Media Effect on Our Sexuality from Tamarahco Hen Productions on Vimeo.

What does a stick of gum have to do with sexuality?

Key words and phrases: Jean Kilbourne, sexualization, objectification, media enjokosai, chewing gum.

Illusions of Femininity from Tamarahco Hen Productions on Vimeo.

The presenter talks about how the media "motivates women to adopt feminine practices" that rob us of self-worth.

Key words and phrases: beauty, Taiki Morohashi, subject-object position, self-objectification, public mirrors, femininity.

Women's Latest Fads from Tamarahco Hen Productions on Vimeo.

The presenter takes an inspired look at the world of fashion, asking who sets the trends and who benefits when we (women) follow them.

Key words and phrases: advertising, pornography, Vogue, Sheila Jeffreys, "Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West," Terry Richardson.


Ariel Levy, part 1


"Students who feel intense pressure to be sexually available 'on demand'. These students have grown up in a culture in which hypersexualized images of young women are commonplace and where hardcore porn is the major form of sex education for young men. They have been told over and over that in order to be valued in such a culture, they must look and act like sluts, while not being labeled slut because the label has dire consequences, including being blamed for rape [...].

"Women need to find ways to create their own authentic sexuality, outside of male-defined terms like slut. The recent TubeCrush phenomenon, where young women take pictures of men they find attractive on the London tube and post them to a website, illustrates how easily women copy dominant societal norms of sexual objectification rather than exploring something new and creative. And it's telling that while these pictures are themselves innocent and largely free of sexual innuendo, one can only imagine the sexually aggressive language that would accompany a site dedicated to secret photos of women."



MOVE from Tamarahco Hen Productions on Vimeo.

The first-year junior college student featured in this presentation examines motion in advertising, literally dancing her way through her analysis.

A fine (and funny) example of rapport with an audience!

Key words-phrases: advertising, electronic bulletin boards, billboards, motion, eye movement, memory.

Men do not Equal Sweets from Tamarahco Hen Productions on Vimeo.

According to the presenter, many Japanese men are reluctant to eat sweet food, because of its association with femininity. This reluctance, however, is fast disappearing, and this, the presenter argues, is good for both men and society. Watch and find out why.

Key words-phrases: 'soshokukei danshi' (herbivorous men), 'nikushokukei' joshi' (carnivorous women), Takei Emiko, "Shoko to Gender," Morioka Masahiro, "Soshokukei Danshi no Ren-ai Gaku," Ushikubo Megumi