"Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information." -Paulo Friere

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Detecting Bias

Here is the power point on bias I gave you.

Detecting Bias.

Your Tasks:

1. Comment.
Find an example of a movie, tv show, or game that participates in the Smurfette Principle or Racial / Sexual Tokenism.

  •  Link to it in your comment
  • Explain who the main characters are
  • Write a paragraph reflecting on how the show would be different with more diversity of gender, race, or sexuality.
  • Include your name!
2. Choose one of your favorite movies or video games. Apply the Bechdel Test.
  • Create a 3-5 minute presentation explaining to what extent it passes the test.
  • Give details on whether the female characters are stereotypes
  • Reflect on whether they are well rounded characters.
We will choose our focus movies and games in class since I don't want repeats.