Sex and the media / Post-Feminism / Objectification of Men
Full research essay question. Can we say that men are now ‘objectified’ in visual culture in the same way as women? Make an argument as to why the social/political consequences of ‘objectifying’ images might be different, or that they should be understood as the same, for men and women. Your argument should address why and how the social context of ‘postfeminism’ (Gill, 2007) affects our understandings of images. You might find using magazines, movies, television shows or an advertising campaign helpful for this analysis.