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Map - Sexual orientation laws in the world, 2019. Gender stereotypes by Maddie Jones on Prezi. Malisa foundation. Online platforms such as YouTube and Instagram, which are mainly used by young people, offer new opportunities for self-expression.

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At first glance everyone is equally free to show their own identity and voice their opinions. We all have pictures of very succesful women in mind, when we think about social media influencers. However, the results of several studies supported by the MaLisa Foundation show that women are underrepresented on these platforms. The 2:1 ratio of male to female protagonists that the 2017 study found for TV and cinema can also be found among the 100 most popular music videos, the 100 most popular YouTube channels, and the top 100 Instagrammers in Germany.

But a deeper glance at the industry shows that these stereotypical representations are not solely due to personal interests. All of the studies have shown that adolescent consumers consider influencers to be role models and thus they mimic their poses and looks. New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers. Pairs. New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers. Effect of gender roles in the media on young women — The Daily Campus. Whether you played with Barbie dolls or action figures, watched Beauty and the Beast or Power Rangers, you have been exposed to gender stereotypes at a young age.

Effect of gender roles in the media on young women — The Daily Campus

The entertainment and marketing media inevitably use these stereotypes to attract consumers, and send misleading messages about sexual identity that can easily influence young children. Designating toys or fictional characters specifically for girls and boys inflicts gender roles and stereotypes upon young children and hinders the development of their sexual identities. The portrayal of women in children’s media is a major contributor to gender stereotypes because it embeds a foundational misconception of gender identity during a young age.

Society defines the femininity and elegance in princesses and other female characters as the only desirable form of beauty. This makes girls believe they need to exemplify that form of beauty to be considered attractive and desirable in society. What media teach kids about gender can have lasting effects, report says - CNN. It's not just one movie.

What media teach kids about gender can have lasting effects, report says - CNN

It's not just one TV show. It's constant exposure to the same dated concepts in the media over and over, starting before preschool and lasting a lifetime -- concepts like: Boys are smarter than girls; certain jobs are best for men and others for women; and even that girls are responsible for their own sexual assaults. According to the report, which analyzed more than 150 articles, interviews, books, and other social-scientific research, gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're incredibly effective at teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls. What makes these messages stick -- and harder for parents to counteract -- is that they're timed for the precise moment in kids' development when they're most receptive to their influence.

Think of preschoolers who are just beginning to identify as boys or girls. AI assistants like Siri and Alexa are perpetuating sexist stereotypes, UN says. The report by UNESCO warns of the negative consequences of the personal assistants, claiming they perpetuate the idea that "women are obliging, docile and eager-to-please helpers, available at the touch of a button or with a blunt voice command.

AI assistants like Siri and Alexa are perpetuating sexist stereotypes, UN says

" Unisex toy store in Strasbourg challenges pink/blue divide. Issued on: 06/12/2019 - 15:23 Walk into most any toy store in France, and the colours will hit you: on one side pink boxes of dolls, on the other, blue boxes of cars and construction kits.

Unisex toy store in Strasbourg challenges pink/blue divide

In Strasbourg, one store is trying to change this by offering a setting where toys are neither for girls or boys. Top chef Carme Ruscalleda turns down major food award - News + Articles - And why Australia's top foodies are behind her.

Top chef Carme Ruscalleda turns down major food award - News + Articles -

The presence of women and their treatment in the professional kitchen is a topic that is heating up within the industry. Adding fuel to the fire is the arrival of the news that acclaimed Spanish chef Carme Ruscalleda once rejected the award for ‘The World’s Best Female Chef’. In a recent interview with LaVanguardia, Ruscalleda discussed the closure of her three-Michelin Star restaurant Sant Pau. But while speaking of her decision to retire the 30-year-old eatery, Ruscalleda also revealed her refusal of the major chef accolade that came courtesy of the World’s 50 Best Awards.

Why exactly did she turn down the major career achievement? Kitchens Have a Gender Inequality Problem, Can It Be Fixed? How To Fix Kitchens’ Gender Inequality Problem.

Kitchens Have a Gender Inequality Problem, Can It Be Fixed?

Meet The Chef Who’s Working Toward Gender Equality In The Culinary Ind. Meckmin. SoulsDocumentaries & Curricula Souls of Our Students – A Transgender Focus A documentary film featuring student experiences from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Supplements: A Parent’s Story.


Inclusive Schools Network Curriculum Resources. Sisters Chosen as Family Babysitters Over Brothers. When 17-year-old Carol Pola isn’t in school or working on homework, she’s not found playing sports and enjoying free time as her brother would be, but instead at her own home, watching over her younger sister, Patience.

Sisters Chosen as Family Babysitters Over Brothers

With a working, single mother in need of childcare assistance, Pola feels she has no choice but to step up. Her older brother, despite his capability, is discounted as an option for the family babysitter simply because he is a boy. Girl Fan to Comic Book Industry: ‘Do More’ for Women. (WOMENSENEWS)–Batman may be the hero Gotham deserves, but a feminist is the one it needs right now.

Girl Fan to Comic Book Industry: ‘Do More’ for Women

Time to Script Real Game Characters. When you think of jobs that involve writing, most people don’t think of video games. They think of books, magazines, journalism or screenwriting. For the musically inclined, even songwriting is an option. However, video games need someone to write the plot and the characters of the games and I challenge the industry to involve more women and people of color when designing character development, plot and historical accuracy.

The recently released list of top non-serial video games for 2015 includes mostly characters who are male and white. Shattering Stereotypes through Sports. Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Galeano, from Jamaica Plain, has been a practitioner of mixed martial arts for over 12 years and is the epitome of a strong female. She says she gets immediate respect when she tells people that she is a black belt. “I have strong legs, but they don’t realize that I also have a strong heart,” she says. “Having both physical and mental strength makes me feel like I can take a man’s world head on. Every woman can — but a female black belt will.” Women in sports are often stereotyped by society. Teens say this prejudice can become overwhelming at times and can lead to self-esteem issues. Threats of Violence, Online and Off, Spread Troubling Silence. (WOMENSENEWS)–The presence of guns in public places like conferences and campuses and a not-so-silent subculture that seeks to silence women and other underrepresented people with opinions is a worrisome fact of American life.

How can we exchange ideas with a gun, real and imagined, to our heads? Recent events reveal the risks. For example, noted feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian pulled out of a planned appearance at Utah State University in 2014 when officials received threats from someone claiming to "have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs. " She ultimately cancelled after learning Utah law prevented officials from banning firearms at the event due to the state’s concealed carry laws. These events say a lot about the nature of difficult conversations in gaming and beyond. Time to Script Real Game Characters. Anita Sarkeesian on Video Games’ Great Future. The Wii reignited my interest in gaming, offering play experiences I found engaging and rewarding, like Mario Kart, de Blob and The Beatles: Rockband.

From there, I immersed myself in zany PC games like Plants vs. Zombies, World of Goo and Spore, and eventually became a fan of mainstream first-person titles like Mirror’s Edge, Portal and Half-Life 2. Even though I was playing lots of games, I still didn’t call myself a “gamer” because I had associated that term with the games I wasn’t playing — instead of all the ones I was playing. This was largely because I’d bought into the myth that to be a “real gamer,” you had to be playing testosterone-infused blockbuster franchises like Grand Theft Auto, God of War or Call of Duty.

Instead of celebrating the expansion of the industry, though, some who self-identify as “hard-core gamers” attack these types of interactive experiences as too casual, too easy, too feminine and therefore “not real games.” TEDxWomen Talk about Online Harassment & Cyber Mobs — Feminist Frequency.