The Issue With Women, Four: A Study on the Alleged Oppression of Women as seen in Selected Filipino Teleseryes


Maling, S. P. (2018). The Issue with Women, Four: A Study on the Alleged Oppression of Women as Seen in Selected Filipino Teleseryes. Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.

This thesis aims to analyze the portrayal of veteran actresses Susan Roces, Helen Gamboa, Jaclyn Jose, and Gloria Diaz in selected teleseryes from the three major television networks in the Philippines, namely Walang Hanggan, Mundo Mo’y Akin, and Glamorosa from ABS-CBN, GMA 7, and TV5, respectively, and show how these veteran actresses, despite their age and the connotation of being a “has-been,” are still very much empowered through the roles they play in the teleseryes they are a part of. Through the analysis of how these actresses are portrayed, how they are regarded in both the promotion and the duration of their teleseryes, and their relevance to the story, this research aims to debunk the generalization that media portray women in an oppressive manner and in actuality really empower them.

As the fourth installment of a thesis series submitted to the Broadcast Communication Department in the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines of Diliman – first started by Karen Reyes in the year 2000 and followed by Marvin Tomandao in 2005 and Ai dela Cruz in 2012, this research aims to highlight the portrayal of women in different fields and aspects and see the development of how they are empowered – if they are empowered in the first place.

Keywords: marginalization, oppression, content analysis, media portrayal

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