on, they will continuously be bombarded with the socialization into their gender by many sources. One of the main sources of this socialization is media, more specifically television. The purpose of this paper is to describe gender roles and stereotypes, and to take a closer look at how the media's representation and portrayal of males and females affects children. Gender differences are the "sets of attributes socially and culturally constructed on the basis of birth assignment as male or female"
56 editorials on alcohol in the U.S. version of Cosmopolitan (2013:5795). In addition, Jacobs and Tyree found that Essence magazine depicted Black men and Black women who were of the sporty and causal type while both versions of Cosmopolitan and True Love depicted White men and White women in a more sexual manner (2013:5796). Plus, they found that women more often than not had the role of a passive sex symbol in sexual advertisements (Jacobs and Tyree 2013, p. 5800). Jang-Sun Hwang, Juran Kim, Guihok
Media & War: Given our readings of the media and the current situation in Iraq and the Middle East, look at the ways in which the media creates certain perspectives. Find a contemporary mainstream news piece—a news magazine, a clip from a major television source, etc.—and critique the article or broadcast. Some of the readings & videos from the class should provide you with an “analytical lens” and can be used as credible sources. Furthermore, find other credible sources—academic books and journals