Female politicians in the British press: The exception to the ‘masculine’ norm?

Female politicians in the British press: The exception to the ‘masculine’ norm?

Deirdre O’Neill, Leeds Trinity University and Heather Savigny, Bournemouth University

As educators of journalists we are concerned with some of the most fundamental questions about the relationship between the media and democracy, and this we argue, is gendered. Through content analysis and interviews we look at the ways in which women MPs are represented in the British Press. We show that the way in which they are reported (or ignored) positions them as different from the ‘male norm’ and this in turn has consequences for the ways in which democratic politics is written

Female politicians in the British press: The exception to the ‘masculine’ norm?

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