Expertes Genre

Gender stereotypes in the media

According to a report by the “Fondation des femmes” in France published on 24 August, 68% of the 200 most viewed videos on Youtube convey gender stereotypes. However, the video and music hosting platform is not an exception in the French and foreign media landscape. All media, both modern and more traditional, are still transmitters of stereotypes that convey a degrading, sexualised, violent and humiliating image of women and girls, contributing to the spread of rape culture.

Researchers, association leaders, journalists… The experts below can analyse the issues surrounding the representation of women and girls in the media, in France and abroad.

Natacha Lapeyroux

Research – France
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) PhD student

Caroline Courbières

Research – France
Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3 Professor of Information and Communication Sciences