Social Media's Impact on Gender Roles: An Annotated Bibliography

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Although teenage girls can be impacted nagatively, it also makes them aware of the issues that face women in our world today and empowers them to make a change. Askar, Jamshid G. "Social Media's Impact on Teen Romance, Sexism Generates Controversy." DeseretNews.com. Desert News, 1 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. This site is very credible as it is a news organization and written by someone with a lengthy resume, but there are more well-known sources that could be used. This article discusses how the claims that the internet is ruining teen relationship’s are greatly exaggerated. These claims are based on “anecdotal evidence”, meaning just circumstantial stories, and not actual data. In fact, real data shows the trend to be contrary; teens are having sex later and teen pregnancy rates are dropping. This is due to an influx of information and social media’s focus on women empowerment and sticking to one’s morals. This information would be used to provide a counterpoint to the negative light shed on social media’s effect on feminism in other articles. Dill, Karen E., and Kathryn P. Thill. "Video Game Characters and the Socialization of Gender Roles: Young People’s Perceptions Mirror Sexist Media Depictions." Sex Roles 57.11-12 (2007): 851-64. Print. This journal article is entirely credible and written by two women who know what they’re talking about. This article discusses how video games form stereotypes about both genders and that they impact both gamers and non-gamers. Men are portrayed as aggressive and women are unsurprisingly portrayed as sex objects. A main issue with this is that video games are mostly played by the younger generation meaning these are the ideas being imbedded into the youth of the world. The... ... middle of paper ... ...Oct. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Dill, Karen E., and Kathryn P. Thill. "Video Game Characters and the Socialization of Gender Roles: Young People’s Perceptions Mirror Sexist Media Depictions." Sex Roles 57.11-12 (2007): 851-64. Print. Goodman, Mark. "Chapter 8: The Media Contribution to Racism and Sexism." Mass Media and Society. Mississippi State University, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Kline, Marney. "Opinion: When It Comes to Sexism, Girls May Be More than Half of the Problem." The Urban Legend :. The Urban School of San Francisco, 27 Mar. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Leaper, Campbell, and Christia Spears Brown. "Perceived Experiences With Sexism Among Adolescent Girls." Child Development 79.3 (2008): 685-704. Print. Penny, Laurie. "Can Watching Rihanna Videos Turn a Girl into a Knicker-dropping Strumpet?" NewStatesman.com. New Statesman, 5 Feb. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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