A video dialogue program for young women in the USA and Muslim countries
December 7th, 2007 at 12:50 pm
Posted by Zia in Sessions

With the winter vacation coming up in New York and Gabes, we’ve got three back-to-back Monday sessions on November 26th, December 3rd and December 10th. As a result, I’m scrambling to keep up with session summaries and videos! Videos will likely come the last week of December when I have a break from my day job, so stay tuned for new additions to the website in that timeframe.

As for our conversations, our discussion of food and cooking on 11/26 was followed by one on clothing, appearances and body image this past Monday. Videoconference connectivity issues plagued us for more than half the session, but once we finally connected it was a great conversation. We started out discussing where women bought their clothes, how often they shopped and if they spent lots of money on clothes. We also talked about influences of other cultures on our clothing choices, and whether people strove for a certain look or for individuality (the answer on both sides: definitely individuality over a certain acheived look). We discussed how much clothing shaped our views of other people, and the role parents played in what their children wore.

Our topic this coming Monday: the media.

 


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