On Religion, The Media and Life as a 20-something in Chicago

In Uncategorized on October 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm


From onaissues — Editor’s note: as many have pointed out in their comments, the movie referenced in the original post on Think Progress should be “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, not “10 Things I Hate about You”.

Characteristics Of The Intrepid Female Reporter

“[Marisa] Tomei’s character is part of an increasing archetype in modern film — particularly thrillers and political dramas: the plucky/intrepid female reporter/blogger. While this archetype was typically fulfilled in the past by a balding, middle-aged, overweight, sloppy white guy, it is a role that is becoming increasingly modernized through better fashion, more technology, and, yes, the presence of women in the newsroom.

In other words, female journalists can breathe a sigh of relief that they’re no longer relegated to portrayals of ladymag journalists in which they use their own love lives as writing material a la Kate Hudson in 10 Things I Hate About You How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. While it’s great to see serious political reporters increasingly played by women, writers of these scripts seem to fall all too often seem to sub in some of the same basic characteristics over and over again.”

Head over to Think Progress to read more. 

How far does it set back women in journalism if, in addition to declaring this article a must read, I also admit I really want a pair of glasses like Marisa Tomei is wearing in the photo?


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