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Please review this assignment tutorial for help filling out this worksheet.

1) Select one aspect of culture from the list. Once you’ve made your selection, please delete all other options.

Gender
2) Select a source to use for Part I of the paper. You will be using your textbook and the article by Miner for this part of the paper, but for this worksheet, include the source you found through your own research. Review the tutorial onEvaluating sources and enter your reference in the space below.

Reference entry in APA format:
Kaufman, J. C., ; Sumerson, J. B. (2015). Editors’ introduction to the 2015 Special Issue, Gender Stereotypes in the Media. Psychology Of Popular Media Culture, 4(1), 1. doi:10.1037/ppm0000071
3) Include the reference for Part II that corresponds to the topic you’ve chosen.Copy and paste the reference entry from the table (e.g., if you chose Education, you would use the article by Jonsson for Part II).

Becker. A. E. (2004). Television, disordered eating, and young women in Fiji: Negotiating body image and identity during rapid social change. Culture, Medicine ; Psychiatry, 28 (4), 533-559. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.

4) Summarize the main points from each of your sources. See this guide for help with summarizing your sources.
Summary of your source for Part I (include one to two paragraphs, totaling at least 300 words). Enter your summary in the space below.

In this article, Kaufman and Sumerson seek to analyze gender stereotypes in the media and how gender is represented in the media. The portrayal of women by any media source has a direct or indirect influence on the attitudes and views against the women. Some individuals may think that how the media portrays the female gender does not have an influence on how the public views the female gender. The media has for a long time portrayed the male gender performing manly roles. This is seen in video games in which the male gender is highly dominant and portrayed as more superior that the female gender. Men occupy a large percentage of most media content than the female gender. Based on a research conducted in 2014, the media highlighted women in pop culture whose behaviors exaggerated stereotypical gender roles.
The research also analyzed female stereotypes in the media channels, which include televisions, music videos, and in movies. Female students were involved in a media literacy research, which involved the female girls giving opinions on how girls and women were portrayed in the media. This included how women were sexualized and how the media portrayed them intellectually. American television shows were also analyzed which included Hot girls and Cool Dudes to examine gender stereotyping. Female horror characters were also analyzed to determine the relationship between their sexual behavior and mortality. The fourth analysis included the evaluation of sexist video games and the level of sexist acceptance. This involved two groups, which were allowed to play videogames and their attitudes on sexism assessed.
The final analysis included an analysis of popular songs to evaluate sexual harassment judgments and attitudes towards women. This was done by women who also evaluated satisfaction with own sexual role and endorsements of conflicting sexual beliefs. This study indicated that listening to music advocating for gender equality improves the attitudes and behavior of the opposite gender towards the women. Musical lyrics played an important role in influencing aspects of gender equality on individuals and should be used positively. Mo’ ne Davis a female athlete who had been the first female to win a Little League World Series in 2014 through her excellent pitching skills defied the stereotypes on the female gender. The media had broadcasted her performance, which was expected to give women different perspectives on gender stereotypes. The media should avoid stereotypes that indicate gender discrimination.

Summary of your source for Part II (include one to two paragraphs, totaling at least 300 words).Enter your summary in the space below.

This article explains the psychological and social impact on the media on the youth. This information was collected after a study was conducted in a rural community in Fiji in 1998. The study was aimed to determine the impact on the introduction of the television in this area on the adolescents. The adolescents included female students of the Fijian community. The results indicated a positive as well as a negative effect. Media imagery can positively impact adolescents at the same time impacting destructive effects on some girls. Information collected from the study indicated that there were positive effects on the girls through the exposure to the television by being informed on information on other parts of the world. Three years later after television was broadcasted in this area, an analysis was conducted which indicated increased social relations between the girls which was shown by how the girls interacted with each other after the being exposed to the television.
This was attributed by the desire to compete for social positioning as portrayed in the television programs. However, there were still some negative side effects on the exposure to the television to the girls. Information collected from this group of girls indicated a decreased body image as well as lowed self-esteem. Some of these girls also developed eating disorders due to the impact of what they were seeing on the television. This study provided an insight on the vulnerability that young girls may face due to images and values passed through the media and a proper use of media can prevent negative effects associated with the media. This includes eating disorders and other risky behaviors that may affect this population. The media can also be used to sustain positive behaviors in young women as the social environment and influence plays an important role in the values and behaviors that this population has.
5) Write a working thesis statement based on your sources. See this example.

Working Thesis Statement:
Genger stereotypes have a huge impact on how the female gender performs in certain activities and their views on different media content. Exposure to the media can positively or negatively influence the female gender and the media has neglected the negative impact that it has on the female gender. This paper will analyze how the media has an impact in influencing women in their behaviors, self-esteem, and their body image.

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