The Portrayals of Men and Women by the Media
For time immemorial, numerous debates have emerged on the conflicting relationship between gender equality and media representation of men and women in challenging or either supporting such stereotypes. Nevertheless, whenever we look at the media, we see it has perceived men as the patriarch and has made women servants of patriarchy by portraying them as child keepers, domestic workers, and servants of the patriarchy. Perhaps the most lasting effect of unequal representation of men and women is that it has a fundamental effect on children and the youth. Media is a universal tool that is accessed by people of different age-groups, gender lines, and demographics. Young girls may perceive their roles at a very young age based on what is represented in television, radio, internet and digital media. On the other hand, boys are likely to get overly aggressive particularly when they see male f...