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What did Van Zoonen say about gender?

Gender is constructed through discourse and its meaning varies according to cultural and historical context.

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What did Van Zoonen say about women?

The display of women's bodies as objects to be looked at is a core element of western patriarchal culture.

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What did Van Zoonen say about mainstream culture?

In mainstream culture the visual and narrative codes that are used to construct the male body as a spectacle differ from those used to objectify the female.

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Theory in a nutshell

Men and women are represented differently in the media.
Women are objectified as a result of Western culture.