The portrayal of young women in the media

Magazines on a stand in a newsagents

 

“Women are for sale. Our bodies are seen as public property to be viewed, rated and reviewed.” - Linda Thomson, Women’s Support Project.

Sexuality is something which has been socially constructed – how we understand and experience sex is heavily contingent upon the cultural and historical circumstances in which we live.

Do you think the way young women are portrayed in the media has a direct impact on your life? Do you have any examples of how you feel like you are public property?

 

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One thought on “The portrayal of young women in the media

  1. julie watson July 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm Reply

    growing up I never realised how wrong some thing i experienced were. for example going to underage discos and being touched by young boys or comments being made towards me which were derogatory.

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