Title

A Feminist Lens on Alias

Date

5-29-2014 3:30 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 3:45 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Department

Communication Studies

Session Chair

Emily Plec

Session Title

Top Papers in Communication Studies

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Molly Mayhead

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

It doesn’t happen often where females play the protagonists in action movies and television shows. Instead, the women play the roles of mothers, housewives, and not as people with high-paying impactful jobs. There’s a common stereotype that women are weaker, and the men dominate. However, the television series, Alias, is a show that displays women in a positive light. Using the rhetorical strategy of feminist criticism, this paper analyzes how, specifically, the first two episodes of Alias challenge common female stereotypes. The show displays three primary factors that challenge these stereotypes: (1) women are competent, (2) women in important careers, and (3) women as leaders.

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A Feminist Lens on Alias

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

It doesn’t happen often where females play the protagonists in action movies and television shows. Instead, the women play the roles of mothers, housewives, and not as people with high-paying impactful jobs. There’s a common stereotype that women are weaker, and the men dominate. However, the television series, Alias, is a show that displays women in a positive light. Using the rhetorical strategy of feminist criticism, this paper analyzes how, specifically, the first two episodes of Alias challenge common female stereotypes. The show displays three primary factors that challenge these stereotypes: (1) women are competent, (2) women in important careers, and (3) women as leaders.