Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment
This is the basic assignment: please check with your instructor for any changes that have been made for this semester.
In Elements of Argument, you have read two articles on the “Princess Phenomenon” in Disney movies, Monika Bartyzel’s “Girls on Film: The Real Problem with the Disney Princess Brand” and Crystal Liechty’s “In Defense of Princess Culture.” Many would agree that children can be influenced by the images and messages they receive through popular culture, including animated films and television shows. What impact do these gender stereotypes have on kids in America?
Write a persuasive essay supporting your position. Choose one film or television show to focus on. While the articles focus on feminine gender roles, you are free to choose masculine roles instead. Provide concrete examples from your film/show. Use those examples to demonstrate your argument. Incorporate at least three outside sources, in addition to any evidence from the assigned reading.
Technicals: 5—7 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font, Times New Roman, page numbers, standard 1” margins, typed. Thesis, supporting evidence, and all quotations followed by in-text citation of the page number where you found the quotation. Example: Virginia Woolf referred to the audience as “the face beneath the page” (11). Include a MLA format Works Cited sheet to document your sources.
Annotated Works Cited/Presentation
During week 16 of class, you will be presenting your sources to the class and providing your classmates with an annotated works cited handout. You will have five to ten minutes to summarize the articles that you researched. It is your responsibility to bring handouts of your annotated works cited to distribute in class. Presentations cannot be postponed or rescheduled.