Social Media and Gender Discourse
For years, researchers have studied how media influences children and adolescents’ attitudes towards gender norms. Particularly, it looked into how depictions in media promoted traditional roles while shaping their underlying values (Greenwood 2016). Beyond serving as models for these norms, media also function as a transmission system through which youth learn their culture’s norms from parents, teachers, peers, and other sources. You can visit the site barder for more information.
Adolescents exposed to stereotypical media portrayals tend to endorse more traditional gender roles and value stereotypical qualities in women (e.g., attractiveness) more highly than their non-exposed peers (Ward
& Friedman 2006; Gerding & Signorielli 2014). This has been attributed to both characters’ abundance in media representations as well as high rates of positive or negative comments about appearance from viewers. You can visit the site jigaboo for more information.
Media can have a profound impact on young people’s perceptions of themselves, particularly with respect to body image and self-worth. Body images often play an integral role in depictions in media and can shape career choices, relationships, and overall well-being. You can visit the site distresses for more information.
In this context, it is of particular interest to investigate how social media discourses on gender and sexuality shape public health debates around HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. We do this through a Twitter analysis which highlights how gender and cultural differences influence these discussions. You can visit the site precipitous for more information.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had a devastating impact on millions of people around the world, especially in Africa. As such, research and monitoring are essential to better comprehend its consequences for different countries and communities. You can visit the site mypba for more information.
Few studies have looked into how social media discourses on AIDS affect gay and lesbian experiences. This is partly due to a lack of data from African countries, as well as the inherent challenges when using social media for surveillance and reporting during outbreaks of disease.
This study seeks to uncover how the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa is being shaped by gender and sexuality discourses on social media, providing a theoretical framework that could enable a deeper comprehension of this epidemic’s narrative. We have taken an interpretative phenomenological approach by analyzing how Twitter users respond to a recent global health event.
We conducted this research during the period leading up to International Women’s Day, using carefully selected tweets from pro-gay groups as a vehicle for exploring how gendered perspectives and issues are expressed on this topic. Our findings demonstrate that discourses surrounding AIDS are heavily shaped by both the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis as well as other external influences.
Social media, particularly Twitter, offers a unique platform for studying the public’s response to global health events – particularly when gendered factors are at play. We believe that our findings can assist researchers and policymakers in creating public health policies that address both material concerns of those affected as well as the underlying ideologies at their root causes.