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Life As A Grad Student Vol. 2
For my proseminar, I have to choose something that I may want to do my thesis on.  It’s not a concrete idea but our prof wants us to learn how to write a thesis proposal.  After looking on Sociological Images (a great website if you are into sociology!), I found so many pictures of gendered children toys.  A couple summers ago I did a research project on The Lolita Effect.  Essentially, they are socializing young girls to be Lolita’s by sexually portraying them in advertisements, selling them lingerie (Abercrombie does it), etc.  I thought it would be really interesting to examine how it starts at a very young age.  Our country, for being “modern”, still has rigid gender roles.  Not everyone abides by them but, especially at a young age, if you don’t, you can face criticism.  Young boys get science kits and tools and young girls get easy bake ovens and costume jewelry.

Life As A Grad Student Vol. 2

For my proseminar, I have to choose something that I may want to do my thesis on.  It’s not a concrete idea but our prof wants us to learn how to write a thesis proposal.  After looking on Sociological Images (a great website if you are into sociology!), I found so many pictures of gendered children toys.  A couple summers ago I did a research project on The Lolita Effect.  Essentially, they are socializing young girls to be Lolita’s by sexually portraying them in advertisements, selling them lingerie (Abercrombie does it), etc.  I thought it would be really interesting to examine how it starts at a very young age.  Our country, for being “modern”, still has rigid gender roles.  Not everyone abides by them but, especially at a young age, if you don’t, you can face criticism.  Young boys get science kits and tools and young girls get easy bake ovens and costume jewelry.

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