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Higher Education Group

Media Links and Discussion

Media Portrayals of gays and lesbians, people with disabilities, men and women

Sizeism in both the network news and in video game entertainment.

 

 

Other-isms

 

Media Links and Discussion

Each of the following topics includes a link to a piece of media and discussion questions that can be used in discussion.

Media portrayals of gays and lesbians, people with disabilities, men and women

http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/gays_and_lesbians/index.cfm

This Canadian website provides an overview of media stereotyping. Includes sections on stereotyping lesbians and gays, girls and women, men and masculinity, and people with disabilities.

 

Sizeism in both the network news and in video game entertainment

http://www.destructoid.com/fox-news-talks-fat-princess-terrible-fat-jokes-ahoy-97651.phtml

Short clip in which Fox News discusses a video game, “Fat Princess.” 

Audience: Middle school through adult

Discussion questions:

  1. What dominant discourses are evident in the game?  In the news broadcasters?
  2. What are other examples of discrimination against people of size?