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Reflecting, (re)creating and (re)imagining reality in advertising
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Comment: Harry Potter did help shape the political culture of a generation

Comment: Harry Potter did help shape the political culture of a generation | Media Representation | Scoop.it
By Anthony Gierzynski, University of Vermont The idea that entertainment has an effect on our politics might seem ludicrous to some. Many would scoff at the notion that the Star Wars saga might have influenced the political socialisation of Generation X. Or that the music that the baby boomers listened to played a supporting role in the development of that generation’s politics.
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Is "Girl-Power" Advertising Doing Any Good? | Bitch Media

Is "Girl-Power" Advertising Doing Any Good? | Bitch Media | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Companies like Pantene and Verizon have realized that anti-sexist ads go viral.
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Summer box office numbers down as Hollywood continues to ignore female moviegoers

Summer box office numbers down as Hollywood continues to ignore female moviegoers | Media Representation | Scoop.it

Oops, it seems Hollywood’s stubborn refusal to cater to female movie-goers may be hurting the bottom line. Summer box office numbers are way down–resulting in a 20 percent decline in revenue in North America–this year, and it could be because Hollywood is still making crap targeted at the long-coveted young dude demographic when they’re going to the theater less and women have become a more reliable audience.

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Comment: Why are all the cartoon mothers dead?

Comment: Why are all the cartoon mothers dead? | Media Representation | Scoop.it
By Sarah Boxer Bambi’s mother, shot. Nemo’s mother, eaten by a barracuda. Lilo’s mother, killed in a car crash. Koda’s mother in Brother Bear, speared. Po’s mother in Kung Fu Panda 2, done in by a power-crazed peacock. Ariel’s mother in the third Little Mermaid, crushed by a pirate ship. Human baby’s mother in Ice Age, chased by a saber-toothed tiger over a waterfall.
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Seventeen Magazine then and now

Seventeen Magazine then and now | Media Representation | Scoop.it
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Video: Beyoncé Re-Make Says Every Body is Flawless - COLORLINES

Video: Beyoncé Re-Make Says Every Body is Flawless - COLORLINES | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Here’s a little body positivity for your week.

These three plus-sized beauties got together to do an empowering reinterpretation ofBeyoncé “Bow Down” video.  The video stars model and blogger Gabifresh, Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster. 

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A 40-Year-Old Ad For Temps That's As Sexist As It Is Wildly Revealing About Today

A 40-Year-Old Ad For Temps That's As Sexist As It Is Wildly Revealing About Today | Media Representation | Scoop.it
The advertisements may have changed, but the message is still the same.
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Paulina Gretzky Golf Digest cover generates criticism from LPGA pros

Paulina Gretzky Golf Digest cover generates criticism from LPGA pros | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Paulina Gretzky is only the 12th woman to appear on the magazine cover since 1969 and one of its most controversial
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Tweet from @lordemusic

Tweet from @lordemusic | Media Representation | Scoop.it
i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-) pic.twitter.com/PuRhxt2u2O
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Two Boys Understand All Too Well What Many Girls Go Through When They Look In The Mirror

Two Boys Understand All Too Well What Many Girls Go Through When They Look In The Mirror | Media Representation | Scoop.it
We know how the media makes girls feel about their bodies. What about boys?
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These menswear ads are wildly offensive and extravagantly chauvinistic.

These menswear ads are wildly offensive and extravagantly chauvinistic. | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Sexist ads for menswear imply that all well-dressed gentleman are entitled to unlimited female nudity. Danish company SuitSupply made the worst ads ever.
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Here's an Ad about R--skins that its Makers Don't Have the Money to Show During Sunday's Superbowl

Here's an Ad about R--skins that its Makers Don't Have the Money to Show During Sunday's Superbowl | Media Representation | Scoop.it
2 minutes | The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run this ad during the Super Bowl. You should watch it and share it anyway.
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Body image and the law

Body image and the law | Media Representation | Scoop.it
According to new laws passed in Israel, any Photoshopped image must have a clear warning, and all models must have a minimum Body Mass Index of BMI of 8.5. As Damien Carrick writes, the laws have strong supporters in Australia.
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Feministing Jamz: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Feministing Jamz: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” | Media Representation | Scoop.it
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Penny Wong lashes out at homophobia in wake of Thorpe revelation

Penny Wong lashes out at homophobia in wake of Thorpe revelation | Media Representation | Scoop.it
The South Australian senator, the first Australian politician to be openly in a same-gender relationship, spoke out in support of Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, who announced over the weekend that he was gay. The five-time Olympic gold medallist opened up to British journalist Michael Parkinson on Sunday, saying he had wanted to come out for some time. “I couldn't, I didn't feel as though I could,” he said.
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The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color

The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color | Media Representation | Scoop.it

How political correctness resulted in enforcing a universal, cross-cultural gender stereotype.

When cultural anthropology, psychology and photographic ingenuity converge, it’s a fascinating thing. And that’s exactly what South Korean visual artist JeongMee Yoonhas been doing since 2005 in her thesis work, The Pink and Blue Projects.

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We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Many modern action movies, including How To Train Your Dragon 2, are visibly trying to make their female characters more than trophies and ...
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40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Many people complain about advertisements as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and cram their products down our throats, but that's not all that advertisements are good for. The advertisements on this list are excellent examples of effective advertising strategies for ...
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Boys Will Be Boys and Moms Will Get Used to It » Sociological Images

Boys Will Be Boys and Moms Will Get Used to It » Sociological Images | Media Representation | Scoop.it
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The Butterfly Effect » Blog Archive » Why we need Wonder Woman – and so does Hollywood

The Butterfly Effect » Blog Archive » Why we need Wonder Woman – and so does Hollywood | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Creating shiny girls . . .
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Feminist Graffiti From The 1970s » Sociological Images

Feminist Graffiti From The 1970s » Sociological Images | Media Representation | Scoop.it
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Clownifying Ads: A Good Laugh at Their Expense » Sociological Images

Clownifying Ads: A Good Laugh at Their Expense » Sociological Images | Media Representation | Scoop.it
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Board Stupid |

Board Stupid | | Media Representation | Scoop.it

Hot knobheads! Kraken-lovers, today I have for you an item of such clunge-clenching sexism that I fear we may all have fallen into a wormhole signposted 1864. No really, I am actually writing this blog post from a Dickensian slum while sailors attempt to pluck at my garters as I root through rubbish for dry coal. That’s how sexist this situation is. And for that you can lay the blame slap bang on the doorstep of toy-knockers Hasbro because it is currently producing Monopoly Boutique Edition. For girls.

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Chevrolet Makes Statement By Featuring First Same-Sex Couples In Olympics Ads

Chevrolet Makes Statement By Featuring First Same-Sex Couples In Olympics Ads | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Chevrolet made a big statement last night by airing the first-ever ads during the Olympics to include same-sex couples and families.
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Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad ignites online debate

Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad ignites online debate | Media Representation | Scoop.it
(CNN) – Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl commercial Sunday night was at first glance a moving tribute to America’s diversity, featuring a full minute of ordinary people of different races and ethnicity doing ordinary American activities, as the classic song “America the Beautiful” plays through...
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