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Political Figures

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Written by Galia Myron Monday, 22 October 2012 04:11

When covering politics, media highlights male faces and female bodies.

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Bias emerges in some of the most unexpected situations, researchers from the University of Michigan found when they examined how the media focuses on male versus female politicians. While photographs of male politicians zone in on their faces, female politicians’ figures are often also the focus, say lead researcher Sara Konrath, PhD and research assistant Josephine Au.


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