Female stereotyping is one of the most common stereotyping seen in media. There are four basic stereotypes that females fall into: the femme fatale, the supermom, the sex kitten and the nasty corporate climber. In addition to these four categories, television, film and magazines have also given a portrayal of females as thin, white and always looking glamorous.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Conclusion

It is important for women in the media to be portrayed as strong, intelligent women. Their main goal in life should not just be to find a “prince charming” to cook dinner for every night. It is important for women of any age to see empowered women in the media that they can look up to and model themselves after. It’s not a bad thing for little girls to want to be like Cinderella at the ball, but they have to think about what to do after the last dance. Media should compel females to find more than just a glass slipper that fits. For years women have fought for their rights from the right to vote to the right to have equal pay and the struggle to rid media of female stereotyping is just another fight in this same battle. It is about time the media showcased more of those types of women to make an example of females society can be proud of.

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