Alternatif Politika | Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Makale
Cilt 7, Sayı 1, Nisan 2015
       

Roy JREIJIRY

Women In The Lebanese Daily Newspapers Cartoons

ABSTRACT. Many thousands of people demonstrated on March 8, 2014 demanding the promulgation of the law to protect women from domestic violence. It was the biggest feminist manifestation in the history of Lebanon and which started after a number of cases largely covered by the media of women killed or beaten by their husbands. In this context we have decided to observe how the daily press reflected the emergence of the feminist movement and what place it has reserved for women during this period through the cartoons. This article proposes the examination of a corpus of cartoons in four Lebanese daily newspapers (An-Nahar, As- Safir, Al-Mustaqbal and al-Balad) during a period of one year. The result that we reached is that the Lebanese cartoonists give little importance to the feminine figure. At the same time the struggle conducted by the feminist movements during the period of the study were almost absent from the cartoonists’ work. These cartoonists seem to be led by stereotypes that they reproduce, a rearguard struggle. One of these stereotypes is the model of the beautiful and sexy woman, an erotic object par excellence.

Keywords: Lebanon, Feminism, Daily Newspapers, Cartoons, Lebanese Women.



Women In The Lebanese Daily Newspapers Cartoons
Roy JREIJIRY
Alternatif Politika, Cilt 7, Sayı 1, Nisan 2015