Has the Portrayal of Women in the Media Changed Enough Since the 1950's?

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Pittman, Caressa
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2011-12-13T17:44:11Z
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women , media , feminism , bitch
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My project emphasizes the comparison of women's portrayal in the media from 1950's to present and showing that women are still oppressed through body image, sexism and gender bias. The three different sections, highlights the media's continuing patriarchy. After the feminist movement, society was convinced that women achieved social equality, but the noticeable underlying theme of oppression still lingers. Barbie, the popularity of breast enlargement, eating disorders, Hilary Clinton bashing, Disney's The Little Mermaid, and pornography provide evidence that sexism and gender bias are still alive and well in U.S. culture.
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