Mass Media: Media Representations - Gender

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1. 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
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2. 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

3. What did Gill believe?

  • female issues are often marginalised by newspapers in that the editors see the need to have women's pages which focus on women as a special group
  • women are invisible in the media
  • women are symbolically annihilated in the media

4. What is the male to female ratio of speaking parts in prime time drama?

  • 30:70
  • 80:20
  • 60:40
  • 50:50

5. Who suggested that the images of women used by the media present a particular beauty ideal through which they transmit a strong ideological message that women should treat their bodies as a project in constant need of improvement?

  • Wolf
  • Orbach
  • Ferguson

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