More often than not, the norms, stereotypes, and attitudes we embrace daily are learned from the media we are exposed to.
The media assumes that portrayals of all cisgender womyn in same-sex relationships are of lesbians, as though other queer identities don't exist.
What lies behind this coverage of two hapless queer women, remembered only in their death and agony, is the history of how the news media has looked at queer women mainly through a lens of tragedy.
In their quest to keep up with the sensationalism trend that media houses worldwide are following, Times Now, on May 28th, played CCTV tapes that are crucial evidence in an ongoing trial in a case of sexual assault.
We have been desensitised and dehumanised to an extent that we do not acknowledge rape for what it is, anymore. We acknowledge rape cases for their associations and repercussions.
Miss Representation is a 2011 American documentary discussing sexism in both American media as well as society, but is applicable on a global scale as well.
The gendering of food happens because the media encourages the assumption that women are supposed to be intuitively good at cooking, and moreover they have to do it to primarily serve others.
The #NotAllMen video by AskMen India coddles men and make them seem like they are not mature enough to understand the complexity of the situation.
The PadMan challenge reduces the problem of menstruation taboos to something exceedingly simple that can be solved with a few pictures.
This repeated use of the mother figure in advertisements forces a moral obligation over real-life mothers who apparently don't possess supernatural skills like that of the multi-tasking ad-mother.