11.10.11. Gender

We talked about gender during this show! Before we dove in, though, we took some time to discuss Veteran's Day (11.11.11). We listened to Nick's piece about honoring Veterans (below), then talked about how we can honor Veterans in-studio. Everyone agreed that schools and communities should do more to remind students and citizens how important it is to remember and honor our Veterans. We also read these inspiring quotes, to remind ourselves and listeners to honor our Veterans:

"Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called."
- Bill Shuster

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. "
- Joseph Campbell

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
- Elmer Davis

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and
- Maya Angelou

“Freedom is never free.”

Then it was time to talk about gender. We listened to some great pieces about colors, weddings and a radio round table called "Girls Vs Boys."

Here's Cally's Piece about Colors:

And here's the radio round table:

We talked about a lot of different things in the studio. We took a lot of time to discuss stereotyping, specifically with gender, and how it affects people. We tried to discover if the stereotypes we're constantly hearing about (for example, pink is only for girls) is seen in real life, or if it usually seen in the movies. We also did a really interesting exercise where we named a bunch of movies we'd seen within the year. We then thought about each one, and decided if the relationships in the movie were ever homosexual. We found that every movie we initially named only featured heterosexual couples. It was an interesting way to consider the influence the media has on how we approach discussions on gender and sexuality. 

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