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1 Bristol Fawcett Society with Bristol Feminist Network Representations of Women in the Media a joint campaign

2 Representations enter our collective social understandings, constituting our sense of ourselves, the positions we take up in the world, and the possibilities we see for action in it. Lisa Tickner From: Sexuality and/in Representation, in Difference: On Representation and Sexuality, ed. Max Almy et al., (New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984),19.:

3 ______________ The Guardian 26 November 2008

4 January 2009

5 8 November Bristol 2008 We counted 521 magazine covers picturing people, and did a gender break down: How many for their looks (idealised and to be looked at) how many for what they did?

6 Idealised : 291 Women: 245 Men: 46 Women: 85% men: 15%

7 DOING : 230 Men: 196 women: 34 Men: 85% women:15%

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10 John Berger Ways of Seeing 1972 Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. We are in the midst of a violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against womens advancement: the beauty myth… 1991 Naomi Wolf The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women,

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12 Some comments we didnt catch on film…. Newsagent: What are you doing? Feminist activists: A project about women in the media Newsagent: Oh thats ok then, its just that weve heard there are some feminist activists around today, so weve been told to watch out. Nice arse These magazines are aimed at thick and sexist individuals

13 Women with not much on

14 Women with men

15 Women as carers and with families

16 Women shopping & in the kitchen

17 Rare exceptions Observer Sports Monthly 177 images of men 13 of women

18 Women as leaders Few references to women who led in their own right as politicians even at a time when they were prominent (UK party conferences, US presidential campaigns) Images of women in politics and in business profiled their femininity (favourably) or their lack of femininity (unfavourably) Women leaders are portrayed against a backdrop of inequality They are positioned as other to the masculine business of politics and business leadership

19 Women continue to be the represented as if we are the exception in a world that is made up of male movers and shakers.

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21 Representations enter our collective social understandings, constituting our sense of ourselves, the positions we take up in the world, and the possibilities we see for action in it. Lisa Tickner From: Sexuality and/in Representation, in Difference: On Representation and Sexuality, ed. Max Almy et al., (New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984),19.:


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