Feminist activism pertains to the seeking of social justice on all gender issues (particularly concerning what can be done to overcome inequality), and social justice is the idea of creating societies that are based on the principles of equality, human rights, and human dignity. Feminists work to bring about change through awareness of social injustices concerning women inequality and empowerment, and they bring to light many topics and issues women face.
Feminists work to address themes including media literacy, health and beauty, and women’s work. Media literacy is the application of critical thinking to media and pop culture. The stereotypes are known—the supermom, the sex kitten, the nasty corporate climber. Whatever the role, television, film, and popular magazines are full of images of women and girls who are “typically white, desperately thin, and made up to the hilt—even after slaying a gang of vampires or dressing down a Greek phalanx” (Media Awareness Network, 2010). Many would agree that some strides have been made in how the media portray women in film, television, and magazines and that the last twenty years have also seen a growth in the presence and influence of women in media behind the scenes. However, female stereotypes continue to thrive in the media we consume every day. There is media bias such as females usually being represented in human interest stories rather than in business, sports, or foreign affairs. Media can really limit the empowerment of women and girls in society, and it can directly/indirectly promote oppression. Read More