“What is so attractive about watching dead white women?”
So basically, this is a course about TV shows and race. How is this useful to anyone?
Campus Reform reports:
Utah college offers ‘Dead White Women’ course
Westminster College in Utah is offering a course called “FILM*300M Dead White Women” that aims to critically assess why popular TV shows center “around the horrifying deaths or near deaths experienced by white women.”
The 4-credit course is offered for Spring 2023 and is being taught by Professors Stephanie Stroud and Eileen Chanza Torres.
The course description begins by stating, “[W]ith programing that holds salacious titles such as Stalked, Last Seen Alive, Surviving Evil, Southern Fried Homicide, House of Horrors: Kidnapped, Beauty Queen Murders, Dates from Hell and Swamp Murders the Investigative Discovery (ID) channel is the go to place to marvel at the frequency of violent deaths white women suffer at the hands of deranged murderers.”
“What is so attractive about watching dead white women? What is it about white women’s deaths that peeks our voyeuristic instincts? Do we as a culture find pleasure at the horrifying deaths of white women at the hands of abusive lovers and husbands?” are just some of the questions the course will ask students to ponder.
“It also needs to be noted that in between true crime stories about the murder of beauty queens, southern belles and the young white woman last seen walking home from school, the ID channel also includes series of white women as murderers,” the course description reads.
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