Examine a set of televisions shows to see if and how the stereotypes of women and men have changed. You may focus on a particular type of program or sample across a variety of programs (e.g. drama, comedy, cartoon). Then, examine one episode of 10 different programs and record the following for each character:

1.) Character’s gender
2.) Character’s appearance
3.) Character’s role (housewife, doctor, detective)
4.) Character’s personality traits
5.) Character’s behavior

Then compare the two sets of stereotypes. (If you are really energetic, conduct the same kind of experiment on a similar setoff shows that appeared on television 20 or 30 years ago.) A variation of this experiment is to review television commercials or magazine advertisements.