Sterotypes in media


◾To what extent have gender stereotypes changed?
Roles are more diverse for all genders. men being stay at home or working, along with women and both seem to be allowed to be good at either job.

◾To what extent have racial stereotypes changed?

They are not seen as much. I think there are still some images and ideas in modern media that can be seen as offensive to some.
◾What stereotypes on TV exist for people who are LGBT?

they are actually used as people in the shows. they have family and a life. They are not seen as bad or wrong in most media today.




I try to stare at the teacher and understand what is going on but then my mind wonders and I am trying to focus so hard on his words that I can’t focus on what is going on. I take notes trying to write fast so I can get down everything and I spell something wrong or I can’t read my own hand writing I take notes then I use my friends to take more notes by copying hers slowly.

  • How about when you’re outside of school; do you multitask with media?

I text, write, watch movies and think about things after school. I have to keep my self over stimulated so if I am lucky by the time I go to bed I am so under stimulated I can sleep.

  • Do you think you’re effective at multitasking? Why or why not?

NO I really hate trying to multitask.

  • After watching this clip, do you anticipate multitasking in the future during school? Why or why not?

NO I know I suck at it at school but I will still do it at home.

  • What are the implications or consequences of multitasking with digital media? Do you see problems for society or for yourself?

you need the stimulant and  if you have to be doing 3 things at once to stay awake there is something wrong.


  • What is a Mook and a Midriff?

Some one who goes out of their way to be dumb or rude for attention is a Mook. Someone who dumb down and sexualities them self for others is a midriff.

  • This video is 13 years old. Are Mooks and Midriffs still relevant today? In what new media outlets can we find Mooks and MidriffS today?

Yes but they are called different other things. YouTube, instagram, and basically any where.

  • Are Mooks and Midriffs reflective of society, or a creation by MTV?

I think they act like they do for attention but pop culture definitely helps idolize that form of behaviour.

  • How has MTV content changed in the 13 years since this film was made? Why?

NO music because we can find it online but they still have the Mooks and Midriffs

  • What direction do you think MTV should move in?
  • Family friendly to a point. I am sick of idealizing being a teen moms or having  sex on that tv program on every tv program really.
  • What messages and information do you remember the most from the video(HERE)? What “spoke” to you as a teen in “Generation Like”?

The it is ok to sell out to a company  that is scary what information are they selling me.

  • Did anything surprise you about the video?

The boy who was being given stuff for his crude behavior. why would you link your stuff to that kid.

  • Do you think the practice of integrating advertising/marketing into social media is ethical, appropriate, and acceptable? Or, do you think this practice is irritating, unethical, or inappropriate?

Some of it is Ok I understand that they have adopted this as a way to show and sell product. I just don’t like that they don’t care about the crude behavior .

  • Did you know what “selling-out” was before you saw the video? Do you think it’s a problem or a concern?

Yes I did , but this (HERE) video is an awesome song.




For a 14-year-old, a computer is a social connection to the outside world, but for Dallin McKay Cheatham it is something is so much more. Young 14-year-old McKay  got his first computer thinking it would be used for gaming and time-wasting. When McKay got his first of now 11.5 computers. the .5 being a spare mother bord he uses for back up. it was a horrific mess. McKay Says “you couldn’t log on it was garbage”, but that did not Stop him from trying to work with it.

After the first week he was able to log on to the computer.That was not enough for McKay he wanted to make it run the internet. after talking to people on-line and doing research they tried to tell him it would never work. McKay did not belive it and came with a victory when he got YouTube to work. “Even thou it was deathly slow” McKay says ” It works.”

McKay now has a proud collection of 11.5 computers. He asks locals from his town, but when he can’t find what he needs to repair the computers he travels to the dump in the  technology bin. Happy McKay say ” I have not spent a single penny on fixing my computers.”

McKay says “I like computers they are predictable” McKay is not the most popular put he says it doesn’t matter he enjoys what he does. McKay says people his town, including his mum will  ask him to help and fix their computer. “I Dont mind” says McKay he enjoys helping people

McKay wants to go in to Computer programing.He will continue to work on the skills it takes to be a programmer.

Body image


1.Describe some examples of media images that are problematic for girls/women and boys/men. What does the media “say” girls/women and boys/men should look like?

Media shows people who are happy, thin, and in shape. not only for woman but for men as well. Media shows people this is what you should look like, this is what happy people looks like.
2.To what extent are unrepresentative media images a problem for society? How so?

The media shames heavier set people making people feel bad for hair color,style, eye color, skin tone, makeup and size or shape of your body. things we cant  control.
3.How do media images affect children, teens, women, and men?

A kid I was baby sitting is about 7 I made her dinner but she refused to eat because she thinks she is fat. I was really saddened that she thought she didn’t look goo at such a young age. Teens are affected the most because some always has a comment to say and the media saying thin, sexy, hot  and perfect. Men have issues to they care about how they look and what is or is not cool.
4.Have you or your friends ever been affected by media images? How so?

I have a friend who was anorexic and would go days without eating so the could say, they in reality where very under weight. a lot of people struggle with this issue because they don’t think they look media perfect.
5.If you think this is a problem, what suggestions do you have for solving or minimizing the problem?

Media and Magazines have to put a label for an editing photos. Also they should put people in who aren’t just models.

How was it…


1.Give a review of your interviewing experience. How did it feel to be interviewed by your partner? And, how did it feel to be the interviewer and ask your partner questions?

When I interviewed my partner it was slightly awkward , mostly because I am weird and I had to adjust my questions to fit what they where saying or I had to skip around. when I was being interviewed I think I spoke to much but it was much less weird for me.
2.What the best part of the experience? What was the worst part of the experience?

The best part of the interview was the unknown aspect of only given a few facts before had. it wad me want to listen and understand what was going on. the worst was having to listen and be thinking how to adjust a question to work with the context.
3.What did you learn from the experience?

Listening helps when trying to build a conversation. Also some people have a lot to say and this gave them a chance to do so.
4.If you had to do anything over, what would it be? Or, if you had to give yourself advice for future interviews, what would you say?

I think I did well but I might have sat closer to get a better pickup. Just go with it because some questions I didn’t get to ask because there was never a spot to sneak it in.
5.Do you think your new interviewing skills we be helpful in the future? yes because job interviews will most likely be looking for people who understand how to confidently answer the questions.

Class discusstion: Banned Book, And Tango Makes Three


(And Tango Makes Three)

•Discuss why you think the book was banned.

People don’t agree with or support the view of to males being together and having a family, it doesn’t matter the species of the two same gendered did not matter people decided that it was wrong for it to be shown to kids.

•Discuss both the pro-censorship and anti-censorship viewpoints.

People have a right to say ‘no, I don’t want this in my school being read to my kid it is to violent or to opposing of my views’ that is a right we have as people, but I think because this is freedom of speech, press, and religion it is not ok to ban a book because to think it offensive to you or your beliefs, no one will make you read the book, And you shouldn’t  demand it being taken away from the public.
•Was the ban unwarranted? Or, was the ban appropriate?

I personally think it was unwarranted. I have read the books in our children’s section and there are many worse than this. I also think it wrong to discriminate against homosexuals. this book was nice sweet and showed that there are may types of family.
•Do you have any personal experiences with your own school or parents banning books?

My school took out a lot of books not because they are on a ban list but because the parents of kids thought they were inappropriate. a lot of books featuring a gay couple, or homosexuality. we do have a banned book week where it is possible to get a hold of these books.
•How many books on the Top 10 Commonly Challenged Books Lists have you read? Which books have you read?

I have read Captain Underpants , The Hunger Games, Looking for Alaska,And Tango Makes Three, To Kill a Mockingbird, Crank, Blood and Chocolate

Class Discussion: Your online Identity



  • How does your own online behavior compare to the data that we just examined?(Data Here)

I Most definitely am active online. I can access internet with my phone, laptop, or tablet. I frequent social media sites, Post pictures and even fanfiction. The only place I use my name is Facebook, I like to stay private and try to keep my self separate from other sites.

  • How many limits do your parents put on your online identity and internet time?

My People trust me to make good choices so there is not really set rules. I understand that what I post is public and what I do others can see so I am good at watching what I post. As for time once again not really rules just standards there is an appropriate time for phone/internet use and they expect me to know the difference.

  • How do you think your online identity should look for college? For when you want to get a job?

I understand that people can view my profile and I should be careful. I make it a point to not post anything my I wouldn’t say to a relative. As for later I plan on erasing my profile and being a new once I reach adult hood and want to start my life.

  • What privacy concerns exist for you and potential college admissions officers and employers?

I Dont have many I think I don’t make my self look like a bad candidate for jobs or schools I may post something an employer doesn’t like but I want to keep social and work/schooling out of my personal life so I have Facebook set to private.

  • Is it right for a college or employer to reject/fire you based on your online identity?

Yes. If the things you post are compromising to the campus and or work place that have a right to reject you. If you post something against policy or rules an is hurting the work environment. I also think no. They shouldnt demand to see it and so it is your responsibility to hide it if that’s what you want. I don’t think it is ethical for them to fire you for saying no to Adding them as a friend or allowing them access to your online life.

The Road so far…


So far camp as been well. the people are kind and try to include me in everything, but being the introvert I am it is awkward for all involved. The activities are interactive and for the most part fun. the food is pretty great ( lots of tomatoes foods).  the only Two things I have issue with is the stairs the 6 stories 84 steps up and down 4 to 5 times a day are already making me tired. Also the beds make noise even a tiddle shift makes eeeks and creeks. I don’t want to go on and judge the camp too much considering I have only been here two nights.