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Unformatted Document Text:  Tracking number: ICA-12-11416 7 traditional roles or suffer the consequences” (p. 80). She calls this activity a backlash. Faludi (1991) argues, “the last decade has seen a powerful counterassault on women’s rights, a backlash, an attempt to retract the handful of small and hard-won victories that the feminist movement did manage to win for women” (p. xviii). But some feminist theorists maintain Faludi’s argument is “overly reductive and pessimistic” (Rapping, 1994, p. 9). Rapping argues that during the last two decades mass media has responded to feminism in positive ways. Rapping (1994) writes that soap operas, television movies and films have addressed “issues feminists placed on the national agenda – rape, domestic violence, incest, economic discrimination, and more” (p. 10). Rapping says in accepting this uninflicted view of the media as unified and unchanging in purpose and action, we accept a seriously distorted picture of how media function and interact with other social forces. We miss the many nuances and contradictions within which the gains of feminism are most clearly seen (p. 10). Ideologies and news influences Addressing how feminist ideologies work within a newsroom proves to be a complicated task. 6 Becker (1984) offers a way to understand “ideology” within the framework of this paper. He explains that it is “an integrated set of frames of reference through which each of us sees the world and to which all of us adjust our actions” (Becker, 1984, p. 69). While the dominant ideology in Western culture is linked to patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism, feminism offers a set of beliefs that counter this powerful system. Becker’s definition is useful because it points out how ideologies

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traditional roles or suffer the consequences” (p. 80). She calls this activity a backlash.
Faludi (1991) argues, “the last decade has seen a powerful counterassault on women’s
rights, a backlash, an attempt to retract the handful of small and hard-won victories that
the feminist movement did manage to win for women” (p. xviii). But some feminist
theorists maintain Faludi’s argument is “overly reductive and pessimistic” (Rapping,
1994, p. 9). Rapping argues that during the last two decades mass media has responded to
feminism in positive ways. Rapping (1994) writes that soap operas, television movies and
films have addressed “issues feminists placed on the national agenda – rape, domestic
violence, incest, economic discrimination, and more” (p. 10). Rapping says in accepting
this uninflicted view of the media as unified and unchanging in purpose and
action, we accept a seriously distorted picture of how media function and interact
with other social forces. We miss the many nuances and contradictions within
which the gains of feminism are most clearly seen (p. 10).
Ideologies and news influences
Addressing how feminist ideologies work within a newsroom proves to be a
complicated task.
6
Becker (1984) offers a way to understand “ideology” within the
framework of this paper. He explains that it is “an integrated set of frames of reference
through which each of us sees the world and to which all of us adjust our actions
(Becker, 1984, p. 69). While the dominant ideology in Western culture is linked to
patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism, feminism offers a set of beliefs that counter
this powerful system. Becker’s definition is useful because it points out how ideologies


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