Thursday, February 18, 2010

We Missed The Hoff!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 5:13 PM

David Hasselhoff was on campus yesterday, but we missed it! Matt Lewis of the Wildcat got the scoop:


Cindy Cain, who teaches Sociology of Popular Culture, also met with Hasselhoff.

They discussed how Western popular culture has influenced other countries. Hasselhoff expressed interest in the ways in which popular culture could improve women’s rights and bring birth control and other types of progressive agendas to other countries.

“I thought it was very interesting, but there have also been some studies that have been done that show that Westernized media brings a lot of negative effects to some of these regions as well, like increased body-image issues for women and a lot of Western ideals that are not appreciated by the indigenous cultures,” Cain said.

“There is more rights for women and better birth control and the economy is better,” Hasselhoff said when talking to Cain about popular culture’s influence. “If you go to Abu Dhabi or Dubai, all those women are in burkas. Man, if you go to a party, they take that stuff off. They’re all wearing lingerie.”

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Music, Wine and Good Spirits at 2017 Sonoita Wine Country Harvest Fest on August 26

Featuring live music all day long, food & art vendors, henna tattoo artists and more. KJV will… More

@ Kief-Joshua Vineyards Sat., Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 370 Elgin Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 20 Things To Do in Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. In the Flesh: Tucson's March Against White Supremacy (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Laughing Stock: Late Nite Laugh Lessons (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. HOCO Fest 2017 Countdown: Willis Earl Beal (AKA Nobody) (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation