Feminist perspectives on increased domestic abuse during Coronavirus lockdown
Lockdown saw a significant increase in Domestic Abuse cases, according to this Guardian article. According to the F-Word, the charity refuge reported a 7000% increase in calls to its abuse helpline just three weeks into lockdown, and Karen Ingala Smith, who tracks the number of women killed by men, reports a near three fold increase…
The Gender Gap in Education
In 2022 girls still tend to do better than boys in GCSE, A-levels, BTECs and are much more likely to go to university.
Class, gender and ethnicity and your chances of getting to university…
How does your social class background, your gender and your ethnicity influence your chances of getting into university?
Keeping Women out of Prison
Why do women offend, reoffend and how do we break the cycle?
Representations of men in the media
This post focuses on traditional representations of men as reinforcing aspects of hegemonic masculinity before considering some of the changes to male representations in more recent years. Traditional representations of men reinforce hegemonic masculinity Traditional representations of men have ascribed certain attributes to male characters such as strength, power, control, authority, rationality and lack of…
Applying material from Item B and your knowledge, evaluate the view that the media portray women in a stereotypical way [20 marks]
An essay plan covering some of the knowledge and evaluation points you could use to answer this question for AQA A-level sociology paper two: the media option. You might like to review this post on how women are represented in the media before going through the plan below. The item refers to three main types…
How equal are men and women in the UK?
The gap between men and women in terms of pay, and representation in big companies is decreasing rapidly, but significant inequalities remain in both of these areas, domestic life, and chances of being a victim of sexual assault. All of this is despite the fact that girls have been outperforming boys at GCSE (and above)…
Media Representations of women
The media have historically under-represented women, something Tuchman referred to as ‘symbolic annihilation’; women have also been misrepresented through stereotyping and subject to the ‘male gaze’. However, in recent years representations of women are more common and more postive.
The U.K. now bans ads which reinforces gender stereotypes
In 2017 the Advertising Standards Authority published a report on gender stereotypes in advertising, prompted (among other things) by the hundreds of complaints it had received from the public about Protein World’s 2015 ‘Beach Body Ready’ advertising campaign. That particular advert led a public backlash, with several people posting images of themselves and their ‘ordinary’…
Who uses New Media?
What are the patterns of new-media usage in the UK by age, social class, gender. Is there still a digital divide?