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Women in Politics - Women in Politics Works Cited Missing The political arena is a tough place to be part of, especially during a campaign. Your opponent and their supporters are constantly watching your every move with the hopes that you will make a mistake, or that somebody will find some detrimental dirt on you. Now imagine also being a woman, not only will you have to face the hardships that male candidates cope with but you will also have to handle the adversity based on your gender and the stereotypes that go along with being a female....   [tags: Politics Feminism Equality Political Essays] 2178 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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Hindu women - Throughout history, there have been many different aspects that have been looked at in all culture ways . Many researcher’s have studied the history and the lifestyle of the different societies and particular cultural norms. This information is gathered from media, weather be it through internet, newspaper, television or simply history books as educational informers. Although these are the most common bases for societal general knowledge, in the inner truth occurs within the inner realms of particular societal....   [tags: essays research papers] 1933 words
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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 in Advertising - Women in Advertising Women – beautiful, strong matriarchal forces that drive and define a portion of the society in which we live – are poised and confident individuals who embody the essence of determination, ambition, beauty, and character. Incomprehensible and extraordinary, women are persons who possess an immense amount of depth, culture, and sophistication. Society’s incapability of understanding the frame of mind and diversity that exists within the female population has created a need to condemn the method in which women think and feel, therefore causing the rise of “male-over-female” domination – sexism....   [tags: Marketing Female Sexism Gender]
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Women in Afghanistan - Women in Afghanistan Brief Outline of Afghanistan History: 1910’s-1920’s : Reform movements in Afghanistan 1933-1973 : Some reform, country remains fairly static 1978-1992 : Democratic Republic of Afghanistan 1979-1989 : Soviet Intervention 1992-1996: Islamist Mujanidin 1996-2001 : Taliban 2001-Present : U.S. Occupation, new government The reason I chose to study Islamic Feminism and Afghanistan, is that for many people, these words do not belong in the same sentence. Afghanistan has come to be recognized as a country that follows strict and fundamentalist Islam, hindering the lives of women and even damaging their lives....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1703 words
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Women at Play - ... However, when the game is designed to be gender neutral, it tends to largely revert back to the elements found in the male version of the game11. This suggests that even though the serious games industry strives to attract women to education games, they continue to struggle with creating truly gender neutral games. Despite the efforts of the gaming industry to attract women, the real drivers of gender integration are not so much being developed by the gaming industry, as they are being introduced by women themselves....   [tags: Gaming ]
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Women Scientists - ... Her problems do not stem completely from her gender but more from her opposition to the religious powers, though her gender is used against her in attempts to discredit her. Hypatia lives outside the normal social order of the time. She spurns suitors who would take her away from her studies. She influences men who rise to political and religious power and commands their respect. In contrast to other depictions of women in the sciences she does not fall in love with a strong male figure but instead is the one sought after....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Women's Rights - The peculiarly passive obsession with security as the ultimate happiness, the compulsive conformity of life styles (engenderedat least in part by the virulent anti-communism of McCarthyismin odd combination with the Eisenhower era's pacifying blandness),and the pervasive apathy of most of the '50s was replaced in the1960s with an extraordinary and even reckless social energy and political activism. First Blacks, then other racial minorities, students, the New Left, peace protesters, and finally women, emerged one by oneas forces demanding social change....   [tags: Politics, Race, Social Issues] 324 words
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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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Women's Music - ... The boy on the other hand is shown briefly playing sports and then studying (before sneaking out his window to serenade Mariah). This depiction is consistent with the gender stereotype that women are princesses, rarely depicted in the media. The young woman’s interactions with her boyfriend are also somewhat stereotypic in that the boy is most proactive with his romantic advances, initiating the first serenade as well as the first kiss. Overall this first early 90’s video is quite tame and poses an innocent and romantic quality absent from both more modern pop videos as well as some of Mariah’s future work....   [tags: Music] 2139 words
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Women in Islam - RELIGION: An Unexpected Challenge In Front of Global World Order "Globalisation is the transnationalization of the economic and the cultural life, and it is growing mobility of good, information and people." (Robins, 1998, pg: 12-13) Because the mobility of everything, especially people, was accelerated by globalisation, a rapid transformation started to take place on the basic structures of the religion such as religious organisations, activities, doctrines and authorities. Many modernists thought that these changes would lead to religious privatisation and to secularisation....   [tags: Religion] 1647 words
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Lifetime - Television for Women - Lifetime - Television for Women Launched on February 1, 1984, Lifetime was created by the merger of Daytime and Cable Health Network. Lifetime was crowned “Television for women” in 1994 and began an ambitious expansion of original programming and public service initiatives targeted to women. Lifetime is dedicated to providing contemporary, innovative entertainment and information on-air and online that is of particular interest to women. Lifetime shows its commitment to the expansion of women within three main contributors, which are the Lifetime original movies, Lifetime television series, and Lifetime channels....   [tags: Televisaion Media TV] 455 words
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MTV's Portrayal of Women - MTV's Portrayal of Women I see the rattle and the hum of music television. Flash upon flash of sensory information lights the screen with sound bites, flashbulbs, sex and rock and roll. I am watching MTV in the semi-darkness of a friend's living room and it is easy for me to understand the attraction of this style of television. MTV is pure energy. It has vitality, powerful images, larger-than-life heroes, and the edginess that the best pop music always has. I find MTV strangely hypnotic. I could sit, entranced by the flickering images and incessant beats, for hours....   [tags: Media Television Entertainment Papers]
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Violent Media’s Effect on Youth - ... Childhood consumption of media violence can be linked to aggression in young adults. The outcome to all aggressive behavior attributed to violent media may include aggressive ideas, arousal, anger, anti-social behavior, children becoming less sensitive to violence and toward those who are victims of violent acts, children viewing the world as violent and becoming fearful of being victims of violence themselves, the desire to see more violence both in entertainment and in real life, a negative effect on helping behavior, and violence being viewed as an acceptable way to settle conflicts (“Children and Media 1)....   [tags: Violence]
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EXAMINING THE TRENDS IN MEDIA AND BODY DISSATISFACTION - ... This disorder involves a pathological preoccupation with one’s body, obsessive–compulsive involvement with dieting and weightlifting. Indeed, trends have indicated an increase in men’s health and fitness activities. Furnham, Badmin, and Sneade (2002) affirm that there is a clear correlation between body dissatisfaction and eating disorders made evident by the high prevalence of eating disorders in populations that emphasize maintaining the thin-ideal (e.g., ballet dancers, models, athletes)....   [tags: Body Image]
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Is Body Image Affected By Mass Media? - ... She goes on to relate that women are never truly given the chance to appreciate their bodies as they are naturally created. Women are entirely controlled by society’s standards, causing a dire lack of confidence in themselves and their abilities. The words used by the media are powerful, but not quite as powerful as its images. The imagery used in advertising and other media is used to depict ideal characteristics: perfection is the main goal. Though media moguls have become more inclusive than in the past, models are rarely anything besides the most beautiful....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Mass Media As Agents of Dominant Ideology - Mass Media As Agents of Dominant Ideology The attitudes and beliefs that are followed by the mass in societies are dominant ideologies. These vary in different societies and can be spread through cultural transmission. Mass media is one form of cultural transmission, it is different forms of communication and ways in which communication can be received. “The real importance of the media lies not in content, but in the way the media alters our social world” (Mcluhon). Without mass media dominant ideologies would not be formed easily....   [tags: Papers] 640 words
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Blaming the Media for the Worldwide Increase in Violence - Blaming the Media for the Worldwide Increase in Violence The mass media are an increasingly accessible way for people to learn what is important in the world today and what is acceptable behaviour in this society. Media outlets include film, radio, print, music and so on; film being the most widely used medium. The media which is prevalent in every aspect of our lives, is the perfect instrument to instil ideas in the minds of the people, and the most susceptible of them all, children....   [tags: Papers] 889 words
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the way the media influence our lives - Are we influenced by the media, if yes how much. Sociologist and Psychologist contemplate that question often. The media has been accused of causing violent behavior, negative racial stereotyping and negative body perceptions mostly among young girls. No one can deny that the media has an effect on society, but is the media just giving society what he or she wants. Has the media taken away our ability to think for ourselves critically. We are constantly feed information from the newspapers, television news and weekly news magazines most of us believing without question because we believe the source credible....   [tags: essays research papers] 1340 words
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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 Effects of Printed Media on Gender Roles - The Effects of Printed Media on Gender Roles I will be looking at women’s 'to-be-looked-at-ness', and examining the representations of women as objects of the male gaze and male desires. In simple terms, a stereotype is the application of one (usually negative) characteristic to a whole group. The stereotype is an easy concept to understand, but there are some points you need to consider when looking at media representations with regard to stereotyping. For a stereotype to ‘work’ it needs to be recognisable to the audience and when so recognised, then judgements are made about the subject....   [tags: Papers] 1313 words
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Effects of Media on Adolescents’ Body Image - ... The media has come to not only influence how people see themselves, but also how people view others. Throughout history in America, the media has produced ideals of perfection in style and physical appearance. The long and lean ‘Flapper’ style was prevalent in the 1930’s. British model Twiggy inspired the ‘Mod’ look in the late 60’s, which promoted the slender look in fashion. The 80’s and early 90’s were plagued by the fitness era. Ads highlighted slim and dimple-free thighs and buttocks; standing as a symbol for beauty, fitness, and character....   [tags: Psychology]
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Television and Media - TV Advertising - Selling Magic Potions and Happy Pills - Advertising - Selling Magic Potions and Happy Pills The marketing world is a sea of fishermen waiting for some starving little fish to snatch up the bait. The bait is the commercial. Although the advertising industry provides the consumer with the opportunity to explore what is available, this industry can also lead people into believing that there are magical cures that can eliminate the unwanted and create the wanted. For instance, the print ad for Dove Nutrium Age Defying Body Wash implies that by using this product you can [look] as young as you [feel]....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 917 words
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Television and Media - Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows - Relationship Between Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows Tania Modleski’s “The Search for Tomorrow in Today’s Soap Operas” proposes that the unique appeal and function of soap opera lies in (a) the viewer’s ability to inhabit the text’s prescribed spectatorial position of ‘the good mother’, and (b) use the archetypal ‘villainess’ to displace one’s own repressed anger and powerlessness. It can be argued, using Modleski’s analytical perspectives on the interpellated spectatorial positions of soap operas, that a new genre of television programs (namely the reality dating shows) function in a similar way....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays] 1762 words
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New Experiences Delivered by Media Technologies - New Experiences Delivered by Media Technologies In the 21st century, media technologies have become a vital element of life for many people. With the development of different systems and operations, audiences have had both a bigger choice of media and a life which media technologies has made easier. Unique selling points of media mediums allow audiences to develop they media equipment and the way they use them. The Internet has arguably been the most influential medium of media in the last 10 years....   [tags: Papers] 1056 words
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The Media?s Influence on Eating Disorders - The Media's Influence on Eating Disorders Eating disorders are mental illnesses that affect more than 7 million American women and usually develop in girls ages 12-25. The most common age for a girl to begin having an eating disorder is 17 years old (Discovery Health?). The National Eating Disorders Association states that eating disorders are conditions that arise from factors including physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social issues. Media images help define cultural definitions of beauty and attractiveness and are often acknowledged as one of the factors that contribute to the rise of eating disorders (NEDA)....   [tags: Anorexia Bulimia Nervosa Essays]
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Media's Destructive Influence on Young Girls - ... in “The Perfect Woman”). Studies preformed by Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria in 2009 found that 68% of 15 year-olds, and 91% of college girls are on a diet. Young women are striving to be carbon copies of characters represented in the media (“Living Doll”). The Barbie Company has had a large impact on girls in the form of their controversial doll and new animated Barbie movies. Barbie Dolls were introduced into the market March of 1959: the same year that Sleeping Beauty was released....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Television and Media - Stereotypes, Stereotyping and Ideals - Stereotypes and Ideals in the Media Various sources indicate that female body images presented through models, mannequins, and even Barbie dolls are strikingly deviant from the actual female form. One such example occurs in the January 1998 issue of Marie Claire magazine, which states that the average American woman is 5’4” and a size 12. She has a 37-inch bust, a 29-inch waist, and 40-inch hips. A mannequin is 6 feet tall, a size 6, with measurements of 34-23-34. A life-size Barbie doll would be 7’2,” with bust, waist, and hip measurements of 40-22-36, respectively....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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Music and Media Can Be Detrimental to Children - Music and Media Can Be Detrimental to Children Parents will argue that other people are the reason their children are violent and usually take absolutely none of the blame, when in reality they should be taking a lot of the blame for violence among children. I believe media as a whole, including television, radio, movies, video games, news, etc, can be very detrimental to society and leads to a lot of this violence among children with which we are dealing. I was always taught what goes in your head has to eventually come out, so shouldn't you put in only good stuff....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 653 words
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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 Most Effective Form of Media Advertising - The Most Effective Form of Media Advertising Media comes in many different forms. We use media in our every day lives, from watching the news on television, to listening to adverts on the radio. There are many forms of media such as, television, radio, newspapers, the internet and billboards. Media is every where in our daily lives. Media can be very influential. Adverts are designed by companies to try to get us to buy their products. Companies spend lots of money, to try to get us the viewer and the user to buy their products....   [tags: Papers] 1357 words
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Teenage Girls, the Media and Self-Image - Teenage Girls, the Media and Self-Image The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. -Virginia Woolf Youth is beauty, money is beauty, hell, beauty is beauty sometimes. It's the luck of the draw, it's the natural law; it's a joke, it's a crime. -Ani Difranco The teen magazines began appearing in the fifth grade. They seemed to show up overnight, out of nowhere. At lunch or between classes, groups of girls would cluster around the desk of the mature eleven-year-old who brought in the latest issue of Seventeen....   [tags: Television Females Self Esteem]
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Women's Misleading Magazines - Women's Misleading Magazines I was flipping through some channels on the television set one day and came across a woman's talk show, "The View." It caught my attention when one of the hostesses asked the audience of mostly women to raise their hand if they thought they were truly beautiful. Much to my surprise the audience did not respond with very many show of hands. The hostess then introduced a study done by Dove, the makers of the body soap. Dove polled over 6,000 women from all over the country and only two percent of the women polled said they feel beautiful....   [tags: Media Self Image Beauty Advertisements Essays] 1606 words
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Race And Beauty In A Media Contrived Society - Race and Beauty in a Media Contrived Society Throughout Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye, she captures, with vivid insight, the plight of a young African American girl and what she would be subjected to in a media contrived society that places its ideal of beauty on the e quintessential blue-eyed, blonde woman. The idea of what is beautiful has been stereotyped in the mass media since the beginning and creates a mental and emotional damage to self and soul. This oppression to the soul creates a socio-economic displacement causing a cycle of dysfunction and abuses....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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An Analysis of the Effects of Eating Disorders and the Media - ... Eating disorders create social issues ranging from family dysfunction, physical harm, and mental harm. The gender socialization theory expresses the key importance body shape is to women. This is shown through cultural ideal thinness, as depicted through underweight models. Our society views slim bodies as beautiful and worthy, and is compared drastically to the image of overweight individuals who are regarded as offensive or even disgusting. This proves that women are evaluated through self-concept or self-image....   [tags: Health ]
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Analysis of Media Devices in The Italian Job - Analysis of Media Devices in The Italian Job Both films show an insight into technology; the modern version is more technologically advanced. All this is due to the availability of technology in the two eras. Donald Sutherland known as John Bridger in the later version of the film uses a mobile phone and whilst carrying out the mission the use of infer-red devices, laptops and other technology is also significantly used. In contrast to this the 1969 version Michael Cain gets the main idea from the slideshow left by Beckerman....   [tags: Papers] 619 words
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The Ivory Coast Overview and Media Analysis - Part 1: Country Background The République de Côte d'Ivoire, also known as the Ivory Coast, is a country in West Africa bordering Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The location now known as the Ivory Coast was made a protectorate of France during the era of imperialism by a treaty in the 1840's, and became a French colony in 1893. The country gained its independence in 1960, at which point it was led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny until 1993....   [tags: essays research papers] 1631 words
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Media Portrayals of Promiscuity and a Related Survey - The media is known for displaying a large quantity of violence and sex on television, possibly desensitizing situations that should not be taken lightly in real life. Two previous studies show sexual attitudes portraying entertainment television tend to correlate to attitudes, beliefs, and actions of people in real life. According to a study, television suggests that sexual encounters take place between young, attractive individuals, overemphasizing heterosexuality, and ignoring the fact that major risks are included in such impulsive actions....   [tags: Gender Studies] 995 words
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Television and Media - Black Entertainment Television - The Road of Black Entertainment Television The media is all around us, influencing most of our thoughts and buying habits. Most of the media bases its shows towards many diverse demographics as to bring in the most viewers to watch commercials between the show content. But some of the channels are demographic specific advertising directly to a single group in hopes of banking the entire future of a network on that single group. One channel has been extremely successful in this risky business venture, BET....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1246 words
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Eating Disorders - Body Image in the Media - Body Image in the Media        Plato once said, "We behold beauty in the eye of the mind...." What some people consider beauty others may not. From the actresses that are shown on television, movies, models that are in magazines, and the pop stars that create hip and modern music videos, one could be under the impression that to be beautiful you must thin. Actresses such as Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Michelle Gheller, Clarista Flockheart, Courtney Cox and Debra Messing all have staring roles in their own television shows and are all extremely thin....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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association of kenyan women writers - The Association of Media Women in Kenya, AMWIK, is a national media association whose overall concern is to promote and represent interests of women in the media and women in general, particularly in as far as the media portrays them and in their efforts to participate equally in national development. The association was started in 1983 with the prime desire to promote the interests and advancement of women in the media. The organization is apolitical and is run on a voluntary basis by members who also work in various media houses in the country....   [tags: essays research papers] 750 words
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Women in Roles on Television - Women in Roles on Television The quality of American television has become a national disgrace. Young women in America who are displeased with their appearance more likely then not can trace those feelings directly back to images from the mass media on television. The unrealistic representations of women that the mass media bombards young women with indicates that the television has become a source for a distorted understanding of gender roles among adolescent women. These images warp young women’s views of their own gender identity....   [tags: Papers] 662 words
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Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting - Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting Before I conducted this media analysis about women in sports and sport broadcasting, I hypothesized the obvious - that more male sports would be in the media, and that there would be more male sports broadcasters as well. Through my observations I did find that the sports arena and sports broadcasting sphere are male dominated. However, I also found that although there are not many stories about women, there has been a steady progression and magazines like Sports Illustrated are becoming bold enough to highlight women athletes in a magazine that is targeted towards a male audience....   [tags: Essays Papers Females Athletics Athletes] 595 words
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Problems Facing Incarcerated Women - ... Proper treatment is necessary. Many advocates are fighting for improved medical care. It is improving slowly but surely. For example, many prisons started new counseling and education programs for HIV/ AIDS. Lawsuits and grievances are filed against prisons that are careless. The best strategy for change to occur is by having the media involved. “Lawsuits and Media go hand and hand,” Law stated. For example in Wisconsin, anonymous female prisoners called a Milwaukee newspaper to report medical negligence that led to an inmate’s death (Law, 2009)....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1616 words
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Effects of a Misogynistic Society on Women - ... As a result of this shocking statistic, women are kept at home and denied education. Therefore, these women grow up not knowing basic things such as safe sex and ways to keep themselves healthy. This can be exemplified through the life of Laila, whose education was snatched away from so that she could carry out her marital duties. By the time the Taliban rose to power, this situation had become increasingly worse. During the Taliban regime the literacy rate among women was merely 3% (UNICEF), consequently Afghani women are now illiterate and have very little to pass onto future generations....   [tags: Sexism Misogyny]
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Media Portrayal of Female and Male Body Image - Media Portrayal of Female and Male Body Image Body image is a hot topic in the media. Unrealistic and unattainable are words that can be used to describe images in the media. Skinny, waif-like women and muscular, Rambo-like men are the idolized body images portrayed. In the media female models keep getting thinner and thinner while men keep getting more muscular. Many say the media and its depictions of the ideal body weight created the problems of low self-esteem, eating disorders, poor body concepts, and sexism through spotlighting unattainable body image icons....   [tags: TV Television Body Image] 458 words
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Women in World War Two - Women in World War II Women in World War II World War II is an event that has marked history like no other. Originating from a European struggle, war broke out in 1939 and continued for six years. From the years 1939 through 1945 more than half the earth's surface was battling in war. American society was greatly affected. People of every age, race and class were deeply affected. Women's place in society took a leap forward like it never had before. As an effect of the second world war women's traditional role in society were drastically altered....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1496 words
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The Lack of Women's Sports Coverage - The Lack of Women's Sports Coverage      Can women's sports establish itself as a topic of on-going media and journalism curiosity?  Currently TV stations do minimal coverage of women's sports, while newspapers and magazines do just a little bit better.  In a recent interview with Gary Webb, a sports writer for The Spectrum, he says that "the people have demonstrated that there is an audience that loves hearing about women athletes.  After all, they are somebody's kids, sisters, and moms".  I learned that these sports writers love to cover women's games, especially girls highschool basketball games.  Gary said that he would rather watch a Parowan-Beaver girls game over the boys anyday.  Karen Winegar, staff writer for the The Star Tribune of Minnesota said., "Portrayal of female athletes is improving, but despite increasing interest and participation, their sports are getting no more coverage than they got five years ago" (1A+).  Women's sports participation will surely continue to grow in the future, so the media and journalists better be prepared to increase their coverage accordingly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Women are Changing the Internet - ... A reason women visit or belong to a social networking site is to read blogs, post photos, write blogs and post comments. This allows them to feel plugged in on what is happening in the world. Blogging is a frequently updated personal journal, chronicling links at a Web site intended for public viewing. This is a big influence in the social media because of the trends and savvy readers and writers. Women use online blogging sites as a source of information, recommendations, and opinion sharing that keep them on the cutting edge of something new and a great way to invest their time in searching for new products and ideas online....   [tags: Social Networking] 637 words
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