Sexism in the Media

9781532113116. ea vol: 112p. (Being Female in America). bibliog. charts. further reading. glossary. index. notes. photos. websites. ABDO. Dec. 2017. lib. ed. $37.07.
Gr 9 Up—The authors pull no punches when it comes to examining historical and contemporary forms of sexism in the United States. Each volume is steeped in statistics, research, and newsworthy anecdotes. Ingrained gender stereotypes and the differences between sexism and misogyny are explored, with insightful coverage given to gender-based violence, the objectification of girls, and the psychology behind both. Self-image and self-esteem are also thoroughly examined, as is the media's role in proliferating unattainable ideals. Discussions on intersectionality and its necessity when evaluating the specific brand of prejudice aimed at women of color is often overlooked in books for this age group, but this series does an excellent job explaining and exploring the concept.
VERDICT An insightful and necessary purchase for teens.

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