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2007

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The Portrayal Of Powerful Women In The Media, Kristin Milligan Apr 2007

The Portrayal Of Powerful Women In The Media, Kristin Milligan

Honors Projects in Communication

The purpose of this research is to investigate the portrayal of powerful women in the media and to gain a perspective of different ways the media tend to elaborate and focus on gender issues to a greater extent than the general public may think. I intend to demonstrate that powerful women are often portrayed unfairly in the media and that this could affect the progress they make in their careers. I hypothesize that although women are making strides in the right direction, the often negative portrayal of powerful women in the media can be unwarranted and lead to the unfair ...