Winstanley College held a debate on Tuesday 20th December, discussing the argument of whether women are still being objectified in the media today.
The panel consisted of the college’s Principal, Louise Tipping, and teachers Andy Gorman and Jacqui Vitali. The adjudicator was President of the Debating Society, Grace Collier who superbly managed the debate and made sure that everyone stayed on topic throughout.
The proposition team consisted of students Rebeca Leech, Vishal Chahwala and Abby Bigley. They argued the points that everyone has the choice to be influenced by the Media (it is not forced upon anyone) and also that you cannot over generalise the media as a whole, therefore women are not objectified.
The opposition team, made up of students Karolina Kobialka, Sophie Brown and James Blenkinsop, argued the point that over 10 million women become depressed due to them not having the ‘correct’ image that the media portrays.
The two teams each had extremely powerful arguments on a very tough and sensitive topic. However, the panel decided that the proposition team had outstanding and clear research, therefore, won the debate.
By Joanna Ayre (Professional Pathway in Marketing Student)