Essay Cove

Essay Cove

 What would your reaction be today if the evening news anchor referred to women in the Air Force as "girl pilots" and made the following comments? "The Air Force wants to get some muscles on those pretty little arms" and "The little blond on the right, with her hair bleached by the sun, you or I might judge by other standards…." 

This video was produced in 1943.  How have references to women changed over the years?  How has society changed its views concerning gender roles?   What examples can you think of where you or someone you know use the term "girls" when referring to grown females?   How is that okay?  Or is it not okay?  What, if any other issues concerning gender issues come to mind? 

Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. You will not be able to see any of your classmates’ posts until you have posted your initial response. Your post needs to be at least 6-8 sentences. This is a discussion so please put some effort into your response for full credit. 




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