October 19, 2014
| Keli Goff
| The Daily Beast
Will There Ever Be a ‘Good Wife’ Effect on Politics?
Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center, an orga-nization devoted to monitoring the images of women and their impact on culture, told me: “Television has great cultural and economic power. It tells us who we are and what our roles are in society.” Burton says she is excited by some of the recent de-pictions of women as leaders and candidates, but they are still “the exception.” She concluded, “If the standard TV image of a politician is a man, women—and importantly, girls—won’t see themselves in that picture and won’t aspire to those positions. That’s a loss for everyone.”