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Thesis: Changes in Newspaper Portrayals of Women, 1900-1960

Laurel Wilson. Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Western Kentucky University, Paper 328, 2011.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Academic Paper

This undergraduate thesis shows how mainstream newspapers depicted women in the first half of the 20th century, and how these portrayals changed along with society’s views of women during this era. In addition, it looks at how coverage of women and the transformations occurring during these 50 years may have influenced and affected each other, as well as how media treatment of women contributed to the beginnings of the second wave of feminism that started in the latter half of the century.


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