MDA and women and deafness

MDA and women and deafness - women? Timelines should...

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SPA 211 Deaf Culture and Community Women and Deafness 1. How is your gender portrayed in advertising today? Collect some images from several sources, such as sports events, television shows or magazines. What are your reactions to the video clips or photos you found? Why would these companies choose to sponsor this particular advertisement? Do you think the kinds of body types portrayed in media images have changed since you were in high school? 2. Through the decades from the 1920s to the 1990s, important events of history changed the education, societal pressures and vocational opportunities for women. Create a timeline of some events that affected women. Below the timeline, list developments that may have influenced changes in the Miss America pageant and the Miss Deaf America Pageant. Which decade of the 20 th century do you think was best for
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Unformatted text preview: women? Timelines should include at least two events. We will share the timelines in class. . 3. In recent year the Miss America pageant has made the social platform a requirement for contestants. As a contestant yourself, what issues would you select as the cause of your choice? What would you imagine are the top causes adopted by recent Miss Deaf America contestants? 4. Heather Whitestone writes, “”anything is possible” in her campaign platform for Miss America in 1995 (page 255 of Women and Deafness ). The National Association for the Deaf criticized her platform and her story of success (overcoming deafness). What do you think of Ms. Whitestone’s attitude and the response of Deaf culture members? *Points based on clarity of writing and inclusion of specific examples....
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2010 for the course SPA 211 taught by Professor Hutchinson during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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