Feminist Media thoughts
Creating feminist media is about doing work that has an empowering and equalizing voice for women. In class we discussed the male gaze as a theme of â€œmainstreamâ€? media, and I think one of the important roles of feminist media makers is to break out of the standards of routine objectification of women and other subjects. Much of the feminist media weâ€™ve watched in class uses the real lives/stories of individuals to talk about social issues and often portray a positive message of empowerment and community.
The main lesson from feminist media that I will take away from the class is that its important to have new voices and a viewpoints in the reality of our very narrow mediascape. Corporations have control of many of the messages we see every day, and itâ€™s important for feminists and other activists to use the same tools to create something better and different. I think the most important thing that feminist media students/makers/thinkers should be doing is encouraging eachother to have viewpoints and to use their experience and knowledge to creating something positive for women.