Media Representations of women

Women have historically been underrepresented and misrepresented in stereotypical roles within mainstream media. This post focuses on symbolic annihilation, the cult of femininity and the male gaze as examples of this, and then looks at whether things have changed in recent decades. Under-representation and symbolic annihilation Gaye Tuchman (1978) developed the concept of Symbolic Annihilation … Continue reading Media Representations of women