Women Politicians in the Media

Finneman, Teri. Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From “Lunatic” Woodhull to “Polarizing” Palin. New York: Lexington Books, 2015.   All politicians must grapple with their public portrayal and perception. However, the issue of how the media depicts them is a particular problem for female politicians, as Finneman points out in her book. She delineates … More Women Politicians in the Media

Emotional Women

Ehrbar, Ned. “Ellen DeGeneres’ Emotional Medal of Freedom Moment,” CBS News, 23 Nov 2016, accessed 2 Dec 2016. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ellen-degeneres-emotional-medal-of-freedom-moment/ Ellen DeGeneres being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive, was a hot topic when it happened in November of 2016. Openly lesbian since the 1990’s, DeGeneres has managed to … More Emotional Women

The First Lady

Carlos, Marjon. “Michelle Obama Breathes New Life Into a Dries Van Noten Dress.” Vogue, 23 Nov 2016, accessed 2 Dec 2016. http://www.vogue.com/13506363/dries-van-noten-michelle-obama-presidential-medal-of-freedom/ Falzone, Diana. “Politics in fashion: To dress or not to dress First Lady Melania Trump?” Fox News, 21 Nov 2016, accessed 2 Dec 2016. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/11/21/politics-in-fashion-to-dress-or-not-to-dress-first-lady-melania-trump.html Givhan, Robin. “Michelle Obama’s Legacy of Style,” The … More The First Lady

Different Sexes, Different Media

Allen, Martha. “A RADICAL VISION FOR WOMEN’S MEDIA.” Off Our Backs 37, no. 1 (2007): 17. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20838763. This list delineates the eight differences between “men’s journalism” and “women’s journalism.” Appearing in the feminist Off Our Backs magazine, the article has a clear bias in favor of women. The list was developed from Martha Allen’s doctoral dissertation, “The … More Different Sexes, Different Media

Women’s Waist Size

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17543266.2016.1214291?scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=tfdt20 This study shows that the average clothing size of American women now hovers between 16 and 18, up from the 14 it was most recently measured at. The study shows that in the past 21 years, women’s waist size has grown by 2.6 inches, and concedes that actual sizes are more difficult to pin … More Women’s Waist Size