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Women and the media - part 1

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Introduction to media representations of women to my USG - Freedom discussion group class.

UT Austin

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Women and the media - part 1

  1. 1. Today• Disclosures:Former slut-shamerCurrent research: Media violence, mediarepresentations of victimization, female sourcesin the 2012 elections, coverage of the so-called“women’s issues”.
  2. 2. • Miss representation: http://vimeo.com/28066212• The Bechdel Test for movies:1. It has to have at least two women in it (who have names)2. Who talk to each other3. About something besides a manGOOD LUCK!
  3. 3. http://bechdeltest.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLF6sAAMb4s&feature=plcphttp://squarise.com/2011/09/bechdel-test-is-matters/

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