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Radio in the 1930's - ... Radio attained its highest popularity apex in the mid 1930’s. According to historians, this was called the “The Golden Age of Radios.” Throughout this period, the airways were saturated with radio communication signals. According to a C.E Hooper survey done in 1947, 83 out of 100 Americans were identified to be part of the radio audience. Being popular meant that most people expressed approval or favor for a certain object. In this case, radios were largely favored among the nation. Believe it or not, this favoritism for radios brought together many people....   [tags: Media ]
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Queer Corporation - ... Hollywood is not ready to accept the popular homosexual ideology of today, which advocates fair treatment and equal rights. This poses a threat which WASPS are not yet ready to face, and the film shows just that. Andrew keeps his sexual preferences a secret from his employers, which the defense attorney uses in her attempt to vilify him. This in turn tells the audience that if you are openly gay, you will not get a good job, and if you are secretive about it you may in consequence lose your job....   [tags: Media]
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Media and Teens: Can the Media Be Used as an Excuse For Murder? - Media is a heavily used form of communication, publication and idolization. The daily newspapers, morning radios and the largest of all the internet. We are all surrounded by the non-stop growing media, it has become an influential part of everyone’s life. The media contains varies types of techniques which has an affect on the different parts of the public. At present the youth are targeted the most by the media. Mostly reaching teenagers and giving them the desire to follow and inspire them making them assume it’s an important part of their life....   [tags: Internet, Gun, Violence, Video Games] 1248 words
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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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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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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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Abortion and the Media - Abortion and the Media Three Works Cited On March 11, 1997, US Senate and House Committees met jointly to hear testimony on "Partial-Birth Abortion: The Truth." The following testimony was presented by Helen Alvare, director of Planning and Information of the NCCB, specifying the lack of accuracy, if not purposeful lies, of the media regarding this abortion technique: Another theme that featured prominently in our educational materials was the way that I proponents of partial-birth abortion were repeating false information -- and getting away with it in the press....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 843 words
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Sex in the Media - Sex in the Media In the media, sex has evolved over the years. Now, more than ever sex is at its peak in the media. In today's society, the young are able to view sex in daytime television and learn from the promotion of sex in the media. In this essay, we will explore the options of where we learn about sex, places we see sex, how sex influences our lives, and the importance of improving sex education in teens. Growing up in the 21st century, sex is all around. Most teens learn about sex from their friends....   [tags: Papers] 1575 words
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Mass Media - Mass Media Have you ever had an original thought. Why do we dress the way we do, watch what we watch or even live the way we do. Through our means of entertainment, it is almost a guide in how one should live their life. With the technology we have in our world we are persuaded to believe what is right and what is wrong. Although we create our own world, our thoughts were imposed upon us since the day we are born. “What if the world is some kind of show. What if we are only talents assembled by the Great Talent Scout Up Above....   [tags: essays papers] 1708 words
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The Effect of Advertising on Women's Body Image - Advertising is always about appearance. It is also about information and what really satisfies people. Undoubtedly that advertisement of woman has been increased dramatically and obviously in such a way that turn out to be an important part of people’s lives. Recently, with advertising developments, there are more and more prospective is shown to the public. It cannot be denied that advertisement consist of negative scenes that shape females identity. Nevertheless, majority of individuals in modern societies deem that, such advertisements can caused so many harmful effects to women gender identity, such as low self-esteem....   [tags: Body Image] 1387 words
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Representation of a Media - Representation of a Media Dyer (1985) said that a Representation is showing something that is “typical”, I see this as being stereotypical, and with American society (the culture I have studied) this is certainly easily seen. The Media shows Americans to be set within specific stereotypes or certain views. America within itself, has many stereotypes some that have been around for years and some newer hybrids. The Media tends to represent America within these stereotypes. Jerry Maguire is a Sports, Drama, romance about a sports manager who cannot commit....   [tags: Papers] 456 words
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Media Violence - Media Violence Violence is used in many ways in promos as a hook to draw viewers into the program. That is because violence is an effective promotional device. But severe permanent damage could be done to the children’s minds by such pornographic and sadistic material, in which detail is powerfully realistic. The increasing demand of comics, the wide use of the Internet, and viewing television are the main forms of media, which have caused people’s minds to perform violence. First of all, comics play an important role in the promotion of Media Violence....   [tags: essays papers] 970 words
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Media Analysis - Media Analysis ‘Media’ is the plural of the word ‘medium’, which often refers to different ways of communicating with other people; if the target is a large number of people, then it is called ‘mass media’. There are many types of media, such as TV, radio, films, newspaper, Internet etc. The main purpose of media is to entertain; however they can also be used to persuade, inform, explain and advice. Media can be very powerful; therefore people are influenced and affected by them....   [tags: Papers] 5257 words
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McCarthyism and the Media - McCarthyism and the Media The Cold War ushered in a new era in the American society that would change the way in which everyday life was carried on by the public. Men, women and children were convinced to fit the “average” mold that was promoted through propaganda issued from the American government and media. Events, such as the McCarthy hearings and Hollywood Blacklisting, contributed to the overwhelming fear of nonconformity. The American public was bombarded with images of conformity such as the popular “family sitcoms” that were mass produced in the 1950’s....   [tags: American History Communism Society Essays] 2469 words
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Advertising in the Media - Advertising in the Media It is impossible nowadays to not face one form or the other in our daily lives, whether it is through the television one through fliers coming through our door. It is obvious that had advertising been proved to not work, companies wouldn't spend thousands of pounds worth on them. It is logic unless advertising had some effect- it wouldn't be use. In the past the main industries in Great Britain included car making and steel works. Today, in large capitalist countries this has been replaced by advertising and other related electronic media....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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Violence in the media - Through the past few years you have heard people saying that TV, music, and video games are leading to the increase in violence among teens and the society. There are so many different opinions on the subject, and no real answers. I have an opinion that not everyone would agree with, but when people hear what I have to say they can see where I am coming from. Through the last five to ten years there have been many reports of school shootings. Everyone immediately turns to the violence in the media....   [tags: essays research papers] 839 words
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The World of Media - The World of Media Introduction The World of media is a global, multi-billion pound industry. It provides a service to audiences around the World, supplying them with information, news, entertainment and enjoyment. The industry comprises of many different areas, mainly: newspapers, magazines, cinema, television and radio. All these areas communicate with audiences in different ways. Advertisement is an important part of the World of media and communicates with audiences by making things appear attractive and desirable....   [tags: Papers] 2454 words
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Violence In the Media - Violence In the Media Public attention to violence in television has been evident since the early 1950's. Since then, some have come to feel that the portrayal of violence on television is an example of the moral breakdown of our once-great nation. Although, various scholars have clearly shown that violence has been a part of the human society's system of communication. And today, television plays a huge role in our system of mass communication. Unfortunately, television is thought to have an impact on the beliefs and actions of viewers, especially of children and teenagers....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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Crime and the Media - Crime and the Media The public depends on the news media for its understanding of crime. Reportedly three quarters (76%) of the public say, they form their opinions about crime from what they see or read in the news (Dorfman & Schiraldi, 2001). After reviewing five hours of reality crime television shows, one is left with a very dismal look on society and a prejudice towards minorities as they are largely depicted as the perpetrators of crime. This new genre commonly referred to as reality television appears to be sweeping the nation by storm....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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Advertising in the Media - Advertising in the Media For my Media Coursework, I have chosen to look at advertising. This covers a very large spectrum, from small one-off advertisements in a newspaper to gigantic campaigns being advertised on the television and radio all the time. I have chosen to specifically look at television marketing, and have decided to both study the development of commercials and the end product of existing commercials, by giving myself the task of working for a made up advertising agency (i.e....   [tags: Papers] 1541 words
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The Truth in the Media - The Truth in the Media When most individuals pick up a newspaper, or magazine, or any other form of well-noted journalism, they expect that it will be truthful. By that, I mean that the consumer anticipates receiving factual documentations. That ideal has been well expressed, however, since the beginning, journalists have added their more than objective points of views. For journalists, it has become harder and harder to keep their opinions to themselves. The "hotter" the topics, that they cover become, the more they are personally drawn to them....   [tags: Papers] 596 words
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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - ... There are five pillars of Islam: Shahada, Salat, Sawm, Zakat, and Hajj (Wikipedia). Shahada is a saying professing Muhummad as God’s messenger. Shahada is a set statement said in Arabic stating , “(I profess that) there is no god except God and (I profess that) Muhammad is the Messenger of God”( Wikipedia). If a person was to convert religions, they would need to recite this saying. Salat is the Islamic prayer. Salat consists of five daily prayers: Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha’a (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Culture]
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Religion And The Media - Religion And The Media There are many different ways in which religion and religious issues are dealt with on television. Some issues are dealt with on educational programmes or documentaries with great respect and interest. Other issues can be treated as comedy and humour. Song Of Praise Songs of Praise is a national institution in Britain, with a weekly audience of 5 million. It is one of the most popular and longest running programs on the BBC. It prides itself on being a musical celebration of life and faith in the UK today, and provides something for everyone, from those of vague faith to regular worshippers....   [tags: Papers] 2275 words
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Cosmetic Surgery for Middle-Aged Women - ... The sources of mass medium, including advertisements, fashion industries, music videos all tend to manipulate society through unrealistic or unhealthy thin body images that paint the picture of perfection of what true beauty should be like. An exploration of cosmetics surgery on television shows Extreme Makeovers and Nip/ Tuck all these programmes reflect on early middle age women to exploit themselves to cosmetic surgery to look perfectionist (Kayhan, Baig, Mehmi, Basra, 2010). Feminist argue that the response to cosmetic surgery dangerously reflects the oppressive standards for acceptable appearance....   [tags: Health & Beauty]
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Causes for Anorexia in Middle Age Women - ... This is a marked difference to research that has been conducted prior that concluded that depression and stresses were large contributing factors (Braun, Sunday, & Halmi, 1994). Other studies that were conducted around also came up with a conflicting outcome to Midlarsky and Nitzburgs results that were conducted in the same year found that life stresses leading to depression with changing roles can have a significant role within this age group and eating disorder. They develop them as a means to cope with boredom, anxiety, anger, loneliness, shame, sadness or even to relieve stress (Taylor 2008)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Domestic Violence Against Women in Pakistan - ... The maximum increase was seen in the cases of domestic violence against women, 608 reported in 2009 as opposed to 281 in 2008. The same report ( HRCP 2010) estimated that 65% of women in Pakistan face domestic violence. In the year 2009, 791 cases of honour killing ( Karo Kari) were reported from Sind province alone, along with 62 cases of burning, 30 cases of acid attacks in the same year( Aurat Foundation as cited in the HRCP (2010). The above figures are based on reported cases only, yet they give an overview of the situation and do indicate the gravity of the problem....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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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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The Media's Effect on Self-Esteem - ... That kind of subtle humor can send subliminal messages to people’s brains about what is the right way to look at a young age. Furthermore, the most popular doll has been proven to project psychological problems on children. “A surprisingly common form of Barbie-related play reported by some participants in an experiment was torture play. All reported damaging their dolls by cutting the hair and removing appendages. Overall, the girls reported perceiving torture play with Barbie as humorous. One participant’s response about why torture play was fun with Barbie illustrates the overall consensus among the girls: because she is the only one that looks perfect” (Kuther, 2004)....   [tags: Beauty & Image]
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The Evolution of Technlogy and Mass Media - ... In 1963 the Bell System developed touch tone phones, which made a different beep for each number. Also in the 60s telephone calls were switched faster when the electronic telephone switching system was put in service in 1964. And in 1965 the first commercial communications satellite was put in service, this satellite was named Early Bird. In 1966 K.C. Kao and G.A. Hockham published their principles of the use of fiber optic communications. This cable allowed for thousands of calls to be carried by using glass to send a light beam....   [tags: Technology ]
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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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Obesity: A Media Created Epidemic - "What. Me worry?" - - Alfred E. Neuman Is obesity really a serious health concern or is the “epidemic” merely a result of highly fabricated, misleading ideas of politicians and the media. The article, Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic. By W. Wayt Gibbs featured in the May 23, 2005 edition of Scientific America, raises this question. Most health experts and average people believe that obesity is one of the most prevalent health concerns today, resulting in increased risk for other major health issues; such as; heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and the chance for early loss of life....   [tags: Poltical Epidemic] 702 words
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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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The Role of Women in American Society - The Role of Women in American Society Women and men are nestled into predetermined cultural molds when it comes to gender in American society. Women play the roles of mothers, housekeepers, and servants to their husbands and children, and men act as providers, protectors, and heads of the household. These gender roles stem from the many culture myths that exist pertaining to America, including those of the model family, education, liberty, and of gender. The majority of these myths are misconceptions, but linger because we, as Americans, do not analyze or question them....   [tags: America Society Culture Feminism Feminist Essays] 1488 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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Eating Disorders Have Multiple Complex Causes; The Media is not to Blame - ... And this standard of women goes far beyond just music; it spreads through out all the branches of media. It is easy to see why people would conclude that the reason eating disorders are so common is because of the pressure media attributes, but this is not entirely true. There is no one real reason as to why someone would develop an eating disorder, the causes will vary depending on the certain individual. But there is one thing that is for certain; the media is not to blame. There are many physiological factors that can trigger the development of an eating disorder....   [tags: Psychology]
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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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Exploring the Ways Males and Females are Represented in the Mass Media - Exploring the Ways Males and Females are Represented in the Mass Media I believe that the representation of males and females in the media is an interesting and important issue to address as it is evident that through television especially, females are depicted to be passive, anonymous sexual objects where as men are portrayed as hard working, dominant figures of authority within society. In this essay I will examine the different ways in which both males and females are represented in all types of media and the ways in which, according to certain sociologists this affects the way society perceives males and females to behave and how the younger generation are affected....   [tags: Papers] 1039 words
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Analysis of Women in Advertising - Analysis of Women in Advertising (All advertisements referenced in this document can be found in The Practice of Writing, Fifth Edition published by Bedford/St Martin’s)      Since the advent of advertising in printed media women have been featured and targeted by various companies as a key demographic. The goal has always been the same, though the methods of reaching women have changed drastically in the last century. The image of women in advertising has evolved from primarily a homemaker into the role of the liberated woman making her own way in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Comparing Men and Women's Football - Comparing Men and Women's Football “The cultures of sport in Britain have been distinctly male, rooted in masculine values and patriarchal exclusiveness” (Whannel, 1991). This statement links to the fact that football has always been perceived as more of a masculine game rather than a female game. The F.A backed this up by banning the sport in 1921. In this essay using some problem solving skills I want to establish an explanation to why women’s football hasn’t attracted much interest in terms of both participation and spectatorship....   [tags: Papers] 2521 words
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Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace - Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace When you think of a CEO of a company or of world political leaders, do you think of a man or of a woman. Many, if not most of us, see these positions as being held by men. In this essay, I will explain why women are still not equal to men. In the first paragraph I will discuss inequalities that happen in the workplace. The second section will show the differences that occur within the athletic world. Thirdly, I will explain the differences in education and home life....   [tags: Papers Gender Sexism Essays] 1034 words
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The Exploitation and Objectification of Women in Rap - Missing Works Cited Sing For the Women Women have consistently been perceived as second-class citizens. Even now, in times when a social conscience is present in most individuals, in an era where an atmosphere of gender equality 'supposedly' exists, it is blatantly apparent that the objectification and marginalization of women is still a major social issue. In reality, progression in terms of reducing female exploitation has been stagnant at best. Not only is the degradation of women a major problem that to date has not been eradicated, but it is actually being endorsed by some music celebrities....   [tags: Music Sexism] 1182 words
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Women, Language, and Politics - Women, Language, and Politics Experts and nonexperts alike tend to see anything women do as evidence of powerlessness. The language of the media is replete with examples of how difficult it is for women to be regarded as beings with authority and power. The attitude follows women in power everywhere, but... nowhere is the conflict between femininity and authority more crucial than with women in politics. The characteristics of a good man and a good candidate are the same, but a woman has to choose between coming across as a strong leader or a good woman....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 501 words
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Roles of Women Through Time - Roles of Women Through Time Introduction - What I am going to do and include Different roles of women through time Different view on their roles P1 - Pre-islamic Arabia - Key issues of the life of a women Men + women inequal, laws about polygamy Female infanticide P2 - How womens rights increased when Islam progressed Polygamy rules Choices How the Qur'an and Hadith improve the situation P3 - Areas of inequality Children, education (% boys % girls up to what age?), Parenting (who says at home?), Employment (Turkey, Women in fields, lower wages than men) Legal rights (Fundamental roles, etc) P4 - Interpretation from several scholars Many muslim women in 21st centuaryu in developed countries have a changing role because, for example, those who do not choose to have arranged marriages....   [tags: Papers] 2793 words
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The Portrayal of Young Women on Television - The Portrayal of Young Women on Television Television is widely known to represent and reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary western culture. While television's representations of women has changed greatly in the last twenty years, in order to accommodate the changing role of women in society. one is left to ask how much the ideology has changed behind the more modern representations of women. "Television is regarded by many viewers to be the most 'real' form of media"....   [tags: Papers] 1271 words
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Media’s Impact on Beauty and Body Image of Young Girls - ... During adolescence, negative body image is especially harmful because of the quick changes both physically and mentally occurring during puberty. It’s hard to find, in today’s media, a “normal” looking woman. “The thin-ideal is constantly advertised, and some researchers even believe that this constant reminder of thinness may be desensitizing our youth and thus making them think and feel that this is normal.” (Mintz 2007) However, it’s not normal and never will be.Young girls create a constant state of shame or guilt because they compare their own bodies to those of the models on TV and magazines, and begin to view them as role models....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Body Image of Women in America - Body Image of Women in America missing works cited Eleven million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders - either self-induced semi-starvation (anorexia nervosa) or a cycle of bingeing and purging with laxatives, self-induced vomiting, or excessive exercise (bulimia nervosa) (Dunn, 1992). Many eating disorder specialists agree that chronic dieting is a direct consequence of the social pressure on American females to achieve a nearly impossible thinness. The media has been denounced for upholding and perhaps even creating the emaciated standard of beauty by which females are taught from childhood to judge the worth of their own bodies (Stephens & Hill, 1994)....   [tags: Self Image Eating Disorders Health Beauty Essays] 3362 words
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Women and Gender Studies - Women and gender studies contribute greatly to our understanding of the social and cultural world we inhabit. Studying the complex issues of this field has instituted many key insights. Two major insights that positively affected our society are the awareness through learning and through this awareness activism that can ensue. This course of women and gender studies, as would all courses, have produced awareness by coherently explaining the situations women are facing in the world today. One may not know of theses situations until taught....   [tags: essays research papers] 640 words
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Advertising to 40+ Women - Advertising to 40+ Women We here at More feel it is time to change the representation of older women in the world of advertising, starting first with our own publication. In order to find answers to the problem of women over 40 lacking a voice and presence in magazine advertisements, we have enlisted the help of several advertising agencies. Each company was asked to devise a unique plan of action to better included mature women in our ads. The following three advertising agencies—GSD&M, Kaplan Thaler, and Dimassimo—have been selected because their individual approaches to our dilemmas were most successful in their accurate portrayal of older women....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Western Views of Women in Islam: - Western Views of Women in Islam: Before venturing into the ideals and movements of Islamic feminism, it is important to recognize some of the biased views Westerners often take when it comes to women in Islam. Because of the portrayal of women in the Arab world through pop-culture and the media, some Westerners may believe that Islam creates a society in need of modernity. The concepts of religious government are also foreign to the Western world. Feminists often focus on the practice of veiling women in Islamic tradition as a law made to minimize the importance of women as citizens....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1048 words
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The Koran's Attitude Towards Women - The Koran's Attitude Towards Women The Koran is a book following the religion of the Muslim people. In it, many aspects of their ways of life and their attitudes towards different people are addressed. It mentions the strong feelings of the true believers towards Jews and Christians, however it gives a view of women that is taken two ways. A major part of their religion is the way women should be treated. This idea is a controversial topic as seen from a person that is not a true believer, or a Muslim....   [tags: Papers] 1244 words
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