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Headless Women

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

In Hollywood, glistening pairs of disembodied legs have been promoting films for decades. These headless women are front and center on some of the most beloved classics posters. From dad comedies like “Hot Tub Time Machine,” to newer releases like “Staten Island Summer,” the women, who play prominent roles in the film, remain just a body part. People consume more media now than ever, and what people see matters. If women are reduced to nothing more than legs in little skirts, what message does that send to the viewers? The poster promoting the classic movie “The Graduate” shows Anne Bancroft’s–who played Mrs. Robinson–leg dressed in a sheer stocking framing Dustin Hoffman’s–who played Benjamin Braddock–body. However, Mrs. Robinson plays a much larger role in the film than a leg. Anne Bancroft was even nominated for Best Actress for her role....

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The Fourth Wave: There should be no more witches

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

Throughout history, gender issues and the patriarchal society in which we live have created conversation and social change. Fourth Wave is meant to address the issues and topics most pertinent to modern feminism. In today’s culture, with everything being posted on social media and talked about world-wide, women’s rights issues are unavoidable. Pieces from our past that have been brought forward coupled with rising tensions, have led to the fourth wave of feminism. This column will attempt to make sense of the never-ending and controversial discussions over feminism as well as the effect the long-running patriarchal culture has on everyday life. In honor of Women’s History Month, which lasts the entire month of March, I wanted to revisit a tragic and fascinating piece of history, the Salem Witch Trials. More importantly, I will focus on how we can learn...

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Pre-game music: what’s on the baseball team’s playlist

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Sports | 0 comments

If you have taken a walk around campus while the Maryville College baseball team is practicing, you have probably heard numerous bops blasting from the field. The playlist seems to have no end or volume limit. So who made the playlist? Samuel Joiner, team member and MC junior, has been credited with creating it. Team member “It was a collaborative list, and if players have a song they want to hear they can submit it,” said freshman Luke Williams.   It is unknown at the time if the playlist is public, but maybe with some convincing these diamond DJ’s will let us all enjoy the home run hits without sitting outside during practice. Maybe that was their plan all along? Whether you are a fan of baseball or a fan of Luke Bryan, the baseball field has become a...

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The Fourth Wave – Issue 1: Consent

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

Throughout history, gender issues and the patriarchal society in which we live have created conversation and social change. Fourth Wave is meant to address the issues and topics most pertinent to modern feminism. In today’s culture, with everything being posted on social media and talked about world-wide, women’s rights issues are unavoidable. Pieces from our past that have been brought forward coupled with rising tensions, have led to the fourth wave of feminism. This column will attempt to make sense of the never-ending and controversial discussions over feminism as well as the effect the long-running patriarchal culture has on everyday life. Recently, the topics of sexual consent and sexual coercion have been at the forefront of media attention. With accusations of celebrities and politicians, as well as the rape and sexual assault cases across the U.S. – an average...

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Golden Globes: Valuing Appearance Over Protest

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

The 2017 Golden Globes aired January 7 on NBC at 8 p.m. Unlike previous years, this year’s ceremony was taking place in a time where the patriarchy of Hollywood has seen many of its esteemed leaders, like Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen, take a very public fall from grace. Online movements such as #metoo, have drawn attention to the sexual harassment women and men in Hollywood have faced at the hands of these men in power. It seems like every day a new actor, writer or producer comes forward with a harrowing story of being victimized by a man in Hollywood whom the victim believed to be trustworthy. This year, in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement and survivors of sexual assault, actors and actresses wore black. Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross were among...

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