The Origins of Gender Roles
A great place to begin is by investigating when and where or even how did our society, the United States, become socialized to the point where roles and expectations are defined by gender. How have theorists or researchers expla...
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...super delegates (Carlin & Windrey 2009). The analysis in this paper proves that sexist portrays in the 2008 political campaign were far from subtle. No matter how the media portrayed either woman, it is evident that the 2008 campaign for both women were plagued by gender stereotypes perpetuated through mass media.
“Both women came from completely different political points of view. Both women presented themselves in completely opposite ways on the national political stage. But, both women experienced the wrath of a society seemingly afraid to see a woman in power…. While there has been no lack of critique, analysis, and conversation about how sexism played a role in both Senator Clinton and Governor Palin’s campaigns, one thing that has not been well-identified is the resolution of how society will proceed and one day elect a female commander-in-chief” (Nedeu 2008).
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