Forum 7- Human Sexuality
Gender and the Media
Gender-based stereotypes are presented through the mass media. Locate an article, cartoon, or advertisement that conveys a gender message. Analyze the message by answering the following questions. Also, please attach your media or share the media’s url address.
- What is the message the media is trying to convey?
- What examples are used to convey this message?
- Does the message fit a gender-role stereotype? Why?
- Is the gender message consistent with your beliefs about gender?
2 reply posts. Initial posts must be a minimum of 250 words, reply posts a minimum of 150 words
Assignment 7: Sexual Tolerance: The Times They Are A’changing
People in the United States vary widely in their acceptance of the sexual and gender choices and orientations. Recent changes in the legality of same sex marriage, the changing role of women in the military, and increasing awareness of transgender issues have highlighted how much has changed in recent months.
Choose one of these sources:
- Find an article or graph that illustrates a recent change in law, attitude, or policy regarding sexual tolerance.
- Joel Burns: It Gets Better https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4 ( transcript located on YouTube site)
Write a 5-paragraph essay that introduces the topic you’ve chosen, summarizes the various points of view, and concludes with the current status of the issue you are addressing. Be sure to use at least 2 references to support your essay. Your paper must meet the minimum 750-word count requirements.
Gender and the Media
Always’ 2014 “Like A Girl” Advertisement
The portrayal of women in media has attracted considerable attention from researchers for about a decade or two now. According to researchers, women have always been under/misrepresented in media, which includes Television, articles as well as cartoons.
Always’ Like a Girl advertisement that made headlines when it was screened in the 2014 Super Bowl; the ad campaign was designed to champion for girls’ confidence and to convey the message that doing things like a girl is not an inferior way of doing things (Always, 2014). Therefore, everyone should make the phrase “like a girl” mean amazing things. The advert uses several examples to convey the message – young adult participants of both genders are asked what it means to do something like a girl – running like a girl, fighting like a girl, throwing something like a girl, and kicking like a girl.