And of course, Lisa has been acknowledged as the brains of the Simpson family since the start.Despite the progress that has been made there is a long way to go, both in the quantity of media representations of woman and in their quality.
In terms of quantity, the media is still a long way from reflecting reality: women represent 49 per cent of humanity while female characters make up only 32 per cent of the main characters on TV, as shown by a broad survey done in 2008 by Doctor Maya Götz of the This study measured the representation of male and female characters in nearly twenty thousand children’s programs in 24 different countries.
The media industry justifies this disparity by arguing that it is easier for girls than boys to identify with characters of the opposite sex.
feature strong female characters who interact with their male counterparts on an equal footing. A study of the media favoured by teenage girls discovered that a similar proportion of male and female characters on TV and in the movies rely on themselves to achieve their goals and solve their own problems.
(The one discrepancy was in the movies, where 49 per cent of male characters solve their own problems, compared to only 35 per cent of their female counterparts.) star girls and women who are physically assertive and in control.
Götz argues that this argument reverses cause and effect, saying that it is the lack of female characters on TV is what leads to the higher popularity of male characters.
So far as quality is concerned, the media still conform to a stereotyped image of women.
The event's various panel discussions, including "The Criminal Standard vs.
the Ethical Standard," which discussed the use of social media as a forum for denouncing assailants, featured leading Israeli personalities from the fields of politics, law, entertainment, journalism and more.
This therefore suggests that any medium that conveys information to the people is categorised as mass media.