Chapter 3: Marriage, Friendship, and Scandal: Constructing a Typology of Media Representations of Women in Desperate Housewives

by Paula Hopeck and Rebecca K. Ivic

On ABC’s Desperate Housewives, the primary theme of social relationships is a mixed blessing for the characters as wives and mothers. On the one hand, the characters enjoy each other’s support, but on the other, their relationships are also the source of scandal.

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