Does media perpetuate positive social constructions OR negative stereotypes about gender?
How? Specifics: Use specific examples from either television, film, advertisements or commercials ONLY to shape your argument. If you are not sure, please check with me about the material you are planning to use. Also, this essay is not an analysis or critique of film, television, etc. but may be used as supporting examples for the claims in your argument.
The standards of female beauty or male attractiveness How film and television represent professionals, singles, and mothers/father Empowerment vs. Restriction/Limitations Sexuality – Embracing vs. Objectification The pressure / impact to be or not to be strong / independent / intelligent Sources: In order to support your position, you must refer to at least (4) researched/scholarly articles. One of these sources must be from the readings assigned for this unit. Format: Papers must be 4-6 complete pages, double spaced, 1 inch margins, stapled, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and conforming to MLA style guidelines. All papers must be accompanied by an MLA-style Works Cited page. Formatting and proofreading will count in your grade for this assignment.