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Measuring gender roles integrated in the Australian media

Have the students identify ways in which we might measure the amount of content that a magazine has regarding anxiety about the body or body image issues.

Using a representative range of Australian magazines measure the content of anxiety about the body by gender.

Similar exercises are to look at Australian newspapers sports coverage by gender or to look at adverts and the roles that males and females play in them.

It is possible for different groups to do each of the examples above.

Facilitate a class discussion and summary at the end of the tutorial.