Thursday, March 31, 2005

"The Female Body"

Today's class was say the least. There were a few silent moments and a few over sharing moments. Spring was in bloom today, perhaps this was not the best day to be discussing "the female body." It was kind of interesting to compare how a first year college student would interpret the writing as opposed to how the professor interpreted it.

The idea of the barbie doll is a big issue that parents address when raising a little girl. Should they have the incredibly busty, rail thin, bleach blonde doll to play with? Is this going to give her the wrong idea of what women should look like? We could say the same thing with little boys and their infatuation with guns. Is it true that if a little boy plays with guns he will undoubtedly become a crazy killer later in life? We cannot take these things for their face value.


Blogger Lisaleb said...

I like the range of silence to "oversharing" that you've drawn. Captures it all quite completely. And I have no regrets about the seasonal coincidence. And yes, the different responses are certainly, in part, a matter of age and experience--with reading, interpreting and observing. I, for one, learned some new things about dolphins....

March 31, 2005 at 5:18 PM


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