This is my first draft of my mashup. I think it definitely needs some help in some parts! But it is about child beauty pageants along with the negative affects and how it is being banned in France. I am not a fan of what child beauty pageants are doing to our younger kids these days and I wanted to show what they do to their self-esteem and what their future will be like. Please help me to make this somewhat better! :)
This is the one part of Hall's Chapter 3 that really stood out for me. I could read the words exactly and I am pretty sure everyone could do the same. But the question is why? Why can we read this perfectly when we are taught to read words from left to right sounding out each letter as we move on from letter to letter? Looking at the individual words on their own, it looks incredibly weird. It shouldn't make sense to read the word "deosn't" as "doesn't." This crazy idea makes me question how our brains truly work in this magnificent way.
Hall says that the reason why this happens is because we do not have to read every letter before we read the whole word. Our eyes simply skim over the letters quickly to form the word which makes my jaw drop. I honestly think this is such a crazy concept that I will never understand. The only way we can read a word is if the first and last letter are in the right place.
Try reading this sentence from Chris McCarthy's Article Can You Read This?:
Were you able to read it? I could read it straight through. Some words caused some confusion to be which made me pause for a little bit, but I could still read through it. Crazy, huh?
After reading these sentences, you can tell that in some cases, it may be difficult to figure out some of the jumbled words. From this you can see that the first and last letter is not the only thing you can use when reading text. Sometimes the placement of the letters have to be in the area where the letter would originally be to understand the word. But overall, it is still a crazy idea to think that we can read words and stentneces eevn if the wrods are jmulbed up.
"The industrial eater is, in fact, one who does not know that eating is an agricultural act, who no longer knows or imagines the connections between eating and the land, and who is therefore necessarily passive and uncritical — in short, a victim." This is a problem that is widely thought about. When agriculture and food are not associated together with farming and the land, the consumer is thought of as having "cultural amnesia." Consumers are buying their food without realizing where it is coming from and how the producer got it which will lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and future.
Here is a video clip of how to be safe with your food. CLEAN, COOK, CHILL, SEPARATE..
Here is another video walkthrough that has commentary from someone as she is playing.
For my video mash-up, I was first considering covering the topic of standardized tests. It relates to my field of study in education and I thought that I would know a lot on it to do this assignment on. I then realized that I want to challenge myself and try something different instead so that I can learn more on this idea. I am going to argue about child beauty pageants and the negative affects of being in one. I was always concerned with these and how they effect the society and the children in them. I was watching the Bethenny Show earlier in the day and they had pageant mothers come on to talk about their daughters being in beauty pageants so this sparked my interest.
Gobs of make-up, fancy expensive dresses, fake eye lashes, fake hair, spray tans, and perfect teeth are all the necessities for these pageants. Instead of playing dress up for fun, they are playing it to compete for money and for the tiara. Parents are turning their little girls into little dolls now. This can influence a child's self-esteem, body image, and self-worth. Being in beauty pageants can cause emotional problems, financial strain because they are expensive to be in them, external versus internal values such as being stressed about their looks instead, and that it sexualizes them. They are dressing provocatively for their age by wearing revealing outfits and learning poses that they shouldn't be doing.
I am going to include clips of actual child beauty pageants to show what really happens at them. Including pictures of these children dressed up will support this stance. Since I watched the Bethenny Show about the pageant mothers, I can show clips of the moms and the audience talking about this topics. I can add quotes from parents or people that are concerned about these pageants. I am going to find articles that talk about the negative consequences that these pageants cause and include snapshots of these articles. To support my opinion, I am going to show video clips of newscasts or people voicing their opinions about child pageants. Another aspect could be based on the show Toddlers & Tiaras on the network TLC. This show follows families and their child star-to-be as they search for the title, sparkly crowns, and cash. I can also include videos of beauty pageants back then since child beauty pageants started in the 1960's. Comparing what young children are supposed to be doing at their age to these children competing for the most beautiful child can show the differences between the same age group. I might also add in the fight to ban beauty pageants for children. In France, legislators have said that pageants promote hyper-sexualization, sexualize girls at too young of an age, and so they have banned them. It was promoted from a French Vogue magazine of a young girl modeling on it. However, in the United States, our system defers to parents to make the right decision for their child.