Female Gender Stereotypes in Our Contemporary Media

Posted on April 21, 2006


Thursday, May 11, 2006

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Female gender stereotypes are pervasive in all forms of today’s media and usually work to the disadvantage of girls and women. In early 2006, MYX: Multicultural Youth eXchange explored this topic with students from Barratt Middle School, Abington Friends School and University City High School using examples from television, magazines, movies, pop music, cartoons and video games.

The resulting photography exhibit of male and female portraits illustrates how these stereotypical images affect the way in which young people relate to girls and women in our society.

The opening reception will feature opening remarks by WOMEN HOLLER! a local group of diverse women artists that through painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and music, they create a unique and strong female voice inspiring debate, reflection and the reinvigoration of the unification of women.

FEMALE GENDER STEREOTYPES IN OUR CONTEMPORARY MEDIA runs from May 5 to June 30, 2006 at International House.

Project funded by Womens Way

Bring your family! Bring your friends! Bring your students!…and support diversity!

Any questions? Call 215-923-1415 x2

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