Positive representations of teenage girls
Post Feminism <ul><li>Back lash to feminism in reaction to second wave feminism, and which attempted to redefine the women...
Contemporary Magazines <ul><li>More women work for teenage girl magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>Mythical image presented to t...
Curran 1996 <ul><li>It provides the frame work for women’s magazines in </li></ul><ul><li>the 1990’s and marks </li></ul><...
Rperesentation <ul><li>Girls are consumers – lots of clothes and makeup are advertised in these magazines. There role in t...
Theory <ul><li>McRobbie – girls are in a privileged position as opposed to usual subservient roles developed in the media....
Bignall <ul><li>‘ while the cover image is for women to look at, it is constructed with reference to a wider social code i...
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  1. 1. Positive representations of teenage girls
  2. 2. Post Feminism <ul><li>Back lash to feminism in reaction to second wave feminism, and which attempted to redefine the women's movement. Post Feminism endorses consumerism and the idea of powerful women who no longer need movements or collective actions to establish rights or equality. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contemporary Magazines <ul><li>More women work for teenage girl magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>Mythical image presented to the reader, one of femininity and pleasure. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide entertainment, and expectations about being a </li></ul><ul><li>woman. </li></ul><ul><li>They represent luxury and pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>For yourself. (different from JACKIE) </li></ul><ul><li>Empower girls – represented as </li></ul><ul><li>Predators‘ – boys are the prey. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes: ‘Increase your powers of </li></ul><ul><li>seduction’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Sex tactics no man can resist’. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are represented as the dominant gender. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Curran 1996 <ul><li>It provides the frame work for women’s magazines in </li></ul><ul><li>the 1990’s and marks </li></ul><ul><li>a new movement in </li></ul><ul><li>the construction of </li></ul><ul><li>female sexual identities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rperesentation <ul><li>Girls are consumers – lots of clothes and makeup are advertised in these magazines. There role in the magazines are of consumers. </li></ul><ul><li>A countertype representation to the historical representations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Theory <ul><li>McRobbie – girls are in a privileged position as opposed to usual subservient roles developed in the media. Magazines that show young women in lead roles provide positive and enabling representations. </li></ul><ul><li>Tessa Perkins – Not all stereotypes are negative. </li></ul><ul><li>Realism theory – verisimitude </li></ul><ul><li>De Fleur – Social Value (society has changed and teenage girls are more dominant than they used to be). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bignall <ul><li>‘ while the cover image is for women to look at, it is constructed with reference to a wider social code in which feminine means taking pleasure in looking at ones self, and taking pleasure in being looked at by men’. </li></ul><ul><li>(A post feminist view point) </li></ul>

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