Often, when we think of the media, we consider the importance of the meanings of popular messages and images that are consumed by a mass audience.
In this context, and at its most benign, mass media may be viewed as an outlet to provide us with information, or as a source of entertainment, pleasure, and escape.
In the articles that appear within this text, gender is delineated as a socially constructed system of classification that hinges on the binary categories of masculinity and femininity.
As a result, certain behaviors, expectations, and subjectivities are attributed to that which is deemed masculine and that which is categorized as feminine.
Time and space have literally sped up, imploded, and virtually collapsed for those who have access to a computer with an Internet connection.