Women in Media
In the comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewite, readers follow the antics of a "normal" American woman of the 90's. Cathy is single, works as a secretary, and is portrayed as unhappy. Her dating experience can be characterized by endless searching for the ideal man, settling for someone because she believes him to be the best she can do, and going through a breakup process that is initiated by the male. This is followed by Cathy rationalizing the situation, and more likely than not, an eating binge. This is just one of the various media that send a negative message to women. Women are told by the media to be submissive, passive, beautiful, happy, and weak. Television, magazines, and movies either portrays women as the beautiful damsel in distress who needs rescuing or the gorgeous sexual object of which males take advantage. The message is clear and it is going out to women of all ages, "If you do not fit into the stereotype; you s...