The Dangers of Misrepresentation by Media

  • 6 October 2019, 2:00 pm
  • 6 October 2019, 3:00 pm

According to an article published by Harvard Business Review, women as subjects of stories only appear in a quarter of television, radio, and print news in comparison to men who are seen three times more. And historically, the portrayal of the LGBT community in media has been negative, reflecting the intolerance for the LGBT community seen across cultures. Despite living in a world with people of various fascinating backstories, why is it that some of us still remain silent when we see women become stereotyped as mere homemakers instead of a powerful figure in the workforce? Why do we scoff at documentaries about same-sex couples for not being “normal”? What is considered to be normal these days anyways?

Partake in a conversation with Devi Muri Asmarani, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Jakarta-based feminist web magazine Magdalene.co, as she explores the subject of misrepresentation of women and other minority groups in media. Get to know how she carves her path to give all humans an equal opportunity at being heard and seen on all media platforms and how we can be more conscientious and aware when we interpret those that are different from us.

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