Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Date Information

May 2015

Department

English

First Advisor

Perry Glasser

Abstract

The basis of this project was to create an online magazine geared towards the subject of women in music. In today's society, women are still seen and treated as second-class citizens. In particular, women are considered to be less talented and are typically taken less-seriously than their male counterparts. Because of this, it is important to showcase female musicians in a strong, empowering light in order to show and fix the sexism and misconstrued ideals in today's society.

For this project, I read both music and feminist publications in order to better understand the subject matters and industries. I had to continually stay up-to-date with music blogs and websites in order to discover new music and artists that would complement my magazine.

The end result was an e-zine that showcased female musicians in a positive light. I made sure to write each article so females were portrayed as accomplished, hard-working, and unique members of the music industry and society as a whole.

Seeing all these articles together in a cohesive manner made it clear that misogyny is apparent and impossible to ignore in today's society. Creating a visual representation of influential women will encourage both women and men to pursue their passions despite obstacles and challenges.

Comments

The e-zine can be found at: http://unrealzine.wix.com/unreal

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