Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis


Media Studies

Reader 1

Jennifer Friedlander

Reader 2

Nancy Macko

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In this analysis, I examine how stereotypes of working women function in some of the most popular film and television shows made in past thirty years. A study of films such as Working Girl and Disclosure and television shows such Ally McBeal and Sex and the City within a second-wave and postfeminist framework ultimately reveals that Hollywood stereotypes of working women have evolved very little and simply become more creatively disguised.