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Media used as a inspirational Factor for Future Women Candidates in Politics
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Author(s)
Pankaj Tiwari
KEYWORDS
Women Candidates in Politics
ABSTRACT
Media continues to hold a negative depiction of women when running for elected office leaving to a great exposure. Although previous research has focused on using media exposure as a factor in why women do not run, I state to emphasize how media in fact influences women to run for office in strive for equal representation. There took place a study of three individuals political science majors through an interview process where each participant was asked a series of questions in regards to the correlation between media and their motive in one day running for office. Results stated that although all contestants would hope to see the media in a more positive light, women's portrayal through the media in fact encourages them to stand against the status quo where media can be used as a motivating factor in their decision to run as a potential candidate. By approaching the media's continuing negative bias as inspirational in itself, the media holds a counter effect by inspiring more women to gain interest and increase the number of women candidates for political representation.
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