The Media's Manipulation of Gender Roles, 1940s and 1950s
An analysis of the media's manipulation of gender roles in the 1940s and 1950s.
# 141563 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. World Wars) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Sociology (Media and Society) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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The paper analyzes the primary facets of gender change that occurred from Rosie the Riveter and then to Lucille Ball in this media study of World War II media approaches towards women. The paper discusses how a dominantly male media often used women in the factories of WWII, as the men in these positions were usually off fighting the war, however, after the men returned to the war, women were forced back into submissive roles as housewives.
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