Gender in the Media

The media shapes and affects our understanding of gender identities, stereotypes, violence, and power in many ways. Being able to critically consume media is crucial to preventing violence and creating a more just world. In this workshop, we use recent examples from the media and creative activities to build a better understanding of gender, practice how to critically analyze and consume media, and challenge dominant stereotypes.

Learning Outcomes
  • To understand gender as a social construction and define / differentiate “gender” and “sex”.
  • To identify ways that the media affects our understanding of gender identities and stereotypes.
  • To practice critically analyzing and deconstructing media examples.
  • To build a toolkit of ways to discuss these ideas with friends and address problematic representations when we encounter them.