“Like Any Story Worth Telling, This Story is About A Girl”–The Role of Gender in the Hero MythArt & Literature, Culture, Film, Media, Picturing the Word — By Picturing the Word on April 15, 2010 at 2:00 am
Danielle and I both realized over the course of this class that questions about gender range from absurd to non-existent. Questions such as “Are you saying that a woman is worth less than a military conquest!?” prompted Danielle and I both to believe that questions concerning relationships, ideals of beauty, and ideals of love were worth more attention. These questions have crept into our curriculum, but haven’t been addressed in class discussion.
In this podcast, we discuss the ideals of femininity and masculinity, and discuss the American conception beauty. Finally, Danielle and I ask if we’re comfortable with these definitions, stereotypes, and ideals.
With that said, welcome to the gender podcast! Don’t worry: Danielle and I don’t say crazy things. Well, she doesn’t say crazy things. In all seriousness, though, we hope you enjoy the discussion. Let us know your thoughts in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy listening! ‘