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The Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test was created by Allison Bechdel as a way to evaluate the presence of women in Hollywood films and is featured in her 1985 comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. 199 more words


Just Shut Up and Listen!

A couple of days ago, I was asked to chat to the 2014 FedUni Student Senate about the Leadership Program, and how we can support them to carry out their new roles most effectively. 509 more words


The Danger Behind Beauty Advertisements

Y’all. Today is a dreary, rainy, ominous day, therefore, it is only fitting that we delve into the creepy factors underlying every beauty advertisement for women. 347 more words

GCSE Catch-up for AS students

I’ve been doing a bit of work on GCSE Media Studies over the past few days, and think some of the material might be useful for AS students, too – especially those of you who didn’t do the GCSE… 32 more words

Media Studies


“Okay yes you got me.
I did indeed start identifying as asexual because I’m on Tumblr.
And you know what.
If I wasn’t on Tumblr, if this website hadn’t taught me that wonderful little word, I would still be identifying as what I did  898 more words

This is a video about gender roles and the unfortunate limitations placed on girls and boys as they grow up. This video is cleverly and creatively crafted to bring the limitations to our attention and help us understand that we should support boys and girls growing up with whatever they want to be, or want to do in the future. 13 more words