Sexpectations: Deconstructing Hegemonic Virginity Norms

For their final project in FG212/RM200/FM206 Critical Media Studies (Block 4 2018), Miles Marshall, Alethea Tyler, Elliott Williams, Olivia Petipas, and Marco Tapia critiqued print and audiovisual media representing MadeMyDay TV’s “6 Tips for Your First Time” and Society19‘s “11 Things To Expect Your First Time Having Sex.” For the new media creation portion of […]

11 Things You Should Know for Your First Time Having Sex

by Miles Marshall, Alethea Tyler, Elliott Williams, Olivia Petipas, and Marco Tapia NOTE: This page was created in FG212/RM200/FM206 Critical Media Studies with Professor Heidi R. Lewis during Block 4 2018. Click here to view the other parts of the final project for which this list was created. Ask anyone (who you feel comfortable enough with) […]

Who Knew Flesh-Eating Kids Could Be So Radical?

By Alethea Tyler Upon first viewing The Girl with All the Gifts, I was overwhelmed by the premise of the movie: a unique zombie film featuring Melanie, a young child who possesses both zombie and human qualities. While the movie presents a dystopian storyline utilizing gratuitous violence, it also contains radical representations of complex inequalities and […]

How Far They’ll Go: An Evolution of Disney’s Progressiveness in Princess Movies

This video, written and produced by Alethea Tyler, Becca Parks, Hallie Conyers-Tucker, Sherry Xu, and Ryan McLauchlan during the First-Year Experience (FYE) section of FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College with Professor Heidi R. Lewis during Block 1 2017, explores constructions of animated Disney princess films with a particular focus on […]