The resources in this learning block are examples of artifacts that have helped create new attitudes toward women and the LGBT community while at the same time being influenced by society’s changing views. Use these examples and the information presented in the overview to complete the first table on this week’s worksheet:
In the first column, provide an example of a contemporary artifact that either helps create change in the way women or LGBT people are perceived, or has been influenced by society’s changing views of women and LGBT members. In the second column, state in two to three sentences the reason you selected this artifact.
An example of an artifact that may have changed the perception of women is the novel The Hunger Games and its film adaptation, featuring the strong lead female character Katniss. An example of an artifact that may help shape society’s views of LGBT individuals is the TV show Modern Family, featuring Mitch and Cam.
In one to two sentences, answer the following question: Based on the description in the article Making Asian American Women Visible: The Joy Luck Club, what influence might Tan’s novel, and similar artifacts, have on broader American culture? Can you think of another artifact that has had a similar impact?