Autobiographies

Autobiographies

DVD1983 32 Minutes

Ways in which the media foster inequalites by their portrayal of women.

This programme examines, through still photographs, the role played by the media in producing our current definitions of women. It indicates the way in which contemporary images support and construct the present unequal access to education and employment opportunities for women. It identifies the influences and pressures directed at young women from the family, the school, the media and youth culture. By referring to personal experiences of women within these social structures, it attempts to stimulate discussion and raise issues about the role and options available to women today.

This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.00. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.