Ridiculous week, with kids sick, me sick and a broken down car. Basically meaning i've not even started it
Its only 2500 words, 'In what ways could we consider the content of mass media to be ideological in nature'
So I have a vague idea of using Mulvey and the male gaze...and thats it. I could really really really do with some other ideas, maybe a criticism of Mulvey, some more thinkers on media and gender inequality.
Alternatively a link to an essay writing website would be handy...Tutors I jest if you are reading this!
I could be completely off the mark but it really interests me that most media companies are owned by men, run by men and populated by male staff - how can they possibly represent female povs properly, effectively and fairly?
And there was a great photo doing the rounds on Twitter last week comparing the types of women shown in The Sun - the women were all busty model types I think. I think it was done by NoMorePage3 I think.
You could do a contrast between print media and social media that doesn't need to get the attention of the white middle class man, what did Grayson Perry call them, the Ubiquitous Man? So, the reach of the #Ibelieveher, the #everydaysexism, the "#deadwomencounting and the awareness of violent crimes against women which were not reported in the mainstream media until angry, and unedited, women were able to use SoMe (Steubenville, the woman raped and murdered on a bus in India, the two young sisters raped and hung in India, Ched Evans, Campus sexism, Mary Beard and Criado Perez abuse on twitter)
That Guardian list is timely but depressing - I would count the number of women on it, Pantone and then take out the ones who are stars - Kim Kardashian/Sheridan Smith/Taylor Swift etc and work out how many women are left. I am sure there are more senior women at Sky/BBC/in print journalism that could have been featured.
The Guardian list is odd. Although it's deeply amusing to me that that awful twat Piers Morgan is oozing out the bottom of it. With any luck he'll not even get a mention next year, because he's an evolutionary dead end and a social irrelevance.
Anyway, good luck with the essay, all my best work was done in less than 48 hours. I might have to get more organised next year