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Gender-Role Stereotyping

There were almost twice as many females seeking the

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Unformatted text preview: less superficial males. While most male superheroes had their own methods to “saving the day” whether it is through threatening others or showing anger, female superheroes tended to ask questions because they were more often in need of help. In addition to females needing help with their problems more often than males, they also usually had more supporting characters surrounding them to step in when aide was needed. There were almost twice as many females seeking the help of at least one other character than there were males. The scholars had a very scientific approach to analyzing the character traits of superheroes in animated shows. Trained coders were used to code the character traits found in the sample- animated programs and...
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