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Gender & media


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Gender & media

  1. 1. Gender & Media
  2. 2. OutlineGender? Sex? Woman and/or Men?Representing beauty & ugliness at an early ageRevisiting theories of media effectsIntroducing Gender Studies“Advertising women”
  3. 3. What’s the first thing that comes up toyour mind when you hear the word...
  4. 4. Womanly
  5. 5. Manly
  6. 6. Says who?
  7. 7. What are the earliest movies you remember from YOUR childhood?
  8. 8. Familiar?
  9. 9. What does a “bad” woman look like?
  10. 10. What about the men?Mickey Mouse Monopoly. Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power (2001)
  11. 11. How do movies, news shows, advertising, magazines, music videosetc. affect our idea of beauty, ugliness, of what is womanly, or manly?
  12. 12. Revisiting theories of media effects... vs.
  13. 13. Media Gender ?Studies Studies
  14. 14. What is gender? What is sex? Biological construct? Social construct? What’s on your ID card?What’s the word in Arabic for gender? sex?
  15. 15. Introducing Gender Studies Gender studies is a field of interdisciplinary study which analyses race, ethnicity, sexuality and location.Healey, J. F. (2003). "Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class : the Sociology of Group Conflict and Change".
  16. 16. Judith Butler: gender performativity Challenged the distinction often made between sex &gender; sex is biological while gender is culturally constructed. That is, both sex and gender are constructed. Gender Trouble: Feminism & the Subversion of Identity (1990)
  17. 17. Gender as a performativeIt is a “doing” that makes gender what it claims it is. We are not a gender, we do or perform a gender.
  18. 18. Calling for “gender trouble”, for people totrouble the categories of gender through performance
  19. 19. Looking at one example of relation between Gender & Media
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  25. 25. Blog about it. Tweet about it.A media image is a construction, therefore it can be changed!
  26. 26. Thank you!