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Media and Self Esteem - “All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values”, says Canadian communications theorist, William Berbach. Some studies have shown that media can shorten attention span, distort body image, create fear, and increase aggressive and anti-social behaviors if exposure is unmonitored and unlimited. What is mass media. Mass media can be defined as mass communications that are controlled and owned by organizations which use these tools through: television, radio, newspaper, and Internet....   [tags: Online, Weight, Body Image] 941 words
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The Media - The media is the main source for informing us about government, politics, worldwide events, etc. I am finding the differences and similarities of the articles from 3 dominant news sources – CNN, NBC, and Fox – to see how each of them framed the anniversary of Gettysburg Address in their articles. How these 3 dominant news channels frame their stories are how people are going to shape their opinion on the event. The textbook definition of framing is “the power of the media to influence how events and issues are interpreted” (Lowi 423)....   [tags: Information, Social opnion]
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Women in the Olympics - The adverse topic of women in sports stems from society's disregard to viewing women as persons. Women were, and in other parts of the world continue to be viewed as property of men and have no significant role in society. Being allowed into the Olympics was a step in the right direction for women across the world, but it was meager attempt equality. Women were still restricted by what events they were allowed to compete in, how they were trained and coached and even limited as to what they could wear....   [tags: Gender Inequality, Physical Advantages]
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World War Two and Its Impact on the Role of American Women in Society - World War Two and Its Impact on the Role of American Women in Society 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 roles in society were drastically altered....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Women Females Roles Essays]
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The Media's Negative Portrayal of African American Males - The Media's Negative Portrayal of African American Males They squirmed, pencils tapping their desks anxiously; none of their papers contained more than five names. Eventually, all thirteen pairs of eyes made their way from the papers, to the faces of their friends, and eventually, they restlessly shifted over to me and stopped. “This is hard,” whined one seventh grade voice. Another chimed in, “It’s all the same, I can’t think of any more.” The question I had asked was simple: “Please list as many young African American males that you see on TV as possible.” However, the frustration that manifested itself in the room was proof that something was askew....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and the Media - Lesbians on TV - Lesbians on TV: Illusion of Progress             When television first appeared back in the 1940's, times were very different.  What we would consider completely normal today would have seemed quite taboo just a few decades ago. For example, in 1953, Lucille Ball was not allowed to say the word "pregnant" while she was expecting baby Ricky and it wasn't until the 1960's show Bewitched, that we saw a married couple actually sharing the same bed.  Considering how conservative the television networks were back then, it is not hard to deduce that something as controversial as homosexuality would be far from discussed or portrayed at any level.  It was only in 1973 that television pre...   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 3592 words
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The Women's Liberation Movement - Free twenty-four-hour community run day care; abortions on demand; wages for housework were the radical demands of the early women's liberation movement. The book Dear sisters: Dispatches from the Women's Liberation Movement contains a collection of broadsides, cartoons, manifestos, songs and other writings from the early years of the women's movement (1967-1977) which is beaming with energy and the intense spirit of the movement that drastically altered American society. The editors Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon have done an incredible job establishing the roots and depth of the second-wave feminist movement....   [tags: Radical Women Movement Feminism] 1166 words
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Print Media: Choosing Sensationalism Over Accuracy? - Print Media: Choosing Sensationalism Over Accuracy. There are so many universal subjects in this world, but there is one that everybody can relate to: the prospect of finding love with someone. With the media being a great influence on what society believes to be true, many of the popular gender-based media are choosing sensationalism over accuracy to get the attention of potential readers. Almost all of these magazines have articles about dating and marriage, spouting out inaccurate information and non-professional advice to impressionable readers....   [tags: Media Love Relationships Essays] 1849 words
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Media Panics - A media panic or often referred to as a moral panic, is a term that describes how the media is formulating issues amongst our society. Over time, our culture has shifted and caused for many conclusions regarding media panics and the relationship between youth and the media culture. Based upon previous knowledge and course readings, I have drawn a very disturbing conclusion; this being that no matter what age, children are willing or non willingly now under surveillance to determine what kind of role media is playing in their lives....   [tags: social issues, moral panic]
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Media Images - I confess that I am one of those women who look forward to monthly magazines telling me the new month’s facade of “beauty”. Starting at a very young age, women are convinced that in order to be happy, accepted, respected, successful, sexy or beautiful; they must fit a particular mold that society has formed for them. The media defines the accepted and changing representation of beautiful and perfect that women feel they must achieve. As mentioned in the video Killing Us Softly 4, we’re told that women are acceptable only if they’re young, thin, white, perfectly groomed and polished, plucked and shaved....   [tags: Body Image, Beauty] 1774 words
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Advertising in the Media - Advertising is an important social phenomenon. It both stimulates consumption, economic activity models, life-styles and a certain value orientation. Consumers are confronted with extensive daily doses of advertising in multiple media. With the continual attack of marketing media, it is presumable that it will affect our individualism and society as a whole. What are the effects of advertising today. Does television reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary culture. How do they shape the society....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sports Media - Sports of old were merely competitive activities rooted in heroism and romanticism. Sports activities today, however, have no such innocence or simplicity. Currently in America, the activities that make up our sports culture is not only the competitive events themselves but the processes and issues that underlie and surround them. Entwined in our sports culture is the giant business of mass broadcasting. Indeed, sports and the media go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, like Mickey and Minnie, Darth Vader and Luke....   [tags: Sports]
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munipulation in the media - Manipulation in the media There are numerous ways people are manipulated by the media, but the concern of outward appearances has always been one of the main portals the media uses when advertising. Everyday, people come across some type of advertisement, wither it be watching television, seeing billboards, reading magazines, or listening to the radio. These advertisements all instill into people’s heads, what they are is not good enough. Most advertisements show photos of women and men with no wrinkles and flawless skin, no fat and built bodies, or stylish clothes and trendy accessories....   [tags: essays research papers] 844 words
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Sport and the Media - Sport and the Media The growth of television as a significant cultural form during the 1960s put the relationship between sport and the media on the public agenda. In late 1969, the US magazine Sports Illustrated drew attention to the ways in which television was transforming sport. In effect, sport in the television age was a 'whole new game'. The growing economic and cultural significance of television for sport gradually became a pertinent issue in countries around the world.Clearly sport and television had developed a degree of interdependence....   [tags: Papers] 1058 words
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Anorexia and the Media - Anorexia and the Media It is no wonder that many girls are anorexic: it is from the media. The media’s promotion of super-skinny models has lead many young girls to believe that they are nothing. This is not true, and yet the media promotes it. The image of being “thin and beautiful” pushes young women to diet, which, in their attempt to fit into the “mold” of the model, may lead to anorexia. Approximately one to three percent of women in the United States are anorexic (Cha 1). Clothing companies, such as Calvin Klein, are to blame for this growing epidemic....   [tags: Papers] 576 words
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Ageism and the Media - Ageism and the Media   Women over forty are constantly being either ignored or belittled in the media. There are countless women in their twenties and early thirties all over television and the movies. In magazines, the models tend to be much younger. Many are under twenty. Model Roxanne Daner is only 17, but her career will be over by the time she's 20. "I'm afraid to get old. I already feel old. I like to tell people that I'm 17, because 17 sounds young and they think that there is so much ahead for you....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Sex in the Media - Sex plays a major role in today's society. From television, radio, music, and advertisements, to video games, the Internet, art and pictures, all forms of media use sex to help sell their products. With the public being exposed to so many different types of media, the overuse of sex is common. Is sex a useful tool, or a ploy to get the attention of the public. Before discussing sex in the media, one must understand why it has come to be that people use sex as a gimmick. "The writing of modern history has resulted in a viewpoint that is nothing short of a stag party....   [tags: Papers]
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MEDIA VIOLENCE - There’s no escaping it. We can’t run or hide from it because no matter where we go it’ll find us. We’re trapped. And the worst part of this scenario is that we’re addicted to it. Violence is everywhere and we all have an addiction for it. We’re exposed to it in everyday and we love to watch violence on television. There are many different representations of violence evident in movies and Television. Media violence can best be described in the words of Gerbner and Signorelli: “Most research studies have defined media violence as the depiction of overt physical action that hurts or kills or threatens to do so......   [tags: Violence ]
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EXAMINING THE TRENDS IN MEDIA AND BODY DISSATISFACTION - Most Western societies experience an enormous amount of pressure on individuals to conform and achieve the thin-ideal. This influence by mass-media affects just about anyone including males and females, adults, adolescents, and children. In the early 20th century, women idolized movie icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Camille Clifford. Around 1900s, Camille Clifford started the trend where the standards of beauty were set around 140 pounds, at 5’4” feet tall. Back then, the ideal female body is by having a smaller mid-section (e.g....   [tags: Body Image]
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Toxicity in the Media, a Measure of Body Dissatisfaction - ... It seems as though humanity is assaulted by pictures of skinny, perfect, beautiful people (Nestel). These ads are fashion, beauty, and diet related, and are all aimed at women. They nitpick at the flaws of women, analyzing every part of the body, advertising how to “fix oneself” or how to ‘Get skinny in one week!’. “Magazine editors, in a fierce competition for readers, know that to make a sale, they need only play on our doubts or create new ones, making us think we have “problems” that don’t really exist” (“The Media Lies”)....   [tags: thinness, thin models]
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Gendered Media: The Journey to Gender Identity - In a study done by The 4Th Estate, the results showed men are quoted around five times more than women in stories regarding women (Pesta 1). With media being so male centered, it is not surprising that often women become the target of sexual objectification in all realms of media. With the concept of “Sex Sells” still holding true, many advertising outlets have continued to fund ads with sexually focused content. Whether you are listening to the radio, reading your favorite magazine, or just window shopping in the mall you are being targeted by media’s gendered advertising....   [tags: Traditional Expectation, Social Lights]
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Mass Media's Effect on the Perception of Contraception - ... This question and concerns were raised again in the seventies following the rise of the feminist movement. The feminist movement in the seventies used the media to help raise awareness and display their cause and the injustice done onto women. Though the feminist movement is about more than just contraception they did seem to emphasis a woman’s right to choose contraception and control over all reproductive issues. The media broadcasted and displayed photographs of the rally’s, marches, and court hearings....   [tags: birthcontrol pill, history]
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How To Use The Media For Social Change - When Zana Briski traveled to Calcutta’s impoverished red light district in 1997, she did not expect her documentary capturing the lives of eight marginalized children would arouse the consciousness of millions of people around the world. By displaying the poverty and grime of the brothel while publicizing children’s artwork and their lofty dreams to become educated, the documentary “Born into Brothels” succeed in raising awareness and attracting financial support worldwide to provide these children with reachable quality education....   [tags: Born into Brothels]
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Is Body Image Affected By Mass Media? - Throughout the twentieth century, mass media has helped shape American culture; however, not only culture is affected. Media has begun to change the way people view themselves and others. Body image is a significant part of a woman’s self-perception: it affects her self-esteem, her confidence, and her health practices. For generations since women gained the right to vote, media has taken an ever-tightening hold on body image. Women have been convinced for decades that in order to be a part of this male-dominated culture, they have to be able to do everything a man can do while wearing gorgeous clothes, staying slim, and doing other things to make themselves “beautiful.” Mass media has an im...   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Media Presents Negative Role Models - The media has a strong influence on society, both negatively and positively. So when children as young as 6 are being influenced by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Britney Spears; we as a society have lost site in what it is to be a positive influence. Kathleen Deveny and Raina Kelly raised awareness in their article “Girls Gone Bad?” which depicts the bad behavior and influences set by celebrities such as Hilton, Lohan, and Spears have any long term affects on young women. Are young women so riveted to the highlights of these celebrities and the media that surrounds their lifestyle that, as Deveny and Kelly boldly puts it, we are raising ‘prosti-tots’....   [tags: argumentative essay] 852 words
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Women in Islam - Since the September Eleventh attacks by Islamic extremists at the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, Islamic culture has come under scrutiny by Americans more so than at any other period in the history of the ancient religion. One area that is often criticized by the American main stream media is the role of women in Islamic culture; it is almost common knowledge now that Islam subjugates women to a degree not seen since the Medieval Ages, and is backwards in all aspects of gender relations....   [tags: Religion, Islamic Culture] 2656 words
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Effects of Media on Adolescents’ Body Image - “By producing ideals that are absurdly out of line with what real bodies look like, the media perpetuates a market for frustration and disappointment. Its customers will never disappear”, announced Paul Hamburg, Harvard Medical School. The media projects an ideal of perfection unattainable by the viewing public, therefore causing a negative effect on how adolescents view their bodies. Advertisements can be seen anywhere: televisions, movies, magazines, billboards, and even on the internet. The media portrays physical perfection as the main goal that viewers should strive to achieve....   [tags: Psychology]
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Female Body Image and the Mass Media - From the time they are born, girls are influenced by society as to who they should be, how they should look, and how they should act. Americans believe that women should be to a certain standard; pretty, feminine, and especially, thin. The pressures derive from family, media, and friends. Marge Piercy’s poem, “Barbie Doll” depicts a girl who was never recognized for her character and spent her life trying to be accepted for who she was, rather than how she looked. We live in a society with rigid gender roles and expectations as to how people are supposed to be, based completely on their sex....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll]
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The Ugly Truth: An Examination of Stereotypes in Media - The Ugly Truth, a film which was released in 2009, displays many particular stereotypes and gender issues which we find within American society. Gender is made up of socially constructed ideas which are reinforced by society in regards to what it means to be masculine or feminine. We first learn gender from our parents; however they too had to first learn it from their families and society. Within the American society, the media takes on a large role in creating gender norms. The media is made up of films, magazines, television programs, and news papers....   [tags: Movie, Film]
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An Analysis of the Effects of Eating Disorders and the Media - Body perception plays a major role in the self-concept that we create. Based on this view establishes our self-esteem, and many western civilizations are subjugated to an unrealistic image that their society conveys. Many young Americans cope with this “perfect” image by developing eating disorders. Although eating disorders can affect everyone the most common stereotype is young American women. Evidence shows that eleven million women and one million men have developed an eating disorder (Stephens et al)....   [tags: Health ]
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Media's Destructive Influence on Young Girls - The image of Disney’s ravishing princess marrying her perfect Prince Charming has infatuated young girl for decades. These delightful movies present role models for young girls influencing them to dress up as their favorite princesses in the image of their Disney princess models. Many parents regard this imaginative act of child's play as charming or innocent. However, there has been much speculation about the media’s message directed towards young girls. The most prevalent source of this worry is abundant in animated films (Travail)....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Children are Vulnerable Prey to Media Advertisements - THE ‘OTHER’ CHILD PREDATORS, ADVERTISERS WANT YOUR KIDS “What do you call a consumer who wants to buy everything you have, doesn't care what it costs and is less than five feet tall. A marketer's dream. Nope. You call them kids,” declared a report titled ‘The ABC’s of Advertising to Kids Online’ . Some techniques used by advertisers’ have proven to be harmful to the psychological and physical well-being of the viewer, specifically children. Children under the age of five are most vulnerable because they do not understand the concept of advertising....   [tags: advertising, marketing] 1984 words
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Media and Society - Media and Society Does society influence media or does media influence society. In a modern world, dependent on continuous communication this is a very important question. If the world were not dependent on communication over large distances, schooling on a mass basis would not be possible or necessary. Most knowledge in traditional cultures was local knowledge, (Geertz 1983) traditions that were passed on through a local community, a very slow and long drawn out process....   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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Domination of Media - Domination of Media America’s history has been greatly impacted by writing in various manners. Many influential events in America’s history have been documented through writing. Writing uses muckraking as a technique to influence political or social reform. Various literary pieces such as the Declaration of Independence or Uncle’s Tom’s Cabin are prime examples of how writing can influence a movement, particularly for independence and the abolition of slavery. These literary pieces not only enlightened society about inequalities, but united individuals at the crucial beginnings of a movement....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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Media Regulations and Media Industry Growth - ... Freedom of speech is very important as people need to express their thoughts in order to make changes and improvements. If there are too many regulations, we will not be able to starting changing and improving. Therefore, media regulations in Singapore do not encourage media industry growth as they restrict the freedom of speech. Thirdly, media regulations clamp down on the creative industry. Singapore’s media strongly restricts the expression of creativity. Under the Free-To-Air Television Programmer Code and Films Act, content that the government feel will create controversies among the people are censored and banned, preventing filmmakers and directors to venture into creative storyli...   [tags: Free-To-Air t.v., internet]
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Effects of a Misogynistic Society on Women - Effects of a Misogynistic Society on Women Over the course of history, interactions between individuals from different races, sects, cultures, religious backgrounds and genders have become a key contribution towards helping to define current day society. These are the fine details that allow for an individual to distinguish between him or herself and others. Race, sects, cultures and religious backgrounds have led to ground breaking ideas such as multiculturalism and integration; however, they have also been the prime motivation for social illnesses such as racism and segregation....   [tags: Sexism Misogyny]
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Standards of Beauty Depicted in Magazines - Standards of Beauty Depicted in Magazines Body image is an important concept in many adolescent and young adult minds. To have a positive body image is to know that you are beautiful. To be beautiful is to reach the standards of beauty in society. However, society is constantly changing those standards as time goes by. Many young men and women strive to reach the positive, even if it means their health, money, and mind. They have the media, such as magazines to thank for these wonderful standards....   [tags: Media] 598 words
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Women are not Weaker than Man - ... While the damsel in distress is still a popular and much loved theme in media, there has been an increase in strong female leads such as Andromeda in Wrath of Titans and Morgana Pendragon in the TV series, Merlin. In the first movie, Clash of Titans, Andromeda fit perfectly into her archetype as she was sacrificed by her parents to the sea monster to calm the wrath of the gods. However, in the second movie, Wrath of Titans, Andromeda completely turned her act around and becomes a warrior woman as she fights alongside Perseus to defeat Hades and evil....   [tags: gender equality, dasmel in distress, branwen]
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The Depiction of Women in Fitness Magazines - Conventional women’s magazines including fitness magazines have traditionally fallen short of providing empowering images of women in articles and advertisements. In the 1980s, fitness magazines catering to females were launched for fitness oriented women (Hardin et al 105). Magazines that were targeted at women’s fitness were analyzed regarding how they portray women in not only articles but advertisements as well. Oxygen, Self and Shape are all fitness magazines that provide articles and images of women regarding fitness and health....   [tags: Health & Fitness]
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The Weight Loss Obsession of Women - ... There are also chronic variables that affect the context of body image. There is now a growing number of research that supports the conclusion that the media’s portrayal of women in the west creates a negative impact on how adolescent girls and adult women’s perception of themselves. An American survey with the population of 500 adolescent girls ages 9-16, showed that nearly 70% believes magazine’s picture influenced their idea of the ideal figure and 47% of the same population said they wished to lose weight as a result....   [tags: diet programs, bulimia, ideal body]
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Globalization and the Gender of Women - Class this semester was widely based on the ideas and problematic events in which revolve around the idea of globalization. This term, idea, or concept poses many negativities to the gender of women. Despite the media and the common portrayal that the idea of globalization is a positive thing for the world, in many instances it is causing great negativity for people, specifically women. Globalization can be applied to many aspects of culture but many times it is applied in terms of economics. In the patriarchal world in which exists when speaking about economics it is typically a male centered conversation due to the males typically being in lead roles of the work force despite many women in...   [tags: Economice, Education, Society]
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The Use of Women in Advertisement - According to most advertisements, good looks, success and sexual drive are among the top attributes one must possess in order to be accepted. Each ad has a product to sell whether it be a large object like a car or something small like perfume.; however, past the obvious product to client pitch there is an underlying message of what people should look and strive to be like. In Jack Solomon’s article, “Masters of Desire: The Culture of American Advertising,” he says advertisements, “ are designed to exploit the discontentment’s fostered by the American dream” (525); therefore, claiming that the American society creates an ideal world to live in and is continuously hounded by the media to figh...   [tags: marketing] 1453 words
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The New Women of 1920's - ... Starting in the 1920s women got 20 cents an hour while men got 40 cents an hour, they got only 50 percent and worked just as hard ("Women Go to Work"). Not only did they make less money, they also had a tiresome 10-hour workday. First, women would wake up early to take children to a nursery, work ten hours to come home for household chores. After they finished, they usually went to bed at midnight, only to wake up at 5 in the morning the next to repeat. This caused problems for their health as well as in the family....   [tags: the flappers, 19th amendment, world war 1]
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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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The Evolution of Women’s Clothing - “For as long as men and women have been wearing clothing, there has been a hierarchy based on garments. The clearest example arose when the sexes were segregated into skirts and pants: women would only wear dresses (a symbol of submission) and men would only wear trousers (proof of domination). Women’s clothing was created to impede and hamper movement (through tight or many layered skirts), while men enjoyed the ease and comfort of pant legs.” (Meza, Echazarreta) Women’s fashion throughout the ages can be used to trace the history of equality between men and women....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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The Exclusion of Women's Rights - The Fifteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, federal and state, from denying citizens the right to vote based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Nevertheless, this amendment still did not give women the right to vote. Gender equality in current times is an essential part to the modern democratic government. Under international standards, both men and women should have equal opportunities to participate in the political process. However throughout history, women, the numerical majority, were neither encouraged nor allowed to participate in the United States political process through political attitudes and institutions....   [tags: US Constitution, equal rights, equallity]
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The Representation of Females in the Media - The Representation of Females in the Media It is generally accepted that the media, primarily television, 'lags' behind reality and current social trends (Butler and Paisley, 1980) (Gunter, Television and Sex Role Stereotyping). However, This does not make the way women are portrayed in the media any better. Women are not only under-represented in the media but more importantly are portrayed to be "half clad, half witted and needing to be rescued by quick thinking fully clothed men" (Stereotypes, Adelson 1990)....   [tags: Papers] 2711 words
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Blacks and the Media - Racism and discrimination continue to be a prevalent problem in American society. Although minorities have made significant strides toward autonomy and equality, the images in media, specifically television, continue to misrepresent and manipulate the public opinion of blacks. It is no longer a blatant practice upheld by the law and celebrated with hangings and beatings, but instead it is a subtle practice that is perceived in the entertainment and media industries. Whether it’s appearing in disparaging roles or being negatively portrayed in newscasts, blacks continue to be the victims of an industry that relies on old ideas to appeal to the majority....   [tags: Race in America] 1274 words
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Violence on Women in North America - ... They feel somehow men feel a need to control some aspects of their lives to cover the emotional depencey they may have with their wives. (Page.8 Perez, Philip) “When they are linking prevention efforts to problems there therapists put the couples back together and address what prevention work is needed on both partners. The therapists use negotiation as a treatment plan to help show the relationship between the presenting problem and prevention efforts.” (Page.9 Perez, Philip) in facilitating differiation this approach they assume that increased differentiation reduces the risk of battering....   [tags: violence, prevention program, victims]
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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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The Relation Between Media Content and Political Power - It is interesting to comprehend the relation between media content and political power. What biases do the media experience in producing news in relation to government interests. Media, according to Herman and Chomsky, has a tendency toward elites’ political interests; media tend to follow official’s agendas. Herman and Chomsky proved this generalization through the use of terminologies and the way they place such kind of news (a foreign country’s election or attitudes toward countries) in US’ newspapers (with regards to number of news, editorial page, and front page of newspapers)....   [tags: Herman, Chomsky, Demers, Gitlin] 1135 words
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Eating Disorders and the Media - Eating Disorders and the Media Today's society is undeniably marked by cultural norms and ideals.  The question is, however, does the mass media's depiction of this norm cause harmful behavior in its population?  Researchers have shown that there is a bias in the way television targets children in advertising (Ogletree, S., Williams, S., Raffeld, P., Mason, B., Fricke, K., 1990) and that this media influence over people has always been observable (Miles, M., 1995).  This targeting of audience members serves the purpose of singling out the most desirable consumer for the product to encourage their economic support.  So if advertising is only concerned with selling product, why is it blamed...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 805 words
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Media Impacts and College Life - From the Inside Looking Out As a college female growing up in a media-crazed age, I am deeply troubled and affected by the media's support of the thin ideology. I am a classic example of the media's impact on females and the downward spiral of self-satisfaction. Being present in the center of college life, I am in the midst of the hormonal sea of students. Whether it's at class or watching the sorority and fraternity kids run around during rush week, there is always chasing for approval between the sexes....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Western Culture Media: Hazardous to the Health of Females - I believe that as long as Western Culture promotes thinness as “pinnacles of beauty” (McClelland, p. 394), beauty advertising will continue to be damaging to women (Orbach, p. 386) leaving them desiring to be accepted, to be beautiful and to feel good about themselves (Orbach, p.387). Magazines, television, movies, and the Internet portray women who are successful in love, career, finances to be slim (McClelland, p.393). The influence of Western Culture was clearly demonstrated when just “three years After the introduction of TV into Fiji in 1995, 11.9% of adolescent girls were puking into the toilet bowl trying to change their Fujian build into one that resembled the Western images they wer...   [tags: Beauty ]
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The Media's Influence on Body Image - Eleven million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders- either self-induced semistarvation (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: Papers Eating Disorders Health Essays]
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Gender Roles in the Media - From the moment they are born and wrapped in a pink or blue blanket, a child's gender is unmistakable. From this point on, they will continuously be bombarded with the socialization into their gender by many sources. One of the main sources of this socialization is media, more specifically television. The purpose of this paper is to describe gender roles and stereotypes, and to take a closer look at how the media's representation and portrayal of males and females affects children. Gender differences are the "sets of attributes socially and culturally constructed on the basis of birth assignment as male or female" (Creedon, 1993, p.5)....   [tags: Socialization Female Male Differences Essays]
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Eating Disorders and the Media - Eating Disorders and the Media American writer Allen Ginsberg once said: "Whoever controls the media-the images-controls the culture." Nothing could be truer, the media has always influenced fashion and body shape. But what's remarkable now is how much the media affects body image, and how willing and eager people are to mess with Mother Nature. (Underwood, par.2) Although there are other factors that contribute to eating disorders the media can partially be blamed for the millions of people with eating disorders because it promotes and glamorizes being thin to the public....   [tags: Papers] 1278 words
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The Media's Dangerous Perception of the Ideal Body Image - ... Even the more cynical teenage girls and older women who are aware of the ploy fall prey because everyone else already has too. Women are immersed in a sea of imagery that is hard to ignore. One of the basics things people are taught growing up is that eating gives you the energy you need for the day. Growing a little older and a person becomes aware that eating too much causes you to grow bigger (or fatter). Then if a person wants to become thinner, the most logical place to start would be the diet....   [tags: capitan america, body image]
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Body Image in the Media - How does the media influence our body image. In what forms, does the media influence our perceptions about our body. These were the two questions that I asked myself in order to do the research paper and the panel discussion. In my opinion, I would agree that the media does influence and promote women and men to believe that the culture's standards for body image are ideal. Hence, the phrases, "thin is in" and "the perfect body" are two examples of "eye-catching" headlines that I observed in many women magazines....   [tags: Advertising Papers] 1235 words
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