The influence of media on how genders are viewed

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The influence of media on how genders are viewed by Mind Map: The influence of media on how genders are viewed

1. Women in media represented less often then men

1.1. stereotypical portrayals of women and men

1.1.1. Man is breadwinner

1.1.1.1. Independent

1.1.2. Women as housewife

1.1.2.1. Dependent

2. Women are defined by their bodies or looks

2.1. Must be able to attract men to be valuable

2.2. Victims of mans sexual impulses

3. Media encourages us to believe normal bodies or bodily functions are issues

3.1. Men and women must measure up to artificial standards

3.2. Menstruation and PMS depicted as abnormal and horrible disease

4. Violence against women is normalized

4.1. Sexual violence is generated to appear as normal in relationships. Pornographic material that features dominance and control are now mainstream