So grade 8’s, here we go…
I want to know what you thought about the YouTube videos shown in class the other day (Thursday, Nov. 1).
Both videos dealt with stereotypes of gender in media. I, for one, found the way in which black males are stereotyped in hip hop culture to be very disturbing. I am not a black male (obviously!) but I found myself getting angry at all the assumptions made about what a black male is supposed to be; violent, aggressive, homophobic, sexist, vulgar…the list goes on and on.
I could go on and on, but I want to hear your thoughts and opinions.
Feel free to write your first blog and join in on what I hope will be an engaging discussion of media portrayals of gender stereotypes.
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