Today, we discussed about how media can stereotype gender in our society. We watched two videos:
The Fox News video is much more difficult since Tucker and Margo both speak very fast. Think about what we discussed, and watch it several times. It might start getting easier for you to pick up some words.
For your homework this weekend, please watch the following video. Also, make two discussion questions. Please post those discussions questions here as a comment.
In the talk, Colin Stokes talks about “Bechdel Test”. If you are interested in knowing more, you can click here. Stokes mentions that recent Disney movies have heroic females (like the movie “Brave”), but they don’t show role models for boys. He asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain.
Click here if you need the transcript
Do you agree/disagree with this? What do you know about the Disney movies you have watched?
Watch the TED Talk carefully for his details. Then, post your discussion questions. Please post your discussion questions in the comments by Sunday 9:00PM.