Welcome to the 3-part video lecture on Gender, feminisms, the media and policies! (Pro tip: I speak quite slowly. Try 1.5 x speed if you want a more speedy lecture!)
Part O, the Introduction, is here:
The below video, Part 1, is intended to create a context for gender and the media today:
Part 2 of the video lecture is focused on the role of policy in supporting fairer gender portrayal – mission (im)possible?
A couple of extra resources that might interest you:
The above mentioned study on women journalists and harassment in the US and Canada. A similar study in the Global South. Two videos on gender and communication rights, with a global framework.
Questions for you (answer one or all):
- Do you think a rights-based approach could be a policy solution to gender injustices regarding the media? If so, why; if not, why not?
- What issues would you prioritize?
- Who could or should monitor gender-based inequalities in participation and portrayal? Nationally/internationally?
To ensure your privacy, please email your answers to Dr. Siivonen who will then email them to me – and I will send you a synthesis response.
One thought on “What’s Right’s Got to Do With It? Gender, Feminisms, and the Media”
1. Yes I do. Taking a rights-based approach would enable journalists to then invoke these rights and therefore everyone should have an equal opportunity. Internationally this would be more difficult to implement as many countries have governments with different ideologies who could oppose this. If it were to be legislated internationally, governments wouldn’t have a way to interfere as it would be a right. Some may consider this approach too harsh but in reality it might be the best and only way to combat these injustices.
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