Mass Media: Media Representations - Gender

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1. What is the "male gaze"?

  • coverage of stories that interest men the most
  • Women in magazines used with large bums and breasts
  • the articles at which men read the most
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2. Who believed that magazines promote a cult of femininity which shows how excellence is achieved through caring for others, marriage and appearance?

  • Orbach
  • Ferguson
  • Wolf

3. Who suggested that the media can create anxiety in young females with regards to body image and identity which can create eating disorders?

  • Orbach
  • Ferguson
  • Wolf

4. What is meant by the term "symbolic annihilation"?

  • womens achievements are often not reported, or are condemned or trivialised by the mass media - achievements presented as less important than looks and sex appeal
  • women hardly in news
  • women's sports rarely covered
  • women are invisible in the media

5. What are the three stereotypes identified by Gill?

  • young physically toned and smart hetero uses sexual power over men, vengeful hetero beautiful woman set on punishing ex, hot lesbian entwined with beautiful woman
  • women hardly in news, barely any coverage of women's sports, women invisible in the media


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