Representation of Gender

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Tunstall believed what?
Women in the media are seen to fulfil roles related to domestic labour and marital activity
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Feminists see the presentation of women as problematic, give two ways women are presented negatively
They are shown to be unfulfilled, unattractive, possibly unstable and unable to sustain relationships. Implies that working mothers have guilt for leaving their children
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Who created the term "Symbolic Annihalation" and what does it mean?
Tuchman - describes how women's achievements are often not reported, they are less important
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Who reported in how women are (hardly) in the news?
Gallagher
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What did Gallagher find?
Women are not seen as "newsworthy" and are not reported in successful stories such as business and enterprise.
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What does Gill argue?
Female issues and news are marginalised by newspapers.
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What is an example of symbolic annihalation?
Coverage of women's sports
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Duncan and Messner found what about commentators of football?
They use different languages when they talk about male and female athletes. Men are described as "big" "strong" "brilliant" whereas women are more often "weary" "fatigued".
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What did the Bristol Fawcett Society find?
30% of cbeebies programming involved female characters
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What did Wolf find from her research into the sexual objectification of women?
Images of women are used for a "beauty" ideal
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What did Cumberbatch find?
Being "attractive" fitted the description of nearly 2/3 of all females on television
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What did Orbach find after studying the effects of TV on younger girls
It creates anxiety to what they want their bodies to look like and can induce annorexia in young people.
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They are shown to be unfulfilled, unattractive, possibly unstable and unable to sustain relationships. Implies that working mothers have guilt for leaving their children

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