Campus Only Senior Thesis
© 2014 Emma Gavin
By examining viewer reception of female antagonists in traditionally feminine roles on television—particularly the role of wives and mothers who have husbands to answer to and children to look after and are thus expected, in some form, to act as a caretaker or guide for others—we can explore modern societal attitudes towards female agency and gender-based expectations of behavior.
Gavin, Emma, "Dreadful Women: An Exploration of Gender-Based Social Values and Expectations Through Viewer and Critical Reception of Female Antagonists on Television" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 448.
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