June 25th, 2014
We are joined once again by local Austin artist, Adrienne Parker as she discusses a controversial music video with us called Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.
For our third part of this series we consider whether the video is a reflection of current cultural norms, or if it is videos like this that are effectively creating the cultural norms in the first place.
We consider the possibility that perhaps the media is not necessarily responsible for convincing women that they should be allow themselves to be objectified. Perhaps the ongoing misfortunes of education and upbringing in some people’s lives are instead more likely culprits. Whatever the case may be, the question still remains as to what can be done about this? If it’s not as simple as turning away from the media, then how do we begin to change the mindset that girls are presented with from an early age?