Gender and Pop Culture in Post-WWII America

A paper discussing the changing perceptions and depictions of gender in popular culture in post-WWII America.

This paper discusses the transformation of gender in American popular culture in the period since World War II. It includes examinations of film, music, and television, and how gender roles have shifted in these areas.
“Popular culture permeates virtually everything that we encounter in our daily lives, and the way that gender is presented has an undeniable impact on our society. Since World War II, some aspects of gender in popular culture have changed tremendously, while many others have continued to remain more or less the same. The gender gap in American pop culture has diminished considerably, but there is no question that it is still very much in existence.”