Presentation on theme: "Homophobia: What Do Sexism and the Media Have to Do With It? Leigh Combs, GLBT Kids Abuse Intervention Coordinator."— Presentation transcript:
Homophobia: What Do Sexism and the Media Have to Do With It? Leigh Combs, GLBT Kids Abuse Intervention Coordinator
Homophobia is comprised of many things: Eroticphobia Xenophobia Sexism 2
FAQ: What is “sexism”? October 19, 2007 · by tekanjitekanji Short definition: Sexism is both discrimination based on gender and the attitudes, stereotypes, and the cultural elements that promote this discrimination. Given the historical and continued imbalance of power, where men as a class are privileged over women as a class (see male privilege), an important, but often overlooked, part of the term is that sexism is prejudice plus power. Thus feminists reject the notion that women can be sexist towards men because women lack the institutional power that men have.male privilege When feminists say that women can’t be sexist towards men, they aren’t saying that women being prejudiced against men is a good thing, or something that should be accepted. Prejudice is bad and should not be accepted.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women. The ERA was originally written by Alice Paul and, in 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for the first time. In 1972, it passed both houses of Congress and went to the state legislatures for ratification. The ERA failed to receive the requisite number of ratifications before the final deadline mandated by Congress of June 30, 1982 expired, and so it was not adopted, largely because Phyllis Schlafly mobilized conservatives to oppose ERA. Supporters in 2012 tried to revive the discussion of the Equal Rights Amendment, via a petition on the White House Website.proposed amendmentUnited States ConstitutionAlice Paulratifications Phyllis Schlaflyconservatives Equal Rights Amendment
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Barbie for real ?
7 feet 6 inches tall. That's just two inches shorter than the world's tallest woman, Yao Defen. She would also have hips measuring 40inches a bust of 37inches
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http://blog.pigtailpals.com/2012/01/lowest-common-denominator/ Side by Side Gender Apartheid: A Visual Reference “I headed to YouTube to catch some Lego tv commercials, and see if maybe this all wasn’t just in my head. So I watched two Lego Friends commercials, and then created a wordle from the words in the used by the narrator in the commercial, and the colors most represented by the brick colors in the sets. I then did the same for a Lego Dino and Lego City commercial.” – Pigtail Pals