Gender Representations

This detailed slide presentation examines the representation of men and women in the media and has a few activities contained within. One emerging area of research in representations is included – video gaming.

This BBC article examines why sexism persists in the video games industry:

Discover More Why does sexism persist in the video games industry?

From this, students could conduct their own research into representations of women (and men) in video games.

A really useful resource here is the Feminist Frequency website and YouTube channel, which features a number of videos on the representation of women in the media, and in particular video games:

After watching the video a class based exercise could be to ask students to consider some of their favourite films, or possibly current films on at the cinema right now, and which of these (if any) would pass the Bechdel Test?


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