Saturday, May 19, 2007

What kind of gender research do media choose to highlight?

J. Goodrich in The American Prospect [free registration may be required]:

Studies that appear to support traditional roles for women get picked up and popularized, while more nuanced research just can't seem to generate buzz.

Caryl Rivers, author of Selling Anxiety: How the News Media Scare Women,, at AlterNet:

Media perpetuate women's fears of being a bad mother.

Thanks to PTDR for the pointers.