Hi my name is Sam. I’m a junior Communication Studies major at James Madison University in Virginia. This semester, one of my assignments is to keep a blog about something I want to advocate for, thus “Tough Guys and Sexy Girls: Misrepresentations in the Media” was born. My goal is to raise awareness of how patriarchal norms about each gender are portrayed in the media and how they have real world consequences. I’m a policy debater on the collegiate circuit. My interests include feminism, travel, crafting, and cooking. On my days off I love to hang out with my boyfriend and our Pom-chi puppy, Theodore “Teddy” Woofsevelt and watch the Food Network.