Being Woman in Gendered Situations: A Case study of Female Journalists in Southern Philippines
Keywords:Women empowerment, news media, feminism, gender studies
This paper explores the challenges faced by female journalists in Southern Philippines in gendered situations. Specifically, it sought to examine power relations among media practitioners and how this affected Ilonggo women journalists. Gender segregation and sexism are real in the news media. Women stereotypes exist and female journalists struggle to free themselves from male biases. However, when these struggles are articulated by them, they end up being blamed or taken lightly. Through self-presentation strategies, the journalists being liked, admired, and needed by others, create a niche for themselves in society in order to wield a certain degree of social influence on communities, groups, and individuals to assert themselves.
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