Essay On The Role Of Women In The Mass Media

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How have female roles in British and American mass media transformed over centuries?

Females have played a big part of mass media all over the world, especially in England and America. Over the centuries, the female roles in movies and literature have changed drastically. The way that females are now portrayed in the mass media resemble and sometimes equal mass media's portrayal of males. Women are given more independent roles in American and British mass media today than in previous centuries.
Inside the past, women were demeanored in many parts of culture, but especially in literature and movies. The eighteenth century’s major literature topic tended to be the gap between genders (Jones 47). Females in 18th century literature were only present to make their husbands happy and take care of the children. Pride and Prejudice is a great example of this kind of prejudice towards women. Daughters were not allowed to inherit property from their father after he died so parents had to rush their girls to be married as soon as possible (Guggenheim 1). Women were also seen as objects. In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is even once referred to by Mr. Darcy as “tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.” (Austen 3 ). Women also were portrayed as unsuccessful on their own and unable to do anything without the help of a man. The Bennet women in Pride and Prejudice are not
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