The Problem With Feminism, The Media, And You

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The Problem With Feminism, The Media, and You
“Women accounted for only twenty-nine percent of the speaking roles and all too often, they were primarily there to look decorative - roughly a third involved wearing sexually revealing clothes or being partially naked” (Lenard). The reason this statistic is crucial to this paper is because in this digital age children are mostly influenced by the media, what they see on television, or films, what they hear in the music they listened to, and what they read online on their social media sites, what does it due to them when they see women as simple background characters, or sexualized objects. Even though the media may have become very progressive in this day and age, sexism in the media still exist and it is wrong because media influences children and feminism is being warped by today 's media.
Here are some words and their definition that would be helpful to know and will show up in this research paper
Sexism: Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex,
Media: The main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the internet) regarded collectively.
Feminism: The advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
Patriarchy: A system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line.
Television has always “mirrored” society’s views…
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