What gender inequalities exist in the television industry in the UK for television personalities as well as the workforce making television, and how has the issue changed or improved since 1970?

Skelton, Lily (2015) What gender inequalities exist in the television industry in the UK for television personalities as well as the workforce making television, and how has the issue changed or improved since 1970? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study will look at evidence showing examples of gender inequality in the television industry from 1970 until 2015. The 1970’s were significant for the feminist movement and the fight for gender equality and this era sparked an important change in the way that women are treated in television – both in front and behind camera. This study will discuss theories as to why this may be, and how television may be reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes into our society. Although much focus is on women and their experiences in this particular profession, men too have faced both sexism and discrimination based on their gender, and they have been depicted negatively in UK television in a number of different ways. In particular, women have faced discrimination surrounding their age, a problem that has not so much affected men. It is important to look at examples of these gender discriminations, look at possible reasons for why this may be and examine what could be done to solve the problem in future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 15:29
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 15:29
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17567

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