Last week, on April 15th, 2020, I submitted my final thesis paper to my senior seminar adviser, thus completing my pink and blue thesis project. Though it’s exciting to have a project that’s been in the works for nine months be completed, it feels strange […]
When you meet a baby for the first time, and you don’t know its sex, if its wearing pink clothes, most people will automatically assume it’s a girl; or if they’re wearing blue clothes, it’s automatically a boy. The pink and blue problem is the enforcing of gender stereotypes through color, associated roles, and imagery. The root of this problem is that many people are unaware of the difference between “sex” and “gender”, and that they can be mutually exclusive.
Your sex is the body you’re born with, and all the parts that come with it, while your gender is how you identify as a human being. Your sex and your gender do not have to match, though many times it’s assumed that they do when a child is born. As they develop, kids are surrounded with gendered toys, clothes, and products that continue to enforce what each gender should be: pink for girls, blue for boys. This immediately puts the child in a box, as they are given no room to figure out their gender identity for themselves. They are forced onto certain items and associations because of their sex, and shown the norm through pink and blue. For my thesis, I will be analyzing advertisements for different products, analyzing the discourse used, and using the theory of altercasting to demonstrate how this pink and blue problem has a serious impact on developmental youths.
The Pink and Blue Project has been through a lot these past few months, but the project will soon come to a conclusion! Here are a few Pink and Blue updates so everyone is in the know. The Final Thesis My final thesis paper has […]
As I mentioned in my previous Production Notebook post, the Pink and Blue Project has come head to head with a decent amount of setbacks in the past few months. From Internal Review Board barriers to COVID-19 complications. Internal Review Board Barriers Back in February, […]
The Pink and Blue Project has been through a lot these past few months, but this one is the kicker. Since Arcadia University has closed its campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic circling the globe, the project is having to take a few hits. The […]
With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing wrenches in thing across the globe, it’s important to find ways to roll with the punches. In our new lockdown environments, it’s essential to find ways to function as if nothing were wrong; there’s still work to get done. Keeping […]
A Million Other Things To Do As the semester has reached the halfway point and starts to wind down, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a million things left to do. Recently, I’ve been having a hard time finding time to get everything I need […]
This week, I hit a major bump in my thesis. The Arcadia Internal Review Board informed me that I was in violation of the IRB with my survey. This was absolutely devastating for me as I was under the impression my project was going to […]
For senior thesis in the media and communications department at Arcadia University, thesis is split into two parts: the critical analysis and the creative project. In my previous post, Constructing The Perfect Survey, I detailed my experience constructing a survey for the critical analysis part […]
After constructing my recruitment message detailed in my last post, it was time to start gathering data for the critical analysis aspect of thesis. I pondered for a while on how I would go about collecting my data. Originally I thought of doing interviews, but […]