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Battle of the Sexes

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In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Certain Women

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A stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. A portrait emerges of flawed but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women

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"In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence"--Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women

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Discusses the manner in which women continue to be portrayed by advertising and the effects this has on their images of themselves.
DVD
2002; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stale Roles and Tight Buns: Images of Men in Advertising

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Presents a selection of images of men as found in consumer advertising. Raises questions concerning the definition of a "real man", his relationships, and the societal pressures involved.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Miss Representation

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Killing Us Softly

In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes - images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.
Online
2016; 2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: LZ Granderson - the Myth of the Gay Agenda

In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson is a celebrated voice on sports, race, and gay rights.
Online
2012
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She Says [electronic resource]: Women in News

In this classic program, ten pioneering female journalists talk about the difficulty they had breaking into what was once a male-dominated profession. The documentary highlights their struggle to be taken seriously and the impact they eventually had on news reporting. Anna Quindlen recalls the drama of covering Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 bid for vice president, and Nina Totenberg and Narda Zacchino discuss the significance of female journalists reporting on the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hall sexual harassment case. Carole Simpson, the first African-American female network anchor, details how news typically comes from a "white, male perspective" despite the diverse makeup of her own newsroom, and Helen Thomas gives credit to earlier newswomen, such as Barbara Walters, who helped break down [...]
Online
2001
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - Women Entrepreneurs, Example Not Exception

Women aren't micro-so why do they only get micro-loans? In this TEDTalk, reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms-from home businesses to major factories-are the overlooked key to economic development.
Online
2012
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Closing the Gender Gap [electronic resource]: Job Club

The pay gap between men and women has long been a fact of life, but the tide may be turning. This ABC News report finds that one group of women are doing better than others. Women under the age of 30 who are not married and have no children earn up to eight percent more than their male counterparts.
Online
2010
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Women, Work, and Having It All [electronic resource]

An article on balancing career and motherhood has drawn nearly a million views online and sparked a bigger debate about the role of women in the work force. NewsHour correspondent Judy Woodruff discusses the subject with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Monica Olivera of MommyMaestra, and Naomi Decter, vice president of the public relations firm, Beckerman.
Online
2012
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Intellectual Parity [electronic resource]: What Little Girls Are Made of

In the 19th century, science held the view that women were intellectually inferior to men. This argument was carefully cultivated over the years by the "science" of phrenology and subsequent research into skull size, brain makeup, and even facial angles. All of this seemingly proved that neuroanatomical deficiencies in women made them less intelligent than men and more fit for child-bearing and domestic duties. This program from the BBC archives examines the history of intellectual prejudice against women, and how that prejudice has diminished educational opportunities. Scientist and host Jan Harding discusses the barriers that nearly thwarted her own science career, and insists that prejudice still exists in the classroom today. Throughout the program, stories of famous women in sci [...]
Online
1983
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One Fine Day [electronic resource]: Individual Acts of Courage and Defiance

Idealists thrive on the notion that a single person can change the world-but what basis does it have in reality? Is there room for it in an age of oppression and unrepentant brutality? This film profiles six people from different cultures and religions who, through small nonviolent actions, helped to overcome injustice. Ashin Kovida, a Buddhist monk now living in the U.S., reflects on his leadership of anti-government protests in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Maria Jesus Sanhueza, a young Chilean woman, describes her role in the Penguin Revolution which brought about government funding for education. And Christian Fuhrer, former pastor of the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Germany, recounts the Monday Demonstrations and "Prayers for Peace" that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Equally [...]
Online
2012
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Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge [electronic resource]: A Visit With the Oglala Lakota People

Actor and activist Chris Bashinelli is on a mission to learn from cultures that many Westerners know little about. His method? Live among those communities and get to know the people in them. Sometimes that means traveling to the other side of the planet, but in this program Bashinelli visits the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, also known as the Oglala Lakota. While there, he embarks on a life-changing two-day buffalo harvest, gets "schooled" by the girl's basketball team, meets a 14-year-old who has devoted her life to suicide prevention, and finds himself shoulder-deep in a cow's backside while trying to better understand employment issues on the reservation. With humor and pathos, Bashinelli discovers stories of hope and learns how th [...]
Online
2012
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Some of the Strangest Medical Cases [electronic resource]: Is There a "Gay Gene"?

Is sexual identity biological or behavioral? Is there a "gay gene"? This ABC News report explores these questions with two families that have gay sons, both of whom were sure of their sexual identity from childhood. Opinions in the scientific community vary on this, including proponents of gay cure programs, and studies are underway to determine if people are born gay or if it is a learned behavior.
Online
2008