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    Default laddish culture/Gotcha

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    Could anyone help me with the underlined sentences? I don't quite understand. Thanks a lot.

    It is at the level of Page Three that the Sun arguably seeks to dictate the terms by which issues of sexuality and lifestyle are to be normalized most clearly. Holland (1998) uses the phrase 'intemperate abuse' to characterize the Sun's language of representation in this regard. ' In the daily mosaic of the newspaper' she writes' 'the image of the sexy women continues to be laid against female demons like single mothers. lesbian teachers and ugly women' (here the participation of some female journalists in the apparent 'laddish' culture at the tabloid is similarly relevant. For example, it was the Woman's Editor, Wendy Henry. who reportedly shouted the word 'gotcha!' when the news came in over the teleprinter that an Argentine warship had been sunk by a British submarine during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, the word later being used as the infamous headline for the story).

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    Default Re: laddish culture/Gotcha

    Quote Originally Posted by mei
    Hi,

    Could anyone help me with the underlined sentences? I don't quite understand. Thanks a lot.

    It is at the level of Page Three that the Sun arguably seeks to dictate the terms by which issues of sexuality and lifestyle are to be normalized most clearly. Holland (1998) uses the phrase 'intemperate abuse' to characterize the Sun's language of representation in this regard. ' In the daily mosaic of the newspaper' she writes' 'the image of the sexy women continues to be laid against female demons like single mothers. lesbian teachers and ugly women' (here the participation of some female journalists in the apparent 'laddish' culture at the tabloid is similarly relevant. For example, it was the Woman's Editor, Wendy Henry. who reportedly shouted the word 'gotcha!' when the news came in over the teleprinter that an Argentine warship had been sunk by a British submarine during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, the word later being used as the infamous headline for the story).
    It suggests that he Sun has a vision of sexuality that it imposes and makes normal, including the example of a woman behaving in a manner like the way they depict male behaviour.

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