I am taking this class because I have always been really intrigued with issues that revolve around sex and gender. I was further interested on seeing how mass media shapes ideals of sex and gender. In addition the other classes ( bio-politics of women's health and women in literature) that I am taking this semester too revolve around the issues of gender and sexuality and it will be interesting to see how they interact and intersect with one another.
Gender and sexuality for a long time have been assumed to be rigidly set and defined. However when we study how mass media has represented gender and sexuality , we can see the influence mass media has had in constructing the concepts of gender and sexuality. Hence we can prove through this study that gender and sexuality are simply social constructs that are defined according to the meaning we give them.