First: Watch the commercial on being Like a Girl by Always.
Spend some time reviewing current advertisements and choose only one (what you present must be some form of commercial advertisement from the 21st century and please attempt to share current ads from 2010 and beyond)> This can be done through various media outlets of your choosing such as: online, TV, or print. Also, make sure you have chosen a legitimate advertisement and not an artists rendition of an ad, propaganda or a public service announcement–these do not count. Also, do not choose a video that is a compilation of advertisements–only choose one.
For this discussion, you will need to present one advertisement from your search by posting either a link (make sure it works so students can access it) or if it is a picture of an ad, please post the picture of your chosen advertisement.
Then discuss the message(s) conveyed from it that project how men and women are expected to act, feel and think within society.
Moreover, relate it back to what we learned in chapter 3, how do the cultural depictions of males and/or females in your advertisements relate to cultural scripts and gender roles and expectations
In your responses, be sure to include the advertisement via picture or video, and thoroughly answer the questions above and remember course application is critical.
Be sure to respond to the prompt and respond to 3 other students in your small group and discuss their advertisement and the messages being communicated about gender. NOTE: because this is a small group endeavor, those assigned in your group are dependent on you to complete your post in a timely manner. DO NOT wait till Monday night to post: it is unfair to others who post before the weekend to have to wait for others in their group to join the conversation so that they can complete their peer responses. Let’s be mindful of others 🙂
- Be sure to post your reference for your advertisement.
- Use course material from chapter 3 to assert your views and discussion.
- Respond to at least 3 others in your group. As always be sure to add to the discussion and ask other members in the groups questions about their findings.
- Keep in mind: your original post to this prompt is worth up to 7 points and your 3 peer responses are worth up to 3 points (1 point for each response). This makes the total points for this discussion worth 10 points.