Saturday, January 22, 2011

(un)biased imagery

Talking about privileged perspectives started me thinking about Illinois' recent decision to allow civil unions but disallow gay marriage.  Some saw this as a step towards greater equality between the alternative and mainstream sexualities, but many others considered it a blow to the movement for equal rights for every person, let alone those detractors protesting government recognition of any nontraditional union.

In talking about how to present this issue in a provocative way to get people to think about the role of gender in state-sanctioned relationships, the question was raised: what if we don't posit one type of relationship above another?  What if we present all relationships, same-sex and opposite-sex, as equal, and let the viewers choose their points of view? 

The issue: CNN's coverage

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