7:30PM – 7:43PM
Media Perpetuation of Gender Imbalance
Miss India America 2020
The media is one of the leading sources of cultural development, societal advancement, and knowledge dispersement. Media perspectives are crucial to the everyday awareness gap but hidden in those fact-ridden stories are nuances of psychological distortion. This talk breaks down the gender-based phenomenons commonly known as the Cinderella complex and the Savior complex used in storytelling that leads to life or death penalties. In underserved countries, we look at acid attacks and in our contemporary society, we delve into domestic violence. Interwoven with my Indian American identity and social psychology background, this talk helps make media more aware of their subliminal biases.