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Women in Film: The Bechdel Test
The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by Allison Bechdel in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For in 1985. It is astonishing the number of popular movies that can't pass this simple test. It demonstrates how little women's complex and interesting lives are underrepresented or non existent in the film industry.
Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film: SDSU
Research & resources pertaining to the representation of women in film and television
Media Hall of Shame
Calls attention to sexism in ads, movies, music/music videos, print, radio, & TV
Media Report to Women
Provides info & stats on all types of media -- television, cable, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, the Internet and other emerging media -- and the depiction of women. Founded in 1972.
Women In Media and News
Articles & essays from a national media analysis, education and advocacy group.
Women's Media Center
Stats on women in radio, film, television, & news journalism.
Find these DVDs @Tutt Library
DVDs are kept behind the Circulation Desk in Tutt Library. Don't forget to write down the call number for quick retrieval!
Busting Out [DVD]
Call Number: GT498.B74 B87 2004
A disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society's fascination with women's breasts. Directors Strickwerda and Spellman Smith unflinchingly examine the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this American icon, delving into the history and politics of breast obsession in the U.S.
Dreamworlds 2 [DVD] Dreamworlds : Desire/Sex/Power in Rock Video
Call Number: PN1992.8.M87 D743 2002
This DVD contains both the original 1991 Dreamworlds, and the updated 1995 Dreamworlds 2. It shows scenes from over 165 music videos to illustrate how women are portrayed in male-created videos, examining such issues as masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. The filmmakers question the impact that the portrayal of sex and sexual relations in mass media have on society and culture in our everyday life. Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, "The Accused."
Dying to be Thin [DVD]
Call Number: RC552.E18 D95 2004
Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes
Eating : A Very Serious Comedy About Women & Food [DVD]
Call Number: PN1997 .E285 2004
At a fashionable birthday party in Southern California, a parade of women playfully mingle and muse on their body image hang-ups, eating disorders, relationships, and a conformist society obsessed with beauty.
Free access to written & spoken words, sound recordings, still & moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience by the Library of Congress.
Photo Archive from Associated Press' spot picture system. Photos are retained for a minimum of one year.
Digital library of images in art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
Women Who Rock Oral History Archive
From the University Libraries, University of Washington
Multimedia Resources @ Tutt
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