BEIRUT, October, 28 — In the aftermath of the Beirut Port explosion on August 4, women in female-headed households, living within the explosion range, are suffering increased vulnerability. The joint Rapid Gender Analysis RGA of the Beirut Port explosion assesses how diverse women, men, girls, boys, and gender minorities have been affected by the explosion on August 4, examining the specific impact on women of diverse nationality, socio-economic background, legal status, ability, age and sexual orientation. The assessment gathers primary data from interviews with 49 responders and affected members of the community, and analyzes 45 existing reports and assessments, including a survey by the Lebanese Red Cross of over 17, households. This crisis has come on top of an existing economic crisis, where over half a million jobs were lost, and the COVID pandemic. Risks of multiple forms of sexual and gender-based violence have increased as a result of the explosion.
Exploitation of women in mass media
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The blast killed hundreds, displaced thousands and destroyed entire neighbourhoods, including Karantina, 2. I got married here and raised my children here. We have lived through many wars, but I have never seen such an explosion before. We did not expect to survive, but we did, thank God. Machaalany has lived in the house since and known many losses. In , she lost her daughter to illness.
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The exploitation of women in mass media is the use or portrayal of women in mass media such as television, film and advertising to increase the appeal of media or a product to the detriment of, or without regard to, the interests of the women portrayed, or women in general. This process includes the presentation of women as sexual objects and the setting of standards of beauty that women are expected to reflect. The ballerinas in the Paris Opera Ballet were ogled by their male audience members and often even expected to perform sexual favors for the male subscribers behind the scenes. The most often criticized aspect of the use of women in mass media is sexual objectification , but dismemberment can be a part of the objectification as well. Robert Jensen , Sut Jhally and other cultural critics accuse mass media of using sex in advertising that promotes the objectification of women to help sell their goods and services.
I write this without any desire to add to that toxicity. She took her case to an employment tribunal, asking the judge to rule on whether a philosophical belief that sex is determined by biology is protected in law. When I started taking an interest in gender identity and transgender matters, I began screenshotting comments that interested me, as a way of reminding myself what I might want to research later.