COMU3005 WEEK NINE: THE MASTERCHEF ERA

Our television culture is so focused on reality TV, in particular cooking shows. Australians love watching people compete in things, so that’s when mass media starting producing shows like Masterchef, MKR and now Great Australian Bakeoff. I’ll admit straight up that I don’t watch these shows because whenever I watch something with good looking food…

COMU3005 Week 8: FEMINISM IN POP-CULTURE

There are many forms of popular culture that construct society’s view on the role of women. We are now in an era of post-feminism which is leading into anti-feminism where women and men are against feminism all together. When looking at the workplace though, it is clear that feminism has played a large role is…

COMU3005: Week 7 – Twilight non-fans

If you haven’t seen the film Twilight, then you’ve definitely heard of it. And even if you haven’t heard of Twilight, surely you’ve heard of those Twi-hard fans. Twilight started off as a fun, romance novel for women. I’m not talking 50 Shades here – just a bit of forbidden love between a vampire and…