Social Media's Impact on Gender Roles: An Annotated Bibliography

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Although teenage girls can be impacted nagatively, it also makes them aware of the issues that face women in our world today and empowers them to make a change.

Askar, Jamshid G. "Social Media's Impact on Teen Romance, Sexism Generates Controversy." Desert News, 1 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. This site is very credible as it is a news organization and written by someone with a lengthy resume, but there are more well-known sources that could be used. This article discusses how the claims that the internet is ruining teen relationship’s are greatly exaggerated. These claims are based on “anecdotal evidence”, meaning just circumstantial stories, and not actual data. In fact, real data shows the trend to be contrary;
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It also suggest future that research that should be done in order to perform science for the sake of public interest. I would use this article to not only have more concrete data and also as an example of another type of media and its impact on sexist views among teenagers.

Goodman, Mark. "Chapter 8: The Media Contribution to Racism and Sexism." Mass Media and Society. Mississippi State University, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. The site seems credible as it is from a college course and written by a professor. This site discusses the stereotypes perpetuated by print media. It starts off briefly on racist stereotypes, but quickly switches it focus across each age spectrum, starting briefly with teen girls. What the chapter basically says is that the media portrays women as sex objects, who are praised for being sexually available. It also contrasts this with the depiction of men in media, whom are portrayed in a way more empowered, professional light. After providing many solid examples from magazines, such as CosmoGirl and Glamour, the writer inputs why these stereotypes are detrimental to our society. Although source provides a lot of solid information, I would use it very little in my paper, as it is not the exactly the age range or group I am primarily focused on, but provides some key notes on sexualization.

Kline, Marney. "Opinion: When It Comes to Sexism, Girls May Be More than Half of the Problem." The Urban Legend :. The

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