faIn english we were assigned the task of creating a poster that was based on a topic of choice, we then looked at different perspective and different medias and how they portrayed the topic. These posters were then displayed at the media fair in both Ms. Barbour’s room and Mr. kew’s. This took place on June 8th, which also gave us the opportunity to see our peers work as well.
Sukran: Gender Stereotype
Sukran decided to focus on the whole concept of gender stereotyping. She focused on 5 different types of media: TV commercial, advertisement, disney movie, twitter, and song. She really focused in on sexualization of woman that she fund throughout her 5 sources of media. I found that her most interesting point was her point on the Disney movie, “The Little Mermaid”. She had mentioned the the idea of Ariel giving up her physical appearance to be with a man, also giving up her voice to be with him as well. This idea shows that she has lowered herself so that she could be with a him.
Krysta: Plastic Surgery
Krysta’s topic was plastic surgery, this of course being a broader topic. She had looked at 5 different sources as well: debate video, art, meme, magazine, and poster ad. Krysta had made multiple interesting points however, I found the most interesting to be how it helps people with other things besides just their appearance. She had mentioned how celebrities are always accused of plastic surgery, but in fact it helps them with their confidence and improving their inner self. Basically, because they feel better about themselves on the outside it helps them to no longer focus on flaws that are continuously pointed out, and instead build their confidence.
Tobi: Steven Gerrard
Tobi’s topic was Steven Gerrard, he had also looked at 5 different sources: Opinion, news article, video, meme, and soccer cleats. His poster was different to others, as it didn’t focus so much on and idea rather than the opinions of his topic. Upon presentation, he had stated that there is not in between as far as the opinions on the topic. The two sides are very contrasting and the opinions stand on either side of the spectrum.