Yes it fucking does, people are smart and aware of media propaganda outside of the bubble of this particular college, just because you go to a women’s college doesn’t mean you’re more aware of privilege than everyone else, don’t put yourself on a pedestal and DON’T SHARE YOUR FEELINGS IN AN 80-PERSON LECTURE.
More than anything, I hate the false elitism of “the doesn’t happen everywhere.” Yeah, if you use the passive voice, you’re right. Media literacy doesn’t just happen. You have to teach people. You have to seek out people who are interested in listening to you. You have to stop addressing people as though you’re the better, smarter, more valuable contributor to your discussions. You have to actually have discussions! NOTHING JUST HAPPENS. YOU HAVE TO DO IT.
And many Smithies I’ve met are blissfully ignorant about many a subject addressed in the SWG class. Many more non-Smithies I know could fucking teach this class. Don’t take this “more educated than thou” attitude. It won’t get you anywhere.