Thesis papers I'd like to read:
Fifty Shades of Culture: What the sales of and sex in 50 Shades of Grey says about our culture's approach to sexuality.
Magically Thin: Actresses on Diets vs Characters Who Eat Normally
Er...this one might need a better title. Basically, when you showcase a female character who has terrible eating habits (fast food, tons of candy, etc) on the show but is played by an incredibly thin actress, the message being sent is this: be thin, but do it magically.
I have more of these somewhere...