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Portrayals of women in prime-time network television: Some demographic characteristics

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This paper examines demographic variables to create a partial picture of current portrayals of women on network television. All prime-time programs for all networks served as the information base. The findings were that few changes had been made in the portrayals of women from the 1970s to the 1980s in terms of observable demographic characteristics.

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Davis, D.M. Portrayals of women in prime-time network television: Some demographic characteristics. Sex Roles 23, 325–332 (1990).

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