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1 Images of Male Violence in the Media How dose the media portray men today, and what effect can these images have young men?

2 Learning Goals for this Lesson 1.Gain an awareness of the role violent male archetypes can play in creating unhealthy images of men in our society. 2.An awareness of the various violent male archetypes that exists in the media 3.An understanding of how these archetypes target young men. 4.An understanding of your own personal feeling towards these images.

3 What are some of the Archetypes of Men in the media today that promote Violence 1.In groups make a list of these different archetypes of men that promote an image of male violence. 2.What are the effect that these archetypes could have on young men who are learning about who they are? 3.Do these images categorize young me in unhealthy ways? 4.Think about video games, rap music, advertising, movies. 5.Could there be any long term effect created by these types of images?

4 15 images of Violence Against Women in Advertising ads #thats-not-as-low-as-it-gets-unfortunately--17 ads #thats-not-as-low-as-it-gets-unfortunately--17

5 One Theory Suggests that; By placing these images of young men in an overly violent and aggressive manner we are promoting a culture that supports aggression agents women. GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE Nieves Rico 1.Why could this be? 2.How do these images create a culture that promotes violence and aggression agents women?

6 The Roast Busters enact-alleged- rape/tabid/423/articleID/320311/Default.aspx?ref=RLrotator#.Unorm_msim4 enact-alleged- rape/tabid/423/articleID/320311/Default.aspx?ref=RLrotator#.Unorm_msim4

7 Anti-Rape Clothing for Women AR Wear - Confidence & Protection That Can Be Worn protection-that-can-be-worn protection-that-can-be-worn Why is this kind of idea problematic? Who is the responsibility of rape being placed on?

8 2 Responses as seen on Facebook BilzBilz I don't think it's a bad idea to give women the power to prevent rape. There are definitely some places, especially if girls are travelling where an extra safety precaution would be a really good idea. GentleGentle There are many major things that contribute to rape culture. The three most distinguishable ones being rape myths, victim blaming, and misogyny/patriarchal world view. Some of these are either directly a cause of rape culture but also feed into rape culture as well. Kind of like fueling your own fire. This invention is problematic because it negatively reinforced rape myths. The example in the article it talks about going out at night etc. This reinforces the myth that rape happens in a dark alley way somewhere by someone you don't know and that this rapist murderer guy is looking for a girl who he has easy access to. Situations like this do happen, but way less than we may believe. In most situations a person will be raped by someone they know and have known for a while. What is a pair of shorts going to help in this common situation? In that example we have reinforced slut shaming (easy access and what rapists look for) and we have created a false image of who a rapist is. This also encourages victim blaming. Its saying that the responsibility is on women to protect themselves. I don't find it empowering personally. I also don't see how any male would find this empowering either. Also Bilz. Women should not HAVE to be given the power to prevent rape especially if its false. Rapists cause rape. Not what you're wearing, not whatever else. Rapists. I conclude this article however I do see where you are both coming from.

9 But What About These Images?

10 Advertising and Male Violence What role dose advertising play in creating a culture of Male Violence? What if we changed the images that we are showing our young people?


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