gender identity, media and education

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lesson from week beginning 27.10.2015


  • 1. The MediaLesson aim; to understand the role ofthe media in shaping gender identities

2. The MediaGill and Heideckerhoff suggest thatchick lit such as Bridget Jones typecharacters present women as beingjudged upon their personalappearance and ulimately desparateweak and in need of a man to rescuethem 3. Gender Identity in musicClaimed the rock and roll music ofElvis and Buddy Holly reinforced anaggressive masculinity as a responseto an uncaring world.Think of examples of how this mightbe applicable to todays popularmusic 4. Masculine identities in pop musicThey said I can't rap about being broke no moreThey ain't say I can't rap about coke no more(AH!) Slut, you think I won't choke no whore'til the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?!(AH!) These motherfuckers are thinking I'm playingThinking I'm saying the shit cause I'm thinking it just to besaying it(AH!) Put your hands down bitch, I ain't gonna shoot youI'ma pull +YOU+ to this bullet, and put it through you(AH!) Shut up slut, you're causing too much chaosJust bend over and take it like a slut, OK Ma?"Oh, now he's raping his own mother, abusing a whore,snorting coke, and we gave him the Rolling Stone cover?"You god damn right BITCH, and now it's too lateI'm triple platinum and tragedies happen in two statesI invented violence, you vile venomous volatile bitchesvain Vicadin, vrinnn Vrinnn, VRINNN! [*chainsaw revs up*]Texas Chainsaw, left his brains alldangling from his neck, while his head barely hangs onBlood, guts, guns, cutsKnives, lives, wives, nuns, slut 5. Masculine identities in pop musicDescribe the content of the lyrics inEminems musicWho do you think this music is mostlytargeted at? 6. The New ManThe womens increased independence led towomen making increased demands on menThe new woman wanted a new man; has to begentle not weak, malleable but not limp, masterfulbut not macho, sensitive but not shallow. He hasto cook! He has to clean! He has to garden anddecorate (Dennis in Whelehan 2000)Gaunlett observed that in these magazines a mancould acquire grooming tips, cooking tips and howto cater for his ladys tastesThe founding of the new man prepared men for amore feminine workplace, it is considered now okto buy cosmetic products and to cook 7. The future???Manufacturing work continues to decline inthe UKConsequently men have taken on manycharacteristics of the new man/metrosexual masculinities 8. Gender and EducationTo compare perspective ongender identities in education 9. Gender and EducationMake a list of subjects traditionallychosen by boys and girlsWrite down any noticeable patterns inwhich subjects are taught by malesand females in your schoolExplain the reasons for these patterns 10. Influence in EducationAs children enter the educational system, traditionalexpectations for boys and girls continue. In the past, muchresearch focused on how teachers were shortchanging girlsin the classroom. Teachers would focus on boys, calling onthem more and challenging them. Because boys werebelieved to be more analytical, teachers assumed they wouldexcel in math and science. Teachers encouraged them to gointo careers that require a lot of math and science, such ascomputer science or engineering.Research from the late 1990s, however, indicates that thecurrent educational climate is failing boys. Boys are fallingbehind girls in school. The dropout rate for boys is rising.More boys are being diagnosed as learning disabled. Thenumber of boys applying to college has declined. Somesociologists argue that current teaching methods favor girlslearning styles. Girls mature more quickly than boys and areable to focus and concentrate in class more easily.Example: Studies show that boys are more physically activethan girls. This difference is greater when children are inelementary school. Boys may be less able to sit still during alesson. They are often sent out of class as disruptive, whichputs them behind in the schoolwork and can reinforce theirproblems in the classroom.