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In this academic resource, we evaluated and analyzed how media represent women and the reasons behind it. We laid down various representations or images as seen primarily on television shows and films, and asked feminist advocates to deconstruct such images. By the end of the resource, we want the audience—especially young women—to ask: “What then should we do about media’s portrayal of us, of our bodies, of our attiude?”
MediaX is a series mainly dedicated for students. We envision students, as well as teachers, to use these videos as classroom materials or as prompts for lessons about media and its relevance in society, culture, and politics. MediaX intends to evaluate and analyze current events, issues, and trends.
The #MIL4Democracy Handbook is co-written by Out of The Box with the alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) 2019 on “Promoting Media Literacy through Education.” It contains 18 lesson plans that tackle key issues on democracy: from our civil and digital rights to access, free speech, expression, and press freedom, to the big challenges that modern democracies are facing today, such as disinformation, hate speech, and cyberthreats, among many others.
The lessons are anchored on relevant and important local case studies: events, texts, and social issues that reflect contemporary realities of the Philippines. They are also complemented by unique teaching and learning activities which challenge students’ skills not only in media critique and creation but also in research, deliberation, and problem-solving.