S T A R T E R
• Note down your initial responses to the following
images:
• State who they are
• Describe what each person...
D I S C U S S I O N
• How do you know any of this, if you have never met
these people?
• What you know is how the media ha...
REPRESENTATION AND
GENDER 2
CLARIFY THE DIFFERENCES BETW EEN SEX , GENDER AND SEX UALITY
ANALYSE THE GENDER REPRESENTATION...
S E X , G E N D E R A N D S E X U A L I T Y
• Sex - a person’s biological sex, whether they are
male or female
• Gender - ...
V O Y E U R I S M
• Erotic pleasures gained from looking at a sexual object (who is unaware of
being watched)
• Presence o...
F R E U D A N D S O C O P H I L I A
• Put simply, socophilia is the pleasure of watching -
refers to the mature adult’s de...
LAURA MULVEY AND THE MALE GAZE
• Mulvey sees the representation of women in film and
literature (therefore society in gene...
OBJECTIFICATION
• Objectification is related
to the ‘gaze’
• The persons gazed at are
objectified - treated as an
object w...
T H E B O N D G A Z E
T H E M A L E
G A Z E
• Analyse the following scene and
answer the following questions
• In what ways can we apply the mal...
POST FEMINISM
(1980S)
• A re-appriasal of Feminist
values
• Does not strive for equality as
this assumes men are ‘the best...
POST FEMINIST
READINGS
• Lady Gaga is not on show for the benefit
of male audiences, but is enjoying herself
experiencing ...
DEKH-LE
Look at the two video
game covers. Try to
identify feminist and post
feminist reading in regards
to the representation of
...
Q U E S T I O N S
• Do you play video games? If yes, how many hours per
day? If not, why?
• Do you find the female charact...
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Representation and gender 2

  1. 1. S T A R T E R • Note down your initial responses to the following images: • State who they are • Describe what each person is like • What you feel about them
  2. 2. D I S C U S S I O N • How do you know any of this, if you have never met these people? • What you know is how the media has represented these people to them
  3. 3. REPRESENTATION AND GENDER 2 CLARIFY THE DIFFERENCES BETW EEN SEX , GENDER AND SEX UALITY ANALYSE THE GENDER REPRESENTATION OF MEN IN ACTION MOVIES INTRODUCE SOME OF THE CRITICISMS OF GENDER REPRESENTATION
  4. 4. S E X , G E N D E R A N D S E X U A L I T Y • Sex - a person’s biological sex, whether they are male or female • Gender - roles or behaviours a person is socialised into according to their sex, whether they are masculine or feminine • Sexuality - a persons sexual preference, whether they are heterosexual (straight, homosexual (gay) or bisexual
  5. 5. V O Y E U R I S M • Erotic pleasures gained from looking at a sexual object (who is unaware of being watched) • Presence of women solely for the purpose of display (rather than narrative function) • Female on display as passive and objectified for a male gaze regardless of viewers gender • Voyeuristic treatment of female body in ‘male’ videos - use of dancers as adornments to the male ego • The inclusion of women for display is a staple elect in music videos - across all genres • Women connote to-be-looked-at-ness and are the object of the male gaze
  6. 6. F R E U D A N D S O C O P H I L I A • Put simply, socophilia is the pleasure of watching - refers to the mature adult’s desire to see things that are culturally forbidden or taboo.
  7. 7. LAURA MULVEY AND THE MALE GAZE • Mulvey sees the representation of women in film and literature (therefore society in general) as being dominated by a male point of view. Her belief is that the world is a patriarchy and that men have the ‘active’ roles and women ‘passive’
  8. 8. OBJECTIFICATION • Objectification is related to the ‘gaze’ • The persons gazed at are objectified - treated as an object whose sole value is to be enjoyed or posed by the voyeur
  9. 9. T H E B O N D G A Z E
  10. 10. T H E M A L E G A Z E • Analyse the following scene and answer the following questions • In what ways can we apply the male gaze theory to this scene? • How are the male characters active and the female characters passive? • How is the female characters to be looked-at-ness constructed by the Director? • How does the male character fulfil the role of the ‘gazer’?
  11. 11. POST FEMINISM (1980S) • A re-appriasal of Feminist values • Does not strive for equality as this assumes men are ‘the best’ - they wish to surpass male achievements • Objected to theories which position them as objets of the ‘male gaze’. • Identifies a ‘female gaze’ women actively desiring men
  12. 12. POST FEMINIST READINGS • Lady Gaga is not on show for the benefit of male audiences, but is enjoying herself experiencing different identities • She is successful, independent and in control • Connotes messages of Empowerment/Confidence/Independence to female audience • Offers messages of sexual empowerment - assertive, provocative and in control of ‘the gaze’ • Confident, sassy sexy icons challenging traditional assumptions about passive female sexuality
  13. 13. DEKH-LE
  14. 14. Look at the two video game covers. Try to identify feminist and post feminist reading in regards to the representation of gender.
  15. 15. Q U E S T I O N S • Do you play video games? If yes, how many hours per day? If not, why? • Do you find the female characters in the game strong and independent ? • Do you find the female characters in the games sexy? • Do you notice any form of inequality between the male and female characters in the games? • Do you know any video games that have a female hero?

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