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W e live in a crazed, image-saturated world of social media and advertising. In an unfiltered way, sexualized images of women and power images of men bombard us daily every hour. What do these images tell us about the place of women? How are men objectified into certain characteristics? Are we really predetermined to have certain characteristics, behaviors, and thoughts? All of these images collectively create a social construction of gender and gendered stereotypes. And many times we buy into these ideas, even implicitly in subtle ways.

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Expectations result in realities. The reality is that rigid gender role expectations limit people from their potential and opportunities. In a recent ad campaign, run like a girl, #likeagirl, marketers with asked, When did doing something like a girl become an insult? The ad challenges the notion and reminds us that society s influence on girls at puberty lowers self-esteem. It s not only advertisements: we, as parents and community members, choose words that limit people by gender as well. Have you ever overheard something like this: Why can t I, Mom? (young child), because girls don t do that (parent). Or, for example, when a young boy is emotionally hurt by a classmate and the response is to man-up or boys will be boys. I wish that these statements weren t so powerful, but they are. And, even for those of us who had parents that said, You can be anything you want, many of us realize that some professions or life goals might be harder than others due to our gender. Yet, gender inequities still persist today. The facts are that women earn 77-87 cents for every dollar that men earn. Women hold only 5% of the top positions in Fortune 555 companies (Pew Research Center). 8%) serve in the United States House of Representatives. If our statements didn t matter, then these statistics wouldn t be real. We can create personal and structural limitations, or we can create opportunities for boys and girls, men and women. And I, for one, hate glass ceilings.

He came to free us and transform our lived experience. Could we be free of these rigid roles and gendered captivities? One day during church, our pastor was preaching about Luke 8. I couldn t help but notice a few verses earlier: Luke 8: 6 said, Soon afterward he went on My curiosity led me to question, after what? In a previous verse, Jesus has something to say to you (Luke 7: 95). He challenges the status quo and asks us to see this woman in a new light. After he radically challenges the men in the room in the house of a city leader, no less he proceeds to allow women to accompany him into his ministry Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna. Smoking can constrict the blood vessels in the brain this can be a contributing factor in mental health issues for some individuals. Commit to periods of daily relaxation. Experiment until you find the relaxation technique that is right for you. You should schedule at least 75 minutes a day to wind down, and actively reflect on your life (i. E. Journaling and/or prayer). Negative self-talk can be damaging, even destructive. We can literally talk ourselves into giving up, to a depressed mood, or to perpetual non-action. Change I m no good to, I m not perfect, but I know there is still some good in me. Change I m a failure to I have some successes and some failures, but am working towards more success.

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Talk yourself out of a bad mood, give yourself a pep talk, turn negative self-talk to positive. Neurofeedback has been used effectively in the treatment of,,, and other mental health disorders. Utilize neurofeedback with a licensed practicioner. It helps you develop powers of self-control and concentration. It strengthens your mind, contributing to. The major downside neuro- and biofeedback is that it is costly. Refer to your insurance carrier to see if it is covered. A recent ad for Thule car-rack systems features a child in the backseat of a car, seatbelt on. Next to the child, assorted sporting gear is carefully strapped into a child’s carseat. The headline says: ‘We Know What Matters to You. ’ In case one misses the point, further copy adds: ‘Your gear is a priority. ’Another ad features an attractive young couple in bed. The man is on top of the woman, presumably making love to her. However, her face is completely covered by a magazine, open to a double-page photo of a car. The man is gazing passionately at the car. The copy reads, ‘The ultimate attraction. ’These ads are meant to be funny.

Taken individually, I suppose they might seem amusing or, at worst, tasteless. As someone who has studied ads for a long time, however, I see them as part of a pattern: just two of many ads that state or imply that products are more important than people. The product is not so much the means to an end, as the end itself. After all, it is easier to love a product than a person. ’ asks an ad for shoes. Our shoes never ask us to wash the dishes or tell us we’re getting fat. Even more important, products don’t betray us. ‘You can love it without getting your heart broken, ’ proclaims a car ad. One certainly can’t say that about loving a human being, as love without vulnerability is impossible. Every emotion is used to sell us something. Our wish to protect our children is leveraged to make us buy an expensive car. A long marriage simply provides the occasion for a diamond necklace. A painful reunion between a father and his estranged daughter is dramatized to sell us a phone system. Everything in the world – nature, animals, people – is just so much stuff to be consumed or to be used to sell us something. Jackson Katz is the creator, lead writer and narrator of the groundbreaking and award-winning Tough Guise documentary series about American manhood, media and violence, produced by the Massachusetts-based Media Education Foundation. He is co-featured in two other MEF films, Wrestling with Manhood: Boys, Bullying and Battering, and Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.

Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and U. S. Political culture. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN) A featured in Playboy magazine shows a beautiful, bare-breasted woman lying on the floor gazing at a man's shoe. The slogan reads: Keep her where she belongs. . The using modern Web development techniques not supported by Internet Explorer (IE) version 8 or older. Please,, or pick a different Web browser. On campus: January Series begins daily at 67: 85 p. M. EST in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Calvin s campus. Find out more aboutAt remote sites: January Series is shown LIVE at 67: 85 p.

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