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Stock Photos! – The Media Show 

Stocking is the new planking... like the Tumblr says. Erna and Weena re-create their favorite stock photos (or their favorite ones to hate). Join us in mocking the way advertisers stereotype people to sell products. Won't you? Music: Force of Spark!! by surasshu

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Lesson Resources – Secondary Sexual Characteristics 

Many people tell us they don't really remember what a "secondary sexual characteristic" is, which makes this a little hard to understand. That link should refresh your students' memories. This is a good time to mention the Media Education Foundation, which also has great, longer-form, more serious videos about many of the topics …

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Lesson Resources – Selling You 

A resource we really love on this topic is the "The Product Is You" section of the New York Times Magazine's Murketing blog. The section contains many more examples of "selling" an audience to potential ad placers. Compare a few of them -- how are different audiences being talked about? What about them is being …

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Lesson Resources – My Hotness Is Pastede On Yey!  ☆

A LOT of research went into this episode -- which means we have a lot of additional resources to provide you for your lesson plan! Greg Apodaca, a professional graphics artist/photo retoucher, maintains an album on his site which we used in our episode (the before/after shots of the girl in the bikini). Sites like …

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Lesson Resources – Real American Girls and Response 

If you're bothered by the way American Girls dolls or other dolls sell a particular idea of girlhood, you might look for the book Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes. We also like this parody of boys' toy ads which makes action figures out of the literary Brontë sisters. (more…)

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Secondary Sexual Characteristics – The Media Show 

Weena teaches the Intern about the changes happening to her body -- the way commercials do. NOTE: This video is a parody of a sex education video, and includes diagrams you might see in a sex education class. Proceed with caution. Follow us where you're most comfortable! YouTube: click the yellow "subscribe" button NEW! …

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Viewer Mailbag! Photoshop, Stickers, Poster Boy – The Media Show 

We love getting feedback from you! It completes us! Also it makes even more of a hot mess of our set. Send us MOAR! SUBSCRIBE to hear about new episodes! Click the yellow "subscribe" button above. Join our Facebook group for weekly updates! www.facebook.com

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Viewer Response: Real American Girls – The Media Show 

Weena and Erna respond to fan comments on the Real American Girls episode. Also, they suggest razor-sharp weapons for the American Girls. But keep those doll submissions coming! We love to hear from you. SUBSCRIBE to hear about new episodes! Click the yellow "subscribe" button above. Join our Facebook group for weekly updates! www.facebook.com …

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Real American Girls – The Media Show 

Erna and Weena return from the movie Kit Kittredge: American Girl inspired to make their own dolls about the lives of American girls. They want to see your doll ideas, too! SUBSCRIBE to hear about new episodes! Click the yellow "subscribe" button above. Join our Facebook group for weekly updates! www.facebook.com

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My Hotness Is Pastede on Yey! – The Media Show 

Is it more important for a photo to look good, or to tell the truth? Weena and Erna look at Photoshop Disasters and other photo manipulation throughout history. SUBSCRIBE to hear about new episodes! Click the yellow "subscribe" button above. Join our Facebook group for weekly updates! www.facebook.com

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