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The Media And Gender Inequality

- It does not just merely exist in everyday life; it is a powerful outlet that establishes cultural norms and influences how people view the world. The media can also be a direct reflection of what a particular society values, such similarities and differences between the way genders are portrayed. This paper will focus specifically on how media portrays women in our culture. The objective of this research is to determine if there is a bias in the media related to gender inequality, and if so, why such a gap exists....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Mass media, Disney Princess]

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Gender Media And The Media

- ... The typical male figure’s style would be shorts, a cap, tennis shoes, and a polo shirt. But who said all men have to dress that way. Not all men have to wear that to be seen as a man by the media. Yet another stereotype for men in the media is activities they do. Not all boys or men have to play videogames, golf or football, but they do. The media sees these activities as typical between boys and men. As my brother, Issac Gallegos, said, “Yes, I am being pressured by the media. Why is it that I have to be a strong, independent male or a feminine, flamboyant male....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender role]

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Media and Its Effects on Gender Stereotypes

- In addressing the question it is first necessary to understand what is meant by 'mass media'. The Collins English Dictionary defines mass media as "the means of communication that reach large numbers of people in a short time, such as television, newspapers, magazines, and radio" (Collins English Dictionary 5th edition, 2000, pp 957). This therefore suggests that any medium that conveys information to the people is categorised as mass media. By looking at two forms of media, this essay will examine how much the media can be charged with causing and further exaggerating gender-based stereotypes in society....   [tags: Media Stereotyping of Gender Roles]

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Gender, Race, And Media Representation

- The media, through its many outlets, has a lasting effect on the values and social structure evident in modern day society. Television, in particular, has the ability to influence the social structure of society with its subjective content. As Dwight E. Brooks and Lisa P. Hébert write in their article, “GENDER, RACE, AND MEDIA REPRESENTATION”, the basis of our accepted social identities is heavily controlled by the media we consume. One of the social identities that is heavily influenced is gender: Brooks and Hébert conclude, “While sex differences are rooted in biology, how we come to understand and perform gender is based on culture” (Brooks, Hébert 297)....   [tags: Sociology, Gender role, Patriarchy, Gender]

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Gender Stereotypes And The Media

- ... A huge proportion of the States had their facts mixed up, by a TV show that doesn’t even pretend to be true. This is one of the myriad examples of the ‘absolute might’ of the media, be under no illusion, if you work in the media you are in the business of ‘thought-control’, and anyone that doesn’t accept that is lying to themselves. Back to the question at hand, and let’s look at the most glaringly obvious example of this, Page 3. Now, for a introspective, philosophical, psychologically-aware human being – seeing a topless woman in the newspaper doesn’t consciously (or sub-consciously, if you properly address it), leave the lasting impression that “women are objects” – however, again, th...   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Transgender, Woman]

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Gender Stereotyping And The Media

- Gender stereotyping has been ongoing throughout history. The media has been distorting views by representing gender unrealistically and inaccurately. It created an image of what "masculinity" or "femininity" should be like and this leads to the image being "naturalized" in a way (Gail and Humez 2014). The media also attempts to shape their viewers into something ‘desirable’ to the norm. This essay will focus on the negative impacts of gender-related media stereotypes by looking at the pressures the media sets on both women and men, and also considering the impacts on children....   [tags: Gender, Stereotype, Sociology, Male]

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Gender Stereotypes in Media

- The judgments we make about people, events or places are based on our own direct impressions. But for most of the knowledge, we rely on media. The media actually re-present the world to us. However, the media only shows us some aspects of the world, ignoring the rest. So basically, the media chooses what is to be shown and what is to be discarded (Andrew Pilkington and Alan Yeo (2009)). . In this essay, I will explain what stereotypes are and primarily give an example of a famous men’s magazine called ‘nuts’ and explain how these stereotypes are created by print and the digital media and what are their impacts on people....   [tags: Media Stereotyping of Men and Women]

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Impact of Gender in Media and Film

- I have to start and apologize for my cynical view. It is difficult for me to separate emotional stimulus from a purely analytical approach. Without using Carl Sagens Baloney Detection Kit at my side I easily diverge from logical analysis approach and immerse myself in my emotional defense. What I want to do is pull two separate and different works together and focus on the impact of gender in media and film. First I will summarize my position then address the two selected works. One work is from noted Marxist Louis Althusser where he points out eight different Ideological State Apparatus (ISA) of which I will focus on two for this writing, the family ISA and the culture ISA....   [tags: Femininity, Masculinity, Society]

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The Significance of Gender in Media

- In a multi-mediated world, societies are bombarded with endless streams of information, the construction of which becomes central to their understanding and perceptions of the world around them. Stories of violence and death are eminently newsworthy, yet as this essay will explore, when combined with sex and sexual deviance, they become an even more dangerous and potent media cocktail. In an attempt to explain female offending, the media engage with leading and common sens notions of femininity and masculinity....   [tags: Female Offenders, Crime]

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Gender Discrimination in Sports Media

- Most people watch some form of sports, whether it be the Olympics or the highlights on ESPN. The NBA and NHL playoffs are underway and theyit seems to be the only news on ESPN. There is almost no coverage of the WNBA playoffs or any female athletics. Tennis isone of the only big sports on ESPN for women. While during the Olympics the coverage seems to be non-stop and close to equal. Women’s participation in sport is at an all-time high and has almost become equal with men’s, however,. sSports media does notfails to show this equality and skews the way we look at these athletes....   [tags: sociology, gender studies, skewing]

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Media And The Social Construction Of Gender

- Assignment 4: Media and the Social Construction of Gender It is scary to see the influence the media has on us, because of both its nature we can be directly and indirectly permeated by their agenda. The fact that media’s main goal is to make us vulnerable in order to feed into this consumer economic structure scares me. I want to say I am a critical consumer, but after watching some of these videos and reading on gender roles I can not say that with full affirmation. Media and socialization have influences my gender role because of my sex....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Role]

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Media 's Impact On Gender

- When a baby is born and wrapped in a pink or blue blanket, they are continuously bombarded with socialization into their gender. Gender is not biological, but is socially constructed by a set of behavior patterns. Femininity and masculinity are culturally determined and are a matter of choice. As we grow up we learn what is expected our gender identity from parents, schools, media, peer pressure. These representations are so strong that we as a society tend to copy the models that we see in our everyday lives....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Man, Patriarchy]

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Social Media And Gender Roles

- Wow. Do they grow really grow sexy ladies only on the East Coast. Society today has created discontentment amongst the sexes through labeling and misconceptions while shifting focus on gender roles. Comments solely based on place of employment are unacceptable. Countless factors are associated with this ignorant nonsense. This problem is not one sided. Even though men remain the largest offenders the female race is not very far behind. Additional factors like access to media or who is using the latest high tech gadgets can be ones worse enemy....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Gender Roles : Toys, Games, And Media

- Gender Roles in Toys, Games, and Media Most children remember the kinds of things they played as kids. Like hopscotch, playing house, watched Yu-Gi-Oh. And played with the cards, marbles, or maybe even spent their time playing GameBoy. However did any of these childhood entertainments have an effect on us growing up. And does it influence and encourage our Gender Roles. For the most part toys, games, and media do have an effect to some extent it does reinforce our idea of gender roles when children grow up and play into their character....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender identity]

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Media 's Gender Role Stereotypes

- Nimi Badwalz Mrs. Washington English Writing 300 28 September 2014 Media’s Gender-Role Stereotypes Hannan Goodall, author of Media’s Influence on Gender Stereotypes, once said “If as a society we refuse to accept certain gender stereotypes as truth, then the media makes may not be as inclined to center their message on them”. Do you ever wonder why Windex commercials generally show women cleaning the windows instead of men. Or why beer commercials show men sitting around watching sports with their buddies while sipping a beer instead of women....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Gender identity]

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Gender Socialization Part II : Annotated Bibliography On Media, Gender Roles, And Androcentrism

- ... (2014) noticed some flaws in previous research saying that it only measured hypermasculinity when there’s different levels of masculinity to be observed. Corprew et al. (2014) also noticed that in previous research when testing the men, the test used old language and was written in such a way that forced men to make a choice which would have produced inaccurate results. In this article and new round of research Corprew et al. (2014) created the ADMI-60 that measured five factors of hypermasculinity: hypermasculinity, sexual identity, dominance & aggression, conservative masculinity, and devaluation of emotion....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender identity, Masculinity]

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Media 's Influence On Gender Roles

- ... In television women are portrayed as submissive to men, being only sexual objects. Women are often scantily clad in television and seen primping or grooming more than men. According to Linda Holtzman’s “Gender: In Pink and Blue and Vivid Color”, “Women are portrayed in all media as being primarily involved in relationships and men more often portrayed in their careers” (Holtzman 72). If a woman does start to gain power or prominence, she is often punished or shown in a bad light. Some would argue though that there are instances in which women are portrayed differently, such as in soap operas....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Femininity]

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Gender Roles in the Media

- The media prove that the control that men seek over women is broken when women take control of the power that they have. The Media portray Women as being able to succeed in their lives. Peggy Olsen, a main character in the show Mad Men, started out as a typical working girl, not prostitutes and lovers but a secretary in an upper class business office. She had made it well, her own desk, a typewriter, and the best employee in the office, Don Draper. The other members of staff were jealous of how well taken care of Don was, Peggy was the best secretary that he had ever had....   [tags: women, portray, passions, character]

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Traditional Gender Roles in Media

- The role of women in media is based upon traditional gender roles and are seen as being empowered only sexually and through the use of their bodies. Males are depicted as dominate and controlling only relinquishing power to women before and during sex, but not after. The music video for the song “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent shows the nature of these relationships in popular culture. The video begins with 50 Cent driving into the gates of a mansion in his sports car. When he enters the doors he is greeted by numerous women scandalously dressed....   [tags: sexually, 50 cent, music videos]

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Media Analysis of Gender

- First of all, in The Simpsons, the scene where we get into the actual plot of the story opens with Marge and Lisa walking into a department store that sells dolls. The gender stereotype that girls are only interested in playing with dolls is reinforced here as a huge selection of Malibu Stacy dolls is on display with a throng of screeching, bloodthirsty girls tearing the store apart. Lisa says, “I’m warning you mom, I might get a little crazy.” and immediately knocks down a girl and snatches another in a choke-hold to be the first in line for the new Malibu Stacy doll....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Do Gender Stereotypes Of The Media Have A Negative Impact On Society?

- ... Because President Palmer in the TV programme 24, was black. Seriously. A huge proportion of the States had their facts mixed up, by a TV show that doesn’t even pretend to be true. This is one of the myriad examples of the ‘absolute might’ of the media, be under no illusion, if you work in the media you are in the business of ‘thought-control’, and anyone that doesn’t accept that is lying to themselves. Back to the question at hand then, and let’s look at the most glaringly obvious example of this, Page 3....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Transgender, Gender role]

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Gender Based Stereotype in the Media

- Introduction The media plays an extremely important and arguably the most powerful role in shaping the perception individuals and members of the public holds towards themselves and their surroundings. This therefore makes it extremely difficult for one to maintain his/her unique self identity or perception of others without the influence of the media. People will define themselves and others based on the messages insinuated by the media. The problem hence emerges when the media insinuate the wrong and negative messages, consequently leading to unwarranted stereotypes....   [tags: sexual stereotype, feminism, masculinity]

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A Contemporary Understanding Of Media And Gender

- Discuss the ways in which feminist theories have informed a contemporary understanding of media and gender. Consider at least TWO feminist perspectives in your answer. This essay will explore various feminist theories, which have accompanied with the contemporary ideas of media and gender, in relation to the feminism theory and individual analysis with feminist perspectives in mind. “Gender is not exactly the same as sex; moreover, sex is more physiological, whereas gender can be considered more social, political and cultural....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Gender Biases in Sport Media

- ... Beginning in 1980 and continuing through the 1990’s, one study examined the photos of feature stories of 72 issues of Sports Illustrated to analyze the coverage of women’s sports. In 1980, women were shown in just 12.1 percent of the stories (Bishop 190). When the feature stories were analyzed again in 1996, women only appeared in 18 photos in feature stories, leaving men to take 90.6 percent of the Sports Illustrated feature stories (190). Sports Illustrated is certainly not the only offender of denying women equal sports coverage in print media....   [tags: inequality between men and women]

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Media and Gender Stereotyping

- 1 ABSTRACT Past research found that media culture, particularly magazines, present stereotypical notions of gender. Gender stereotypes are not inflexible, like a barometer stereotypes change to reflect both societal and cultural values. This research set out to study current gender stereotypes types in four popular magazines (Marie Claire, GQ, Shape and Men's Health). The advertisements were categorised into gender specific and gender neutral adverts. The results found that the mode for gender specific adverts for both men and women's magazines related to female specific related adverts....   [tags: Media Stereotyping of Men and Women]

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How Does Gender Relations Get Represented By The Media?

- ... The media are simultaneously players and creators of female and male models, this means, what socially and culturally is considered suitable of being a woman and being a man. People are their own gender identity, male or female, assuming the norms, values and attitudes of the corresponding identity. In this way each person internalizes which are necessary to meet the expectations set out in their gender identity guidelines. So stereotypical representation affects the whole of society, both women and men, to transmit a limited image pigeonholed into rigid patterns of femininity and masculinity and established....   [tags: Stereotype, Gender, Archetype, Ethnic stereotype]

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Media and Gender Power

- The topic I am undertaking is Gender power. Throughout all forms of the media it is obvious to see that we live in a world that is obsessed with sexuality. Magazine advertisements, magazine pictures, commercials and even ads on the internet are shown in a sexual way and women are usually the objects of sexualisation in these ads. Media is the most powerful source of how we view men and women. Throughout our daily lives, media implants its messages into our minds like a disease. All forms of media communicate images of the sexes, many of which perpetuate unrealistic, stereotypical and limiting perceptions....   [tags: sexuality, magazine ad, commercials]

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The Effects Of Media On The Media

- The purpose of this paper is to describe the extreme damage caused through sexualization in the media. The question at hand is, what are the damaging effects on women that is influenced through the media. This of course meaning, exactly what are the impacts on daily life that women suffer as a result of sexualization presented in everyday media. Therefore, this would lead to the hypothesis that the media is influencing the sexualization of girls and causing the negative effects and that the null-hypothesis would then state that the media does not effect the sexualization of girls and has no effect on them....   [tags: Gender, Female, Advertising, Mass media]

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Media Influences on Developing Stereotypes

- It is evident that in society how the media is playing a major role in influencing the formation of gender stereotypes in the minds of children and adults. Effortlessly a person might come across a TV show or an article which is targeted toward a specific race and ethnicity by depicting stereotypes of others. While surfing the internet, I came across an article on a blog known as Elite Daily. Elite Daily is known as a sexist blog targeted towards young men. The site used gender stereotypes in order to put men on a pedestal....   [tags: Gender Stereotypes, Media]

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images of gender in the media

- Finding a simple or concrete definition of gender maybe near impossible. Gender roles are what men and woman learn and internalize as the way they are supposed to act. These roles are commonly thought of as natural rather than a construction of culture. Gender is thought to flow from sex, rather then being a matter of what the culture does with sex. This theory is widely and exhaustively debated, according to Wood “Sex is based on biology; Gender is socially and psychologically constructed” (Wood 19)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effects of Printed Media on Gender Roles

- I will be looking at women’s 'to-be-looked-at-ness', and examining the representations of women as objects of the male gaze and male desires. In simple terms, a stereotype is the application of one (usually negative) characteristic to a whole group. The stereotype is an easy concept to understand, but there are some points you need to consider when looking at media representations with regard to stereotyping. For a stereotype to ‘work’ it needs to be recognisable to the audience and when so recognised, then judgements are made about the subject....   [tags: Media Stereotyping of Men and Women]

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Gender Representaion in the Media

- ... Generally, actors have a larger casting rate as compared to actress. Women’s role is to bring charm in the movies and to attract men audience toward the movie. Women are used to catch attention of young audience with body exposer. Now a days, women are playing a key role in every field. Females proved that they can perform all tasks which males can do. We usually talk about equality between men and women, so they should be given equal preference in media. Age and beauty matters a lot for women, young and beautiful women are promoted in movies, advertisements and TV shows....   [tags: inequality, roles, age]

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Mistaken Beliefs of Gender Commonly Heard in Our Society

- Paper #1 Internet Assignment Boys will be boys and girls shouldn’t get dirty. These are just a couple common mistaken beliefs of gender commonly heard in our society. As individuals, young people are continually bombarded by messages, whether subtle or intended, that reflect society’s expectations of gender. Media is profoundly implicated in the process of defining and framing gender and is also often the main offender behind the perpetration of gender stereotypes. Media consumers process the messages and form assumption about what is appropriate and what is and is not for males and females....   [tags: gender portrayals in media and adverstising]

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Gender Options on Facebook

- On February 13th, Facebook added a new feature to its ever-growing customization regime; now users can choose a gender option other than “male” or “female”. Many people were startled by this because, after all, what else could there be. Actually, there’s now fifty-eight things it could be, ranging from agender to pangender and everything in between. There has been much debate on the necessity of these new options, some arguments being stronger than others. For many, it has become a debate on human rights....   [tags: Facebook, Social Media, Gender]

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Portrayal Of Women During The Media

- Portrayal of Women in the Media My research topic I have chosen or the question I did my research on is: How does the way that women are portrayed on television affect the way women are seen in society. I am interested in this topic for the reason that in a lot of my classes we have been talking about stereotypes for women and also stereotypes of people just in general. I also have been learning a lot about the roles women have or what is expected of them compared to a man and what is expected of him....   [tags: Sociology, Gender role, Mass media, Gender]

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Gender Roles in the Media

- From the moment they are born and wrapped in a pink or blue blanket, a child's gender is unmistakable. From this point on, they will continuously be bombarded with the socialization into their gender by many sources. One of the main sources of this socialization is media, more specifically television. The purpose of this paper is to describe gender roles and stereotypes, and to take a closer look at how the media's representation and portrayal of males and females affects children. Gender differences are the "sets of attributes socially and culturally constructed on the basis of birth assignment as male or female" (Creedon, 1993, p.5)....   [tags: Socialization Female Male Differences Essays]

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Media 's Effect On Children

- ... The media hypersexualizes women and creates the idea that they are objects of desire for men to obtain while at the same time creating an unrealistic standard of beauty for other women to constantly try to achieve. In her article, Stephanie Berberick points out that, "The representation of women in the media has always been exploitative. It has, throughout the years, reduced women to being nothing more than objects to be won, prizes to be shown off, and playthings to be abused. It has also created a definition of beauty that women compare themself to....   [tags: Gender, Female, Mass media, Girl]

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Gender Stereotyping: A Negative Effect on Youth

- In today’s world, the media has a great rein on youth as opposed to 10 or 20 years ago. Now a day we see children as young as 6 are able to get their hands on iPhones, iPads and other media devices that are available to them. Perhaps it is to play games, take a picture, or pass the time while they wait for something. But, no matter what it is, it has an influence on them. A factor that is played in today’s media that influences youth is that of gender stereotyping. It is the behavioral norms that are thought to be appropriate in today’s world....   [tags: Media, Gender Sterotyping, Young Adults]

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Gendered Media: The Journey to Gender Identity

- In a study done by The 4Th Estate, the results showed men are quoted around five times more than women in stories regarding women (Pesta 1). With media being so male centered, it is not surprising that often women become the target of sexual objectification in all realms of media. With the concept of “Sex Sells” still holding true, many advertising outlets have continued to fund ads with sexually focused content. Whether you are listening to the radio, reading your favorite magazine, or just window shopping in the mall you are being targeted by media’s gendered advertising....   [tags: Traditional Expectation, Social Lights]

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Analysis of Gender Sterotyping of the Television Show the Big Bang Theory

- Gender stereotypes are constantly around us in today’s society and are something we virtually cannot escape. Some individuals may learn gender stereotypes from their family or from peer influences, but one of the biggest contributors to this that is sometimes unnoticed is the media. An analysis of the television show The Big Bang Theory reveals one important aspect of the media: the messages it portrays about gender. Stereotyping is the belief that all individuals with a common characteristic are the same in certain aspects....   [tags: sterotyping, media, gender]

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Gender Inequality in Hollywood

- Stereotypes in our society are not uncommon. We come across them every day without realizing it. It is in our human nature to create expectations of the people around us, which could be based upon their ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or other factors. Stereotypes help us categorize a vast group of people that we may not know anything about, to think that they are smaller and less intimidating. I believe that the blame for these cookie-cutter patterns can lead directly back to the media in every sense of the word....   [tags: stereotypes, media, gender inequality, movies ]

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Media's Representation of old Gender Stereotypes

- In todays society, it is very simple to fall into the falsified world created by the media. At a very young age we are bombard and exposed to various forms of media that imply stereotypical messages. These messages communicate how men and women are perceived within society. In 1991 Katha Pollitt developed The Smurfette Principle - the theory that the media’s portrayal of gender has influential effects on children. This principle continues to present itself in modern forms of media, not only impacting children but adults as well....   [tags: marketing strategies]

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Media Representation Of Different Genders, Sexualities, Races, Religions And Mental Disorders

- ... The importance of representation lies in the fact that media is essential for supporting and setting societal expectations, and determines how we perceive the world. If we view the world through a prejudiced perspective where people are put into boxes based on stereotypes, it will affect how we treat people and often create a toxic environment. It determines which identities will be outcast or become the minority, or viewed lower: females, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ communities, etc … Seeing someone like you, someone who shares your experiences or certain parts of your identity, means to find someone who you can relate to, showing that you are not alone in your struggle....   [tags: Gender, Female, Mass media, Male]

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Gender And Gender Roles Within The Workplace Within Family, Education, Peer Groups, And Mass Media

- As we grow, we learn how to behave from those around us. Gender socialization occurs through family, education, peer groups, and mass media. Each agent reinforces gender roles by creating and maintaining formal expectations for gender-specific behavior. Exposure also occurs through other agents, such as religion and the workplace. Repeated exposure to these agents over time leads people into a false sense that they are acting naturally based on their gender, rather than following a socially constructed role....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Femininity]

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The Media 's Influence On Women

- What price do individuals pay to become perfect, and who sets these standards for individuals. The media is responsible for putting these standards amongst individuals across the United States and the world. Men and women are always being critiqued on how they act, how they look, et cetera. Over the past decade, women have recently caught the attention of the media more than men have on how they structure themselves. The media has forced women to become an ugly truth. Women in the media have become objectified in advertisements, video games, TV, entertainment, movies, magazines, and websites....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Mass media]

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The Media And Its Effects On Children 's Development

- ... We live in a world surrounded by commercialism. Companies need to influence people to buy more products. But are they going too far when companies target young children in order for more profits. The LEGO story is a perfect example of gender targeting. LEGOs were designed to be a universal building toy for boys and girls. In 1981, Rachael Giordano was featured in a LEGO advertisement. At age three, she was holding a LEGO set wearing jeans and a t-shirt. She was not wearing any pink. Fast forward 35 years and LEGO now produces several pieces that are only targeted for girls....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Mass media, Transgender]

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Social Media's Impact on Gender Roles: An Annotated Bibliography

- Although teenage girls can be impacted nagatively, it also makes them aware of the issues that face women in our world today and empowers them to make a change. Askar, Jamshid G. "Social Media's Impact on Teen Romance, Sexism Generates Controversy." DeseretNews.com. Desert News, 1 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. This site is very credible as it is a news organization and written by someone with a lengthy resume, but there are more well-known sources that could be used. This article discusses how the claims that the internet is ruining teen relationship’s are greatly exaggerated....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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Media Stereotyping of Men and Women

- After watching television and flipping though ads and articles in several magazines, the stereotyping of men and women is so apparent but at the same time society is so blind to it. In society parents teach their children gender roles at a very early age. Gender roles refers to the attitudes, behavior, and activities that are socially defined as appropriate for each sex learned through the socialization process. Males are traditionally expected to show aggressiveness and toughness, and females are expected to be passive and nurturing....   [tags: Gender Roles in the Media]

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Gender Changes In Popular Media

- Gender Differences as Portrayed in LIFE Magazine from 1937-1960 Between the years of 1937 and 1960,LIFE underwent changes involving the portrayal of the genders. In popular literature, stereotypes and views of certain subjects are often displayed for future study. In the case of gender differences, advertisements and articles yield the best portrayal of gender stereotyping of the time. The following issues of LIFE magazine were used in this paper: January-February 1937, January-February 1945, January-February 1952, and January-February 1960....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Launch of a Women’s Radio Station in the City of Herat, Afghanistan

- ... By describing the women's radio station as a tool for women's instruction and culture, and inviting the Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan to the radio station's launch, Radio Sahar was able to receive Ismail Khan's last minute support. Radio Sahar was launched in October 2003. The women usually had very little time to prepare the shows; they would use the time available to them during the playing of songs or pre-packaged programmes to plan for the next day (and on all-too-frequent bad days, for the next half hour) of radio broadcasts....   [tags: gender and media development]

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Media Portrayal of Gender and Cultural Stereotypes During World War II and Current Times

- When you think of American history, do you think of war, slavery, or segregation. Something that these have in common is gender equality. Gender equality is something that has been an issue in America since the first day it was inhabited. This is a problem in America. A more particular time period would be, World War II. During this time, women were being used to do men’s jobs and duties but, they still had to have a feminine aspect to them. While most men were at war, the women picked up jobs playing baseball, and working in factories to build the necessary items for war and daily living....   [tags: slavery, segregation, gender equality]

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Media Affects How We View Gender Stereotypes

- Society plays a vital role in constructing our gender. Often times, it attempts to define what being a man or a woman is like. It makes an effort to use general terms to force human beings to conform to what society thinks is acceptable. For instance, society feels that men should be strong while women should be sensitive. However, numerous groups of individuals have forced society to modify its beliefs in regards to gender. As time passes, society has become more gender neutral in different aspects of life, such as in sports....   [tags: TV show, Women]

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Gender Role In Social Construction

- Gender Role In Social Construction Works Cited Missing      Everyone’s life is affected by social construction. This is the belief that knowledge is determined by society, and in turn (knowledge) is formed by the individuals that belong to the society. When an individual thinks of a doctor, lawyer, priest, engineer, or manager they usually picture males. While nurses, teachers, and housewives (emphasis on wives) are purely female professions in our society. This is social constructionist thought on what role a male/female should play in today’s society....   [tags: Gender Socialization Sex Essays Media]

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Media Stereotyping of Men and Women

- Throughout society, men and women have been expected to live by guidelines consisting of media generated ideas and ways of living out life. Both men and women’s thinking process are being altered the negative effects of society’s mass media. For both sexes, this repeating negative exposure causes a constant downfall in self-image and creates media influenced decisions that lead to unhealthy lifestyles. The media effects the thinking process of both men and women in negative ways therefore media needs to be heavily regulated.       Today’s young men are increasingly being influenced by the harming mass media....   [tags: Media Stereotyping of Gender]

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Effects of Gender on Education

- Effects of Gender on Education This topic is also well discussed in many of the standard textbooks, but a bit unevenly and a bit oddly. Thus Haralambos and Holborn (1990), or Barnard and Burgess (1996) have good sections specifically on gender and educational achievement. However, rather strangely, the section on education is treated almost entirely as a sort of empirical matter and not linked very well to the other admirable sections on gender generally, or gender in the family or work sections....   [tags: Gender Education Sexuality Media Essays]

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What are the Effects of Representation and Self-regulation in the Media in Respect to Gender and Sexuality?

- Introduction Media in its numerous forms is an endemic part of modern life. We are continually exposed to media texts and their representations of gender and sexuality. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in how these representations affect our perceptions of gender and sexuality. Initially I will define what is meant by representation and self-regulation in a media context. Secondly, I will examine debates around these issues including self-identity & role models, privacy & public interest and censorship & freedom of speech....   [tags: censorship, freedom of speech, self-identity]

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Gender Roles in Today’s Media: Deconstructing Barbie Disproportion

- For my final media report I chose to talk about the identity between men and women in today’s media; specifically African Americans. I have chosen to speak directly on how women are exploited in advertisements and the music industry itself and how men are looked at as the ones who hold power. My questions for my research that I wanted to further answer were what does the actual woman look like in the eyes of the media. Does this affect women in the real world. Why is it that the smallest things have the biggest impact....   [tags: body image, women, advertisement]

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Gender Roles in The Cosby Show

- Gender Roles in The Cosby Show On September 20, 1984 a show aired that changed the way we view gender roles on television. Television still perpetuates traditional gender stereotypes and in reflecting them TV reinforces them by presenting them as the norm (Chandler, 1). The Cosby Show, challenged the typical gender stereotyping of television, daring to go against the dominant social values of its time period. In its challenge of the dominant social view, the show redefined the portrayal of male and female roles in television....   [tags: Gender Television Media The Cosby Show Essays TV]

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A Beautiful Ideal: Advertising as Proscriptive, Not Merely Descriptive

- A Beautiful Ideal Contrary to the popular saying, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. Beauty and beauty ideals are delicate representations of their respective societies’ unique social, political, and economic beliefs. Definitions of beauty change throughout history, and across cultural and geographic lines. As a result of the hegemony of the modern male in society, the standards of beauty are often reflected and observed through the objectification of women. While there is no penultimate standard of beauty, an analysis of the representation of beauty exposes beauty ideals as manifestations of advertising and consumer culture....   [tags: Marketing, Gender Issues, Media]

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Assessment of the View That Mass Media Perpetuates Stereotypes of Gender

- Assessment of the View That Mass Media Perpetuates Stereotypes of Gender In this essay I will be writing about the way in which the mass media reinforces the idea of stereotypes of gender. The mass media has existed for many hundreds of years, and its role is to socialise us into different stereotypes such as Gender and Race. Gender is perhaps the basic category we use for sorting human beings. Essential ideas that we get about our own identity’s come from someone else’s perception of how a female/male should act/look....   [tags: Papers]

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The Transition of the Housewife

- As history demonstrates, conflicts always seem to emerge when the discussing a woman’s “place in society.” Before the late 20th century, the expectations of women were blatant; they were to perform housework, tend to their children, and above all, obey their husbands. As considered second-class citizens, they had none of the rights that a male in the US was granted. Most women accepted the roles that had been set out for them because it was the only one they knew. Their ancestors had performed the same duties for centuries and so they were content with the idea that it was their turn to be the housewife....   [tags: women, rights, culture, role, gender, media]

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Parody and a Parody Text in Culture

- Introduction With the new digital age came new accessibility and acceptability for audiences to be active members of media production. The internet, especially through sites such as YouTube, has allowed a greater number of individuals to connect across vast spans of geography to share in digital culture practices. Some of those practices, like popularizing “production, distribution, appropriation” would not be possible without digital technologies like YouTube (Russo & Coppa, 2012). The availability to contribute to all three processes has greatly impacted what Henry Jenkins (2006) calls the participatory culture....   [tags: gender, stereotypes, media]

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The Effects Of Body Images On Women

- Literature Review: The effects of body images presented in the media, concerning women Introduction Body images has always been somewhat of a concern to women, especially to those that are obsessed with beauty or those that feel insecure about themselves. Since the presence of mass media, the influence of body images and appearance played an important role amongst women. This topic is about the effects of mass media portrayals of body images amongst women. The purpose of this review is not to demonize the media or single-out a specific gender; it is to inform people about how women are effected by body images in the media....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Race, Mass media]

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`` Dear Future Husband `` By Meghan Trainor

- ... For example, Tide, a Proctor and Gamble laundry detergent, shares an advertisement of a father who is a stay-at-home dad taking care of his daughter, who loves her princess dress and wears it a majority of the week. In this advertisement the father is not only depicted in a masculine light by being placed in “jail” while his daughter roleplays as the sheriff, but the father is also shown playing princess-themed games with his daughter. Sharing the images of a man playing “girly” games with his daughter indicates a more equal society, meaning gender roles and stereotypes are obscured....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Mass media, Masculinity]

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Medi The Main Means Of Mass Communication

- ... This had the effect of allowing readers to have some hope for their own futures because of the success and popularity of Jorgensen. While the mere fact that lesbian and transgender issue were being discussed publicly there was a dark side of the conversation. In an excerpt from “Was It Right to Love Her Brother’s Wife So Passionately. Lesbian Pulp Novels and US Lesbian Identity, 1950-65”, Yvonne Keller highlights the love-hate relationship with lesbian pulp novels because while they offered a glimpse into lesbian life they also fed into negative stereotypes of lesbians....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Gender role, Mass media]

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The Objectification of Women

- Since the beginning of time, women have always been seen as things purely for the pleasure and benefit of men. Women have always been objectified. Objectification is seeing and treating a person as if they did not have thoughts and feelings, as if they had the status of an object.{1} Only in recent years have they begun to be seen as individuals of equal intelligence and ability. You may think, ”Women have had equal rights for a while. I do not see how this is a problem.” It may not seem like women were given their rights recently, but in our history, women have been treated objectively for thousands of years, even dating back to biblical times....   [tags: gender roles, pay, media, sexism]

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The Is A Man And Suck It Up, And `` Real Men Don 't Cry ``

- ... Even so, if people strongly believe that a real man should not be in touch with their femininity, these facts won’t change the way the individual thinks. Nicholas Carr a journalist states in his article ‘Is Google Making Us Stupid,” that Google is trying to develop the perfect search engine that it “understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want” (4). As much as these men want the internet to know it is okay to embrace femininity, people can and will simply ignore the photos or block the accounts that are posting the content....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Internet, Social media]

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The Agenda Setting And Framing Theory

- Sports content is constantly changing. Whether we analyze content from television, magazines or newspaper it has evolved over the years and continues to do so on a day-to-day basis. Sportscasters set an agenda and frame what topics they will discuss and how they will discuss them ahead of time. This is known as agenda setting and framing. Agenda setting is a conceptual framework that outlines the process by which the media facilitates a premeditated message. Framing is a second part to agenda setting, but instead it perceives how a message has already been constructed....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, ESPN, News media]

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Violence Against Women

- The media has become one of the main sources where people obtain their information from. This information can be taken in knowingly, or through subliminal messages. The media includes magazines, videos, commercials, television shows, and movies. Since, media has major influence over the public; violence being portrayed in the media is causing problems. Violence against women in the media has been happening for decades. The violence has been taking shape in many forms, as in emotional and physical violence....   [tags: media, sexuality, gender roles, commercials]

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The Media As A Media Obsessed Culture

- ... Diversity and inclusion is very powerful for those who may struggle with their identities in the real world and it can be beneficial to find a character on a television program to relate with. Representation in media is essential to creating an environment where disenfranchised folks can feel like their voices and experiences are heard and that they matter. Orange Is the New Black is also one of the first television series I’ve seen to portray an openly transgender woman, who is arguably one of the most revolutionary characters on the show....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Genderqueer, Gender identity]

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Women 's Portrayal Of Women

- ... Society sees this as normal for a man otherwise you are a wimp or not good enough. Magazines also advertises that men should always look good in their clothes and how they keep up their appearances. Men need to look confident and clean to women so products are there to help them do just that. All this power that the media holds is insane. They hold that power because we let them. They know exactly what bothers us, appeals to us, and what will attract our attention. The media not only holds this power, but they use it very wisely....   [tags: Mass media, Woman, Sociology, Gender]

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Media 's Influence On The Media

- ... Those disciplines that we human created are made to restrain our inner thoughts and trap them on the basis of physical differences of male and female bodies. In areas like science, economy and politics the amount of female professionals are way less than male professionals, not because women are inferior to men but is the underlying context of keeping the male dominated professional areas. This explains why female candidates and politicians are always under attacks and surveillance closely by the publics, which is biased and unfair as Hodkinson pointed out that feminists argues ‘media for reinforcing a patriarchal system in which women are subject to systematic male domination across soc...   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Gender and Its Role in Advertisement

- Advertising media is an everyday societal phenomenon. Advertising companies use various means to get people to buy their product or service. Advertisers craft a “semiotic world” with the aim of convincing their target market of the “rightness” of purchasing their product or service (Harris/Cambridge State University, Northridge). Advertising media also reflect the gender roles, namely masculinity and femininity, which inundate our environment on a daily basis. This essay will, through semiotic analysis, compare and contrast two different advertisements, to illustrate how gender roles are constructed within these representations....   [tags: Media, Commercial]

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The Change Of The Media

- ... Women are constantly treated badly and are stereotyped. Women are often times oversexualized and seem to be there merely for the decoration (Liebelson and Suebsaeng). They are often downplayed so much that they are displayed as sex symbols. The women appear to be passive and weak and therefore easy to take control of (The Artifice). They also portray the modern positions in today’s society that confine the women to the roles in a home setting. Although it is difficult to pinpoint what the “ideal” woman is like in today’s society, stereotypes are portrayed for women about their roles....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Male]

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Socialization Is The Most Important Agent Of Socialization

- ... They teach us what they want us to be taught. School is the next important agent of socialization. When we think of school we think the only purpose is to get an education where you go to learn to read and write. But we don’t just go to school to get an education. In school, we also learn social skills through interaction with teachers, other students, and staff. Schools have dances, clubs, and sports which prepare us for social situations now and in the future. In schools, children also learn about concepts such as gender and race, not only through their textbooks but also practically....   [tags: Sociology, Mass media, Peer group, Gender role]

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The Media As A Form Of Secondary Socialisation

- ... There is a significant importance to the representations of gender within our society, as they can provide imperative role models which then affect our value consensus and social norms. Almv et al (1984) suggests that representations of stereotypical roles for women are important as they define how we make sense of ourselves in the society. Whereas Gauntlett (2008) suggests that the media with the UK is massively diverse, as are audiences, thus meaning that messages about gender will be contradictory and incompatible with the needs of society....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Gender role, Feminism]

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The Portrayal Of Women 's Media

- The Portrayal of Women in Media In order to break gender roles, we need to bring awareness to them and discuss the different stereotypes and factors associated with various gender roles. This is an important topic to discuss as stereotypes have built off these expected gender roles and are used both offensively and sarcastically. I would like to bring awareness to the stereotypes surrounding women to help diminish them and raise the overall self-confidence for women. I would also like to discuss the effect of the development of women’s behavior in the media on the actual behavior of women because of how prominent stereotypes can be in the media....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Role, Transgender]

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Affected Self-Image

- People all around the world are being influenced by what’s become popular culture. From shirts to shoes, all the way to music to what’s being talked about most; all of it revolves around most popular icons today. While some choose not to pay attention to what’s “hot,” others seem to be changing their whole lifestyle to fit in with what’s going on in the world. Social media websites, magazines, music, people, and trends are coming into play during this huge cultural shift. Looking mainly at women, gender begins to play a role as to who cares more about their personal image inside and out....   [tags: social media, gender, impression, clothing]

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Masculinity in the Media

- Masculinity in the Media Masculinity has changed and evolved since the beginning of human creation. Males have had to adhere to the social norms of their time to survive without undue persecution. In the beginning of the 19th century, there was a shift in the way men could attain manhood. It was no longer easy for a man to enter into manhood with straightforward expectations and rituals. The state of manhood became difficult to obtain because of its precarious nature. During the same period, the industrial revolution was in full bloom giving birth to mass information outlets like newspapers, magazines, and advertisement: media....   [tags: Humans, Males, Malehood, Gender Roles]

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Media And Its Impact On Society

- Today media is part of our daily life, we have been gaining vast amount of information, news, fashion, lifestyle and many more through media. One can argue that media is just a normal everyday thing that we go through and doesn’t have any impact on us, besides information we consume. But looking deeper into the core of media it has influenced us in every aspects regarding how we think, look our self and view the world. It has a huge contribution to human development and our social life style. When it comes to gender knowledge, we learn about who we are through media and from our surrounding environment that is our family and friends who as well is part of the same society influenced similar...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Transgender]

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