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					                  Media’s Impact on Gender Roles and Sexuality Assignment
1. What are GENDER ROLE STEREOTYPES?
2. Find two advertisements, music videos, commercials, etc. that show stereotypical male and female gender roles. You
    must include a copy of the media or a link to the source.
               a. One must show stereotypical male gender roles &
               b. The other must show stereotypical female gender roles
3. Describe what is going on in each of your media selections both explicitly and implied.
4. Who is the target audience for your media selections?
5. Who is in control and how is this shown?
6. How are the males portrayed?
      a. What are their attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and thoughts? What male stereotypes are being portrayed if any?
7. How are the females portrayed?
      a. What are their attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and thoughts? What female stereotypes are being portrayed if any?
8. What is the gender message being presented by the media?
9. How do these gender stereotypes influence typical male/female decision-making, behaviours, beliefs, thoughts and/or
    actions?
10. How do advertisers play upon our need to be accepted – to fit in to get us to buy their products?
11. How are gender role stereotypes being used to exploit us?
12. What can we do to protect ourselves against gender role stereotypes?




                  Media’s Impact on Gender Roles and Sexuality Assignment
1. What are GENDER ROLE STEREOTYPES?
2. Find two advertisements, music videos, commercials, etc. that show stereotypical male and female gender roles. You
    must include a copy of the media or a link to the source.
               a. One must show stereotypical male gender roles &
               b. The other must show stereotypical female gender roles
3. Describe what is going on in each of your media selections both explicitly and implied.
4. Who is the target audience for your media selections?
5. Who is in control and how is this shown?
6. How are the males portrayed?
      a. What are their attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and thoughts? What male stereotypes are being portrayed if any?
7. How are the females portrayed?
      a. What are their attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and thoughts? What female stereotypes are being portrayed if any?
8. What is the gender message being presented by the media?
9. How do these gender stereotypes influence typical male/female decision-making, behaviours, beliefs, thoughts and/or
    actions?
10. How do advertisers play upon our need to be accepted – to fit in to get us to buy their products?
11. How are gender role stereotypes being used to exploit us?
12. What can we do to protect ourselves against gender role stereotypes?

				
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