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Gender roles and norms in the media

Unit 7 Assignment: Gender roles and norms in the media

Points: 100
Overview:
Choose a television show, movie, or song to analyze for gender.
Instructions:
• How are females, males, trans and non-binary individuals portrayed?
• What gender roles, norms and stereotypes do you see present? (If none, how
does your movie/show/song try to transcend these norms?)
• What types of messages does your chosen movie, television show or song
promote regarding gender?
• Review this resource on outdated gender roles present in movies as it may help
you in your analysis: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/watch-outclassic-movies-with-old-fashioned-gender-roles
Requirements:
• 4-5 page paper answering the above questions
• At least three outside resources should be used.
• APA formatting.
Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before
you write and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Gender roles in the media Assignment
CRITERIA Deficient Needs
Improvement
Proficient Exemplary
0 – 8 points 9 – 15 points 16 – 19 points 20 points
Gender
Portrayal
Explanation of the
portrayal of
different genders
in the chosen
media is not
included.
Explanation of the
portrayal of
different genders
in the chosen
media is missing
major details.
Explanation of the
portrayal of
different genders
in the chosen
media is missing
minor details.
Explanation of the
portrayal of
different genders
in the chosen
media is included.
0 – 8 points 9 – 15 points 16 – 19 points 20 points
Messages on
Gender
The messages
your chosen
media promote
regarding gender
are not explained
or summarized.
The messages
your chosen
media promote
regarding gender
are explained or
summarized but
missing major
details.
The messages
your chosen
media promote
regarding gender
are explained or
summarized but
missing minor
details.
The messages
your chosen
media promote
regarding gender
are explained or
summarized.
0 – 8 points 9 – 15 points 16 – 19 points 20 points
Gender
roles, norms,
and
stereotypes
present
The gender roles,
norms and
stereotypes are
present but not
explained OR the
explanation of
how the chosen
media transends
these roles is not
included.
The gender roles,
norms and
stereotypes are
present and
explained but
missing major
details OR the
explanation of
how the chosen
media transends
these roles is
included but
missing major
details.
The gender roles,
norms and
stereotypes are
present and
explained but
missing minor
details OR the
explanation of
how the chosen
media transends
these roles is
included but
missing minor
details.
The gender roles,
norms and
stereotypes are
present and
explained OR the
explanation of
how the chosen
media transends
these roles is
included.
0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points 15 points
Resources 0-1 resource 2 resources 3 resources More than 3
resources
0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 – 9 points 10 points
Paper
Length
More than 5
pages
n/a n/a 4 – 5 pages
0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points 15 points
Clear and
Professional
Writing and
APA Format
Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed.
Significant
errors that do not
impede
professional
presentation.
Few errors that do
not impede
professional
presentation.
Writing and
format are clear,
professional, APA
compliant, and
error free.

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