A spine of steel and a heart of gold: newspaper coverage of the first female Speaker of the House

@article{Dabbous2010ASO,
  title={A spine of steel and a heart of gold: newspaper coverage of the first female Speaker of the House},
  author={Y. Dabbous and Amy Ladley},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={181 - 194}
}
  • Y. Dabbous, Amy Ladley
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Gender Studies
  • Literature shows that politics remains associated with maleness in the American cultural discourse. For a female to be elected to office, she must balance common archetypical masculine characteristics that represent strong and capable leadership, with the nurturing expected of women. An in-depth qualitative analysis of Nancy Pelosi's news coverage in five major US dailies confirms these stereotypes. Portrayed as ‘very strong’ and ‘decisive’, the Speaker ‘knows what she wants’. But the woman… CONTINUE READING
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