Essay (30 points) Choose one of the 3 essay options below: either option 1, option 2, or option 3.
Each of the three essay options has one REQUIRED essay (highlighted). You must complete the highlighted/required prompt of whichever essay option you choose.
After completing the required/highlighted essay-prompt, choose an additional prompt-essay associated with the same essay option. For example, if you choose essay option 2, then you’re required to complete the Is Love Colorblind prompt, followed by completing one of the 3 options for 2B.
Importantly, completing two options (i.e., both the Willis & Buss options for 2B) will result in the loss of 15 points.
If you attempt to mix-and-match essay prompts from different options you will lose 15 points (e.g., if you select Option 1 & then complete 3B, you will lose 15 points because 3B is associated with Option 3. It is not associated with Option 1).
Responses should be 2-4 paragraphs long overall. That means if you select Option 3, the required response & the selected response should add up to 2, 3, or 4 paragraphs overall.
1A. REQUIRED: Haselton & Gangestad, 2006: Desires & Mate Guarding
1B. Choose one additional prompt on Sex Differences
2A. REQUIRED: Is Love Colorblind? (Lundquist & Lin, 2015): Describe & discuss findings related to the racial hierarchy of mating preferences for lesbian, straight female, gay, & straight male daters.
2B. Choose one additional prompt from the 3 options below:
3A. REQUIRED: They’ll Go With the Lighter: Tri-Racial Aesthetic Labor (Walters, 2018)
3B. Choose one additional prompt on Bullying & Status from the 3 options below:
Feel free to vent as well. Venting is also the correct answer for a year like 2020.
Second wave feminism largely succeeded in reducing the hyper sexual objectification of women, particularly in the workplace, popular culture, & mass media. This can be seen in current day Body Positive, Dove Real Beauty, Lean In messaging, etc.
Third wave feminism has largely succeeded in arguing for people’s right (especially women’s) to utilize their sexuality for personal, monetary, or otherwise utilitarian gain. This can be seen in current day [insert literally any social media platform], Only Fans, etc.
The juxtaposition of these 2 successes is crystal clear. Is it a problematic duality that requires a resolution, or can the two coexist?