Films are important messengers of societal values and norms. Content analysis of 12 blockbuster films from 1957 to 2007 reveals patterns of discrimination against women in film. Six categories of inequality and discrimination were documented dealing with women as main characters in these blockbuster films, women’s roles portraying the characters in professional jobs, women in film being decision-makers, women in the category of damsels in distress, women as sex objects, and derogatory actions and comments towards women.
|Department:||Communication and Leadership|
|School Location:||United States -- Washington|
|Source:||MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Womens studies, Mass communications, Gender studies, Film studies|
|Keywords:||Discrimination, Film, Inequality, Movies, Women|
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