Who creates the media we consume? How does media reinforce or challenge stereotypes about gender, race, and sexuality? How does media influence the way we think about gender – and about ourselves? In this class Jenna Christian provides an interactive overview of feminist approaches to these questions. We will examine numerous examples from pop culture and learn about some of the key concepts used to analyze them. As a class, we will discuss how feminist approaches help us to understand the gendered messages and images that often go unnoticed in the media we consume. We will also learn how popular culture can be employed as a progressive force for social change.