Stereotype of Women in the Media

The Fault of the Women or the Media?

  • Iorhemba Moses Akurega
  • Daniel O Okoro
Keywords: Women and Media, Portrayal, Stereotype


This paper examines the ways women are portrayed in media and how that promotes them as sexual objects, submissive to male dominance and wrapped with stereotyped roles. Findings indicate that though the media have the potential and capacity to bring social change in any society, their policy in terms of depicting women’s image is somehow distorted. More often than not the media depict women as a sexual object with little value. It sends negative messages about the ways in which women should be treated and constantly degrade status of women in the society.

How to Cite
Akurega, I. M., & Okoro, D. O. (2020). Stereotype of Women in the Media: The Fault of the Women or the Media?. University of Nigeria Interdisciplinary Journal of Communication Studies, 20(1). Retrieved from