The MEDA Project
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Media, Entertainment, Design, and Advocacy - describe the fields in which we will be engaged, educated, grown, studied, lived, and experience every day.
Sixteen Candles? More like Sexist Candles: A Modern Review of the Cult Classic
Sixteen Candles is one of the quintessential rom-com movies that checks all of the 80s movie boxes. It stars Molly Ringwald, has a sex-obsessed teen population, the most horrendous second-hand embarrassment ever, and the cliché love story of the popular jock falling for the “unremarkable” yet beautiful girl. Not to mention, the movie has infiltrated pop culture as one of THE most romantic movies made. Despite its popularity and a plot line that makes women swoon for their own Jake Ryan, it’s littered with problematic themes that sound alarm bells louder than the gong throughout the movie, another problematic premise for another day.
The Dignity Our Female Athletes Deserve
We, as a society, have an issue with how we address women in athletics. In recent memory, there have been quite a few times when our female athletes have been commented on and criticized in ways that have very little to do with their actual athletic ability.
Our Villians are Heros, our Media isn't.
Have you noticed that the villains you see in today's media are, well, relatable? Two of the biggest and most praised comic book movies, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, feature antagonists whose motives are not only relatable and relevant but whose arguments are...correct. And yet, both of these characters are extremely problematic in their nature.