Gendered Medi The Influence Of Media On Views Of Gender, By Julia T. Wood

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In the article, “Gendered media: The influence of media on views of Gender,” Julia T. Wood (1994) stated that “women are underrepresented which falsely implies that men are the cultural standard and women are unimportant or invisible” (p.31). She goes on to say that this is the main reason why media distort reality; it creates a false image of the representation that is outside the media world. In Television women continue to be predominantly lacking and many people are wondering who is to blame. As the media world is primarily dominated by men, women activist are demanding for more women to be part of such a popular medium that is television. While some researchers believe that…, “the ways in which media represent the female subject and…show more content…
Not only are Latinas negative portrayed, but when they are represented they play unimportant roles that have nothing to do with the plot. In order to increase the percentage of women in television, other groups of women should be equally represented. Portrayals of Latinas Latinas have been misrepresented in television for years, and not only are they misrepresented but they are barely seen portraying major characters. The Latino Media Gap conducted by Negrón-Muntaner along with Chelsea Abbas, Luis Figueroa, and Samuel Robson examines Latino’s inclusion in the mainstream media to have an inclusive media landscape. The report makes eight findings on the gap between Latino presence and media inclusion in the United States. One of the findings that might support this study is that “the participation of Latinos in programming is extremely limited” (Negrón-Muntaner et.al. p. 2). According to the report, in the 1950s Latinos had a higher percentage of lead actor appearance when they were only 2.8% of the U.S. population, and now that they are 17% of the U.S. population the percentage of Latinos lead actors is significantly low. In the article, “Latino representation on primetime television,” by Mastro, D. E., & Behm-Morawitz, E. (2005) they noted that not only Latinos are dramatically underrepresented in television compared to other groups of people, but “Latinas have been underrepresented in terms of both their gender and their ethnicity” (p.111). This is exceedingly

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