Symbolic Annihilation is a term first used by George Gerbner in 1972 to describe the absence of representation, or underrepresentation, of some group of people in the media (often based on their race, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.), understood in the social sciences to be a means of maintaining social inequality. This term is usually applied to media criticism in the fields of feminism and queer theory to describe the ways in which the media promotes stereotypes and denies specific identities. Gaye Tuchman (1978) divided the concept of symbolic annihilation into three aspects: omission, trivialization, and condemnation. This multifaceted approach to coverage not only vilifies communities of identity but work to make members invisible through the explicit lack of representation in all forms of media ranging from film, song, books, news media and visual art. We Represent the Unrepresented.
Members: Amanda (Guitar, Vocals), Amber (Bass Vocals) Justin Freeman (Drums) on Some demo songs