Tag: media

Conferences and Events, Issues, Previous Conferences / Events

Research Launch: Representations of Women Scientists in Online Media

[ December 2, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On 2nd December we will be launching the report:

Monitoring the Presence and Representation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Occupations in UK Based Online Media

All welcome…

The research was conducted by Heather Mendick (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Marie-Pierre Moreau (University of Bedfordshire) and funded by the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET.

The launch […]


Easy A: Sexual Double Standards in High School

The film Easy A addresses the sexual double standard head on. In 1986 Sue Lees, investigating girls’ school experiences in England, wrote: “All unattached girls have to be constantly aware that the category ‘slag’ may be applied to them. There is no hard and fast distinction between the categories, since the status is always disputable, the […]


Gender and Big Brother

Earlier this month Big Brother UK came to the end of its 11th and final year on television station Channel 4. I for one will mourn its passing. As a sociologist the chance to observe people talking, cooking, eating, sleeping, drinking and playing games together, making friends and falling out, was compelling.
Gender got talked about […]

Issues, Previous Conferences / Events

STEM and Equal Opportunities in TV Drama Formats “Don’t think it’s only entertainment” – Report of the MINTiFF Conference, Berlin 6-8th September, 2010

The influence of TV on viewers’ engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) was the focus of a recent conference held in Berlin. The conference was organised by Project MINTiFF, a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund. The Federal Ministry is concerned about representations […]