Gender, Gender And Sexuality Essay

770 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Gender and sexuality are two things many people are aware of, but very few realize the indirect issues that are brought about in the world but more specifically in newspapers. The newspaper I chose to analyze is a local paper in Findlay, Ohio called “The Courier.” I focused on the entire paper from May 24 through May 28, 2016 and realized some basic gender and sexuality issues we have discussed throughout this semester. These issues include sports, school, and the way women are viewed in general such as “gender roles.” When it comes to gender you do not hear a lot of complaints when it comes to sports. But when looking through the newspaper, I was able to find quite a few differences. In the Tuesday May 24th issue of The Courier, I found that all of the articles on the front page were about men’s sports. All of the pictures were of men’s professional basketball and baseball. There was one article on the front page off to the bottom left side of the page about girl’s high school softball that was only two by two inches. The same was apparent for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s issues of The Courier. Mostly articles about male sports and pictures for them, but very little and sometimes even absolutely none were printed about female sports. Why is there no talk about the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) or the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)? Women’s sports are almost absent from the headlines of this newspaper. Another hot topic when it comes to…

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