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Author Falk, Erika.

Title Women for president : media bias in nine campaigns / Erika Falk.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (206 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Why worry about the press? -- Unnatural, incapable, and unviable -- Baking muffins and bombing countries -- High-heeled boots and violet suits -- Do newspapers give equal coverage to men and women presidential candidates? -- Issues, biography, and chaff -- Is American ready? -- Eighteen million cracks but still intact.
Summary "Newly updated to examine Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, Women for President analyzes the gender bias the media has demonstrated in covering women candidates since the first woman ran for America's highest office in 1872. Tracing the campaigns of nine women who ran for president through 2008 Victoria Woodhull, Belva Lockwood, Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Patricia Schroeder, Lenora Fulani, Elizabeth Dole, Carol Moseley Braun, and Hillary Clinton - Erika Falk finds little progress in the fair treatment of women candidates." "The press portrays female candidates as unviable, unnatural, and incompetent, and often ignores or belittles women instead of reporting their ideas and intent. This thorough comparison of men's and women's campaigns reveals a worrisome trend of sexism in press coverage - a trend that still persists today."--Jacket.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Women presidential candidates -- United States.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Sex role -- Political aspects -- United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780252096051 (electronic bk.)
0252096053 (electronic bk.)