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Sotomayor and the media June 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — alpha @ 1:30 pm

OK, I know it is not a surprise to say that the media is employing sexist and racist stereotypes in its portrayal of Sotomayor and that those stereotypes place her in an infamous catch-22–  How dare she be smart and aggressive?  Wait, she’s a lawyer and a judge.

But,  if anyone is doing research or teaching about this topic,  here is site that does an excellent job documenting and linking to a long list of examples in the US media, and connecting them to legal scholarship about racism and sexism.

 

2 Responses to “Sotomayor and the media”

  1. [...] In these terms, assertive women are bullies and Latinas are sloppy and not too bright.)  H/T to this post. [...]

  2. J Says:

    There is some interesting research being done headed by Caroline Heldman from Occidental College and Meredith Conroy at UCSB on Sarah Palin’s representation in the media.

    I myself was listening to PRI: they were interviewing a male somehow professionally related to Sotomayor, who insisted that she was NOT “bossy”, instead she’s a “very nurturing” person.

    Kathleen Hall Jamieson has a CUNY lecture series talk on Sexism and the Presidential Campaign available here: http://www1.cuny.edu/forums/podcasts/?p=596


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