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Melanie Velasquez WMS 050 A04 14 June 2017 Final Exam Script a) The central problem in my script involves sexism, women’s inferiority, and more specifically the way women are seen as victims when it comes to sexual assault. b) The main argument put forth by the feminist killjoy: Personal recollection of strict dress code ( My own experience with dress code in high school) Sexual assault/rape victims should not be blamed for their clothing prior to attack ( Carol Alderman) Reproductive justice represents the lack of control women have for their own reproduction ( Color of Violence, ch.5) Angry responses are a form of speaking up against silence and such stereotypes in society ( The Uses of Anger) Feminism suggests equality among all sexes; defeating gender roles/stereotypes ( Week 1 lecture powerpoint) Borders are crossed everyday ( Borderlands: La Frontera, ch. 1-3) c) I came up with this script as I began to think about moments where I have been triggered by someone’s comment. That’s when I remembered about the time my friend was called out of class to change into jeans for wearing shorts below the knees. I thought about the strict dress codes, and how society blames sexual assault victims for what they wear. This infuriates me and so I decided to exaggerate a conversation to emphasize how sexism is very much alive in today’s society. I then incorporated gender roles and stereotypes to support my argument on sexism. Side note on the character for “Brenda:” she is not a feminist killjoy although her responses are similar to one. I decided I only wanted one killjoy to support her arguments with the readings. Characters:
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Mom as “Claudia” Dad as “Martin” Middle brother as “Donovan” Oldest Sister (Feminist Killjoy) as “Rachel” Younger sister as “Brenda” Mom : I was watching the news earlier and I heard about a sexual assault on a young girl in our area. It really worries me because I would never want that to happen to any of you. Donovan : Good thing I’m not a girl. Rache l: You can still be a victim, genius, it’s just more likely to happen to females. Mom : She’s right though, and with crimes like these occurring in our hometown, we need to be more precautious. Dad : Especially with your wardrobes, girls. Nothing too revealing.
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