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Reflecting, (re)creating and (re)imagining reality in advertising
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Why Mary Tyler Moore’s Legacy Matters More Than Ever For Young Women

Why Mary Tyler Moore’s Legacy Matters More Than Ever For Young Women | Media Representation | Scoop.it
She gave us an archetype for the working woman in a sexist society.
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The most feminist TV show you’re not watching

The most feminist TV show you’re not watching | Media Representation | Scoop.it
If you're a modern TV-loving woman, you might find that the meme about the woman who takes a short, half-hour break from being a feminist to enjoy a TV sho
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20 times the entertainment industry was forced to confront its own racism

20 times the entertainment industry was forced to confront its own racism | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Actors, directors and screenwriters who have spoken out about the entrenched racism within Hollywood.
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20 Movies That Understand The Complexities of Female Friendship

20 Movies That Understand The Complexities of Female Friendship | Media Representation | Scoop.it
We all know those films that instantly remind you of your best friends, past and present, they’re called buddy films. Our best friends are there to suppor
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6 Reasons Why "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Matters Beyond Its Entertainment Value

6 Reasons Why "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Matters Beyond Its Entertainment Value | Media Representation | Scoop.it
In a previous article, the author outlined sexist, racist, and generally messed up thing we hoped the new Star Wars films would get right this time. Now that the film is finally out, did it repeat the mistakes of its predecessors or do better? This author tackles that question.
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Two Co-Stars Asked Each Other Sexist Questions to Prove a Point About Entertainment Journalism

Two Co-Stars Asked Each Other Sexist Questions to Prove a Point About Entertainment Journalism | Media Representation | Scoop.it
'Now I know what it's like to be a woman.'
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Indian People React to American Pop Culture Stereotypes and Prove How Wrong They Are

Indian People React to American Pop Culture Stereotypes and Prove How Wrong They Are | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, and more - media representation matters, and you might be surprised how many of these stereotypes you've bought into.
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Feminist Mad Max is your new Feminist Ryan Gosling

Feminist Mad Max is your new Feminist Ryan Gosling | Media Representation | Scoop.it
“Hey girl, here’s an idea, but… it’s up to you. You’re the boss of this operation.”
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When sexist behaviour is sold as entertainment

When sexist behaviour is sold as entertainment | Media Representation | Scoop.it
What happens when a sexist show becomes the golden goose of a TV network.
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Hadley Freeman: what is a beach body anyway?

Hadley Freeman: what is a beach body anyway? | Media Representation | Scoop.it
The ‘Are you beach body ready?’ advertising campaign backfired spectacularly earlier this week. Which just goes to show women are not as stupid, or as weight-obsessed, as we’re made out to be
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Hollywood Ageism Is Getting Old

Hollywood Ageism Is Getting Old | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Marta Kauffman was at lunch with the head of Skydance Productions when she found out that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin were interested in working in television. She thought the two wanted to work together, and her misunderstanding reunited ...
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Diversity and inclusion shouldn’t be a PR stunt

Diversity and inclusion shouldn’t be a PR stunt | Media Representation | Scoop.it
COMMENT: NITV Senior Editor and Founder of IndigenousX, Luke Pearson responds to Meat and Livestock Australia's questionable Australia Day’ lamb ad script and addresses the issue of diversity and inclusion in the advertising industry.
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Wonderful girls of Disney

Wonderful girls of Disney | Media Representation | Scoop.it
When a study criticising the 'Disney princess effect' was released, "boring feminist" Helen Razer ought to have felt vindicated. But are we just overestimating the media's influence?
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Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies

Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Why we should think twice before letting kids watch some Disney movies.
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Jimmy Kimmel made a re-cut version of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' for all those angry men's rights activists

Jimmy Kimmel made a re-cut version of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' for all those angry men's rights activists | Media Representation | Scoop.it

Perhaps you were unaware, but some dudes weren't entirely enthusiastic about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Over the past few months, men's rights activists have been actively campaigning against JJ Abrams' reboot of the franchise, furious that he'd cast a woman and a black guy as the stars of their fave space-dorks series and calling the film "SJW propaganda".

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Hollywood inequality made headlines in 2015. But did we make any real progress?

Hollywood inequality made headlines in 2015. But did we make any real progress? | Media Representation | Scoop.it
There's no question that 2015 was a year when the discussion about diversity in entertainment moved from vague protestations to specific demands and actions.
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Marvel Steps Up Its Game With “Jessica Jones”

Marvel Steps Up Its Game With “Jessica Jones” | Media Representation | Scoop.it

I thought my superhero fatigue was incurable. Then I watched Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The Netflix show, which premiered Nov. 20 and stars Krysten Ritter, is an irresistible feminist noir. I didn’t actually plan to binge-watch all seven review episodes. But, like one of the victims of its mind-controlling supervillain (played with great relish by David Tennant), I just couldn’t help myself.

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Vintage Feminist Stickers Call Out Sexist Subway Ads 

Vintage Feminist Stickers Call Out Sexist Subway Ads  | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Body-shaming ads are being shamed.
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"It's an intense sickness": Melissa McCarthy calls out Hollywood sexism

"It's an intense sickness": Melissa McCarthy calls out Hollywood sexism | Media Representation | Scoop.it
The actress also recounted the time she confronted a film critic who focused on her appearance in a review.
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Anna Kendrick drops f-bombs on Hollywood sexism

Anna Kendrick drops f-bombs on Hollywood sexism | Media Representation | Scoop.it
A pitch-perfect reaction, you could say.
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Ad showing Cara Delevingne naked 'did not objectify women'

Ad showing Cara Delevingne naked 'did not objectify women' | Media Representation | Scoop.it
ASA clears poster after also receiving complaints that it might be seen by children and was on display near churches and mosques
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I want more women to make films I loathe

I want more women to make films I loathe | Media Representation | Scoop.it
Just as I want to celebrate films that are truly great. After all, that's how it is for the guys.
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