The Assignment: Explore the messages about sexuality and gender used in music vi
Explore the messages about sexuality and gender used in music videos. Dreamworlds 3 is a documentary that explores this topic. Begin by reviewing the 5-minute trailer below. Next, reflect upon the music videos of some of your favorite songs. Consider a variety of music genres such as hard rock, country, and rap/hip-hop.
Write a 2-3 page essay addressing the following:
• Before now, had you ever thought about how music videos portray men, women, and sexuality? What were your initial thoughts about this?
• How do you think music videos define and portray “femininity”? What stories do music videos tell about female sexuality?
• How do you think music videos define and portray “masculinity”? What stories do music videos tell about male sexuality?
• How do different genres of music have different messages? Do you feel this medium has an impact on how boys, girls, men, and women perceive sexuality and gender? If so, in what ways and how much? Can you think of other ways, through media, that “norms” of sexual behavior, sexuality, and gender expectations are portrayed?
How should we address these issues as a society?
Use APA format and cite at least 3 scholarly sources (videos included). Your text may be used as a source.
Below is the link to Dreamworlds 3 that the assignment directions state to use:
Textbook used for the course: Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity, 5th Ed.
Author: Janell L. Carroll VBID: 9781305446038
(chapter 18 provides information relating to this topic)
Must use 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.