Rape culture is a term used to describe a culture where sexual violence is excused, accepted, and sometimes even given approval. Violence is normalized because it is seen in media and pop culture. People become desensitized to it.
In Dream Worlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Videos, we are shown how men and women are portrayed in pop culture. Women are often portrayed as passive, while men are dominators.
The video then considers the effect of music videos on the behavior of women and men.
Video clips of the 2000 National Puerto Rican Day Parade are show, where women are sexually assaulted by groups of men. While extremely disturbing, this is a powerful example of the effects of rape culture.
Throughout March, Jezebel has hosted an epic tournament concerning a question that has troubled women throughout history: sex or chocolate?
So many of life’s questions go unanswered. However, in honor of March Madness, Jezebel has chosen to resolve some of these concerns. First, it was Pie vs. Cake. Then, Cats vs. Dogs. Now? Sex vs. Chocolate.
The bracket included a variety of options from each category.
The tournament was down to the final two yesterday: missionary vs. brownies.
And, the winner?
The age-old question has finally been resolved!
Welcome to Gender University – the site for all of your gender-related news, views and entertainment!
I started Gender University because I’m extremely passionate about gender-related issues. As a multimedia journalism student with a specialization in gender and women studies, I love the idea of discussing gender issues with my fellow students. I believe many gender issues are distinct to college life, which makes this site – and its followers – unique.
Gender University’s mission is to promote the discussion of gender issues within college communities by offering an empowering outlet for those without voices and educating all members of college communities on issues related to gender.
When you visit Gender University, expect to see gender-related news that is occurring on campuses throughout the United States. However, this site is not just about telling news. It’s about sharing stories, complaints and interesting information.
Are you curious about the opinions of a different sex concerning a certain topic? Do you have a professor that sits just a little bit too close to you? Are you annoyed that you can’t go out on the weekend without someone grabbing your behind? Are you currently going through any gender-related transformation and want to share your story? Are you in a gender-specific organization and want to encourage others to join? Gender University allows you to do all of these things!
Because the goal of this site is to create a community through connections within colleges and universities, it relies heavily on your opinions and comments. I would love to receive suggestions on what to feature on Gender University. I would be ecstatic if you would like to contribute to the site by telling me your story.
Once the conversation starts, the community will form!