Have “The Times” Changed? Examining Gendered Media Coverage of Kamala Harris Over the 2020 Election

Rahini Takalkar
Rahini Takalkar
Friday 22 October 2021

In November 2020, Kamala Harris was elected to be the first female and first African American and Asian American Vice President of the United States. In her campaign, however, Vice President Harris endured significant amounts of sexism, especially in the form of gendered media coverage. Most prominently, she was described using the ‘Angry Black woman’ trope with journalists frequently using terms like “unlikable” and “uncooperative” to describe her. READ MORE

The author of this article, Rahini Takalkar, completed this research study as a grade 12 student at the Singapore American School. She is now an undergraduate at the London School of Economics, studying Law with aim of increasing accessibility to justice through her career. During the research study, Rahini was mentored by Dr Blair Williams, Research Fellow at GIWL, ANU.



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