Career woman

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A career woman is known as a woman whose main priority in life is achieving success in her career and profession.[1] These women can also be described as more interested in her career than in being married and having children.[2]

The Media[edit]

Women are seen[by whom?] as the caregivers for a family, while the men are seen as the ones that bring the bread to the table. Back in the old day the "ideal" woman was seen as a trophy wife. A woman that was just a stay at home wife, did the house chores and made sure to please the husband once he arrived from his long day of work. Yet this "ideal" woman is changing throughout time. In today's society men view women with careers to be something great. From a study done by American Journal of Sociology, a majority of the men in today's era are looking for a woman who can economically pull her own weight in the relationships.[3]

In the media the glass ceiling is nothing else other than a joke to entertain those who believe that a woman place in society should be at home, being a housewife. Yet the portrayal of the glass ceiling in media brings media bias against women, manifested through multiple was through television.[neutrality is disputed][4] Throughout the findings of the research of the media films tend to portray women in a negative view to make them feel less than their male counterparts. The findings showed that film portrayals of career women are negative and stereotype-threatening characteristics, which included mean and conniving personalities, promiscuity, isolation, failures at intimacy and inability to balance work and family.[neutrality is disputed][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "career girl | Definition, meaning & more | Collins Dictionary". Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  2. ^ "career woman definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary". Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  3. ^ "11 Qualities of the Perfect Woman". Men's Health. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  4. ^ a b Ezzedeen, Souha (2015). "Portrayals of career women in Hollywood films: implications for the glass ceiling's persistence". Gender in Management. 30.3: 239–264 – via ProQuest Central.