Comments on: “I’ll just die if I don’t get this recipie!” http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/02/ill-just-die-if-i-dont-get-this-recipie/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:22:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/02/ill-just-die-if-i-dont-get-this-recipie/comment-page-1/#comment-4993 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 17:40:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=231#comment-4993 Color me envious of you, too, then!

]]>
By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/02/ill-just-die-if-i-dont-get-this-recipie/comment-page-1/#comment-4991 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 17:26:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=231#comment-4991 Oooh — One of my sister’s had the Cher doll that had hair that “really grew.”

I, not surprisingly, had the Wonder Woman doll.

]]>
By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/02/ill-just-die-if-i-dont-get-this-recipie/comment-page-1/#comment-4977 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:06:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=231#comment-4977 GayProf–maybe stereotypical, or just typical of being a child in the 1970s? I was totally envious of Chastity that she got to run out and jump into her parents’ arms on national TV! And–I haven’t showed you the photos yet, but I have an original Cher doll from the 1970s! (She’s part of the Barbie collection…) She was a strange doll, though, because they made her about at least an inch taller and bigger around than Barbies so that you’d have to buy a whole separate wardrobe for her, and she couldn’t share with her Barbie sisters…

]]>
By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/02/ill-just-die-if-i-dont-get-this-recipie/comment-page-1/#comment-4973 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:01:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=231#comment-4973 Didn’t the nineties give us “The Stepford Children?” Just the first step to the current baby-obsessed nonsense that dominates this nation.

I wish Cher had been more actively involved in my upbringing, though. Too stereotypical?

]]>
By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/02/ill-just-die-if-i-dont-get-this-recipie/comment-page-1/#comment-4951 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 12:06:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=231#comment-4951 I had a classmate in graduate school who said that anything after 1815 was current events. (She was a french historian, thus the choice of date.) So I’d just add that even if you’re interested in periods before the 1970s, the Berks will have lots of panels to interest you. There are more pre-19th C panels than at the 2005 Berks.

Just a little plug for periods before the 20th century, which I know Historiann values too!

]]>
By: Sisyphus http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/02/ill-just-die-if-i-dont-get-this-recipie/comment-page-1/#comment-4904 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 04:24:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=231#comment-4904 Yeah, I liked how in the original, for it to be a “horror” film, the women had to be seen as the heroes and the men as the villains. I guess the next sequel followed the men as the heroes and the robot-women as the horrible, malfunctioning villains. (Although one of my old roommates loved that the robot-women malfunctioned and ended up stabbing their husbands over breakfast: “More coffee? More coffee? More coffee?” was kind of a refrain in our house. The recent “remake” was just a confusing mess.

What did you think of Coppola’s _The Virgin Suicides_?

Oh, and if you want another 70s-themed movie for teaching, _Maryam_ (2000) is pretty good for getting discussion going. Aesthetically, it’s a little “after-school special” feeling, but it’s great for some background on the gas crisis/The Shah/anti-Arab sentiment as it follows a girl’s family trying to become “appropriately American.”

]]>