His use of lyrics also go along with the basic way of representing that a women is to be viewed. For example,
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    Baby got back!"
    says that if a women has a "nice" and "big" butt she should shake it for her boyfriend. There are so many examples of objectification in this video I could go on for hours but I think I proved the point. Sir Mix-A-Lot's video and song "Baby Got Back" is the epidemy of objectification.
    Dybdahl-BrittanyDybdahl-
    What started out as a gimmick to get people to watch something other than the official halftime show of the super bowl is now a full on real league. The Lingerie Football League (LFL) is definitely an artifact that shows objectification of women because it takes the most popular sport in America (football) and puts almost naked women instead of 300 pound linemen in the game. They cant wear regular football uniforms, of course. They have to play full contact football in lingerie. I wonder if the WNBA would be more popular if it became the LBA (Lingerie Basketball Association).... probably not.
    Atkinson-MichaelAtkinson-
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    This advertisement is an example of objectification of women. This is a photograph of a naked woman, without a face, greased up, with her legs open. The image shown has no correlation to the product being "advertised", Tom Ford's Fragrance for Men.
    Lee-AllisonLee-
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    status quo. Villanueva-NicoleVillanueva-
    This youtube clip illustrates how women are objectified in magazines. What can appear to seem like harmless sexuality is actually a strike towards a women and demeaning towards what women should stand for. The content in these magazines aren't nearly as important as the pictures in them. Not only are these images used to draw attention to male viewers but they give women a false impression of what they are supposed to look like.
    Lutje_AmberLutje
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    Hooters as a restaurant objectifies women because they only hire beautiful women with more than normal breasts. Instead of marketing their food, drinks, and other products; Hooters corporation markets their beautiful employees to reel their customers in. Most, if not all, of their customers are working class men who enjoy the company of beautiful women.
    Ocampo-AnthonyOcampo-
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    The current "sexy" trend in Halloween costumes for women provides a great example of objectification in popular culture. Costume manufacturers have manipulated well-known, once innocent characters (such as a Ghostbuster and Little Bo Peep, among many others) into personas women can assume that set them up to be objectified. Halloween itself thus becomes a day in which it's totally justified to be viewed as a sex object and to view others as sex objects. It is both freeing and binding; women feel liberated by the notion of playing the part of a vixenish plaything for one night yet become trapped in a stereotype that will continually self-perpetuate for years to come.
    Sopha-SarahSopha-
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    American Apparel ads have become known for being very controversial. They are constantly pushing the envelope in terms of what should be acceptable in modern print advertisements. Here you have an advertisement stating "todos los colores" or "all colors" in reference to the amount of variations of color they provide in their underwear line. Clearly obejectifying women in many of their ads, they constantly portray women very scandalously and pose them with bare butts and legs spread wide. However, when the founder of American Apparel walks around his office dropping his pants to show off his underwear and admits to having sex with some of his employees, what more could you expect?
    Armas-ChrisArmas-
    Recently Mac commercials have been gracing our television screens more and more often, each commercial with its own theme. In all of these commercials Justin Long is being objectified as a Mac whereas his counter, John Hodgman, is being objectified as a PC. The reading of this artifact would be oppositional seeing as it does not support the status quo, people are not computers. Justin Long portrays a Mac with his casual outfit making him more relatable to a bigger audience. Long is also much more youthful compared to Hodgman helping to reach the younger target market, including college students. The all-white background in each commercial shows the simplicity of Macs compared to the supposedly confusing and hard to use PC. John Hodgman is dressed in a business suit portraying to consumers that the PC is more for the "business man". He is also shown in the commericals as trying to be like the Mac yet coming up short due to viruses, gliches or mistakes. Throughout each commercial Mac advertises the problems of a PC in hopes of showing what the Mac is not. All of the commercials that make up the "Justin Long" campaign do not show any Mac computers throughout the commerical until the very end where we are shown one computer monitor with the Mac logo in the middle of it, even this image only lasts a second maybe two. In relation to ELM the commercials are focused on peripheral processing. The strategies of these commercials are very implicit, never does the commercial tell you to "buy a Mac".
    Makilan-AlanaMakilan-
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    As I was looking for something to demonstrate objectification, I typed in "women as obejects" in the search box and this was one of the first images that came up. It's one of those pictures that speak louder that words. In the small message at the bottom of the ad it says "Let us keep on dreaming of a better world" as if having a women on your desk like that shows what a better world would be from a man's point of view. The female shown in the picture is shown as just that; an object. The man at the desk does not even acknowledge that she is even there and perhaps his work is more important. She is just a pretty poster girl used as office decoration that serves also as a calender for this man. This ad is directed clearly at men since it's a men's magazine and it sends out the message that it is ok to view women as an object.
    DeAlba-Brenda
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    Only ten minutes away from home, and my bladder starts to jump. “I got to pee,” that’s all I’m thinking, when I run into traffic. The urge to urinate can hurt more than a punch to the face, for it creates an imploding felling within. Luckily being a man, I can urinate standing, anywhere, and even write my own name in the snow. I was baffled when I saw this photo; a flashing light reading, “objectification” was flashing. The women manikins are bent over with the only limbs that matter, their legs. They have no face or arms to resist the male’s advances. This is sending a controlling image of objectifying subordinates, where the subordinates are women, and men are the ones that are objectifying. Since the process of urinating is corresponded with extracting waste from your body, it is saying women are insignificant. By creating an image of urinating on/in a women, they are putting the men in a higher place than women by sending the message that women are a place for waste. This also sends a message that obscures the history of sex, by putting a man in a sexual position with a women as he urinates. This symbolizes that semen that is extracted from the man, is waste. It changes sex’s original intent, from being the source of reproduction to be nothing more than something needs to be flushed down the toilet.
    pouyavand-amirpouyavand-
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    The pop culture artifact that I chose for the topic of Objectification is the ever so popular Wonderbra. It is amazing how much the Wonderbra has become a necessary item for many women. It literally serves two purposes- to create cleavage and to enhance breast sizes to please the male onlookers. The only reason why women buy this accessory is because in American culture large breasts are seen as an ideal and preferred sexual image. This ideal is depicted constantly in the flow of mainstream media. The Wonderbra allows even women with smaller cup sizes to achieve this ideal. This whole concept of the Wonderbra is not only presenting a false image, it also perpetuates the idealistic image of having larger breasts in order to be considered "sexy." I also thought that this ad for the wonderbra really depicted the idea of objectification really well. It is basically saying that it doesn't matter that she doesn't cook or doesn't possess any other qualities because she has the Wonderbra to allow her to have bigger breasts. By showing this image, it is presenting to the readers and viewers that a women doesn't have to possess any worldy qualities. She simply has to be able to please men and in this case the Wonderbra allows this by creating an ideal sexual image. Therefore, the woman in this photo is merely an object serving only a sexual purpose, thanks to her Wonderbra.
    Barrett-CherishBarrett-
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    The Pacific and Band of Brothers are both HBO miniseries' that focus on the US battle against the Japanese (The Pacific) and the Nazi's (Band of Brothers) during World War II. I am personally a big fan of Band of Brothers and I am looking forward to the release of The Pacific. However, this is an important pop culture artifact to include because it is an obvious example of militarism. These shows undoubtedly present U.S. military forces as "driven by noble ends" and heroism without giving the perspective of the "other side". This helps to reinforce American patriotism while encouraging western imperialism. With Hollywood's stronghold on global film domination, the portrayal of Japanese and Nazi enemies who: do not speak English, come off as evil (without looking at the individual perspective of the "enemy"), are portrayed as "primitive and barbaric" and eventually get defeated by the end of the miniseries helps contribute to the idea of "Empire" and "the war system."
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    JR Martinez(on the right) is an actual military burn victim who plays a role on the popular soap opera All My Children. My mom has been watching this show for a long time and she has told me about this character. The show wanted a military burn victim for a role in the soap so they set out a casting call. JR Martinez auditioned for the part and since has become a big hit on the show. I believe that the producers did it as a "support our troops" publicity stunt. I think it worked quite well.
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    The U.S. Special Forces say that a "Green Beret" is a hat and not the person who wears it. However, Pop Culture tends to disagree with that statement. In the 60's they became a fad and started showing up in many pop culture artifacts. In 1982, they were seen in the movie Rambo. The above artifact is from the cover of a video game. This game is seeming to be targeted to boys, just like most video games (as we discussed in class). While the U.S. Special Forces may only be referring to a hat when the word "Green Beret" is used, clearly this video game is about the person wearing it.
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    This is a video of the classic BattleShip Board Game made by Milton Bradley. This could also be an interesting take on popular culture in the children category as well. This is a game that entices children, especially young boys, to be a part of the military. The beginning of the commercial starts with real live batteship explosions. It is almost as if this game is gearing young boys to join the army, well navy actually. The slogan for the game is "A game of strategy." Not only was this game made back in the mid 1940s, when there were still draftings going on in the U.S. military, but it is still prevalent today in virtual video games. I teaches kids at an early age the different types of "battleships," and the "hit-and-miss" strategy of real naval battle.
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    "There's strong. Then there's army strong." This slogan that has been featured in most of today's Army commercials. I feel that this slogan is an example of a pop culture artifact because this slogan is generated through commercials that flood into the kids' television time. A lot of the time they use this slogan in commercials where the soldiers are almost seen as video game characters. The soldiers are seen as doing other things other than killing people. They are seen learning a trade instead of attending college, or doing something very heroic.All of these messages are compacted into a 1 minute commercial. I believe that this text is also preferred dominant reading because being a "Strong " is great and being "Army Strong" is even better.
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    {New_U.S._Army_Poster.jpg} Although this poster was made nearly a century ago, it still remains a popular culture artifact. Not only does it have the prolific image of "Uncle Sam", it is also one of the many slogans associated with the U.S. military, such as "Be all you can be" and "An Army of One". This text is a preferred dominant reading because one is considered patriotic if he/she joins the military or supports the efforts of his/her country's troops, thus it is a hegemonic ideology.
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    The movie Arlington Road depicts an image of terrorism, albeit very different than what has occurred in the past 8 years since 9-11. Released two years prior to 9/11, Arlington Road tells a story of Domestic based terrorism and how the United States forces/government react to possible threats or occurrences of such terrorism. It is an inflected oppositional text since it reinforces the idea of domestic terrorism whereas the majority of people would associate terrorism with foreign based attackers. Also in this film the antagonist ends up 'winning' in the end.
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    The movie Pineapple Express is a hysterical, bloody, and clever tale about two pot haeds on the run for their lives. Another one of Seth Rogen's great works, this time as Dale, a court-processor clerk who witnesses a drug dealers hit. He retreats to his dealers house, Saul, to only realize that they need to run for their lives. Dodging bullets, stealing cars, and massive amounts of joints. In this opening clip "the man" is testing the effects of item 9 on a soldier, and is asked about his emotions towards his superiors. After making music, and re-lighting his joint, his true emotions come out about the government, and they are not pleasing. The general makes one call, and item 9 is BANNED. This shows how much power we give our military, and how our expenses on wars have brought us into a greater national debt, and inevitably into our current rescission. We are never exposed to how much our country spends and thinks about its militia. This clips deliberately shows us how all it takes is one man who controls the government. It gives more of the, "the man is keeping you down" thought of mind, and that "whitey's keeping me down" in this whole film. They run from the police, and end up in a high speed pursuit with a stolen police car. If you are in the mood for adventure, action, and delirious comedy Pineapple Express is right up your alley.
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    In my youth (and even today, for that matter), I couldn’t get enough monster movies. A classic monster’s monster is, of course, Godzilla. Some of the things that Godzilla represents have widely shared meaning – such as the fear of citywide destruction and helplessness against an unstoppable, malevolent creature that is astronomically greater in size than any person or weapon that could be used against it.
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    War has plagued humanity throughout our history. The idea of mankind paying for its sins, in a way, is both beautiful and terrible. The subtle meaning behind Godzilla is that if we continue to bring destruction on ourselves, a monster will continue to grow inside us. This is something that can have widely shared meaning, because the impulses to destroy what lies between us and our goals are within every human being.
    What Godzilla represents is terror and destruction, and yet what his story is all about is how much we need peace. This is a subverted oppositional reading, since Godzilla exists to convince us that we must stop fighting – something we have been doing throughout history, and has really become the status quo.
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    The series “Army Wives,” which airs on Lifetime is a show about more than just the obvious. The show revolves around five couples who are all of different ages, backgrounds, and ranks. However, they are all brought together by the commonality of either being in the U.S. Army or being the spouse of a soldier. “Army Wives” is filmed in present time and takes place on an army post in Charleston, South Carolina. Being an “army brat,” I was really excited to see a show that represented the struggles and experiences of army wives, soldiers, and their children. I would also have to say that a lot of the show’s content is accurately depicted, coming from my own experiences growing up. The show deals with things such as children being raised by one parent due to the war, trouble with infidelity, the camaraderie that is made with other army spouses, to even dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. There is good amount of America’s population who can relate to this show because they are actually spouses (or even children) of military personnel or in the military themselves. However, I would say that the show is inflected oppositional because most Americans haven’t experienced being “army wife,” let alone a child of a soldier or even been in the military themselves. Plus, I think this show is in existence to give a voice to people who would otherwise be almost forgotten in the media.
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    I think that the new Call of Duty Modern WarFare video game is a good pop culture artifact in regards to militarism. I've kinda grown up playing these sorts of game. They have evolved over time from your standard 2d video games of the 80's where you where just interacting in a very linear way to a 3 dimensional environment where everything is destructible.
    COD MW2 focus on heroism of joining the military and fighting for your country. It almost seen like a recruiting artifact if anything. The goal is the master the weapons and also master the map on which you are playing on. The entire game really is a puzzle that needs to be solved and understood because advancing to the next stage. Failure to solve the puzzle of the map and the cost is your life. These sort of games are aimed towards boys but also, at least now, towards girls. They are including more gender specific role models...The girls are tough and where the hair back and the boys or slim and strong...The girls are smart and the boys have quick natural reflexes. These types of games are contributing to pop culture.
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    Educational Films were an interesting use of teaching tools. In fact what could be learned in an educational film does not necessary have to lead to good moral results, many educational drug films for example show how in fact to sell, hide, and get rid of drugs before the cops show up and to not be caught in a situation where a person could go to jail. What I find interesting is that most educational films to do with drugs show how the people with drugs do their drugs and find ways to work with drugs and sell them, it seems that this is a teaching tool compared to just showing the actually results that would make an impact on what a person would not do. People who watch educational films should not be interested how this is done, rather the results and not the story matters to the person learning. All the educational films I have watched have done this with sex, drugs, drivers ed, social interaction, and many others. The films always contradict the ideas behind the films because the whole story showing what exactly to do is made, how would anyone writing this know this for certain, because if this is the way all people on drugs work drugs would not be such a big issue a lot of people would already be put away who are involved in drugs someway. I posted some links, if you want to watch some films you can check on YouTube, I couldn’t one that works like I have on DVD. I chose militarism because this may not directly affect the military but the way it’s promoted is effective in its own right like the military messages.
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  8. page Globalization edited {newscorp.jpg} News Corporation (News Corp.) is a global media conglomorate founded and run by R…
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    News Corporation (News Corp.) is a global media conglomorate founded and run by Rupert Murdoch. The corporation owns assets such as Fox Filmed Entertainment (which owns the likes of 20th Century Fox and other Fox subsidiaries that produce films and television shows), IGN.com, MySpace.com, publishing firm Dow Jones & Co. that publishes The Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of other entertainment and media companies. News Corp. epitomizes a globalization in that, in the words of Ritzer, it's "The worldwide diffusion of practices, expansion of relations across continents, organization of social life on a global scale and growth of a shared global consciousness." But these descriptions differentiate itself from the terms glocalization and grobalization in that it extends itself more broadly across the globe than a glocalization does but at the same time it doesn't practice insensitivity to difference or overpower the local community that strives for homogeneity. It's a "happy medium" that provides entertainment and communication across the globe where everyone can benefit but at the same time News Corp. thrives on profit, power and pleasure as well as producing those prinicples for the consumers as well.
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    The movie Borat show’s a great depiction of Globalization. Borat, a male from a small distant country, comes to America, and experiences the many different things American society has to offer. American society is no longer foreign because of Television and the media. As he enters the United States, he looks for these different pop culture artists. The movie Borat displays globalization to the extreme by over exaggerating different ethnicities and stereotypes. In one clip Borat mocks “rappers” by wearing a baggy sweat suit, and a bunch of chains, and makes a reference to rapper 50 cent. Throughout the entire movie, he has an obsession with Pamela Anderson, and is constantly looking for her. He has an obsession with her by just watching the TV show Baywatch, without even meeting her in person. Although he is from a very small unheard of country he is exposed to different pop cultures around the world through the media.
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    The Coca-Cola company is a very globalized company. Almost every country in the world is familiar with Coca-Cola products. There has never been a place that I have travelled where I was not able buy a Coca-Cola. The company sponsors events all over the world. The Coca-Cola bottle itself is very well recognized through out the world, and many people can identify it by its shape without even reading the label. It has become a standard at many bars as a popular mixer, and along with Pepsi, it has become a standard drink at restaurants everywhere.
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    McDonald's and Starbucks are the epitome of globalized companies! We all know how popular these companies are in the USA, however, they are also that popular across seas. In this photo we see how Starbucks has a global effect due to the use of coffee beans, sugar, and paper source they use to create the entire package they present to you as the "perfect" cup of coffee. On the McDonald's side we see how there are more than four or five spots where there are 10,000 plus McDonald's restaurants. We also see that compared to the 5-11 billion dollars companies such as taco bell, burger king, wendy's, pizza hut, etc.... make in sales McDonald's makes an astounding $41 billion in sales! I think that all of these facts go to show how pop culture has globally accepted a "quick,cheap, and on the go" mentality.
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    Wal-Mart is a major pop culture artifact being if not the largest, one of the largest “discount department stores” in the world. Founded in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas, and having expanded worldwide and operating in countries like Mexico, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, and China. Wal-Mart’s assets totaling over 163 billion dollars in 2007 and was the world’s largest public corporation by revenue in 2008 according to Fortune Global 500. Wal-Mart selling anything ranging from groceries to electronics with competitively low prices just shows how successful Wal-Mart is and why it remains an enormous corporation.
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    I believe Starbucks coffee to be a pop culture artifact. It is a symbol that is widely recognized and there is just about a shop in every corner in every city in the U.S. I know that Startbucks is now in Mexico and I would not be suprised if it soon was found in Europe or Asia, if it already has not. It is used in movies and I think it's one of those symbols that speaks for itself. Celebreties are constatly being pictured with this coffee in their hand which is something that attracts more people because there are always those fans who want to do everything they are doing. It becomes free advertising for Starbucks and I think that has a lot to do with how popular this coffee has become.
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    As the world watched American citizens make history last year as we voted into office our first-ever African American President, Barack Obama, Walt Disney Studios had a little history-making in the process as well. Disney has announced and advertised the release of their newest princess, Tiana; Disney's very first African American Princess, who lives in New Orleans during the Jazz Age. It will begin with the U.S. release on November 25, 2009 and continue to be released in major countries around the world over a span of 4 months, until the last scheduled release date of March 6, 2010 in Japan. It's no mystery Disney has global influence, which is what makes this huge return to 2-D, newest African American Princess release such a huge deal. The only question is: why in the film is the Princess a frog the majority of the time? Is this Disney showcasing their "acceptance of diversity and equality", or assisting in the structure of classes and race in society?
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    In the Photo above is Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader and Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli leader shaking hands in our nations capital in 1993. Though globalization has much to do with economic integration, there is also a large part due to circulation of ideas. In attempt to make peace in the middle east, President Bill Clinton arranged a peace meeting between the two leaders in order to create an image for the United States as a peacemaking country, in hopes to spread this idea throughout the world, in particular the middle east.
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  9. page Gender edited This is a scene from the TV show Sex & The City. In this scene, the character Samantha is in …

    This is a scene from the TV show Sex & The City. In this scene, the character Samantha is in Richards office waiting to see if she has been accepted for a job position. Richard tells Samantha that she is not getting the job because he heard that she had slept with one of his employees. Her reaction is not to slink away, but instead defend her actions. I feel this is a good representation of male and female stereotypes and the double standards between genders. It has always been okay for men to do exactly what Samantha had done, and while her lifestyle may not that of other women, she makes no apologies.
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    I find this commercial to be very interesting and a great display of the eternal competition between men and women. This Nike Commercial pits men and women against each other from across the world to see who can run the most. I feel this is a portrayal of women full blown acceptance into the athletic world. When we think of 20 to 30 years ago any such commercial would not have existed. This clip that women can defeat men in an athletic challenge, and that its about endurance and personal effort more than who may or may not be superior.
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    I chose the famous commercial with Mia Hamm and Michael Jordan competing against each other in different sports. They both compete in their own sport (basketball, and soccer) and then others. Through the whole commercial they are trying to beat each other and prove that they are the best. Also the song that is playing the commercial is the “I can do anything you can do better, I can do anything better then you….” They are competing male vs. female, trying to prove that one is the better gender then the other. Both are famous athletes and there is no winner shown, so Gatorade is trying to show that they are equal and if you drink Gatorade, then you will also be amazing and beat your opponent no matter the gender, or fame that they have.
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    The magazine "Woman's Day" is an extremely hegemonic portrayal of gender roles. Women have always been depicted in domestic settings and concerned with mostly issues of appearance. "Woman's Day" further supports the traditional status quo of men going to work, while women stay at home and focus on their image and domestic roles. The headlines on the top of the magazine read, "How to look thinner..", "50 ways to stretch closet", and "Dresses for girls to sew..". This magazine designed specially for women is only concerned with cooking, clothes, and looking thinner. There is absolutely nothing on this cover about going to work, being involved in the business world, or paying bills. It is subtle messages like this magazine that further enforce socitie's ideals of gender and gender roles. "Woman's Day" supports the status quo in gender roles and fails to display any work or activities that women do outside of the home.
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    This picture was quite a shock to see. Right away we can see the gender differences which is what did not catch my eye at first. We can see right away that this is a mens bathroom (urinals in this shot) with pictures of life-size women staring directly at the mens private part. Whats weird and just....weird is that these women who are all very attractive are placed in positions as to watch the men urinate. One picture shows the woman as if she was going to measure a mans penis. Another picture looks like the woman is getting ready to take her clothes off. Another is taking a picture and the woman farthest right is...who knows what she is doing. The point here is that the men are supposed to use their imaginations with these women while peeing which is nothing other than degrading. This picture illustrates women being objectified almost as sex symbols. When looked at closely, every one of these women hint some sort of sexual thought. This picture only adds more to the thought that sex not only sells...but sex is everywhere.
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    This video shows Ciara, a very beautiful singer posing as a boy in her music video. Through the music video, she is dressed in baggy pants, has tattoos all over her body, and wears chains to try and impersonate a male hip-hop star. The one thing that is interesting is that when she is all dressed up, she still has her long beautiful hair down and her makeup done. Also the camera still uses angles and slow motion to make her look sexy even when she is supposed to be a guy. She is impersonating a guy and singing that she wishes she acted like them, but still wants to look girlie. The whole song talks about how if she were a boy things would be easier and the different lifestyles that the two genders have. The song is trying to show how women are treated by a guy that they are dating by transforming Ciara into a boy and switching the rolls. The video still portrays Ciara as more of a female then the dominant male.
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    Ideal body image is something we are all exposed to since childhood. This video describes how far women have come in society by getting the right to vote, getting equal pay as men, and getting women in high positions such as a Supreme Court Justice, yet women still have major problems with body image. Staggering statistics are provided such as 54% of women would rather be hit by a truck than be fat or 81% of ten year olds are afraid of being fat. The video attempts to combat the hegemonic "thin ideal" and the unrealistic standards fashion models set even though they are thinner than 98% of most American women. It educates its viewers about Tri Delta's international body image and self-esteem program called Reflections, and their week long event called "Fat Talk Free Week." Reflections and "Fat Talk Free Week" promote the "healthy ideal" for women which is different for all women and focuses on being healthy rather than weight or size. One of my favorite quotes from this video is that "we can start the change by simply changing the conversation." By simply eliminating "fat talk" from our everyday conversation we can begin to change the impossible standards society has set for women regarding size and weight.
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    This commercial is only one of many commercials that Dove has created in response to the out of control body and self images that are being viewed through the media. Dove is giving women imparticular an alternative idea to the status quo of how women should be viewed by others and view themselves. Dove wants people to know its okay to be tall, short, dark, light, plus size, and/or skinny as long as you are happy and healthy than you are perfect just the way you are. In addition to the commercials Dove also offers help to mothers and daughters who want to learn about about how to achieve real self esteem from the inside out by going on line or going to workshops that Dove sponsors.
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    This video shows a blonde, fashionable woman attempting to order a meal at a library. This plays not only on the "dumb blonde" stereotype of woman, but also on the stereotype that woman lack intelligence. The looks that other patrons of the library give the blonde woman, as well as the woman who is responding to her, show obvious irritation and a lack of belief that she is serious. This reinforces the "dumb blonde" stereotype - that they can continuously surprise you with their stupidity and lack of understanding simple things - such as: libraries do not sell burgers, fries or shakes. This is an example of pop culture because it is a commercial that has been seen millions of times, across America.
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    This video is for the Shake Weight. If you watch the video and think the same thing I did when you viewed it, you'll understand my first impression of this devise. Despite that, it still fits under gender or even sexuality because Americans are looking for ways to get in shape and look sexy with as little effort as possible. This ad is specifically for women so I thought it would best fit under the gender category. People want immediate gratification and in the culture we live in, especially in Southern California, people "need" to look their best. Apparently the Shake Weight understands the American woman's daily life is no easy chore; taking only six minutes a day she can have toned, sexy arms. There's one available for men too but viewer be warned, it's bigger and harder.
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    The above image is from the movie "The Proposal" featuring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Sandra Bullock's character is an over the top head strong female boss that forces her male assistant to marry her in order to avoid being deported to Canada due to her expired Visa. The movie lays out that she has always been alone and the provider for herself, which leads her to not allow anyone or anything into her personal life. Gender roles are switched many times through this film as she is the head boss of a large company rather than the standard typical male, she rules her office with an iron fist, and it definately comes across that she "wears the pants". In the movie she actually proposes to her co-star Ryan Reynolds, rather than the traditional role of the male proposing to the female. Of course, as in all romantic comedies she falls in love with her assistant over time and gender roles are returned to normal at the end of the movie when Ryan Reynolds proposes to Sandra Bullock.
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    Miss Independent (2008) by Ne-Yo completely challenges/reinforces gender inequalities in hip hop. In the music video, Ne-Yo sings about an “independent woman” and the attractiveness of such a woman. Although he is repeatedly affirming the woman as being independent by paying her own bills, and essentially taking care of herself, he is simultaneously sexualizing the other women in his video as they dance around him, and stand in awe of him. Eventually, the main woman in the video gives into Ne-yo and he gets what he wants.
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    I chose to post a commercial was called the “Axe Effect”. It is a commercial that is advertising for Axe Body Spray for men. Essentially, in the commercial thousands of women are stampeding through the jungle because they are attracted to a scent coming from the man on the beach. They are all racing and fighting toward the beautiful man because the smell is so attracting. This relates to gender because it categorizes men and women. The women are all beautiful, vulnerable and are controlled by a man who has the attractive scent. As for men, it makes the audience males want to buy the product because they can get all these beautiful women running after the scent which makes them more attractive and in control. This is an example of advertisements where sex sells and men buy these products so they can be with the beautiful man and get all the beautiful women. They can be a little bit more attractive at the end of the day with this product because pop culture is always advertising to influence on how we should look and act and what product can help us to be that way.
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    This clip is from a 1963 Disney movie called Summer Magic. In this video, Hayley Mills, from the original Parent Trap movie, is singing a song to her friend about femininity. She tells her friend that she must "utilize your femininity if you want to catch a beau..." With this being a Disney movie, it gives out the wrong message that girls must be a certain way and act a certain way if they want to have a boyfriend. This is a pop culture artifact because Disney plays a huge part in the lives of young children and it gives young girls the wrong idea of how to go about getting a boyfriend.
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    I chose this Bud Light ad because it portrays how easy it is to get a gorgeous womans number just by having Bud Light with you. Elevator breaks down, offer her a Bud Light, bust a few dance moves and get her number. Almost as if you didnt have the Bud Light in the elevator it would have made the situation awkward and the focus would be on getting out of the elevator, not hanging out. I think this is an example of an Inflected Oppositional reading because for most single men, this would be a nice way to meet a girl, but in reality, for the most <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1UBb087qHvI&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1UBb087qHvI&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>, this never happens. Plus this is not every persons ideal way to meet someone. It challenges the status quo, but only just a bit.
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    {rosie_the_riveter.jpg} I chose the poster of "Rosie the Riveter" because this slogan was used as a tool to get women into the workplace while their husbands were away at war. By joining the workforce women were being patriotic to their country, and contributing the war effort. This poster still remains a popular culture artifact, because it gives women a sense of empowerment. This is also a representation of women breaking away from the traditional roles, which include housework and raising children.
    Ruiz-Laura Ruiz-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVTyLqkez6A
    I chose "If I were a Boy" song by Beyonce Knowles. This is an important music video in popular culture because the singer is pop icon for a lot of people. She influences her audiences through her lyrics and in this music video she is addressing a key concept for genders in our society today. This song addresses the ideology if it were a counterhegemonic society. She explains how if she was a boy she would do things differently in relationships. She explains how in our hegemonic society rules are different for men then they are for women in relationships. She says, "I think I could understand how it is to love a girl. I would listen to her..." All these words explain how gender is an important role in our hegemonic reality. She addresses that "boys" can do whatever they want, but if she was a boy she would prove to her love that things would be different, she would listen to them and be there for them. This shows a counterhegemonic view from others perception of how some women are used to be treated by a male and how gender roles play an important view in our power structure.
    by McBride-Daniella 9/27/09McBride-
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    Saturday Night Live - Palin/Clinton Open
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    This Saturday Night Live skit is a good example of gender in pop culture because this portrays gender in American politics. It shows how the American society/media treated Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton differently from other male candidates in 2008 presidential election. SNL produced controversial skits like this one during the campaign. I remember SNL skits were very influential in public opinions on Palin and Clinton and encouraged many voters to evaluate women trying to take office in White House. I think this artifact represents that women in politics are not still treated equally as men. In American society, sexism is generally an offensive position as racism. We pursue egalitarianism/equal rights in our society, so confronting sexism by the media in this artifact is a hegemonic idea. However, the reason why the media treated them differently could be not only their gender but their personality, popularity, private life or career experience. So, this artifact would be an inflected oppositional reading.
    By Suwabe-AsamiSuwabe-
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    These are the symbols for gender, male and female. Female obviously pink, male blue. These symbols are popular culture, they are everywhere. You are either one or the other, they don't leave room to possibly be in the middle, for example transgendered individuals. They are on sometimes on restroom signs, and I doubt you could find an adult who didn't know what they mean. These symbols carry shared meaning and enforce the differences between the sexes.
    Patton-LaurenPatton-
    By "The He-man woman haters club" we can tell how even as young children we are segregated by gender. Children create these "no boys" or "no girls" clubs to show that their gender is superior. These boys grow up to be adult men that make-up our society today; although, they may not meet in a club house these he-man still know keep gender segregated. However, instead of young boys using the slogan "no girls allowed" it has became "this is a man thing" or "only girls would do that" showing how gender roles we learn as children shape how we think of gender as an adult.
    By Patterson-CarriePatterson-
    Strong Fish for Weak Women
    Advertising is the best way to understand the male-female relation and it is often compared to the parent-child relation in which men take on the roles of parents, whereas women behave like children. Which emphasizes the idea that women are weak and men are strong. In this commercial titled “Strong Fish for Weak Women” we see a woman who looks very tired and weak. She is talking about her husband and how he is telling her that he is fed up with living with her for 25 years and will now leave her for a 19 year old girl. The woman while eating tuna is thinking that naturally like every woman she is weak and fragile, but then says that she is not upset, sad, or angered by her loss and mentions that she will not cry. All of this “strength” is because of the fish she is eating. This commercial emphasizes the idea that women are weak and it also shows other stereotypes about women, such as the idea that women are always suffering, crying, angered, and upset especially when it comes to dealing with men.
    Ochoa-MariaOchoa-
    A League of Their Own
    This movie as a whole exemplifies stereotyped ideas of men and women during WWII. Men played sports and fought for the country. Women stayed home and milked the cow. This movie also challenges the status quo when we see women play professional baseball while the men are at war, however, we also see the gender roles reinforced simultaneously . This particular clip shows the uniforms the ladies will need to play in. During WWII, these uniforms were considered quite dishy and full of sex appeal. These uniforms reinforce the gender roles of a woman's need to be physically attractive, even while playing professional baseball.
    Lee-AllisonLee-
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    DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN - FRIENDS TELEVISION EPISODE
    Television is a form of media that demonstrates what is popular in our culture. The television show, Friends, exemplifies the cultural norms of friendship and the stereotypical conversations that take place in friendships. This clip shows the difference between how women percieve a certain circumstance verses how men percieve the same circumstance. The clip also depicts how women and men communicate differently by showing how men would tell a story about a first kiss verses how women would tell a story about a first kiss; Women are more detailed oriented and men are usually more straight-forward and to the point. It can also portray gender roles by demonstrating how women and men percieve relationships. This clip demonstrates that women are more emotionally driven in a relationship and men are more physically driven in a relationship.
    Peronto-Cameron (004079164)Peronto
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    This is a viagra advertisement. The man in this ad has complete control and power over the woman. Assuming that he has viagra she will be at his disposal and hypnotized and from his powerful spell or trance that he has put on her. This advertisement is accepted because it fits the standard of society. Women are typically thought to be under the control of men becuase they are dependent on them. This advertisement is hegemonic and preferred because it complies with the status quo that men are more dominant and powerful than women in society. This ad objectifies the woman because she is a part of a magic act, like a deck of cards, or a rabbit in the hat would be. The objectification of women is also preffered, butit is occluded preferred. She looks more like an object because she is wearing a long blue dress that covers almost her whole body and blends in with the background of the advertisement.
    However, i believe that this photo can also be seen as inflected oppositional because it is slightly different than the status quo that an older man be featured in an advertisement and also that the older man gets the young beautiful girl. It is also a little inflected oppositional to see that a younger woman is under control of the older man, usually the younger woman runs the relationship because the man worships her because he is lucky to have such a young, pretty girl.
    Hartranft-Win (005709000)Hartranft-
    Carl's Jr commercial are known for their explicit sexual commerical that involve females chowing down on a burger while wearing a bikini. This is part of pop culture and gender because they target men by having these half naked women eat a burger so men can watch it and crave their Carl's Jr burgers. It can also target women. Women see this beautiful, gorgeous, skinny women eating the burger and it tells them that you can enjoy it and still not worry about their weight.
    Acuna-AlfredoAcuna-
    This is an excellent example of a popular culture representation of gender in the media. These women are all pictured as happy and confident because they have shaved legs. They are gorgeous with ideal bodies and appear to be in control of their life at the moment. They have no worries because they have no hair on their legs. It implies that unless you buy their product, you are not like these women. It also implies that if you guy the razor, you will be a goddess and be attractive to men while in reality we all know it's not as easy as some shaved legs. All these women also have at least slightly tanned legs, showing that they have been out having fun and not sitting at some desk job.
    Traudes-FionaTraudes-
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    The groundbreaking feature of RuPaul as the first Viva Glam spokesmodel and "It" girl for MAC Cosmetics in 1994 is an important artifact of popular culture because it blurs the lines between gender and forces people to question what it really means to be a woman or what it means to be a man. The campaign was designed to evoke both wonder and shock. MAC's business thrives off the sweeping trend that everyone wants to be a "MAC Girl" and the heart and soul of the company itself is to be as all-inclusive as possible- it's motto is "All Ages, All Races, All Sexes- All MAC." The campaign communicates that anyone really can be a MAC Girl- women, men, and all the drag queens and transgendered individuals in between. RuPaul herself is an important icon in pop culture because her rise to fame has reduced the stigma that surrounds altering one's gender identity and has made it more socially acceptable to recognize those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community as being just as significant as anyone else in the rest of the world.
    Sopha-SarahSopha-
    De Wallen
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    The Red Light District is one of Amsterdam's prime tourist attractions. It is located south of Centraal Station in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. In the 14th century, De Wallen still had the same characteristics it has today. In the past, sailors would find company with prostitutes, but now millions of people from all over the world have visited this red light district. De Wallen has about 300 small room cabins that are rented out by prostitutes. The rooms are usually lit with neon colors and the prostitutes are visible through glass doors in order to get clientele (window shopping). Other than the legal prostitution, De Wallen has several sex shops, live sex theatres, and museums. Many movies include this area of Amsterdam and its "ever-so-free" history. It is difficult to comprehend prostitution legality in the United States. Do prostitutes reveal self-empowerment or dehumanization? That is for you to decide. Many other countries also have "red-light districts" and as scary as they may sound, I believe everybody needs to see them at least once.
    Rocha-Anton (#005685418)Rocha-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXbzJfDBNM4
    In the song “womanizer” written by Britney spears lies a perfect example of a gender related artifact. “Womanizer” was an instant hit on the pop culture scene, and describes the male stereotype of being a womanizing machine. In the music video Britney plays the roles of different women that the womanizer persona meets throughout his day. Britney mass marketed the idea of women subjected to womanizing men throughout several levels of life whether it is in the office, at home, or in day to day activities. Britney first plays the role of a woman who acts as his wife, serving him breakfast in sexy lingerie. Then she goes on to play his female counterpart in the office, his waitress, and his driver. Women all across the country felt like womanizer was a relatable song, and Britney helped reveal all of the places in which women have been subjected to being thought of as less than their male counterpart.
    Archer-KatherineArcher-
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    This is Caster Semenya, the girl from South Africa who won the 800-meter gold metal in the world championships. After she won people began questioning her gender because many believed she was not a female (sex). Tests were run, and they showed that Caster did indeed have male sexual organs inside of her. This is an artifact that is related to gender because the reason they tested her was because they believed she had many "male" characteristics. This is also why many girls who are strond and play sports are categorized as tom boys. If a girl is anything but "girly" she is seen as different and there must be something wrong with her. After the test results were out the committee said they would not make a decision about letting Caster keep her medal until November of this year. Now that people around the world know about this girls sexual problem there is no way she can keep it private which is incredibly sad because this should be something she can deal with personally and with her family, not the entire world.
    Summers-ShannonSummers-
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    This is a picture of snoop dogg on the red carpet at an awards show with girls that have leashes around there neck. I chose this artifact because it shows how most women are treated in the hip hop community. Although these women obviously agreed to doing such a thing it shows how some men view women as being inferior. I would also say that by him having them on leashes is degrading, demeaning, and dehumanizing because he is portraying them as dogs and he is their master.
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    "Vogue Evolution" was the first openly gay and transgendered dance group to be featured on the popular television series America's Best Dance Crew. The show has seen growing audiences since its premier four seasons ago, and has made its mark on the scene of popular culture. The transgendered firecracker of the group, Leiomy Maldonado, played a huge role in speaking out for the transgendered community. She always made it a point to let the audience and viewers know that it is OK to be different, and encouraged them to be whoever they wanted to be, as long as it made them happy. Vogue Evolution's goal is to empower young Black and Latino gay youth around self-value and self-acceptance, increase AIDS/HIV awareness, and change the lives of the LGBTQ community through the art of dance. They were effectively able to achieve parts of their goals from the publicity they got by being featured on America's Best Dance Crew. Vogue Evolution was able to address issues like gender, homophobia, homosexuality, and acceptance on national television.
    Chung-SarahChung-
    Long as we can remember women has always been pressure to look a certain way, act a certain way, and speak a certain way. But, in the real world it is unrealistic and a little far fetch. Media and all forms of advertising has been a primary contributor that advocate and advertise this false image of beauty. For example, I choose a video called Photoshop: The Perfect Lie I saw on YouTube.com. This video shows the true behind the scene Photoshop where all our favorite celebrities we thought were so perfect is simply a process of editing. I choose this video not to imply that these women are not beautiful without editing but, show that the industry alone is advertising false hopes to many young girl who actually believe in the perfect look. This video like many more such as the recent controversial magazine cover of Flippa Hamilton, Ralph Lauren ex-model, who was supposedly fired because she was considered not skinny enough. Her last photo cover was computerized and altered to portray the supposed perfect skinny fame that ended up looking like an awkward Barbie doll. It sparked outrage because the picture these multi- millionaire magazine companies are promoting was unhealthy and way beyond unrealistic. This is just another example of how little we have changed with what we want to believe women should look like in order to be considered beautiful and in this case it was out right wrong and not to mention disgusting.
    Miranda Lambert   More CMT Music   More CMT Music Videos
    Nhem-LindaNhem-
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    The movie Chuck and Larry is about two straight men acting like gay man to receive his pension. This film is occluded preferred because at the same time they are showing that gay men are just like any other person, they are also poking fun at them. At one point they are making fun of the son because he wants to be a tap dancer and has a very feminine side. Both men critizise his actions because he is not masculine enough. Not only is the boy being criticized about not having a masculine side but it seems as though they are proud that the daughter shows a more masculine side. This is a typical double - standard in society today.
    Alvarez-JacquelineAlvarez-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctoZbeD-GlY
    Here is the link to my artifact. I attempted to put up the embed code but it kept appearing as a bunch of letters and such.
    This is a commercial featuring actress Keira Knightly and domestic violence. This two minute video shows Keira coming home from work then having her husband enact physical violence on her. It is another way in which our society sees gender as the female working under the male. The power of male dominance in relationships and why we continue to hear about so many wives who are beaten by their husbands.
    Kwan-IvanKwan-
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    At first glance, the colors pink and blue would never be looked at as a pop culture artifact but with a more objective look, they might just be the most prevalent example of gender out there. From the minute of our birth, the doctors thrust the newborn baby into a colored blanket that corresponds with their gender. Pink for girls and blue for boys. This dichotomy continues on throughout the children’s lives. This picture is a great example of the predominantly pink products that are marketed to girls and the predominantly blue products that are marketed to boys. These two colors have become synonymous with their respective genders in the eyes of pop culture and an objective look shows that these two colors have just as much meaning as the colors black and white.
    Grindstaff-AndrewGrindstaff-
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    Sister Sister was the artifact that I chose which is a family television show that was aired on ABC Family channel, Disney, and the WB network. This show is about two long lost identical twin sisters( Tia and Tamera) who were separated at birth and adopted who ran into each other after 14 years. This American sitcom was aired in 1993- 1999 and was a story about both of their adopted parents (Ray and Lisa) moving in together and live as a family. This is an example of oppositional readings ( counter hegemonic) because this is black family who live a wealthy lifestyle , the parents are not married and just acquaintances, and Tia and Tamera get a chance to live together as a family. The parents of the twins Ray and Lisa are complete opposites and can barley tolerate one another which gives the show a funny twist on how this family has to work together for the twins to be reunited again.
    Massa- Jessica
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    I Love Lucy
    I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom. I Love Lucy aired from October 15, 1951 to April 1, 1960 but it is still being seen today on TV land. It is one of the most-watched shows in the United States. Lucy Ricardo and Ricky Ricardo are the main characters in the television show. Along with there son "Little Ricky”. This family make up was so different from other family friendly shows. Lucy was an American housekeeper while her husband Ricky was a bandleader who was born in Cuba. In the show he often speaks Spanish. Racial stereotyping occurs in almost every episode but the no much is said about how other feels about their differences. I Love Lucy is a pop-culture artifact because everyone has known and grown up with this show.
    Alcala- Dianne
    The show Cheers became well known from the song that was in the intro of the show. The line 'Where everybody knows your name' was basically the motto of the show. The patrons and workers of the bar became a 'family' of sorts, as the Cheers bar became their second homes. It was their place of escape and the familiarity of the regular patrons and workers became their other family (albeit in a more extended/dysfunctional way). While the workers of the bar changed over the years to replace certain characters, two characters that could be personified as 'brothers' would have definitely been Norm and Cliff.
    Sugita-DarrenSugita-
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    The Osbournes are a pop culture artifact that had some controversy at one time. Some people were offended at all the profanity being used and the unconventional styles. Other people appreciated the families openness with each other. It was on MTV and aired a few seasons. As a result of the show, the Osbourne kids became cultural artifacts individually as they gained popularity from the show and went on to do other things in the entertainment industry. Even though Ozzy Osbourne was unconventional in parenting, and his mind was fried from drugs, he stilled managed to maintain the role of a father and a husband.
    Petkovic-MarkPetkovic-
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    Lance Armstrong is an unquestionable pop culture artifact. Whether one is a cyclist or not, an athlete or not, a cancer patient or not, everyone knows the name Lance Armstrong and many associate strength, determination, will to survive, and work ethic to this man's name. I chose to post this image in the Family section of this wiki because of these previous statements. Lance has an appeal to everybody, whether it is a young child who has dreams of becoming a professional athlete, or another child who has a serious illness; Lance is somebody they can look up to. Also even grown men and women, mothers and fathers, grandmas and grandpas can relate to Lance....Everybody faces problems in their life, big ones and small ones, and no matter what the issue may be people look to the way Lance handled his problems of overcoming the cancer that was taking over his body by using his determination and will. When his cancer treatment was finished, no only did he do the unthinkable of getting back to the competitive level of racing in the Tour De France, but he won the three week long race more than 5 times! Like I said, one doesn't have to be an athlete to understand and apply what Armstrong did to their own lives to better themselves or the ones around them.
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    Pollack-NickPollack-
    {http://www.fancast.com/blogs/wp-content/post_images/Blog-Weeds-Season-4.jpg} Weeds
    The T.V. show Weeds is an example of a Pop-culture artifact that represent a very unique family. This show depicts the life of a middle-class, single-mom (Nancy) with two children (Silas and Shane), an eccentric uncle (Andy) and friends who become very involved in the families life. Nancy's husband has died and left the family with no money so Nancy has to find a way to make ends meet and keep the lifestyle her and her family have grown accustomed to. She decides that the best and quickest way for her to make money is to sell weed. The family was not very close from the beginning but as the series goes on, the family slowly starts to drift from one another because Nancy is constantly leaving to make drug deals and the children are left at home to take care of themselves. I believe the show Weeds is Subverted Oppositional because it is not a typical family in the sense that Nancy is a single mother which is not the typical status quo, although we are starting to see more single mothers now-a-days. I also believe it is subverted oppositional because Nancy's job is illegal because she sells weed for a living and that is not a typical trait. Everyone from music, t.v., movies and celebrities talk about drugs, specifically weed, even presidents have admitted to smoking weed and some activist in California are even trying to legalize it which goes to show the T.V. show weeds is a major player in pop-culture.
    Anchondo-ChristinaAnchondo-
    American Dreams
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    In the early 2000’s a new drama set in the 1960’s emerged, called American Dreams. American Dreams centered on the Pryor’s, a typical white, American family in the early 60’s. This show is a pop culture artifact because it lives up to America’s perception of a perfect family unit at that time, making the family and show a preferred reading that supports the status quo. Interestingly enough, the shows’ main character Meg also becomes an inflected oppositional reading by her continued friendship and budding romance with the character of Sam, a black boy her age. In this way, American Dreams is both hegemonic and counter-hegemonic.
    Winslow-SarahWinslow-
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    Al Bundy can be considered a household name. He played the dysfunctional father figure of a not so functional family in the hit tv sitcom "Married...With Children". This is considered a pop culture artifact first for the fact that much to today's society is familiar with the Bundy characters and the television series. Also, people would watch the Bundy's on weekday nights when they would get home from work in order to "zone out", to watch such a dysfunctional family that these individuals would realize that they may not have it so bad because they definitely did not want to be living the small existence of a life that any of the Bundy characters were living! People would watch this to be entertained by the misfortunes that would happen to the Bundy's. "Married....With Children" is one of the new classics of our generation!
    Pollack-NickPollack-
    {SimpsonFamily.jpg} The Simpsons represent a middle-class family, who connects with the audience more so because they aren't exactly the perfect family, yet it is their imperfections that tie them into being a close knit family. Homer, the male works full time at a job he hates, and Marge is the stay at home wife, mother of three children. Bart, Simpson, and Maggie. They represent a pop-culture artifact because everyone has known and grown up with the simpsons, and because of their humorous personalities and corky relationships, the audience is able to connect well with them as a middle-class family, and follow them through their everyday humorous lives by simply being themselves.
    Chen-JenniferChen-
    {Family_guy_promo_pic.gif} Family Guy the newest most popular watched show today is considered a pop culture artifact as family because
    like The Simpsons, they are a middle-class family who is not perfect in an way shape or form. From left to right we see the characters Brian (dog), Chris (son), Peter (father), Stewie (baby), Lois (Mother) and Meg (daughter). Within every single character, families all over the world could connected with atleast one of these characters. For example Meg (the daughter) is a young girl who is not perfect on the way she looks, she is an average person, as a teenager she just wantes attention from her family as well as friend her biggest concern is to fit in. I think this applies to many young girls because not everyone is perfect and they might feel the same way that she does. Another example would be Lois (the mother) she is a stay home mom that has to take care of her family and care for them. This family shows the audience that no family is picture perfect and that it is ok as long as you have eachother. This is how it makes the audience have a connection with the show, making "Family Guy" a pop culture artifact.
    Perez-LorenaPerez-
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    One of the biggest Pop Culture exemplars of family would have to be the First Family. Barack and Michelle Obama with their daughters Malia and Sasha make up one of the most well known families in the world. They offer a preferred reading into the idea of a family and represent what society would look to as far as a good example of a family. The popularity of the 2008 Presidential Election has elevated this family into the stratosphere of popular culture. Even the small choices that they make, such as what church they want to attend and what kind of dog they want to get, make all of the headlines.
    Grindstaff-AndrewGrindstaff-
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    The television show "Sons of Anarchy" on FX is another example of a pop culture artifact. The biker brotherhood considers all of the members of the gang to be family even though just a few of them are actually related to each other. This artifact is inflected oppositional because it challenges the status quo, but just a little bit. The bike clubs members aren't your typical family but they are a family of sorts. This is relative to pop culture because it's a television show and because people can relate to the non traditional family featured in the show.
    Guerrero-MikeGuerrero-
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    The Television show that just aired this season on ABC known as Modern Family is a great example of a pop culture artifact that aims to reflect current ideas of a family environment.
    This shows takes three different families and address the social issues surrounding interracial marriage, gay marriage, traditional marriage and uses humor to get it’s point across. Some of their characters can and do perpetuate the stereotypes associated with being part of their class. It’s ABC’s idea of what a modern family would look like and how they should act. Modern Family doesn’t just aim to address social issues surrounding a family setting but also creates pop culture
    Vela-OliverVela-
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    Entourage is the pefect family one could have. It is about a man Vincent Chase who is a well known actor and makes great money while his best friend is his manager, Eric. His brother not as popular as him but Drama tries his hardest to get some T.V. time and Turtle the driver sits back and hopes for his movie star friend to bring in the cash. His agent Ari Gold some say is a bit of a prick but he is like there father figure and will always be there for them. who wouldnt want to be a part of their Entourage
    Pinder-BrandenPinder-
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    Jon and Kate Plus 8 was the perfect model of how a family should be run, with both parents helping and supporting each other with every decision that had to be made regarding their children. This show used to inspire people in their family relationships seeing that a couple could have 8 children and still be calm and harmonious. However things took a turn for the worse a couple of years ago when Kate became the stereotypical "nagging wife" and Jon bacame the "disinterested father". Since their divorce has been finalized Jon has been seen with the children less frequently and the show is being renamed Kate Plus 8. This outcome is definitely hegemonic since most marriages today end in divorce no matter how happy the couple seemed in the past.
    Barton-JenniferBarton-
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    The Cleveland show is a branch off the popular tv show, The The Family Guy. Systematically it is essentially a colored model of the Family guy. It is preferred-occluded model becuz it superficially preaches the imperfections of contemporary industrialized times, yet it goes through all the motions like most American citizens. Nonetheless, it seems to always address the major social issues of our society.
    Branch-KameronBranch-
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was a 90's sitcom that centered around a young man (Will Smith) who moves in with his wealthy relatives who live in bel air. This show became a big hit, not only for its comedic value, but for the topics it discussed and the idea that African American families can live in such a way. This would be seen as Inflected Oppositional because it has been tweaked from the norn slightly. The fact that the Uncle was a judge, the mother was a professor, and the two young children went to prep school aren't always ideally seen in today's society.
    Polk-ElizabethPolk-
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    George Lopez is a much admired Latino figure, because of his success as a comedian and having his own family show. The George Lopez show depicts a “traditional” Hispanic family. Though their children go to private school and they live a very comfortable life, they try to incorporate more traditional aspects into their episodes. In one of their episodes they have a Quinceanera for his daughter, which show how they incorporate part of their culture to relate to their audience.
    Rojas-ClaudiaRojas-
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    Keeping up with the Kardashians is a reality televison show on the E! channel. It is about a large Hollywood family living in Los Angeles and all the drama that comes with it. This show is an artifact related to family because it is an example of the many different types of families there are in America. Kris Kardashian was once married to Robert Kardashian who was one of OJ Simpsons lawyers and they had four children together: Kim, Kourtney, Kloe, and Robert, who are all on this TV show. Kris later married Chris Jenner who was a gold medalist winner and has children from his first marriage, but they are not part of the show. Finally, Kris and Chris have two girls of their own, Kylie and Kendall. This means that each child has both step-brothers/sisters and also half-brothers/sisters, which is very common today because the divorce rate is so high. All children seem to receive the love they need from their parents and siblings and seem to love having such a large family, which is also popular at the moment with the TV shows Jon and Kate plus 8 and the Octomom.
    Summers-ShannonSummers-
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    The Jackson family has been seen in the public eye for decades. They have even been considered the "Royal Family of Pop." The Jackson family consists of the world-famous, late Michael Jackson, siblings Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Rebbie, LaToya, Randy, and Janet Jackson, and parents Joseph and Katherine Jackson. The Jackson family consists of several acts and performers, including the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson as the King of Pop, and Janet Jackson. This family is arguably the most famous and recognizable families in American popular culture. With the recent passing of Michael Jackson, the Jackson family has been highly exposed to the public by the media. The Jackson family has made a definite mark in American pop culture historically, and continues to make impressions on our pop culture to this day.
    Chung-SarahChung-
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    This family is on the reality show , Little People Big World. The family on the show represents a counter hegemonic family. This is because three of the family members on the show are little people: the mother, father and younger son. While their other children are of "standard size." In our popular culture today, we recognize a hegemonic family to be of standard size and have children of standard size. In this show, the family represents a healthy happy family, but with physical differences. The reality show is important in popular culture because of the audience who views the show can clearly see a family they assumed was once different, is normal and has a happy family life. This show is important because it opens a door to people who are little people or dwarfs. The family can help show the people in the modern world that the hegemonic values they once had of little people can change. Their reality show can help make a change in perceptions of their once stereotypical views from people in today's culture because they represent a family with not too many differences from another American family. This is a great example for a influential family in our popular culture today.
    McBride-DaniellaMcBride- 10/22/09
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    The show "The Gilmore Girls" was a popular program that was aired on the WB a few years ago. With it's high ratings and popularity amongst the public, many critics and viewers liked the fact that this show portrayed a counter hegemonic family dynamic that was not ever seen on television before. Here we had a show that was about a single mom who became pregnant unexpectedly in her teens and decided to have and raise the baby on her own. The show depicts the incredible closeness between mother and daughter, despite all the hardships they both had to endure. Although the mom was a pregnant teen and even ran away from home, she became a successful owner of a hotel and, most importantly, she depicted an image of an unbelieveably happy single mom. A lot of crtitics argue that this depiction of a single mom and the life that she leads is not a truthful representation of how it actually is like being a single mom in our country. Despite this argument, I think that having this show in our media was a great breakthrough in countering hegemonic ideals that are so often portrayed on television. If anything, it gave hope and motivation to all the single moms in our country that being a single mom can be accomplished in a happy and successful manner. Unfortunately this show is no longer on the air, but hopefully there will be more shows in our media that continue to show family dynamics like "The Gilmore Girls."
    Barrett-CherishBarrett-
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    This is a picture of the Duggar family, they are the focus of a TLC program titled "18 Kids and Counting." Jim Bob and his wife Michelle of are now expecting their 19th child who is due is the Spring of 2010. The family who lives in Arkansas believes due to their strong faith that each child is a special gift from God. They have been married for 20 years and their eldest son just had a child making them grandparents! The Duggars really are a pop culture phenonmenon. The entire family appears regularly not only on TLC but on other popular TV shows as well. They've been on countless talk shows and even appeared on "Good Morning America". This family encompasses the values of a preferred reading because they are a loving, traditional family. The family can also be considered a counter hegemonic reading because of its large size.
    Guerrero-LauraGuerrero-
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    Two and a half men is an example of family. This is one of the most American popular sitcom today. The family is a little different from other typical family sitcom. It features a family living in Malibu rich neighborhood - Main characters are two adult brothers, the son/nephew. Older brother, Charlie, is a very rich bachelor, earning money by making jingles. He loves drinking and flirting with women. Younger brother, Alan, is a chiropractor and divorced twice (and he actually graduated from CSULB in the setting). Teenaged Jake is Alan's only son who loves eating and craves to drive a car. Their different background of life always brings up conflicts between them. They are not a typical American family and have a weird relationship with their mom. Unlike other family shows, this show focuses on guys in a family. Laid-back rich life of Charlie is a life a very few Americans have. Alan's struggling life to pay bills and alimony to his ex-wife is probably a life that many Americans are experiencing. This show portraits the two different life status, which is rich one (winner) and poor one (loser), within a family very well.
    Suwabe-AsamiSuwabe-
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    Full house is a television show about a family living their everyday lives. The uniqueness about this family is that it defies what a typical family looks like. The show is about a dad who loses his wife and leaves him alone to take care of his three daughters. Him needing help in raising his daughters, calls on his brother-in-law and his best friend to step in and help take care of the girls. Those three men, within the context of the show, are equal parental figures. Kimmy gibler, the next door neighbor, is considered part of the family because she is the oldest daughter's best friend and is over at their house more than at her own. Furthermore, the oldest daughter starts dating Steve and he is over at their house more than he is at his own. Then you have Rebecca, who marrys into the family and has her twins and they become part of this family under one roof. This family is not your typical family. A typical family would be a mom, a dad and their children. Contradicting that definition of what a typical family looks like, this family is an extended version of family. The Full House family defines family as people who love and sacrafice for each other. In essence morals and values are what makes this family what it is, rather than the typical biological ties that define family. In culture today, extended families and value based families are a more common definition than what the "American Dream" family looks like. Men are taking care of children, much like we see in Full House, families are comprised of friends and neighbors and we are seeing that extended families are living under one roof. The Full House family is a good example of how family is culturally defined today.
    Peronto-Cameron 004079164Peronto-
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    The Cosby Show is a great pop culture artifact because over their eight seasons the Huxtable family tackled serious topics and defied stereotypic al ideas of African American families while remaining the ideal family that anyone would be lucky to be a part of. The family contained two very loving parents who were not perfect but would do anything for their children and their five children would do anything for them and each other. The Cosby Show won numerous awards and still remains a great family to aspire to.
    Conrad- Annamarie
    {file:///tmp/moz-screenshot.jpg} {lamasfamily300.jpg} This is new reality show about a family that was once famous. The family is now struggling to get back into the business. I think this shows that people have used reality TV to revive their career and make money while doing it. Most of America does not know who the Lamas are, and most do not care. So why did Hollywood think it was a good idea to put them on TV? I think because each chacter "relates" to TV watchers. The blond daughter has tons of clothes and shoes, and lives a very luxuruous life. The brunette daughter is the youngest sibling, not 21 yet so she is left behind in all the fun activitys. The son is lost and trying to become an actor, but does not want to get ahead with his family name ( I am sure). Then the dad is struggling to find his new life, without his wife or caerrer. The mom stays home, gets plastic surgery, and plays with her little dogs. This show is like every other reality show that represents to live the good life, you must have a lot of money, be in the in crowd, and have lots of drama.
    Conrad- Annamarie
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    I chose to pick my Pop-Culture artifact on the family Tv. Show Runs House. The reason I chose this show is because it has had a huge impact on on the media and viewers giving the show more air time and multiple seasons.Along with it being a family show Run is a huge hip hop icon. I believe some families can relate to this show because he plays the responsible parent. The show is basically about Run an old school, platinum selling artist, Reverend, Rapper, Mentor and most of all a man who deals with a household of seven family members on a day to day basis. Even though his status speaks for itself, he portrays the father figure and care giver, and the bread winner for the whole family, which some families may relate to. Unlike many other family shows this family is brought up into pop culture because of their father. The boy Jojo starts his rap career and the girls try to run sneaker lines. I think besides all the glamour and gold this family seems to be well functioned and likeable. The reason which also makes it a major pop culture artifact is because it plays on MTV., which most teenagers and young adults watch.
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    Second Noah was a television series that lasted for a short period of time in the 1990s. It reflected a subverted oppositional view because of the premise of the show. It focused on the 8 adopted children and many pets that made up the household. During this time period, families such as this one were not commonly shown in society nor glorified. The amount of pets and issues that the family had was also opposite of the norm and something that added to its uniqueness. Although many families that are shown in television incorporate pets, none of them display so many. Although those characteristics of Second Noah may seem interesting to viewers, not too many desire that type of lifestyle, therefore reinforcing the
    subverted oppositional view.
    Wagner-ElizabethWagner-
    South Central
    South Central was a short lived sitcom that aired back in the spring of 1994 about a lower class African-American Family in South Central Los Angeles and dealt with the lives of an African-American family, the Moseleys, and issues such as gang violence, drugs, dating, sex, school, and unemployment. This show was just the opposite of what the Cosby show represented. This show is ironic that it shows an oppositional view of what the American family is suppose to consist of. The Cosby show portrayed the African American family in a positve way but not ideal of what alot of African American consist of. In this particular sitcom the mother is a single parent of 3 children living just below or right at the poverty level.
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    I choose the artifact/television series Big Love as my artifact. I feel this artifact conveys an occluded preferred reading, because while it supports the status quo it also persuades you to want the opposite of what is presented. In the series Big Love the main character Bill is a polygamist, he has three wives Barbara, Nicolette and Margene. Though the show acknowledges that polygamy is not accepted by modern society it still glorifies the fact that Bill himself is a polygamist. In the practice of polygamy it is traditional for a man to have more than one wife; however, it is not customary for a wife to have more than one husband. This ideology enforces the hegemonic ideology of man’s patriarchal dominance over women.
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