[A Notebook on Alyssa Rosenberg & Emily Nussbaum]
After a semester of reading popular culture articles by Emily Nussbaum, Alyssa Rosenberg, and Maureen Ryan, what is one of your more memorable or noteworthy thoughts about the process? Maybe you haven't decided to turn in your current major for the opportunity to write about television, but still, what stands out to you about what we've covered? Why or how so?
The reading that was most interesting to me was the one by Alyssa Rosenberg. My generation is all about taking pictures to capture every moment, especially selfies. That article was relevant and make me think about something I see everyday but never thought much about beforehand.
The topic that stood out to me most was the article about how women are always portrayed playing the typical role of mistress or demented. This topic made me think the most because it adds to the overall concept of how women are still facing covert discrimination in society. The worst part about this is that women do not realize we are stigmatized and as a result, play right into these stereotypical roles. It is a form of internalized defeat; accepting that women are "supposed" to be the sexy mistress or crazy girlfriend only fuels the fire. This teaches young girls at an early age what their role should be in society, which in turn causes a cycle of women not realizing their worth. I would like to see more strong and dominating female roles in media and television as opposed to the submissive, demeaning roles most common in today's society.
After this semester of reading, a noteworthy thought to me was the article "Selves and Selfies." It reached out to the younger audience and people into technology and social media. From reading other blogs about the article, I got to see other opinions and some similar to mine and learn how people view this. While I may have had opposing views compared to others, I appreciated others' opinions and could understand their point of views.
Alyssa Rosenburg's "Selfies, Instagram Videos, and Why Posted Images Are As Revealing As Candids" was the most noteworthy topic from this semester. This particular article was very interesting because it discussed a common trend among younger generations. This article shed light onto how much time people spend trying to get the "perfect" image in attempt to get approval from others.
Out of all the readings, I enjoyed the article about selfies the most. I liked this article and it found it the most interesting. It really made me think about how in people’s attempt to hide their insecurities they tend to portray the way they would like to be viewed by others through the pictures they take of themselves as opposed to pictures taken by others.
One of the more memorable articles for me was the one on the role of women on television. While we have had so many positive women characters on TV, somehow we always revert back to these negative roles. It is important for us to realize that these fictional characters impact our reality.Many children's first role models are TV show characters.
The reading that I found most interesting was the article written by Alyssa Rosenberg. This generation is so fixated with the idea of images and getting the right look. I thought it was a well wriiten article and really made me think about the effects of social media and technology on our society's perception of beauty.
The article that stuck with me throughout the semester is the one about how women are portrayed on television shows. The article was accurate in saying that women are not usually portrayed in a positive light. Women having the roles of mistresses and hookers or being crazy causes a lot of women to be seen that way in real life. People watching these shows may not always realize the effect they have on the way women are seen in society. Women do not have adequate representation on television.
One article I really liked was Ryan's article on who makes shows on HBO. Specifically, I liked that it gave examples of shows that are setting a new standard. The article talked about the stereotypes surrounding female characters and characters of color, but it also pointed out shows like "Orange is the New Black" that have a lot of diversity and strong, complex characters. "Orange" has been a huge success and I hope other programs are taking notes. You can have a gender and race diverse cast of characters and still have a great show.
The most memorable article to me was the one about selfies. It was interesting to look at selfies in a different way than usual. It has made me take the time to think about why people post certain selfies. I even wonder about whether they post them just to fit in with everyone else or if it could reveal who they really are.
What stood out to me the most was all of the articles, because they all related to my generation and how the world works. I feel as though each article was about the media, from women not being portrayed in the industry, to how we take a selfie on the internet, and that is what our lives are framed around today. Without technology, I wonder what it would be like when it came to self expression, and what things we would put ourselves through to fit in and meet the needs of others instead of ourselves.
The topic that stood out to be most was the one about Instagram. I use Instagram everyday, and I frequently think about the article I read whenever I'm on it. People really do express themselves through pictures and you can easily see what someone loves about themselves and what they are self-conscious about. I not only consider the information I learned from the article when I'm looking at other people pictures, but I use it when I go through my own. I unconsciously show what I love about myself and choose not to show what I don't.
Alyssa Rosenberg's article on selfies stood out to me the most. This is because it was so representative of our generation today and our obsession with ourselves. No other generation took pictures of themselves daily or even weekly. They only did it at special occasions.
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