Women in the Media: with particular reference to Blurred lines, has the exploitation of the sexualisation and misogyny of women gone too far?

Mahony, Eve (2015) Women in the Media: with particular reference to Blurred lines, has the exploitation of the sexualisation and misogyny of women gone too far? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation aims to investigate misogyny and its impact upon women and men. Through appropriate literature and existing media such as song and music video Blurred Lines (2013), it explores how feminism and post feminism may have impacted on the growth in misogynistic views towards women. Feminism should aim to represent power, gender equality and sexual liberation for women.
    However, the backlash against feminism could have encouraged the degrading sexual representation of women in popular culture and media, with Blurred Lines being an example of this. Furthermore, Blurred Lines might have thrown into focus many hidden issues for women in society in relation to inequality. Despite the feminist movement and the hope of sexual liberation, misogyny has become a ‘normal’ aspect of society, and some male attitudes ensure that inequality needs to be addressed and prohibited. This thesis will consequently argue that sexualisation and misogyny must be eradicated within hetero-normative popular culture and media representation, before societal equality between sexes can be achieved.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 16:15
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 16:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22700

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