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Have women journalists in Israel really integrated into the profession?
Unformatted Document Text:  16 respondent. From a liberal feminist point of view the answer is that women have progressed very much towards equal opportunities in the field, although not enough. Liberal feminism ascribes the gendered differences to the different roles men and women play in society and especially to the distinction between the private sphere and the public sphere. The main goal of the liberal feminism is to integrate women to the public sphere. The fact that women broke into the profession of journalism at all, and that some of them even achieved senior positions, indicates integration into the public sphere. This provides evidence of the equal opportunities in the media, with their strong influence on the process of shaping the social views on sex roles. But even from a liberal feminist point of view, the existing situation of women journalists in the Israeli press is not satisfying, since women may have integrated numerically but they still do not fully enjoy equal opportunities. From a more critical feminist point of view, women journalists’ occupational and economic achievements seem less significant. First, the present study pointed out a plateau in the feminizing trend of the daily newspapers in Israel over the last four years. The slowing trend in Israel as in Germany indicates that recessions or downturns in journalism have an influence on the feminization process. In other words, the entrance of women to the field is not stable and is conditioned by different circumstances. Second, women’s condition in the field is not only an indication of a temporary absence of equal opportunities, but a political and economic inequality, which is structured and firmly fixed in the field. Throughout the feminization process a gendered segregation has occurred. Although the findings of the present study do not indicate a completely gendered segregation, they surely indicate a high level of gender

Authors: Lachover, Einat.
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respondent.
From a liberal feminist point of view the answer is that women have progressed
very much towards equal opportunities in the field, although not enough. Liberal
feminism ascribes the gendered differences to the different roles men and women play
in society and especially to the distinction between the private sphere and the public
sphere. The main goal of the liberal feminism is to integrate women to the public
sphere. The fact that women broke into the profession of journalism at all, and that
some of them even achieved senior positions, indicates integration into the public
sphere. This provides evidence of the equal opportunities in the media, with their
strong influence on the process of shaping the social views on sex roles. But even
from a liberal feminist point of view, the existing situation of women journalists in the
Israeli press is not satisfying, since women may have integrated numerically but they
still do not fully enjoy equal opportunities.
From a more critical feminist point of view, women journalists’ occupational and
economic achievements seem less significant. First, the present study pointed out a
plateau in the feminizing trend of the daily newspapers in Israel over the last four
years. The slowing trend in Israel as in Germany indicates that recessions or
downturns in journalism have an influence on the feminization process. In other
words, the entrance of women to the field is not stable and is conditioned by different
circumstances.
Second, women’s condition in the field is not only an indication of a temporary
absence of equal opportunities, but a political and economic inequality, which is
structured and firmly fixed in the field. Throughout the feminization process a
gendered segregation has occurred. Although the findings of the present study do not
indicate a completely gendered segregation, they surely indicate a high level of gender


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