The main issue of this week's reading, is the portrayal of queer representation in the media. In order to address this issue, one must look broadly at society and understand that as a society, we are very judgmental. From our first glance at someone, we already have a per-conceived notion without actually meeting the person. This is largely due to the stereotypes our society has developed. These stereotypes vary from gender, age, race, and etc. Social media in general can give inaccurate representations of anyone: the Latino man in a movie that is portrayed as a drug dealer, or a blonde, blue eyed girl portrayed as a "princess". The representation of queer people is no different. In the reading, "Cinderella Ate My Daughter", the Disney franchise markets the princess characters in a very stereotypical way. These Disney Princesses are girls that are beautiful, slender, graceful, and all are waiting for the perfect man to sweep them off their feet. Similar to the Disney Princess stereotypes, queers are also portrayed in a stereotype that is incorrect in reality. Often times, the media is not concerned with displaying accurate representations of people, but are considered with getting people to their shows, or receive high ratings. Focusing on the queer representation in the media, men are often portrayed as very feminine, where as women are portrayed as "butch".
I believe that on all levels, it is inappropriate to display stereotypes through the media that are offensive and negative. There has been a change throughout media that shares positive queer representation, but the problem now is the stereotypes the media has chosen to use. My question is how do you see incorrect queer representation being stopped? Is there a yes or no answer?