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IB English Language and Literature: Language and Mass Communication WT

IB English Language and Literature: Language and Mass Communication WT

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Not sent to the IBO. The Language and Culture one was better so that was sent instead. This was my first ever assignment in IB so the writing and plan of the WT is not my best work but I decided to upload it anyway. The format is a talk show transcript and the purpose is to inform and persuade the audience about the different views and obstacles surrounding the feminist cause.

English L&L was an HL subject for me.
Not sent to the IBO. The Language and Culture one was better so that was sent instead. This was my first ever assignment in IB so the writing and plan of the WT is not my best work but I decided to upload it anyway. The format is a talk show transcript and the purpose is to inform and persuade the audience about the different views and obstacles surrounding the feminist cause.

English L&L was an HL subject for me.

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Momina Amjad English A1: Language and Literature Written Task 1
Unit
Language and mass communication
Text type
Talk show transcript
Purpose
To inform and persuade the audience about the different views and obstacles surrounding the feminist cause
Audience
Mostly young people, intellectuals and activists
Context
A discussion/debate about why
feminism isn’t supported by most
young women these days
Word count
Rationale Written Task Total 289 995 1284
 
Number Momina Amjad Written Task: Language and Mass Communication 2
Rationale:
Feminism is all about supporting women’s rights and gender equality, yet many women and girls these days don’t consider it important or relevant. Throughout the history of
feminism, the media has played an important role in
affecting the public’s opinion via its
often subjective and rather negative portrayal of feminists. In this written task, I will compose a live talk show script that discusses the question
“Why most young women
these days
don’t
 consider themselves feminists?
 The show is
based on Aljazeera English’s
The Stream
 which is a talk show as well an interactive social media community that uses both of these elements to cover all sides of a story. As such, it is objective on its own but because it mainly fea
tures other people’s opinions, it
becomes subjective. Its target audience is mostly young people, intellectuals and activists that use social media frequently. To include various viewpoints on this issue, one of the guests in the episode will be a feminist and the other a more traditional woman who thinks that feminism has made the lives of women much harder. Apart from the discussion with the guests, the script will feature interactions with the online community via tweets and video chats with the audience. This will demonstrate my knowledge of this unit; how tone, persuasion and emotive words can be used in different ways to convey different meanings.
I chose this particular format because it’s a relatively new
 concept in the
media. It’s
interesting how the media itself has changed over the years and how technology has made media more effective in informing and communicating with the public. Feminism is an important ideology to me and hopefully this episode will manage to change some
of its opponents’ min
ds.
 
Number Momina Amjad Written Task: Language and Mass Communication 3
Shireen:
 Hi!
I’m
Shireen
and you’re in
The Stream
. We are discussing feminism and its apparent lack of support
from today’s young generation.
 Tweet us your thoughts with hash tag #AJStream or talk to us on Google+. Joining us in the studio is Andrea Johnson, current chairperson of
Feminists United 
, a global organization fighting for women’s
rights since 1960. On Skype we are joined by Sarah Davis from Houston, author of the blog netmoms.com. I welcome you both to
The Stream
.
Andrea:
 Thanks for inviting us.
Shireen:
 Let me start with a very basic question, why is feminism still important today?
Andrea:
 Why would feminism NOT
be important today? Women’s suffrage,
reproductive and socioeconomic rights, laws against sexual discrimination and sexual abuse, all of that was possible because women stood up and demanded their rights and it is a
continuing
 
struggle… Just go to a right wing convention today and listen to the men speak about controlling women’s bodies; you will realize just how patriarchal
and misogynistic our society continues to be.
Shireen:
 What about the global issues?
Andrea:
 
Yeah, that’s t
he other thing. W
e can’t limit ourselves
to western society. I share this struggle with my sisters in Saudi Arabia who cannot even drive, let alone have a job and vote. I also share it with the women in Africa that are continuing to suffer from the horrors of FGM or the thousands of brides that are murdered annually in India due to the concept of
honor killings
.
Shireen: 
We have some responses to that on Google+;
let’s
 head over to Ashley, speaking from Chicago.
Ashley:
 I just wanted to say that I believe in all those things, I, um, definitely believe that women should be able to earn as much as men
b
ut I don’t need a label to
 describe what I do
. I don’t have to asso
ciate myself with a certain group.
Andrea:
Why wouldn’t you associate yourself with the movemen
t if you believe in all its objectives? Let me assure
you, feminism is NOT a “man
-
hating cult”,
it does NOT comprise of women seeking world domination.
That’s media misrepresentation for you.
Feminism is quite simply about the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.

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Please note: 1) This is intended to be used as a guide to help you start. If you take out chunks of text or ideas directly it would count as plagiarism and would cost you your diploma. 2) This written task is in line with the requirements of the syllabus upto 2014 examinations. The criteria may change after that, consult your subject guide. Feel free to comment if you have queries.

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