Friday, October 5, 2012

"Gender Bias Against Sarah Palin: A Content Analysis of National Newspapers"




Here is a précis of a substantial thesis from Auburn University. The link to the full thesis is 
AT THIS LINK. 

It will come as no surprise that the author concluded there was indeed substantial matter of gender bias, unbalanced reporting of Palin's family/private life compared to male candidates and that there was indeed a definite bias against her. 

Female politicians still have this challenge to overcome but at lower levels than the presidency/vice-presidency the bar is not set quite so high given the growing number of candidates and successful past candidates for governorship etc.

For the presidency the barrier is still in place. That Palin has come through these unprecedented and documented attacks with the possibility of a 2016 run open to her is a tribute to her indomitable character


Gender Bias Against Sarah Palin: A Content Analysis of National Newspapers

Author:Irwin, Katherine Coffey  http://hdl.handle.net/10415/