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Media Representation
Reflecting, (re)creating and (re)imagining reality in advertising
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Sony hack: Aaron Sorkin thinks female roles are 'less difficult' than male roles

Sony hack: Aaron Sorkin thinks female roles are 'less difficult' than male roles | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Sorkin's leaked emails sure put his writing in perspective.
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Game of Thrones has parallels with my time as Australian prime minister | Julia Gillard

Game of Thrones has parallels with my time as Australian prime minister | Julia Gillard | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Julia Gillard: Power is relentlessly pursued in both worlds. And who hasn't wanted a few dragons when they were in a tight spot?
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How Would The Media Cover Leonardo DiCaprio’s Partying If He Were A Woman?

How Would The Media Cover Leonardo DiCaprio’s Partying If He Were A Woman? | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Leo reportedly left a club in Miami with 20 models. Time for a little thought experiment.
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Wonder Woman: the feminist

Wonder Woman: the feminist | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Her creators were ‘sex radicals’ and she was designed to represent the suffragist as pin-up. Jill Lepore drawson newly discovered private papers to tell the secret history of the world’s most famous female superhero
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Gendered toys: Larissa Waters responds after image of daughter's pink dress published

Gendered toys: Larissa Waters responds after image of daughter's pink dress published | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Greens senator says No Gender December campaign being misrepresented after newspaper prints picture of her six-year-old daughter dressed in pink
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The Gone Girl problem

The Gone Girl problem | Media Representation | Scoop.it
‘I just saw Gone Girl and it was one of the most offensive, flippantly sexist, arrogant, misogynistic excuses to make a film about a “crazy bitch wife who only wants babies and manipulates everything.” I am so mad, and everyone else in the world seems to love it.’
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Revenge of the teenage girl

Revenge of the teenage girl | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Teenage girls are taking on social stereotypes and a sex-saturated culture. Ignore them at your peril.
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YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority

YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Ewan Morrison: The Hunger Games, The Giver and Divergent all depict rebellions against the state, and promote a tacit right-wing libertarianism
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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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I hate Strong Female Characters

I hate Strong Female Characters | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous, rude, a polymath genius. Female characters get to be Strong.
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Keep Calm And Don’t Speculate: How To Be Helpful On Social Media Today

Keep Calm And Don’t Speculate: How To Be Helpful On Social Media Today | Media Representation | Scoop.it
There's a lot of misinformation circulating about the Sydney siege. Don't amplify it.
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Advertising: the colonisation of public space

If you stand on the corner of Swanston at the eastern edge of Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall, advertisements assail you from every direction.
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Why we should stop worrying and learn to love Zoella | Zoe Williams

Why we should stop worrying and learn to love Zoella | Zoe Williams | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: She dispenses vapid tips to teenage girls online, but so what? Teenagers are entitled to their private cultural spaces
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LET TOYS BE TOYS -

LET TOYS BE TOYS - | Media Representation | Scoop.it
SENATOR LARISSA WATERS set the Christmas bells ringing with her call for No Gender December. Here she replies to her critics.
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Australia welcomes first magazine for Indigenous and multicultural women

Australia welcomes first magazine for Indigenous and multicultural women | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Former model Sasha Sarago - who identifies herself as Indigenous and African American - started modelling as a child. But she quit the industry a few years ago because she says there were a lack of opportunities for models from diverse backgrounds. "When you look at the Australian fashion industry, there's a breakdown of 1100 models. With that breakdown, there's 16 Chinese models and 7 Indigenous (models)," she told SBS. "Now that's very minimal to say the least."
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Five films we'd like to see remade with female leads

Five films we'd like to see remade with female leads | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Following rumours Ghostbusters is being remade with an all-female cast here are five other classic movies that would benefit from having women in the starring roles
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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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