Ispysexism

Ispysexism - Which news stories get front-page coverage in...

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Dust off your spectacles, binoculars, or magnifying glass; it's time to lend your 20/20 to the fight against sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, ableism in your community. The first step is to sit up and take notice of what's going on around you. How often do the movies you see have women as the central characters? How many of the movies you see were directed by a woman? How many of the elected officials in your city are openly gay? Provincial? Federal? In your favorite general-interest magazines, how many articles are written by women? How many are about women/people of color/lesbian and gay people?
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Unformatted text preview: Which news stories get front-page coverage in your daily paper? How many women's professional sporting events are broadcast by the major networks? Does your local newsstand carry lesbian and gay magazines? How many average-size or heavy women appear on your favorite sit-coms? Are they ever the central characters? How many women artists are covered in your art history classes? These are just a few of the ways that sexism, racism, and homophobia are built into the culture we live in....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course WS 104 taught by Professor Aragon during the Three '08 term at Victoria AU.

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