How gender, especially being a woman, effects politics, elections and media coverageBasically, how gender effects political communication
Used byAnybody who votesHillary ClintonSarah PalinBarack ObamaAll politiciansPolitical Media
No matter if you like politics or not, they effect our country and effect who ends up running our country It is important to know how gender effects the media coverage of thepeople we are voting for and if this political communication is changing or effecting our views and votes
People argue that gender doesnot play a role in politics at allCritics say the media treats men and women politicians equally
Compare how the media portrays Obama to how it portrays Clinton:Obama’s cartoon is negative but still portrays him as a superhero.Clinton’s cartoon is negative but portrays her as a shotgun carrying, extremelyhideous bride and Obama as innocent.
“”Overall news coverage emphasized women’s novelty more so than men’s, and regardless ofperceived gender congruence, women received more political issue and character trait coverage than men,” (Meeks 187).
U.S. Media portrays politicians in 3 main ways: Novelty Labels Political Issues Character TraitsWomen candidates being Women are perceived Good politicians are considered toDescribed through labels As not being able to Have “masculine traits” such as:Such as: “female”, “woman”, Handle masculine Strength, assertiveness, independence,“first female”, “lone Issues such as: military, Aggressiveness and confidence.Woman.” Men are rarely Crime, economy, andReferred to by their gender Foreign policy.Labels because they are theNorm. (According to: “Is She Man Enough?” by L. Meeks)
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