For my Pop Culture and Mass Communications class at Eastern Mennonite University with Paulette Moore, we are blogging on Tumblr. My group and I went to the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg VA to take a survey on gender roles. We asked ten males and ten females the same two questions, “What do you think of when you hear the word male/female.” We asked them to give us three words each and we came to find the underlying truth. We put our results through wordle so we could have a visual way to show our outcomes.
We came to find that some people were stereotypical as to how media portrays men and women. Then there were others who were quite the opposite and thought hard about words they could use to defeat the stereotype.