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Clash-isms: Sexism in television

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Nancy Oy

March 14, 2015

@OyNancy Women are represented on TV, however, inclusion does not equate progress. There is the matter of the roles women are given. During the 2013 to 2014 TV season 43 percent of women played personal life-related roles, such as wife or girlfriend, compared to only 24 percent of men, according to the Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes and On-Screen Women in 2013-14 Prime-time Television Report by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D. The continual gap between the roles for men and women is something that needs to change. The categorization of women as the wife or girlfriend of a man are typical, where as men have more roles outside of being in a romantic relationship. CSUN Liberal Studies student Manuel Ruiz said he believes roles for women on TV continue to be stereotypical and compares them to fairy tales. "The good character has t...

Students receive 1st place national business contest winnings

Lily Thiemens (left) and James McCloskey (right) collect their National first place winnings from a contest requiring students to submit ideas on how to attract people to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry Photo credit: Nancy Oy

Nancy Oy

February 24, 2015

Two CSUN students were presented with a check after winning first place in a national contest on Tuesday in Jacarada Hall. Steve Blue, president and CEO of Miller Ingenuity – from the company that conducted the contest, presented the check to the students while their parents and faculty members,...

Professor’s book launch invites dialogue about feminist theory and politics among Latin Americans

Nancy Oy

February 23, 2015

A gender and women's studies professor at CSUN said theory is easier to write about than to talk about. The Chicana/o Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies departments hosted Dr. Breny Mendoza’s, “Critical Feminist Essays in Our America” book launch, along with a panel discussion on Monday. Mendoza,...

Clash-isms: A closer look on marketing race in the media

Clash-isms: A closer look on marketing race in the media

Nancy Oy

February 21, 2015

White. Click. White. Click. White. Click. Non-White. Media representation for minority groups are scarce compared to the representation of White individuals. However, networks have begun to include minority leads in some of their shows. The inclusion of minority leads in television shows can be seen in the ABC Network. The network currently has three minority-lead shows – “Blackish,” “Cristela,” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” ...

Clash of opinions: don’t judge a TV show by its cover

Clash of opinions: don't judge a TV show by its cover

Nancy Oy

February 18, 2015

Current television shows’ main casts are composed of white actors and actresses. In some instances an actor or actress from a minority group is included. Yet, the show continues to be told through the narrative of a white person. However, this TV season, ABC has three new shows focusing on three...

Quick, easy and cheap shrimp gumbo

The prepared vegetarian variation. Photo credit: Nancy Oy

Nancy Oy

February 5, 2015

I love trying and cooking new foods. So, for this week’s food blog I decided to create and taste an African Heritage dish in honor of both Black History Month, and African Heritage and Health Week. Black History Month is an extension of Black History Week, which was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson...

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