Disability and the media

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What does Shakespheare say?
Disability is a social construct caused by society, and not out bodies- it is created by those who do not take into account the needs of those who do not conform to being 'normal'.
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What does Brian et al say?
In a study of 5 newspapers in 2011, there had been a decrease of articles describing disabled people in sympathetic lights-1/5th of articles described them as scroungers
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What does Shakespheare say about disability and the media?
Disability is used as a character trait, plot device or short cut to engage the audience
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What does Gauntlett say?
Although changing, gays and lesbians are still underepresented in the media
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What does Stonewall say?
In programmes popular with young people, LGBT were in less than 5% of programmes studies, and half the portrayals were negative
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What does Gill say?
To stop putting people off, advertisers present gay sexuality in a 'sanitised' way- gay men are rarely shown intimately
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In a study of 5 newspapers in 2011, there had been a decrease of articles describing disabled people in sympathetic lights-1/5th of articles described them as scroungers

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Although changing, gays and lesbians are still underepresented in the media

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