COMM 101  

Writing Assignment # 2, "Micky Mouse Monopoly"

As with all my in-class writing assignments I welcome your opinions (in fact I expect them) but they must be supported by information from your readings, the lectures or films shown in class. I don't care if you disagree with my point of view or those of the materials presented, but you must specify the information that supports, or is in conflict with, your ideas.

Write a one page paper on the following topic:

You've seen the film “Micky Mouse Monopoly” and how it suggested that many depictions in Disney movies can be regarded as racist and sexist. We also talked about our own limitations (the female surgeon exercise) and how stereotypes can reside in us all. Tell me about what you think about all this (using examples from the movie, lecture and your own life) and what, if any, responsibility Disney (and all of us) have to change our sometimes prejudicial habits. Can we?

 

 

If you did not see the movie in class, see it here.