Episode 35: Feminist Representation in the Media

Jan 17, 2018

Airdates: Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 12:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, Feb 8th, 4:30 a.m/ET.

Because of the recent #MeToo movement and Women’s Marches across the country, Merriam-Webster announced that its 2017 Word of the Year was feminism. However, how do we define feminism? What does the word really mean to you and does it even matter? The media is influential in shaping our opinion and understanding of feminism through representations of strong female characters. But what makes media feminist, if at all?

On this episode of Media Inside Out, we explore the media’s representation of fictional feminist characters and campaigns like #BanBossy with host/producer, Sherri Hope Culver, and guests Kristine Weatherston, Temple University, and Stacey Woodland, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA.


Kristin Weatherston | Associate Professor, Temple University


Stacey Woodland | Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Tri-County Area