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So it's results day - what kind of pictures will the media use of successful students?

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kim147 Thu 15-Aug-13 10:15:00

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KaseyM Mon 19-Aug-13 09:21:50

Why are they banging on about boys beating girls? When the difference is half a percent?!! They love their battle if te sexes theme don't they?

And as boys have now beaten girls I assume there'll be no talk of dumbing down exams?

Rollermum Sun 18-Aug-13 17:08:53

Dang, posted by accident!

For festivals loads of teenage girls in shorts and wellies and a token man covered in mud.

Rollermum Sun 18-Aug-13 17:07:32

Glad to see that papers are less stereotypical this year. A few years ago it was definitely leaning towards very gorgeous (often blonde) girls hugging each other.

Festival coverage is similar

specialsubject Thu 15-Aug-13 20:50:25

most teenage girls are attractive. They also all dress pretty much the same and do their hair the same. So all the pictures will look the same.

they don't have to wear all-covering robes and don't get shot for going to school. Good luck and well done to them all.

(and the boys too!)

kim147 Thu 15-Aug-13 19:41:24

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HerBigChance Thu 15-Aug-13 19:33:01

Bunnylion I knew there would be triplets! But no midriffs. I hope the papers are indeed getting better.

Bunnylion Thu 15-Aug-13 19:20:23


triplets celebrate A level sucess smile

But it is nice to see so many successful young women.

kim147 Thu 15-Aug-13 18:44:38

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CiscoKid Thu 15-Aug-13 18:39:52

It appears so, kim. Even the Mail has cleaned up it's act. So why still deride it? hmm

kim147 Thu 15-Aug-13 18:37:43

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CiscoKid Thu 15-Aug-13 18:30:43

Third pic down, 4 boys. First video, Norfolk, majority of boys. Cerebal palsy sufferer, a boy. 12 year old boy with A* maths. 19 year old boy who has had cancer. Two boys on a video from Kent. A boy in Stoke Newington. A 13 year old boy off to read Economics. A boy in a football kit (phwoarrr!!). A boy from Birmingham with 5 A*'s. I can see all of those.

TheCrackFox Thu 15-Aug-13 18:15:34

Did no boys take A levels? Why were 95% of the photos of girls?

CiscoKid Thu 15-Aug-13 18:02:20

I don't know how to say this without appearing rude, but they aren't all 'good-looking girls' in the Page 3/model/skimpy clothes way that this thread is trying to imply. They are all normal. There is a girl with glasses and braces. There is a girl with her mum. There is a group of girls from Newcastle - 13 of them outside a red-brick building. They are all normal shapes, all normal appearance. Same with the group from Altrincham Grammar. It's the kind of look I see my daughter and her friends dressed in all the time.

Why try to turn this happy event into something that it isn't? It's quite sad really.

TheCrackFox Thu 15-Aug-13 17:48:12

All sensibly dressed but overwhelmingly (95%) the photos were of good looking girls.

CiscoKid Thu 15-Aug-13 17:30:16

Bugger - wrong! There is a belly-button showing beneath a girl's black top about three-quarters of the way down. The wanton hussy!

CiscoKid Thu 15-Aug-13 17:28:28

Not a midriff in sight. Some legs some arms, some faces, but all sensibly dressed.

TiggyD Thu 15-Aug-13 17:15:53

The Daily Mail will use photos of "Happy students showing off their toned midrifs".

SirChenjin Thu 15-Aug-13 15:00:10

Why don't you have a look at the other results day (ie the Highers) which have already taken place for an idea?

Somehow results day in Scotland always seems to be forgotten about by the UK wide BBC <mutter mutter mutter>

TheMagicKeyCanFuckOff Thu 15-Aug-13 14:57:01

grin at lalas link.

HerBigChance Thu 15-Aug-13 14:49:13

Heh - that link is ace, LaLa grin

skrumle Thu 15-Aug-13 14:16:58

to provide a bit of balance, my local paper has lovely shots today of the kids who got the best results - so more girls, but only because they are the highest achievers. our results were out earlier so these are posed shots with all the kids in uniform.

AlpacaLunchYoubringyourbooster Thu 15-Aug-13 13:50:50

Snort at lalas link grin

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Thu 15-Aug-13 13:24:26

Ha Ha grin

CiscoKid Thu 15-Aug-13 13:07:34

I risked a look at the Daily Mail web page. Overwhelmingly it shows girls/women celebrating with their clothes on. One girl has got to Cambridge overcoming dyslexia and dyspraxia. Just a head and shoulders shot of her, so I suppose she could be wearing bikini bottoms. There are a couple of boys on there too. One has overcome re-occurring thyroid cancer though, so we can probably excuse him. Another has gained access to Uni at the grand old age of 14. Girls have again outperformed boys in overall attainment at A* and A grades.

There seems to be a lot of very happy young people, which I think is quite nice really. I don't see an issue with the portrayal of female academic success on what is notoriously an awful website.

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