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Problems Facing Incarcerated Women - For the past centuries, women have been fighting for their rights, from their right to vote to equal rights in the workplace. Women resistance is the act of opposing those in power, so women can have a voice in the world. Women in prison are often overlooked. In the 1970s, the women prisoners’ rights movement began, and it is still going on today. The number of incarcerated females is rapidly growing compared to men. According to Victoria Law, a prison rights activist, she stated that the percentage of female prisoners increased 108%....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1616 words
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The Depiction of Women in Fitness Magazines - ... All three magazines portrayed women as slender and very well fit with their abs tightened, biceps toned and their overall physique contained very minimal fat. These magazines depicted women as being thin and healthy however, they were showcasing exercise steps along with a meal plan that women are able to follow in order to overcome unnecessary fat. However, in maintaining these perceptions the magazines depicted them as sexual objects since they are portrayed to be thin and at the same time showcase a happy smile....   [tags: Health & Fitness]
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Women are Changing the Internet - Women are changing the Internet Women are leading the internet by having a higher engagement with social networking sites more than men. Women spend 30 percent more time on social networking sites than men. Computer interaction use to be dominated by males in the 80’s and 90’s because women spent less time on computers. Women are not using the websites to find out how many crushes they have online, they appeal to the friendly environment of making friends and sharing information. A number of women are using the sites for a more serious use....   [tags: Social Networking] 637 words
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Harmful Women Stereotypes - The wide ranging harmful representations of women have now achieved a new level in popular culture. Every medium (television, movies, magazines, games) has the problems of their own of depicting women. Whereas there are various other issues related to the way women are repented for viewers, for the purposes of this essay it is useful to explore gender stereotypes and negative depiction of women in movies, which also include overly sexualized and unrealistic images in movies. All together these issues shore up the idea of portraying women negatively which results in erroneous representation of women by oneself and cultures as well....   [tags: Gender Studies ] 976 words
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Real Women Have Curves - ... Although I believe Ana and I have numerous things in common, I also felt that we were different when it comes to the support that we obtained from our mothers. The relationship between Ana and her mother is very strenuous. Carmen isolated Ana by degrading and belittling her about her weight. She wanted Ana to continue to stay at home so she could work, get married and start a family, except Carmen felt her objectives for Ana would be deferred due to Ana being heavyset. In Susie Orbach’s book “Fat as a Feminist Issue" she discusses some of the issues that society and Carmen has with overweight women....   [tags: Cinema]
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South Asian Women - ... Williams submits that feminism is increasingly engaging with the issues faced by women of oppression from multiple identity locations, and firmly believes that distorted representations can perpetuate social injustice. 3- What social problems or issues are associated with this vulnerable population Literary reviews of Indian (South Asian) women demonstrate a high risk of vulnerability. According to studies, this group feel trapped in abusive relationships when confronted with immigration laws, language barriers, social isolation, cultural constraints and fear of losing children....   [tags: Gender Roles, Patriarchal Values, Oppression] 2220 words
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Depiction of Women in Lyrics - Music has become ingrained within our every day lives. It ranges from the music we hear during commercials to popular mainstream artists playing over the radio, the lyrics of music has shaped roles and standards for both men and women. In the past four decades, lyrics have begun to increasingly depict sex, sexual violence and male dominance. With teenagers being the main audience for the music media the lyrics are typically aimed for that age group. Because of the targeted age group the lyrics have affected women mentally into a stereotypical role of women in society and has influenced teenagers into engaging in early sexual acts....   [tags: Music] 1211 words
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Domestic Violence Against Women - ... The maximum increase was seen in the cases of domestic violence against women, 608 reported in 2009 as opposed to 281 in 2008. The same report ( HRCP 2010) estimated that 65% of women in Pakistan face domestic violence. In the year 2009, 791 cases of honour killing ( Karo Kari) were reported from Sind province alone, along with 62 cases of burning, 30 cases of acid attacks in the same year( Aurat Foundation as cited in the HRCP (2010). The above figures are based on reported cases only, yet they give an overview of the situation and do indicate the gravity of the problem....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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The Use of Women in Advertisement - ... The catch phrase, “see where it takes you,“ goes along with this idea; it insinuates that the possibilities are endless with use of this cologne, and you may even get a girl like the one on this advertisement. Also, the website instructing you to go online for more pictures of women like the one in the ad further solidifies the use of girls as an object to sell their product. In the top corner the quoted “bla, bla, bla,” demonstrates the lack of importance to a women’s voice. Her opinions, ideas and basic knowledge are not valued as men’s are....   [tags: marketing] 1453 words
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Domestic Violence Against Women - ... Domestic violence is referred to as intimate partner violence in the developed countries, but in the developing countries and especially in South Asia domestic violence is not perpetuated by intimate partner or spouse only, the perpetrators include other family members also. In Pakistan, violence against women occurring within the family is treated lightly considered a cultural norm and is condoned by the society. As a result it is very difficult to collect data on the issue. The women do not speak up because of fear and shame....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Media: A Strong Influence on Body Image and Disordered Eating - ... The unrealistic expectations for thinness, which are often portrayed in various media outlets including: music videos, movies, award shows, television programs, magazine advertisements and articles, commercials, and runway fashion photographs. In consistently viewing images of body shapes and sizes which are incredibly hard to attain, many adolescents and young adults develop distorted body images patterns simply because they may feel they do not "measure up" to what society is calling "beautiful"....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1926 words
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National Organization for Women - ... Keeping up to date, NOW presently have a facebook Interest Group, at the moment there are about 1,270 people who likes the page; the page makes it much simpler for individuals to express themselves as supporter of the feminist group by just clicking the “like” button on the page rather than signing up on the official site and paying dues. While NOW does give purposive benefits (legislation reform etc.) to the general public, only being the active members of NOW would have access to special privileges as their incentives....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Western Culture Media: Hazardous to the Health of Females - ... The majority of women wake up and feel their stomachs to see how their behavior was the day before regarding eating, then they decide what the punishment will be (Orbach, p. 388). Over the past 30 years the number of women who are anorexics, induce vomiting and use laxatives has increased dramatically (McClelland, 393). Today, one out of four college females has a serious eating disorder (Orbach, p.387). There is an obsession with the body and constant weight watching that introduces a woman to these behaviors (McClelland, p....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Lee v. Gillis: Does Media Matter? - ... This was similar to Lee’s case where most of the media he used referred to a serial killer (Louisiana v. Derrick Todd Lee, 2008). The request for a change of venue was denied by the court which stated the information “was not prejudicial since the coverage was factual and not inflammatory” (Louisiana v. Derrick Todd Lee, 2008, p. 68, para. 1). Derrick Todd Lee was convicted of all of the crimes he was tried for based on DNA evidence. The media coverage of Lee’s crimes did have an overwhelming effect on one Baton Rouge resident; the person that would be named the other Baton Rouge serial killer was Sean Vincent Gillis....   [tags: Case Review ]
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Media's Portrayal Of Beauty Affects Socieites Youth - ... This is the reason that our society must work to educate our youth to help ensure that they become proud of whom they are, no matter what size or shape they are. “Adolescence is a time of sexual identity and the need for independence that conflicts with the rules and expectations set by others” (New, 2012, pg 2). Though there are a large amount of contributors toward the rising rates of teen self-injury and suicides, it is clear that the media pressures to perfection are one contributor. Preteens and adolescents ages 12 to 19 are engaging in self injury in record numbers then in previous years (Pavlishina, 2012) and “suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after accidents and homicides” (New, 2012, pg 1)....   [tags: Beauty ]
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The Controversy Surrounding Oral Contraception - ... Consequently, this meant that many of the public’s expectations had not been met. Claims of the contraceptive pill being able to improve the quality of genetics scientifically, failed to prove true. The reason for this ‘failure’ is that women did not embrace the pill as a tool of population control or financial assistance. Instead, it was embraced as a tool which enabled freedom. Being able to control one's fertility was not an aspect valued to only lower class women. In fact, middle class women were the first to accept the pill as their method of contraception and those who had undergone higher education were also found to be more receptive to the pill (Marks V L 2001)....   [tags: Women's Health]
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Homemaker to Superwomen: The Evolution of Betsy Rath - ... When trying to tell Mr. Rath (played by Gregory Peck) how much she hates their current home she says, “This house feels like defeat…defeat of happiness, fun and ambition” (Johnson, 1956). This comment at the beginning of the movie indicates both her discomfort with their current situation and her desire for him to do something to change it. When Mrs. Rath suggested that the family move into a relative’s home and explains to her husband how they could manage it, she sounded like a real estate developer....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Gender Inequality - In the 21st century, many people believe that we have overcome the obstacle of gender inequality and evolved into a society of fairness and righteousness. As many know, females can be just as proficient and qualified as males at any task. Though some efforts to off-set this gender imbalance is in place, it is still commonly acknowledged that many careers are stated to be a male job such as lawyers, and female jobs such as secretaries. Gender inequality is a visible fact in our society and in this essay, I hypothesize that gender inequality still exists as a result of factors such as post-secondary education differences of the two genders, role of females in families, female objectification, career choice differences of the two genders, and lastly the double standard for the two genders....   [tags: Women's Rights] 1444 words
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Television's Effect on Self Image - ... The right perfume or beer resolves doubt about femininity or masculinity. (p. 129) This shows how the media teaches society what the norms are, what is acceptable, and what the roles for men and women are. The ads we see are everywhere; the media has us bombarded with ads in television, radio, papers, magazines, billboards, etc. Kilbourne (2000) says we spend 3 years of our lives watching television commercials- and that’s just television. She says that advertisement is the foundation of mass media, and that even though its primary purpose is to sell products it sells a great deal more....   [tags: Beauty Media]
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The Visual Truth? - You may be wondering how visual art is used to influence the public and prevent the spread of misinformation among a population. In this paper, I will first address the modes of access in order to better understand how to use the same methods in art-making to counter the heighten fear grown from artificial sources and to see if progress is possible. Mirroring methods used in advertising, the media spread information as if it is packaged, a commodity. An extreme, open-ended headline invites doubt into your head....   [tags: Media]
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Teen Magazines' Negative Influence on the Teenage Society - I open up the “hottest” teen magazines on the market; Allure, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Teen Vogue are a few at the top. As I flip through the magazine this holiday season I see pages of clothes that only the rich can afford, pictures of half-naked people draped over each other, articles about horoscopes and editorials talking about which teen star is the sexiest. Fashion, makeup, men, sex, celebrities, and exercising are the most popular topics I see as I peruse these magazines. These popular magazines take no time to tell me how beautiful I am, but only tell me the hundreds of things I need to do to improve....   [tags: media] 1078 words
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Watergate and Aggressive Political Journalism - ... Publisher, Katharine Graham later said in an interview that “…it was one thing to report on the break-in, but quite another to incrementally report that the President of the United States might be involved” (Shepard, 50). Looking to boost the Post’s revenue, Harry Rosenfeld, the Post’s editor, urged the two reporters to follow the promising story and try to solve the mystery. The legacy that Woodward and Bernstein left in investigative journalism spurred post-Watergate reporters’ attempts to become the next Woodward and Bernstein and etch their places in American history....   [tags: Media] 1400 words
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Radio in the 1930's - ... Radio attained its highest popularity apex in the mid 1930’s. According to historians, this was called the “The Golden Age of Radios.” Throughout this period, the airways were saturated with radio communication signals. According to a C.E Hooper survey done in 1947, 83 out of 100 Americans were identified to be part of the radio audience. Being popular meant that most people expressed approval or favor for a certain object. In this case, radios were largely favored among the nation. Believe it or not, this favoritism for radios brought together many people....   [tags: Media ]
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Queer Corporation - ... Hollywood is not ready to accept the popular homosexual ideology of today, which advocates fair treatment and equal rights. This poses a threat which WASPS are not yet ready to face, and the film shows just that. Andrew keeps his sexual preferences a secret from his employers, which the defense attorney uses in her attempt to vilify him. This in turn tells the audience that if you are openly gay, you will not get a good job, and if you are secretive about it you may in consequence lose your job....   [tags: Media]
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Media and Teens: Can the Media Be Used as an Excuse For Murder? - Media is a heavily used form of communication, publication and idolization. The daily newspapers, morning radios and the largest of all the internet. We are all surrounded by the non-stop growing media, it has become an influential part of everyone’s life. The media contains varies types of techniques which has an affect on the different parts of the public. At present the youth are targeted the most by the media. Mostly reaching teenagers and giving them the desire to follow and inspire them making them assume it’s an important part of their life....   [tags: Internet, Gun, Violence, Video Games] 1248 words
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The Effect of Advertising on Women's Body Image - Advertising is always about appearance. It is also about information and what really satisfies people. Undoubtedly that advertisement of woman has been increased dramatically and obviously in such a way that turn out to be an important part of people’s lives. Recently, with advertising developments, there are more and more prospective is shown to the public. It cannot be denied that advertisement consist of negative scenes that shape females identity. Nevertheless, majority of individuals in modern societies deem that, such advertisements can caused so many harmful effects to women gender identity, such as low self-esteem....   [tags: Body Image] 1387 words
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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - ... There are five pillars of Islam: Shahada, Salat, Sawm, Zakat, and Hajj (Wikipedia). Shahada is a saying professing Muhummad as God’s messenger. Shahada is a set statement said in Arabic stating , “(I profess that) there is no god except God and (I profess that) Muhammad is the Messenger of God”( Wikipedia). If a person was to convert religions, they would need to recite this saying. Salat is the Islamic prayer. Salat consists of five daily prayers: Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha’a (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Culture]
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Cosmetic Surgery for Middle-Aged Women - ... The sources of mass medium, including advertisements, fashion industries, music videos all tend to manipulate society through unrealistic or unhealthy thin body images that paint the picture of perfection of what true beauty should be like. An exploration of cosmetics surgery on television shows Extreme Makeovers and Nip/ Tuck all these programmes reflect on early middle age women to exploit themselves to cosmetic surgery to look perfectionist (Kayhan, Baig, Mehmi, Basra, 2010). Feminist argue that the response to cosmetic surgery dangerously reflects the oppressive standards for acceptable appearance....   [tags: Health & Beauty]
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Causes for Anorexia in Middle Age Women - ... This is a marked difference to research that has been conducted prior that concluded that depression and stresses were large contributing factors (Braun, Sunday, & Halmi, 1994). Other studies that were conducted around also came up with a conflicting outcome to Midlarsky and Nitzburgs results that were conducted in the same year found that life stresses leading to depression with changing roles can have a significant role within this age group and eating disorder. They develop them as a means to cope with boredom, anxiety, anger, loneliness, shame, sadness or even to relieve stress (Taylor 2008)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Exploring the Ways Males and Females are Represented in the Mass Media - Exploring the Ways Males and Females are Represented in the Mass Media I believe that the representation of males and females in the media is an interesting and important issue to address as it is evident that through television especially, females are depicted to be passive, anonymous sexual objects where as men are portrayed as hard working, dominant figures of authority within society. In this essay I will examine the different ways in which both males and females are represented in all types of media and the ways in which, according to certain sociologists this affects the way society perceives males and females to behave and how the younger generation are affected....   [tags: Papers] 1039 words
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Analysis of Women in Advertising - Analysis of Women in Advertising (All advertisements referenced in this document can be found in The Practice of Writing, Fifth Edition published by Bedford/St Martin’s)      Since the advent of advertising in printed media women have been featured and targeted by various companies as a key demographic. The goal has always been the same, though the methods of reaching women have changed drastically in the last century. The image of women in advertising has evolved from primarily a homemaker into the role of the liberated woman making her own way in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Women in World War Two - Women in World War II Women in World War II World War II is an event that has marked history like no other. Originating from a European struggle, war broke out in 1939 and continued for six years. From the years 1939 through 1945 more than half the earth's surface was battling in war. American society was greatly affected. People of every age, race and class were deeply affected. Women's place in society took a leap forward like it never had before. As an effect of the second world war women's traditional role in society were drastically altered....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1496 words
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Women, Language, and Politics - Women, Language, and Politics Experts and nonexperts alike tend to see anything women do as evidence of powerlessness. The language of the media is replete with examples of how difficult it is for women to be regarded as beings with authority and power. The attitude follows women in power everywhere, but... nowhere is the conflict between femininity and authority more crucial than with women in politics. The characteristics of a good man and a good candidate are the same, but a woman has to choose between coming across as a strong leader or a good woman....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 501 words
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Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace - Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace When you think of a CEO of a company or of world political leaders, do you think of a man or of a woman. Many, if not most of us, see these positions as being held by men. In this essay, I will explain why women are still not equal to men. In the first paragraph I will discuss inequalities that happen in the workplace. The second section will show the differences that occur within the athletic world. Thirdly, I will explain the differences in education and home life....   [tags: Papers Gender Sexism Essays] 1034 words
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Comparing Men and Women's Football - Comparing Men and Women's Football “The cultures of sport in Britain have been distinctly male, rooted in masculine values and patriarchal exclusiveness” (Whannel, 1991). This statement links to the fact that football has always been perceived as more of a masculine game rather than a female game. The F.A backed this up by banning the sport in 1921. In this essay using some problem solving skills I want to establish an explanation to why women’s football hasn’t attracted much interest in terms of both participation and spectatorship....   [tags: Papers] 2521 words
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Body Image of Women in America - Body Image of Women in America missing works cited Eleven million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders - either self-induced semi-starvation (anorexia nervosa) or a cycle of bingeing and purging with laxatives, self-induced vomiting, or excessive exercise (bulimia nervosa) (Dunn, 1992). Many eating disorder specialists agree that chronic dieting is a direct consequence of the social pressure on American females to achieve a nearly impossible thinness. The media has been denounced for upholding and perhaps even creating the emaciated standard of beauty by which females are taught from childhood to judge the worth of their own bodies (Stephens & Hill, 1994)....   [tags: Self Image Eating Disorders Health Beauty Essays] 3362 words
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The Exploitation and Objectification of Women in Rap - Missing Works Cited Sing For the Women Women have consistently been perceived as second-class citizens. Even now, in times when a social conscience is present in most individuals, in an era where an atmosphere of gender equality 'supposedly' exists, it is blatantly apparent that the objectification and marginalization of women is still a major social issue. In reality, progression in terms of reducing female exploitation has been stagnant at best. Not only is the degradation of women a major problem that to date has not been eradicated, but it is actually being endorsed by some music celebrities....   [tags: Music Sexism] 1182 words
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The Portrayal of Young Women on Television - The Portrayal of Young Women on Television Television is widely known to represent and reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary western culture. While television's representations of women has changed greatly in the last twenty years, in order to accommodate the changing role of women in society. one is left to ask how much the ideology has changed behind the more modern representations of women. "Television is regarded by many viewers to be the most 'real' form of media"....   [tags: Papers] 1271 words
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Mass Media and Its Effects on Gender Stereotypes - Mass Media and Its Effects on Gender Stereotypes In addressing the question it is first necessary to understand what is meant by 'mass media'. The Collins English Dictionary defines mass media as "the means of communication that reach large numbers of people in a short time, such as television, newspapers, magazines, and radio" (Collins English Dictionary 5th edition, 2000, pp 957). This therefore suggests that any medium that conveys information to the people is categorised as mass media....   [tags: Papers] 1588 words
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Advertising to 40+ Women - Advertising to 40+ Women We here at More feel it is time to change the representation of older women in the world of advertising, starting first with our own publication. In order to find answers to the problem of women over 40 lacking a voice and presence in magazine advertisements, we have enlisted the help of several advertising agencies. Each company was asked to devise a unique plan of action to better included mature women in our ads. The following three advertising agencies—GSD&M, Kaplan Thaler, and Dimassimo—have been selected because their individual approaches to our dilemmas were most successful in their accurate portrayal of older women....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Women and Gender Studies - Women and gender studies contribute greatly to our understanding of the social and cultural world we inhabit. Studying the complex issues of this field has instituted many key insights. Two major insights that positively affected our society are the awareness through learning and through this awareness activism that can ensue. This course of women and gender studies, as would all courses, have produced awareness by coherently explaining the situations women are facing in the world today. One may not know of theses situations until taught....   [tags: essays research papers] 640 words
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Analysis of the Representation of Women in Magazines - Analysis of the Representation of Women in Magazines In this essay, I am going to analyse how girls and women are represented in a range of magazines. Depending on the target audience, the contents of the magazine differs. This essay will look and describe the differences between the magazines and why they are there. The age groups and magazines I will be examining are; teenage with the magazine ‘Sneak,’ twenty something's with the magazine ‘Glamour,’ and middle aged with the magazine ‘Women’s Own.’ I will give a general overview of each target audience and what is represented....   [tags: Papers] 708 words
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Western Views of Women in Islam: - Western Views of Women in Islam: Before venturing into the ideals and movements of Islamic feminism, it is important to recognize some of the biased views Westerners often take when it comes to women in Islam. Because of the portrayal of women in the Arab world through pop-culture and the media, some Westerners may believe that Islam creates a society in need of modernity. The concepts of religious government are also foreign to the Western world. Feminists often focus on the practice of veiling women in Islamic tradition as a law made to minimize the importance of women as citizens....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1048 words
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The Koran's Attitude Towards Women - The Koran's Attitude Towards Women The Koran is a book following the religion of the Muslim people. In it, many aspects of their ways of life and their attitudes towards different people are addressed. It mentions the strong feelings of the true believers towards Jews and Christians, however it gives a view of women that is taken two ways. A major part of their religion is the way women should be treated. This idea is a controversial topic as seen from a person that is not a true believer, or a Muslim....   [tags: Papers] 1244 words
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The Lives of Athenian Women - Women in classical Athens could not have had an extremely enjoyable experience, if we rely on literary sources concerning the roles of women within the Greek polis. The so-called Athenian democracy only benefited a fraction of the entire population. At least half of this population was female, yet women seem to have had very little influence and few official civic rights. `The position of women...is a subject which has provoked much controversy.' (Lacey: 1968, 151). Studies concerning the lives of women in classical Athens have sparked much controversy because, despite the apparent fascination with femininity manifested in art and drama, we have no evidence voicing the opinions of the actual women themselves....   [tags: Ancient History] 1879 words
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Media Simply Reflects and Reinforces Existing Social Values - Media Simply Reflects and Reinforces Existing Social Values There is a notion held by many people that the media has the power to affect our beliefs, attitudes, values and behaviours either directly or indirectly. Many sociologists believe that the media could be extremely powerful and influential because of their technology, economics, and because of the sheer scale of operations. There has been a tremendous amount of research done into the possible short and long term effects of the media on society but very little has been proved either way....   [tags: Papers] 993 words
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Death Row and Women - Death Row and Women In Hamurabi Law, if someone is accused of murder they must take a leap into the closest river. If the accused drowns, the accuser shall take possession of his house. If the accused emerges unhurt, then the accuser is put to death and his house is given as compensation to the accused. While the system of capital punishment in the United States is not quite as random, it has its own problems that can oftentimes cross the fine line between arbitrary and absurd. The discrepancy between white and colored male inmates is often the subject of debate regarding this issue, and while that subject certainly does deserve notice, little attention is paid to women as a group on death row....   [tags: Feminism Law Culture Essays] 1380 words
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The Changing Image of Women - The Changing Image of Women As I flick through the latest issue of 'Hello!' magazine, my mouth stands agape as I see page upon page filled with skimpily clad young women, many of them celebrities. My mouth continues to widen as I see that many of the celebs, not content with being featured once, appear repeatedly flashing slightly more flesh than they should be. Is this to be the future for all the young women on this planet. Even if the answer to this is no, it would seem that 'flashing the flesh' has become rather more commonplace than any of us can imagine, especially among the celebrities in the world....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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The Media: Does It Shape Societies View on Femininity? - The Media: Does It Shape Society's View of Femininity. The question answers itself. Yes, the media definitely influences today's society via messages through the television, radio, magazines, and billboards. It seems that in today's day and age to even be “noticed” as a woman one must be tall, skinny, blonde, and countless other things that the “average woman” could only hope for. Today, if one is not comfortable with who or what they are, they may encounter many dilemmas. I found three convincing reasons to support my claim: the rise of eating disorders throughout history, percentages and statistics, and my own personal experience....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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