Com 391 Reading Questions for Douglas Article • What were the top five jobs for women in 1999 and in 2007 ◦ 1999: in order, secretaries, retail and personal sales workers (including cashiers), managers and administrators, elementary school teachers, and registered nurses ◦ 2007: top jobs were, still, secretaries in first place, followed by registered nurses, elementary and middle school teachers, cashiers, and retail salespersons • How have the media come to overrepresent women since the early 1990s? What are some examples? ◦ Overrepresent women as having made it—completely—in the professions, as having gained sexual equality with men, and having achieved a level of financial success and comfort enjoyed primarily by Tiffany's-encrusted doyennes of Laguna Beach. ◦ Ex: Xena, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Legally Blonde, The Closer • What was the national median income of women in 2008 and how did it compare to men's ◦ $36,000 a year, which was 23% less than men • How does she describe “embedded feminism?” ◦ the way in which women's achievements, or their desire for achievement, are simply part of
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