BALOBESHAYI

African Women Voices

Day Twelve: Sexualizing Women in TV

Since its invention the television has conveyed messages and information about our society. In some ways it has influenced how we look at women and men. Several reports have highlighted the difference in gender representation and presence in TV coverage but a new report analyses the percentage of sexualized female characters in adults and children’s tv shows in the US.

I have decided to enter this post as the eleventh of the 16-Day Activism Campaign to fight violence on women. Throughout this route I came to understand something. No matter how much you protect women from sexual violence, it is imperative to educate them as well so that they are able to speak for themselves. Like it or not, television is becoming (has become?) an educational tool and as such it holds responsibilities. Doesn’t it?

Here is the article detailing the report published on Mother Jones, the American investigative magazine. (click on the image)

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This entry was posted on 6 December 2012 by in News, Women and tagged , , , .
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