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9/30 Lecture Notes

by: Abbi Stark

9/30 Lecture Notes JOUR 3741

Abbi Stark
U of M

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These are notes from the 9/30 Lecture on Gender and Mass Communication (Part III)
Diversity and Mass Communication
Jennifer Williams
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Abbi Stark on Thursday October 1, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to JOUR 3741 at University of Minnesota taught by Jennifer Williams in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Diversity and Mass Communication in Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Minnesota.

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Date Created: 10/01/15
Men In Media Hypermasculinity ­ gender based ideology of exaggerated beliefs > what it means to be a man Problematic 1. Toughness as emotional self control 2. Danger as exciting 3. callous attitudes towards women/sex 4. violence as manly EX The Mask You Live In (Miss Representation creator) This is learned behavior. Men & Film ● 1970s ­ Men + Buddy Films ­ backlash to Women’s Rights movement,  pessimistic ● Women peripheral to plot (woman becomes prop) ● masculinity + violent plots ­ Hayes code dropped ● increased images of aggression/violence against women The Sensitive Man ● weak support for feminism ● demonized women (EX Kramer vs Kramer) ● reinforces gender roles ● The sensitive man ­ comedic ● inept child care ● hegemonic patriarchy negotiated in film ● men vs woman as parents 1980s ­ Hyper masculine, Action Adventure women ­ passive love interest/damsel in distress “Romantic Guy movie comedies” ● EX Definitely, Maybe (male perspective) ● parallel trend ● hypermasculinity ● failed masculinity ­ EX 40 Year Old Virgin ● laughing at men who don’t fit ideal Men in TV ● fucking leave it to Beaver ● 80s ­ 90s ­ fathers helped more ● 90s ­ more diversity ● 2000 ­ present ● married men and their wives (out of his league) ● balance of power shifted to wife


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