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dc.contributor.advisorFox, Kym
dc.contributor.authorSchooler, Leela
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-24T17:08:32Z
dc.date.available2018-05-24T17:08:32Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7269
dc.description.abstractBias against female political candidates has been a hot-button issue, especially during and after the 2016 election, and the media is not exempt from being a part of the discussion. The overall question that this article proposes is whether there is a definitive bias against female political candidates in the media based on gender. More specifically, if there is a definitive bias, at what levels of government is it seen and felt the most? These questions are explored through peer-reviewed research and interviews with political researchers, educators and candidates themselves on how they feel the media portrays female candidates. These candidates include Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Wendy Davis, and Celia Israel. The article concludes in agreement with the research that there is a definitive bias against female candidates in the media. This bias is more present in higher offices like president of the United States and governor than it is with congress and legislature positions. What this article does is bring together existing research to paint a bigger picture on how the media effects the image of female candidates for voters. Having a bigger picture on this topic can help decide where future research is focused further pinpoint the issues that female candidates deal with.en_US
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dc.format.extent20 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPoliticalen_US
dc.subjectPolitical communicationen_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectGender and politicsen_US
dc.subjectFemale political candidatesen_US
dc.subjectClinton, Hillaryen_US
dc.subjectDavis, Wendyen_US
dc.subjectPalin, Sarahen_US
dc.titleCracks in the Glass Ceilingen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism and Mass Communication
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University


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