Posts Tagged ‘women’

Keeping It Clean

December 9, 2008

By “The Watchers”

“The Watchers” is a group of young women. This was their response to an in-class writing assignment.

Does money buy everything? Constantly, we ask each other whatever the situation may be “Is it worth it, and am I?” The subject matter is: Is money worth the degradation and exploitation of women in videos? We see them every time we turn on BET and watch a hip hop video. This isn’t being hypocritical, it’s just the fact that these women seem to not care or care very little about themselves and how they are represented on TV. We feel that many music videos exploit women. (more…)

The Misinterpretation of Beauty in Women

December 5, 2008

By “Seasons”

Instructor’s note: This is an in-class group writing project. “Seasons” is a team of four young African American women.

Women often misinterpret the definition of beauty. Beauty does not have to do with letting yourself go and saying you’re beautiful no matter what. It has nothing to do with overindulging in name brand clothing or clothes that are too small or tight, or even just not at all for you. Beauty has to do with inner qualities and how you feel about yourself. Women often interpret it as I am beautiful which means therefore I do not have to try or I am not beautiful, therefore I have to try harder. That is not true. (more…)