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The Role of the Media in Australia - The Role of the Media in Australia Osborne and Lewis state that [a] preeminent theme in Australian thinking about the use of communication is the extent to which it has been viewed as a form of control. There has been concern in recent times of the enormous power communication holds as an agent of societal control. This is due to a number of factors, such the media mogul dominated media, which promotes a very conservative view and does not allow for alternate opinions to be voiced. The wide-reaching capabilities of the media, particularly electronic media via the Internet allows for the influence to spread across the entire country to remote areas and therefore heightens a sense of societal control....   [tags: Papers] 2453 words
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Eating Disorders and the Media - Eating Disorders and the Media Doctors annually diagnose millions of Americans with eating disorders. Of those diagnosed, ninety percent are women. Most of these women have one of the two most common types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa (National Council on Eating Disorders, 2004). People with anorexia nervosa experience heart muscle shrinkage along with slow and irregular heartbeats and eventually heart failure. Along with their heart, their kidney, digestive system and muscles often fail them....   [tags: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa]
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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 for the low self-esteem and body image and thus the bulimia and anorexia seen in today's women....   [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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The Role Of The Media In Democracy - How much does your vote really count. As a voter, does your choice really matter. How much influence does the media have on your vote. How many choices does the media actually make when it comes to our nation's leadership. These are questions pondered by both political scientists and the average American citizen each year as the second Tuesday in November approaches. Though we know that the framers founded this nation on the principles of representing it's citizens, and on the ideals of a nation for the people and by the people; it is obvious that the people feel that their vote doesn't always count....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Media As A social Problem - The Media as a Social Problem The mass media plays a large role in modern society. Indeed, many have argued that people spend more time in “mass-mediated” interaction than in actual human interaction. The mass media, then, would seemingly be an excellent position to initiate social change, positively affect social problems, and help combat social ills that are considered normal patterns of behavior. Yet, the mass media has largely failed in addressing and helping to solve social problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 1721 words
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Gender Roles in the Media - 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....   [tags: Socialization Female Male Differences Essays]
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The Effect of the Media on The Female Body - The Effect of the Media on The Female Body In today's society it seems that a woman's body is the main focal point in the media. We see the female body being portrayed as one of a model with unattainable measurements such as 36-24-36. All of this can be attributed to how our TV shows, movies, music videos, magazines, etc. portray the perfect female body. America and its' media need to begin portraying women with all types of figures. This would help greatly to widen our thoughts and definition of what beauty really is, not to mention greatly lesson the different types of health problems American citizens have as a result of today's unattainable beauty standards....   [tags: Papers] 952 words
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media and society - ... The effects of media can either be positive or negative in a teenagers’ life. In addition to the enjoyment of listening to music and watching your favorite TV show, race and the “ideal look” can negatively influence how teenagers receive the media. Because teenagers tend to be vulnerable and only want to be accepted by their peers, much of what they see on the media makes them believe it is the “right way.” The media conveys to them the ideal look of a beautiful man and woman and displays characteristics of what a successful person looks like through TV shows and advertisements....   [tags: Social Capital, Stereotypes]
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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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Body Image in the Media - Body Image in the Media Missing Works Cited 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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AfricanAmerican Representation in the Media - AfricanAmerican Representation in the Media In Jacqueline Bobo's article, The Color Purple : Black Women as Cultural Readers, she discusses the way in which black women create meaning out of the mainstream text of the film The Color Purple. In Leslie B. Innis and Joe R. Feagin's article, The Cosby Show: The View From the Black Middle Class, they are examining black middle-class responses to the portrayal of black family life on The Cosby Show. In their respective articles, Bobo, and Innis and Feagin are investigating the representation of race, particularly African American race, in the mass media....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Media Portrayal of Islam - Islam: suppressor of women, enemy of Western nations, and breeder of terrorists. The West has many stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam that are due to the media, prejudice, and ignorance. Islam is often seen as an "extremist" or "terrorist" religion. Often, the media's reports about Islam are incorrect due to ignorance or not wanting to acknowledge its true teachings. This is one of the reasons why Westerners are often wary of Muslims. In contrast to what the media portrays, Islam is a peaceful religion, which does not promote violence or terrorism....   [tags: World History] 754 words
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Propaganda in American Media - Propaganda in American Media One of the greatest revolutions in the twentieth century was not political in nature, however, it aided in many different political revolutions. This revolution was the communications revolution. The twentieth century has experienced one of the greatest changes in means of communication including technologies such as radio, motion pictures, the Internet, advanced communications and most importantly the television. Sadly, political leaders and the government to convince or persuade the masses that their ideas supercede those of others have utilized these technologies....   [tags: Papers] 821 words
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Gays And Lesbians in the Media - Gays and lesbians Throughout television history it is hard to point out if there have ever been any lead gay characters. There was once a sitcom where the lead character was implied to be gay, in Tony Randall's "Love, Sidney" in 1981; he was a life long bachelor that had no visible interest in women (Rubin). Other than that gay characters have only been in supporting roles until Ellen DeGeneres came along. Ellen DeGeneres is valued by many gays and lesbians because she made history by coming out of the closet through her lead character role in the TV show "Ellen", and as a result made it a step easier for gays and lesbians to live their lives knowing that they may be accepted in society even if they are gay....   [tags: Media Television TV] 1398 words
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The Media's Influence on Body Image - 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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Body Image in the Media - "Beauty is not what you see on the outside, it's what lies within." This is what we are taught throughout our childhood. However, by the time a person is in their teens, they have seen thousands of advertisements in the media, which stress the "perfect image." These advertisements send a message that this is how women are "supposed" to look. When women see these advertisements, many times they feel ashamed they do not look the way that the models do. But, should women feel like this. Most advertisements are not even directed toward beauty products....   [tags: Gender Studies] 2651 words
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Media, Appearance and Eating Disorders - Media, Appearance and Eating Disorders   Many women are concerned with their appearance. Too many of them are caught up with the image of being skinny and pretty. By seeing all the beautiful, thin women in the media and in society, they may feel insecure about the way they look. Therefore, they try and do anything they can to acquire that appearance. Methods they use to try and achieve this are by self-starvation, known as Anorexia, or induced vomiting, known as Bulimia. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are only two of the eating disorders that often result from their incessant desire to be thin and "beautiful." Eating disorders, such as these, also occur amongst men....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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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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Media and Plastic Surgery - Media and Plastic Surgery Images produced by the media will make people do almost anything to fit American standards of the perfect body. Plastic surgery offers a quick fix to help achieve this goal but no matter how much surgery nothing is perfect. Images produced by media, quick fixes and the outcome of the fixes are problems that women of all ages deal with. From the time of birth, images of physical perfection bombard young minds. When children are young their minds are fragile and mold to what they are taught....   [tags: Females Self Image Cause Effect Essays Papers] 879 words
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Gender Changes In Popular Media - Gender Differences as Portrayed in LIFE Magazine from 1937-1960 Between the years of 1937 and 1960,LIFE underwent changes involving the portrayal of the genders. In popular literature, stereotypes and views of certain subjects are often displayed for future study. In the case of gender differences, advertisements and articles yield the best portrayal of gender stereotyping of the time. The following issues of LIFE magazine were used in this paper: January-February 1937, January-February 1945, January-February 1952, and January-February 1960....   [tags: essays research papers] 1451 words
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Western Media - Africa is one of the richest continents in terms of resources and human population nonetheless; it is the poorest and least developed continent. A significant number of the population in the west are ignorant about Africa and have a negative attitude towards Africa, ‘Most of them have certain images of Africa that they hold to be true or real’, all these images are acquired though what they receive as news in the western media (Michira,2002). Often words used to describe Africa in the west include the following: dark, jungle, savage, underdeveloped, third world, hunger, disease, famine, drought, lack of history and culture....   [tags: African Continent, History, Economy] 1050 words
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Violence in the Media - ... Others argue, like Mark Millar, creator of Kick-Ass, that media violence is unreal and children should be able to know the difference between real and make-believe. Millar stated that he, “Never quite bought the notion that violence in fiction leads to violence in real life, any more than Harry Potter casting a spell creates more boy wizards in real life.” But Millar can be proven wrong with recent studies. It has been proven by Mr. Comstock and Ms. Paik, that a meta-analysis of studies to look at the connection of violent media and aggressive behavior....   [tags: legal issues, shooter]
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports Historical evidence proves that women have been involved in sports since fourth century BC; but were not necessarily given the approval to participate. Many restrictions were enforced to keep women out of these male activities and were continually reinforced until the twentieth century. Women entering the world of sports were aware that they were placing themselves into a male dominated field. With their entrance into the sporting world, these women have opened themselves up to many different criticisms and to the possibility of exploitation within the media and from male authority figures....   [tags: Papers] 939 words
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Women in the Military - Women in the Military When we think of combat in the Army today we think of the military man. If today's feminists have any thing to do with it that view will soon be changing. Female soldiers; however, are not so quick to jump on this latest bandwagon for equality. Many military women are puzzled when they see feminists in the media, who are pushing to open up combat roles to women, because they are unaware of any women who are interested in such roles. These feminist activists accept the policy for men as the standard and seek to apply that policy to women....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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Bad Media - For centuries ago, violence has been an entertainment success, drawing the greatest capacity of crowds gathering from afar, to see men and women of great strength and skill compete in violence. From the prisoners of war and crime in ancient Rome, collaborated in armor and dwelled with blood-thirsty weapons thrown into the great Coliseum to fight for their lives. As thousands of jubilant peasants and civil men watched, and screamed like barbarians as these beings thrashed and slashed for their own well-being, to live to see their family and friends and to live just one more day....   [tags: Social Issues, Violence, TV] 2747 words
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports In the last one hundred years women have made tremendous inroads in many facets of life. Of that there can be little doubt. Women may now hold jobs, own property and participate in professional sports. Today women can compete in sports, once a vestige of male domination; there is now room for women in that arena. But even today women in sports are not portrayed in the same light as their male counterparts. To a large degree this is because of today's cultural ideal of women. Since the beginning of this century women like Babe Didrickson and Billy Jean King have brought female athletes into mainstream acceptance....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 700 words
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Women and War - Women and War Trying to hold the homefront together while there was a war waging abroad was not an easy task for women during World War I and II. Women were not only asked to complete the daily chores that were normally expected of them, but they were asked to go to work. Suddenly their very private lives were turned into a very public and patriotic cause. Traditionally the woman's place was thought to be in the home. She was responsible for cooking, cleaning, taking care of the children, and looking her best....   [tags: Papers] 1040 words
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Media and Society - Media The media is also responsible for some of the stereotypes that resonate among society about Aboriginal people. Hollywood, news and books are all media resources in which Aboriginal people might be presented in negative ways. For example, in many Hollywood movies, Aboriginal peoples are depicted as savage like or illiterate beings who abuse alcohol and women respectively. They are also overrepresented in terms of poor mothering, substance abuse, and seen as lazy in competent people instead of historical trauma victims....   [tags: Communication, Aboriginal People, Othering] 1752 words
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Media Matters - Questionable behavior among young adults has always existed. Since time began the previous generation has always been suspect of their progeny. I’m sure somewhere during the Pleistocene Epoch one hominid noticed another, slightly more erect, hominid using a stone tool for the first time and muttered their version of “kids these days.” Few would disagree that young adulthood is a time to explore life’s options, and take chances while relatively unburdened by the usual responsibilities one acquires with age and status....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Women Executives - Women Executives Even though women constitute 40% of all executives and administrative posts (up from 24% in 1976), they are still restricted mostly to the middle and lower positions, and the senior levels of management are almost entirely male domains. A 1990 study of the top Fortune 500 companies by Mary Ann Von Glinow of the University of Southern California, showed that "women were only 2.6% of corporate officers (the vice presidential level up)." Of the Fortune Service 500, only 4.3% of the corporate officers were women - even though women are 6l% of all service workers....   [tags: essays research papers] 1005 words
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The Independence of Women - The Independence of Women Women have been an inspiration for many writers for centuries. They have been celebrated as symbols of beauty, affection and strength, and we usually connect them with motherhood and raising children. The works about women very often reveal not only lives of women, but they also describe the times and problems they had to face, and they provide a very clear picture about the whole society of the times when these works were created. Contrasting the modern day women to the women in Voltaire's period we can look into the past and the present and see how women's roles have changed....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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Women and Advertising -      In the year 1999, $120 billion was spent on marketing products to consumers (Killing Us Softly 3). Along with products, the advertising industry sells the intangible: “Ads sell a great deal more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of success of worth, love and sexuality, popularity, and normalcy. They tell us who we are and who we should be. Sometimes they sell addictions” (Kilbourne, Beauty and the Beast). When the average person is bombarded by 2,000-3,000 ads a day (Kilbourne, address), it is impossible to remain unaffected by the aforementioned concepts and stereotypes (Still Killing Us Softly, video)....   [tags: Advertisements Ads Stereotypes essays papers]
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Women in Bamboozled - Our team chose to focus on representations of women in Spike Lee’s latest joint, “Bamboozled”. This theme was attractive to us because we felt the filmmaker had a powerful message to send his audience after viewing the trailer in class. Despite the fact that there is only one woman in a starring role, a multitude of specific and acute ideas are presented by Spike Lee through the film. We were also eager to take advantage of the opportunity to apply what we have learned in class to the thought-provoking and controversial nature of his work....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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Women and Sports - Review of Literature Thesis There is a definite correlation between the economics of professional women¡¦s sports and their ultimate success. As most success in sport leagues, teams and associations are measured by longevity, win/loss records, and most importantly, revenue, the footprint of female competition at the professional level has not been paramount at any point in our history. Professional women¡¦s athletics is characterized by an economic model and a level of acceptance amongst the masses that differs immensely from their male counterparts....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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violence and women - Violence and Women I thought that our discussion went well. We had a small group of about six people but three of us were leaders so we had a lot to talk about. Each of us went around and asked one question because we did not have time to discuss them all. But that did not matter because the other leaders had similar questions to mine. I was able to retrieve different responses from the others in the group for three out of my four questions. My first question asked why rape was so much more common among college students than among the whole rest of the population....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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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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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Women's Rights Movement - Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Women's Rights Movement      Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York. She was the fourth of six children. Later she would meet and marry Henry B. Stanton, a prominent abolitionist. Together they would have seven children. Although Elizabeth never went to college she was very learned in Greek and mathematics. During her life, Elizabeth was a very important person to the women's rights movement. This paper will present to you the difficulties she encountered and her major contributions....   [tags: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Rights Movement] 535 words
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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 - 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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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 - ... “There was objection from the men because pants were a big part of what made men masculine. Since women wanted to wear trousers, it was perceived that they wanted to be like men and have the same rights.” (Van Alten) Many women in the media and in the fashion world were instrumental in making pants an acceptable thing for women to wear. In the 1930’s and 40’s, movies stars like Marlena Dietrich and Kathryn Hepburn popularized the look of tailored slacks, proving to women that pants could be beautiful as well as practical (Do Clothes Make the Woman)....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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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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Women, Work, and Babies - ... Magazine, “The Mommy Wars: How the Media Turned Motherhood into a Catfight,” Susan Douglas (Author and University of Michigan Professor) and Meredith Michaels (Author and Professor of Philosophy at Smith College) shed light on the hypocrisy of the media’s portrayal of mothers depending upon social class. While on one periodical cover we may see a celebrity smiling perfectly as the headlines quote her saying how complete her life is now that she’s had her third child with her second husband, you may see another cover with a woman being decried as the epitome of what’s wrong with this country as she is living in subsidized housing raising her third child from a second father....   [tags: The Mommy Wars]
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South Asian Women - Introduction South Asian women engage in patriarchal values and normative structure established more than two thousands years ago, continue to be oppressed by a dominant group of men. These women suffer further oppression through the strict adherence to cultural garb. Still today, media and educational system portray South Asian women as self-sacrificing, faithful to the family, and submissive to men. 1. Identify and understand the vulnerable population. Various theorists under the umbrella of critical social theory believe that all subordinate groups are oppressed on personal, cultural and institutional levels by visible and invisible structures as well as by conscious and unconscious means....   [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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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 fight its cultural values by raising the standard of acceptance....   [tags: marketing] 1453 words
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The Relation Between Media Content and Political Power - ... He assesses the roles of media in helping the acceleration of social change. His central argument is that corporate media creates division of social sphere. On one hand, media has a critical response to the centers of power (politic or economic power) for the advantages of wider social communities, but on the other hand media also promotes values which are in accordance with elites or capitalist’s interests. The different of Demers’ and Herman and Chomsky’s findings may be explained through the different social unit analysis they used....   [tags: Herman, Chomsky, Demers, Gitlin] 1135 words
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National Organization for Women - National Organization for Women The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest feminist activists’ interest group of United States that seeks to protect the individual rights of women. The influential success of NOW can be understood through following factors. Its’ concrete background; nearly half century worth of history as foundation; well structured organization; membership incentives; the function and approach of NOW/PAC and NEP; up to date Statement of Purpose; high priority to key issues that benefits society as a whole; and lastly the services that NOW provides on the global scale....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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The negative effects of the media on body perception in young adults - ... When the idea that one might never be worthwhile is planted young individuals that notion will be instilled in them throughout their development and subconsciously will fuel their decisions later on in life. Teenagers who feel they can’t measure up to standard that has been set for them begin to have low self-esteem, and develop a warped sense of what their own bodies should look like. When teens see altered representations of what people their age are supposed to appear be in visual media ads as well as magazines, the lines of what is reality and what has been digitally altered to resemble perfection become blurred....   [tags: Eating Disorders, Body Image]
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Analysis: Effects Mass Media has on Body Image - ... Crane found that an average person sees around five thousand ads per day with one third of those ads portraying the ideal body image. Computers have become a huge asset to these commercials because they are not only used in everyday life whether they are a necessity in a job or just to check their social media networks, they are also used now to change a women’s appearance by being able to take women and make them thinner than they really are and also erase their blemishes. They take the unrealistic, unhealthy, and impossible to reach body to the next level....   [tags: self-esteem, weight, health, bulimia, anorexia]
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Lee v. Gillis: Does Media Matter? - There were two serial killers working on their victim list at the same time, in the same place, but only one was noticed by the media. Both killed at least seven women. One would think that both of these killers would grab the attention of the media. Unfortunately only one was reported about which made the other jealous causing him to kill more. It was not until after the first serial killer, Lee, was arrested that anyone even knew Gillis was on the same killing path. Had the media not focused solely on one killer others may not have died at the hands of another....   [tags: Case Review ]
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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 were imbibing via their TV sets” (Orbach, 387)....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Media's Portrayal Of Beauty Affects Socieites Youth - Beauty is an omnipresent characteristic that plagues societies’ youth today because mainstream media has them convinced that inner beauty is less important than physical beauty. Unfortunately the media’s warped sense of what true beauty is has been advertised in such a way that it has become an unhealthy observation for today’s youth. The expectations of beauty are unacceptably stereotyped, which creates unrealistic idealistic goals for our young people to try to achieve. It is crucial to mention that as a society we need to strive toward teaching the proper balance between both aspects of beauty to offset the portrayal of what true beauty is by the media....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Negative Effects of False Media Images - The Negative Effects of False Media Images         Since the birth of communication, media has been used to convey information to those willing to absorb it. Beginning with publications and simple spoken words, and soaring to new heights in the twentieth century with radio, television, and the internet, media have been made accessible to people in every aspect of their daily lives. With such a strong hold on modern society, mass media have been able to shape popular culture and often influence public opinion....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Media, Health Risks, and False Alarms - Media's False Alarms on Health Risks       Every week seems to bring new media reports about dangers to our health. In fact, many of the scare stories are superficial, if not downright wrong and baseless.   Take the announcement that Swedish scientists had discovered that acrylamide, a chemical substance present in french fries and potato chips, causes cancer. "Tests which confirm the existence of a possible cancer-causing chemical in much of the food we eat are causing worldwide concern," the British Guardian warned May 18....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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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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Television's Effect on Self Image - New mirrors are in the market and many homes have been remodeled with these mirrors. These new mirror are like snow whites mirror, they tell you who the most beautiful one of all is. A little girl is looking at her new mirror that tells her she has to wear makeup and look a certain way in order to be beautiful. This new mirror is the TV and the voice that is telling her is the media. The media portrays the beauty of women a certain way that is distorting beauty. The media distorts image so much that women start to see an unrealistic beauty and think that all women should actually look that way....   [tags: Beauty 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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Homemaker to Superwomen: The Evolution of Betsy Rath - In the 1950’s becoming a wife, having and raising children and taking care of the home was the primary goal for most women. Post war brides were marrying young, having children at significant and unrivaled rates, and settling into roles that would ultimately shape a generation. This ideal notwithstanding, women were entering the workplace like never before and changing the face of American business forever. In the movie The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit directed in 1956 by Nunnally Johnson, we get an inkling of the type of voice American women would develop in the character of Betsy Rath....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Watergate and Aggressive Political Journalism - Sunday, May 28, 1972 marked the day in which two extraordinary political events happened. Richard Nixon was nearing the climax of the first-ever summit in Moscow between American and Soviet presidents. Five thousand miles away in Washington, the first of several illegal actions took place at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate hotel complex (Emery, 3). It was this moment that turned two obscure reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post, into Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and the heroes of every aspiring journalist for their expose of the Watergate Scandal....   [tags: Media] 1400 words
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Queer Corporation - Not only can a man not marry his dog, but a man who chooses to do so must be put down. This is what our conservative society expects to hear from our friends and neighbors and as a consequence expect all to follow that principle. In the film Philadelphia, a bigot group of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants are so intolerable towards homosexual relationships, that they are willing to frame an old friend to get rid of them. Similarly to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry or Brokeback Mountain, Philadelphia puts the lead homosexual as a protagonist while ignoring the fact that the general view is that of an antagonist....   [tags: Media]
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Chinese Women Modify to Western Ideals - ... The western influence on cosmetic surgery is so profound that women want to erase their identity that characterizes them to their culture. We see a paradigm shift changing in Chinese culture in changing ideas and how they think of their culture by adapting western ideas as their own. Chinese American women in the U.S like Julie Chen, were encouraged to get rid of her Chinese eyes to a rounder eye so she represent the American ideal beauty on TV. In American media the Caucasian women sets the standard of beauty....   [tags: identity, United States, American society, culture]
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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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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - Muslim women have often been stereotyped in westernized civilizations as heavily veiled women who do no more than tend to their household and children. According to Camilla Fawzi El-Sohl’s book titled Muslim women’s choices: religious belief and social reality, this is simply not true anymore as it pertains to the contemporary Muslim women. This concept of the Muslim women may have been true in the past or even true of certain groups in certain Muslim societies but it has little relevance to understanding the everyday lives of these Muslim women....   [tags: Culture]
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Cosmetic Surgery for Middle-Aged Women - Female bodies have been conceptualized as an unfinished biological and social phenomena, which is transformed within the participation in our society. The way we walk, talk and gesture are all influenced by our upbringing. Sociologist argue that we conceptualize our bodies and use as markers of distinction in contemporary society of our self and identity tied to our body (Featherstone, 2010). The idea that our bodies are continuously in a state of unfinished process, and are a project which should be worked on and should be accomplished as part of an individual’s self identity (Shilling, 2003)....   [tags: Health & Beauty]
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Media and War - Media and War Throughout history violent conflicts have been one of the few constants in our society. We can usually expect at least a war or two in our lifetime, and the way that our involvement in these wars documented and presented to us in media has a huge effect on how we perceive these conflicts. Most people don’t have the actual war experiences to influence their feelings on the subject, so we must rely on the information that is given to us by our forms of media such as television, radio, newspapers, etc....   [tags: Papers] 1051 words
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Causes for Anorexia in Middle Age Women - The prevalence of research on women who suffer from eating disorders has customarily centered on either adolescent or young adult women. As the baby boomer generation ages a growing need has developed to expand the studies to include middle-aged women. Mounting evidence indicates eating disorders in this population has steadily been on the rise. (Lucas, Beard, O’Fallon & Kurkland, 1991). Although reports indicate that eating disorders can develop at any age, there is conflicting evidence in the studies reviewed whether there are actually new episodes of eating disorders in middle aged women....   [tags: Psychology]
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Problem With The Media - Problems with the Media There has been an ongoing dispute concerning the media's perception of how people are supposed to look. It seems that every year, the expectations of looking thin becomes harder and harder to meet. I know this from a personal experience of my own. A few years ago, I would look in magazines and see girls wearing size one or size two clothes. By look at this at least once every month, I started to feel that I was inadequate and I had to loose weight. Unfortunately, I took my dieting to far and over used diet pills....   [tags: essays research papers] 1344 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media What makes the Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons so funny and memorable. Of course, the explosions, hits and falls the Coyote takes while in pursuit of the Roadrunner. Pediatrics, a pediatrician read magazine, wrote an article on the influence violence, such as that in cartoons and other forms of media, has on children from ages 2-18 titled “Media Violence.” “Although recent school shootings have prompted politicians and the general public to focus their attention on the influence of media violence, the medical community has been concerned with this issue since the 1950s,” says American Academy of Pediatrics, the author of the article in November of 2001....   [tags: Essays Papers] 762 words
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The Movie, Real Women Have Curves - Being a curvaceous young woman is hard enough. Especially when you’re trying to find love, you’re seeking approval and anticipating a better future for yourself. The film Real Women Have Curves stresses how important higher education is to a Mexican-American teenager and the wrath she endures from her mother because of her weight and aspiration. Mark Twain stated that, “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great” (http://thinkexist.com/quotation/keepaway_from_those_who_try_to_belittleyour/215215.html)....   [tags: Cinema]
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Abortion and the Media - Abortion and the Media Carrying banners and posters, University students climbed aboard a bus.  Five hours after they left they arrived in Washington, DC, where they joined the March for Life demonstration against abortion.  After hearing prominent pro-life leaders speak at the Ellipse near the White House, the rally-goers marched up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court building, origin of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.   It's news to most people that every January, usually on the anniversary of the Roe v....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1306 words
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