The Delayed Progress Of Women In The Media Analysis
Caroline Heldman states that “there is a gendered socialization where politics is for men, leadership is considered masculine, and women are discouraged from pursuing ambitious positions.” I think this is the biggest reason for the delayed progress of women being in office since it puts women off to the idea because it is not suitable for a woman. Women are perceived to follow in the footsteps of men, that men pave the way to a better future while that concept is false. Marie Wilson, the founding …show more content…
It is a play on words since the overall theme of the documentary is about the misrepresentation of women in the media.
The first piece of evidence presented in the documentary are that the women who are misrepresented are the women of older generations. Miss Representation shows us how “women in their teens, 20’s, and 30’s are 39% of the population yet are 71% of the women on TV.” Martha Lauzen points out that this misrepresentation of women skews with our perception of reality. Women older than 40 are only 26% of women in TV but make up more than 47% of the country population.
A second piece of evidence that Miss Representation points out is that women in the media are being misrepresented and shown as less threatening and hypersexualized. This is a misrepresentation because in reality, women are challenging their male counterparts in every field – politics, business, etc.
– according to Jackson Katz. Because of this misrepresentation, this undermines women and all the work they have made to overcome the struggles of sexism. Because of this undermining, this sentiment of