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Social Media and the Body

When going beyond the clear gendered expectations of children’s literature, it also works in a way that informs perceptions of the body. Although many common depictions of the body refer to it in ways that …

Domestic Roles of Mad Men

Mad Men is a television series that follows the lives of advertisers and their families in the 1960’s. The show features an abundance of drugs, alcohol, infidelity as well as strong sexism and racism. Mad …

Nike and Gender

The company Nike has been very controversial lately with their progressive advertisements. One of their latest advertisement was called “Dream Crazier” and it shows clips of female athletes. Some are professional and some are just …

Gender and Billie Eilish

In the text, “His Heart’s Desire”, written by Alice Dunbar-Nelson the keyword “gender” is narrowly defined, whereas music icon Billie Eilish takes a more broad approach towards feminine fashion. In the Dunbar-Nelson’s story, Andy does …

Body Image of Girls and Women

            The body image of women is constantly evolving, starting from early childhood and continuing throughout life. Childhood is a time of great plasticity, as children themselves are constantly influenced by the world around them as …

Keyword: Domestic

The word “domestic” defined in the Keywords for Children’s Literature by Claudia Nelson implies the closeness of an individual, specifically females, to the home. Domestic work relates to many tasks in the home, such as …

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