African American Woman Character on TV

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Women have been portrayed by the mass media in different ways. Different TV shows, for instance, the walking dead, Horror Drama, and various soap operas that run around TV channels around the world. This paper will, therefore, focus on Danai Jekesai Gurira who played a role of Michonne on The Walking Dead.

Danai Jekesai is an American actress of Zimbabwean origin. In most of her art work she has portrayed herself in almost a similar manner. In 2014, under the TV show of The Walking Dead, she and her mates are posed in Atlanta wearing makeshift jilbabs similar to those of Nigerian students kidnapped by Boko Haram. In the scene mentioned above, she has been portrayed negatively as if she is supporting the kidnapping yet she even protested the act. Women have also been portrayed by most of the TV shows as being sexually active and even luring their partners to have close relations. She has also been positively portrayed in the Walking Dead as a role model to other women especially the young girls. In the show, she has been portrayed as a sword-swinging zombie killer on TV. Most of her screen works are usually followed with a lot of scandals. For instance, in the award winning drama of The Convert, followed the three Liberian sex slaves and was played in various stages including Yale Repertory.

In conclusion, however, much women are negatively portrayed in mass media by the writers and directors, they can be of great benefit to the community. According to her words, she understands the negative issues surrounding African girl and even mentioned race, religion, and equality as among the factors.

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