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Transcript of Gender Representations:
Mass Media vs. Social Media
Representations of Women
Carry Over in Social Media
- Does our representations of ourselves through social media, reflect what we're shown in mass media?
- Hypodermic Needle Theory
• Social Media representations support
- Possible Positives of Social Media
• Misuse due to Hypodermic Needle Theory
Examples of Mass Media
Representation of Women
in Mass Media
David Croteau and William Hoynes
-Media Content does not reflect realities of social world
- Women more likely to play roles focused on friends, family and romance
- Women's roles reflect stereotypes about femininity
• homemaker, mother, sexual object
- Monotonous representations of women in mass media
• focus on appearance, weight, relationships
- Disagreement about necessity of media reflecting society
Are we guilty?
Are you guilty?
Our Social Media Representations
Johanna Blakely: Social Media and the End of Gender
--- age restrictions video
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/instagram-beauty-contests-girls-battle-prettiest-title-social-18913145 --- instagram beauty contest (ABC News)
--- Facebook and body image (ABC News)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-46N-WHa0wfA/Uq1cc5j1NxI/AAAAAAAAAcM/6o9eTk3H83I/s1600/Disney-Princess-2013-official-line-up-disney-princess-33628221-1368-620.jpg --- disney picture
https://www.facebook.com/images/fb_icon_325x325.png --- Facebook logo photo
https://engagor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/instagram-logo.jpg --- instagram logo photo
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9KVq6fcEaOs/UTEG-2XkEbI/AAAAAAAADzw/sy2klRellVg/s1600/IMG_1671.JPG --- instagram photo
http://www.backgroundsdesktop.org/wallpapers/victoria_secret_4_models_backgrounds-1280x800.jpg --- victorias secret picture
--- Mass Media Images
--- Ted Talk
Are you guilty?
What do you think about this problem?
Is this something you have noticed on your own timelines and feeds?
Do you think decisions need to be made to create a healthier, safer, and more positive online community?
Do you think Johanna Blakely's prediction has merit?