Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Video Documents Media Sexism During 2013

An example from "How the Media Failed Women in 2013":
an ad for Carl's Jr. hamburgers.
From Jennifer Siebel Newsom's "Miss Representation" project comes a year-in-review video of media treatment of women. "How the Media Failed Women in 2013" is a capsule of misogyny, with examples from sports, advertising, movies, television, and politics.  The four-minute video opens with heartening examples of female role models appropriately showcased by media, then moves into the realms of sexism, sexual innuendo, sexual violence, ageism and an assortment of putdowns of women that range from juvenile to patronizing to threatening.  Sure to prompt discussion when shown in a classroom or corporate setting. 

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