Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling: A Global Comparison of by Rainbow Murray

By Rainbow Murray

This exam of the position of gender stereotyping in media insurance of govt elections makes use of 9 case stories from all over the world to supply a different comparative perspective.

• Essays by way of thirteen exclusive students combining examine on gender and elections with services in a specific country

• A desk highlighting key findings for every case learn, facilitating comparability in a manner that has now not formerly been possible

• A bibliography that brings jointly readings on gender, elections, and media stereotyping from the U.S. and 8 different international locations round the world

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This was partly an issue of sexism; according to de la Cruz, many male voters believed that as a woman Sa´ez would be unable to stand firm against the COPEI male leadership. 23 Her association with AD before the November national elections further tarnished her image as an independent. The unique situation in Venezuelan history disadvantaged Sa´ez, who might have been able to gain support from the two major parties and maintain her status as an independent were it not for Cha´vez. Cha´vez was the ultimate outsider and by virtue of competing against him, Sa´ez appeared as a political insider with connections to both of the discredited parties.

28 Similarly, Dolan sees budget and deficit control as strengths for men, whereas Alexander and Andersen had coded these as strengths for women. ” Indeed, while some policy domains (such as abortion) might be deemed of particular interest to women, many (such as guns) may be an issue associated with both men and women but in different ways, with Dolan arguing that men are associated with the right to bear arms, while Jalalzai identifies women with gun control. ” If women are perceived as more liberal than men, voters may assume that women take more liberal stances on particular policy issues, such as favoring abortion rights, supporting welfare measures, and regulating gun ownership.

While these women share their success in common, their paths to victory were varied. Each of these candidates had to negotiate gender stereotyping in some form. Every chapter considers the extent to which gender stereotypes, framing, and double binds were present, and the reasons why the candidates succeeded in winning in spite, or even with the aid, of gendered assumptions about their abilities. The book then concludes by re-evaluating the framework outlined in this chapter, and considering the extent to which our current knowledge— which is based largely on studies conducted in the United States—is relevant to case studies worldwide.

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