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Gender Representations:

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Nicole Ikeda

on 5 March 2014

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Transcript of Gender Representations:

Female 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
Ted Talk

Johanna Blakely: Social Media and the End of Gender
Works Cited
--- 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?
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