It's 1925. You're sitting at home (yet again) with your mother as she shows you how to make a home-cooked meal for your father. And once again you ask the question you always ask her in times like this: and although you know the answer, you still bother to ask the question. "Why do we have to do this? Why can't dad or my brothers stay home for once?" You already know the answer, she replies with the ever-popular phrase "A woman's place is in the kitchen".
This was just the…Continue
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This is a show about three girls, Abby and Jennifer are normal. Ariana has a disability. She is mentally challenged. They are all best friends and Abby and Jennifer are going to help Ariana get through the school year.
Abby and Jennifer do their best to help Ariana but they don't really understand how she is feeling because they are not mentally challenged like her. Ariana feels scared and different as she grows up because she doesn't know anyone like her at school. And to…Continue
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Recently in my Communication theory class, the professor showed a video that really interested me. The video is called “Killing us Softly 4”. This video is about how media in specific advertisement creates a wrong idea of beauty. This topic is really interesting to me because as a Multimedia Journalism major, I like reading magazines in which I see advertisements that play with the idea of femininity. Ads play an important part of our life, we unconsciously pay attention to them and we…Continue
Added by Jessica Salcedo on February 21, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments
It's safe to say that my passion has always been to write. It was in the sixth grade when I decided that journalism was going to fulfill my passion. I joined the newspaper in my middle school and loved it.
Fast forward to 2013: I am months away from graduation with a degree in journalism. Here's the thing, the dreamer hasn't changed, but the dream has.
When I learned about journalism, it was through print newspaper and magazine. I hoped to end up writing for a major newspaper…Continue
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is offering a few scholarships for all journalism majors.They are offering different scholarships from co-founders.You need to be a media or journalism student and have at least a 2.0 GPA. for more info on the different scholarship opportunities please visit:…
Added by Latinitas Intern on December 10, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments
I grew up watching Disney and Nickelodeon, the shows that were on during my early years will always be a part of childhood. Besides the clothing and the technology used in the shows, the whole look of the protagonist has changed. The blonde, funny all american girl that was popular in the 90s and early 2000's now has evolved into a different image. As I flipped through the old channels that I grew up and identified with, I came to understand that the new image is…Continue
Added by Karina Leonor Vallejo on November 21, 2012 at 12:55am — No Comments
Hola tod@s out in the blogosphere. I'd like to spread the word about a workshop series I've been putting together for the past few months now. Parent-Daughter Workshops! Young girls please tell your folks about this!
Latinitas has been an organization I have volunteered with over the course of my college career. Now that I'm out…Continue
Added by Andrea Zarate on November 21, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
So a little chica with curly blonde hair takes a stand against Seventeen magazine about how much they photo-shop women's images in their magazines and the feminist world is listening up and responding. The mainstream is giving this niña a nod. Social media is making her their little Norma Rae *(70s reference to a woman who organized unions) of photoshop abuse. HEY! USA! Latinitas has been making these kind of media literacy calls and commentaries for a decade now and hundreds, no…Continue
By now you've probably heard of the Keep It Real Challenge. Keep It Real is an organization that is encouraging people to tweet, blog, post and fight for popular magazines to feature less Photoshop-dependent images. It's hard to find a nationally distributed magazine that doesn't have an airbrushed or otherwise manipulated picture of a woman's body. Even Seventeen and J-14, both of whose readership consists of preteen to teen-aged girls, depend on Photoshop to…Continue
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Millions of miles away Egyptians are rejoicing in their ability to change history. United, they came together to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak after his 30-year presidency. Although Egypt is on the other side of the world, people all from all countries are celebrating this incredible victory with Egypt.
It's unbelievable to imagine this movement started on Twitter. Who would have thought that a social network would give way to such a massive movement? The internet is such…Continue
Not long ago, a friend of mine suggested I read an article on photo editing and the media. We all know how controversial this issue is and how important it is to make girls aware of it. However, is it me, or are magazines ridiculously editing magazine covers? Because a few weeks ago, I stared noticing that many of the photo edits are very obvious.
I remember seeing a cover of Britney Spears on Cosmo and her head looked too small for her body. Another time, I saw…Continue
Added by Helen Rodriguez on December 8, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
This past week has been awesome! Just watching the teen girlies get all into the dicussions is pretty cool! On Monday we had Vanessa Monsisvais, photographer from El Paso Times. OMG !! She like has the coolest job ever !! Ok, my personal opinion. But she was awesome. The girls who were interested in the photography field got a feel for her cameras. OMG !!! Awesome cameras!! Didn't get to hold one, but that was ok. I will someday. They got to take some pics with it, so that was awesome.…Continue
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