Perfume & Punches: Double Standards in Kenzo’s Fragrance Ad

A few weeks ago I wrote about the double standards in the depiction of Kevin in Ghostbusters. Today I find myself considering a different type of double standard, delivered via a commercial for a new perfume from the design house Kenzo. The ad features a young woman at fancy dinner who leaves the gathering, wipes a tear, then goes on Read More …

Ghostbusters 2016: We Need to Talk About Kevin

I finally saw Ghostbusters yesterday. A little late to the party, but it’s been a busy summer. Going into the film, I wasn’t sure whether it would be a sequel or a re-telling for a new generation. It was definitely the latter. Its plot had many similarities to the original—an opening sequence with a person Read More …

Crystal on the Digital Parent Podcast

Thanks very much to Sedgrid Lewis for inviting me to his podcast to talk about media influences on boys’ sexual socialization. Here is a summary of the show based on Sedgrid’s show notes: Some of the questions he asked: What is the Heterosexual Script given to boys? How does the media promote the objectification of women? Read More …