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Social Media is Changing the World - Social media allows people share information on the Internet. A recent study by Pew Research found sixty-seven percent of people on the Internet use social media, such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and Instagram (Widrich, 2013). The majority of social media users are women aged 30 and under who live in cities and attended college (Widrich). The majority of these women spend an average of three hours on the Internet. During this time, they are exposed to many different ideas, cultures, and people....   [tags: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest]
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Sexism in Advertising and General Media - From TV commercials and product placement to billboards and posters, thousands of advertisements bombard the average American every day. To be effective, an ad must attract the consumer’s attention, maintain the public’s interest, create or stimulate desire, and create a call for action. These advertisements can be small enough to fit on a three-inch screen or large enough to cover the side of a building. But no matter what the size, in this world of ever-shrinking attention spans and patience levels, ads have to be efficient in portraying their ideas....   [tags: Advertising]
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Hegemonic Masculinity in the Media - Hegemonic masculinity can be defined as “the cultural idealized form of masculine character, which emphasizes the connecting of masculinity to toughness and competitiveness as well as the subordination of women and the marginalization of gay men” (Trujillo, 1991, p. 290). We live society were male dominance is the order of the day, from the family arena to the workplace, and in sports in which individuals with certain characteristics and attributes as seen as normal and the rest are termed as the “other”....   [tags: Society, Gender Gaps, Male Dominance]
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The Dangers Embedded in the Media - Day in and day out an enormous amount of Americans lounge in their comfort chairs with snacks, drinks, and a remote in hand watching the next great television series. Some American’s, however, enjoy watching the daily news report before work, school, or starting their day. They hope to receive the latest events, weather, and sports scores for the big games are welded in the minds of these individuals. But, more importantly technology and media has affected the younger generation more severely. The media controls the amount of violence filtered and viewed by consumers, as well as the amount of attention certain celebrities get, and depending on the amount of attention results in whom the gene...   [tags: television, role models, babies]
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The Ballet Physique as Molded by Media - “mass media is one of the principal factors behind body dissatisfaction, concerns about weight, and disordered eating behavior”( Levine, Murnen 2009). The media acts as an influential force where society’s views of body image and health are used to brainwash the minds of its consumers. The constant pressure exuded by the media affects many individuals in society. Whether it is an ad on a passing bus, or a commercial broadcasted into family homes, the media finds its way to penetrate and convey certain perceptions of body and health....   [tags: Psychology]
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Female Sterotypes in the Media - A major modern problem with the media is the sublimation of, and reaffirmation of, stereotypical female gender roles. “The media treats women like shit” (Cho). Which is a serious issue because of Marshall McLuhan’s famous words, “The Medium is the Message” (Warwick). The medium up for discussion is the media, which can be fundamentally defined as the most significant “single source of information that people have today (Katz). Therefore, in order to understand “what’s going on in our society” (Katz) it is “absolutely imperative to “understand media” (Katz)....   [tags: Visual Advertisement, Video Games]
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Gender Discrimination: Examining How Women are Denied Full Equality in the Workplace - The goal on gender equality and impact of gender discrimination varies from country to country, depending on the social, cultural and economic contexts. Anti-discrimination laws have performed a critical role in expanding work place opportunities for women, yet they are still denied full equality in the workplace. Even though they can now secure powerful professional, academic and corporate positions once reserved for men, the ever present glass ceiling still deters the advancement of large segment of the female workforce (Gregory, 2003)....   [tags: women's studies, sexism] 939 words
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The Media Causes Eating Disorders - During your lifetime 250,000 people will die due to an eating disorder. Is this really the type of society we want to be a part of. One which causes people to die needlessly due to media influences which cause the augmentation of a detrimental body image. In the eyes of society emaciated celebrities are the embodiment of perfection. This media ideal of thinness presents society with an unrealistic body image and is projected through the means of television, commercials and magazines, causing women to replicate this ideal....   [tags: argumentative essays] 2161 words
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Media Influence on Body Image - One does not need to search long to find her. She can be found by turning on a television, seeing a film, opening a magazine, or passing by a billboard. She is young, thin, tall, and—according to media—attractive. She is nameless, but she is who women strive to be; she is the paragon of beauty. However, not even the model can achieve these high standards. Lighting, makeup, angles, photographic skills, makeup, and photo editing manipulate the model into a symbol of societal standards. The media reinforces unrealistic ideals for body image....   [tags: unrealistic ideals, beauty, eating disorders]
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The Media and Body Image - Mass media is designed to reach large audiences with technology. Its purpose is meant to give us entertainment and information we need to act as a society. Media is everywhere; there is no escaping from it. Almost every home in America has at least one TV, the internet, and a cell phone. You cannot drive down the street without seeing billboard signs. Checking out at the grocery store can be tricky if trying to avoid magazines. There are more forms of media available today then ever before; consequently, teens are exposed to a lot of information....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Photoshop: Posting Pictures on The Media - Throughout the recent years, Photoshop has become a widespread phenomenon amongst the world. With the rapidly developing inventions of camera’s and devices with cameras on them; posting pictures on social media has become extremely popular. Along with that, the pressure to appear perfect in said pictures has increased dramatically. Society has become exceedingly focused on the idea of perfect, and what perfect looks like. Especially now, with growing photo sharing phone applications such as Instagram, photo editing is becoming even more popular....   [tags: cameras, devices, instagram, photoediting]
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Supermodels, American Society, and The Media - In the media supermodels seem to have a high influence on what a beautiful person should look like. Pretty females need to be thin, blonde, and have large breasts, and handsome males should look like marathon runners or stacked due to an obsession with weightlifting and steroids. However, this image does not portray what most Americans actually look like. As unhealthy as it is on the opposite side of the spectrum of obesity, only a small percentage of people are anorexic, even though these people are grotesquely small and are close to supermodel skinniness....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Female Body Image In Media - Mass media is designed to reach large audiences through the use of technology. Its purpose is meant to give information we need to function as a society. Mass media is everywhere; there is no escaping from it. From the moment you wake until you fall asleep you are confronted with media. Almost every home in America has at least one TV, the internet, and cell phones. You cannot drive down the highway without seeing billboard signs. Checking out at the grocery store can be tricky if trying to avoid magazines....   [tags: Body Image]
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Sex Roles in the Media - Women have been seeking fair treatment since the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in 1848. We have heard the coined phrase like “Battle of the Sexes” and “boys are better than girls” and vice versa. This is important because there is a shift taking place in the workforce and women are becoming more powerful than men. There is also still a big gap to gain between the sexes and their level of importance across the world (Jaworska, 2011; Lemus 2013). This paper will cover the roles a gender has in the world today, particularly in the media surrounding newspapers and magazines....   [tags: social issues, battle of sexes]
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The Media's Impact on Aboriginal Identity - Marie Clements's, Copper Thunderbird exposes the negative attitudes towards Aboriginal people in Canadian society and institutions. "Drunken Indian; lazy Indian; dumb Indian; useless Indian; humourless Indian; bullheaded Indian (Dokis 58-62; Clements 15-17, 34-37, 80)." She expresses these racial attitudes, historical injustices and their implications through Norval Morrieseau's life who suffered because of systemic racism; he was an Indian and he did not integrate into the "white" version of Canadian identity....   [tags: Aboriginal Racism Essays]
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Mass Media and Body Image - I. What I Know Insecurity is no stranger to the middle school environment; I noticed that girls as young as twelve felt that they needed to hide themselves with make up. This seems to be caused by an unattainable ideal of perfection, an ideal which appears to be enforced by mass media. I have noticed people seek appearance morphing products to hide themselves, and these types of products are filling up the majority of the commercial time on television. I believe there is a terrible correlation between a person's appearance and perceived worth; this is depicted in “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy....   [tags: Self Esteem, Beauty Standards]
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Media Portrayal of Transgender Characters - The depiction of transgender women characters in mainstream television has been offensive, insulting and derogatory. An article from GLADD called “Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television”, examines 102 episodes and storylines on mainstream television that contained transgender characters since 2002. Of these, more than half were characterized as containing negative representations of transgender. In 2007 only 1% of television series had a recurring transgender character, which has slowly increased to 4% in 2013....   [tags: Transgender TV Characters]
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The Portrayal of 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: How Women Are Portrayed in Advertisements]
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Media and Body Image - Popular culture has a large influence on everyone; it can persuade or entice its audience. One part of popular culture that has a large influence on the general population is how women displayed are in mass media. Women in popular culture show indirectly that being thin is successful and beautiful. With this false message transmitted, serious problems occur. The influence of women in popular culture and how they present themselves can be a breeding place for physical and emotional unrest. When women are objectified in popular culture, they set a standard on how one should appear....   [tags: Popular Culture, Teenage Girls]
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A Women For President - A women would make a great president and we need a women president in the United States. Women still don’t get equal pay, and it would be a stepping stone to see a women president. If women can vote for president, there is no reason why they couldn’t be one. Hillary Clinton is apt to be the first women president at this rate. We shouldn’t vote for a president just because of what gender they are. Overall voting for the best candidate is what matters, but eventually a women will be able to take up that presence....   [tags: United States, presidency, sexism, gender rights]
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The Oppression of Women - The historic novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo tells the story of several characters who fall victim to 19th-century French society. Fantine, a struggling single mother, is forced into circumstances that parallel what countless women face today. Unable to find work and falling behind on her debts to her child’s caretakers, Fantine is forced to sell all of her belongings, hair, teeth, and eventually her body. She did not choose to enter into prostitution, as many women today do not; they are forced into sexual slavery as a means to survive....   [tags: Sex Trafficking, Rape Culture, Les Mis]
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Trans* Representation in Media - Today’s society is reliant upon modern or contemporary media for access to news, information, or visuals on the state of the world among many other things. Both visual and textual media have become platforms that we use to specifically and purposely pursue knowledge or that instills that information to us on a subconscious level that we do not even realize until it’s put to use at a later date (for better or for worse). Media, while very influential and increasingly progressive, still isn’t perfect and when it comes to ‘queer media’ or shows that feature or have an LGBTQ character, there are still certain qualities that those in the community find lacking, stereotypical, or downright humilia...   [tags: LGBTQ, GLAAD, transgender]
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Discrepancy in Media Coverage - Discrepancy in Media Coverage Name: Course: College: Tutor: Date: Discrepancy in Media Coverage More boys than girls indulge in sports activities in school. This has become a huge source of concern. Male students take active part in sports activities. Girls on the other hand shun such activities. There has been a link between media coverage and the indulgence of girls in sporting activities in schools. This is primarily because; television and other media show sports as a preserve of men....   [tags: Communication, Influence on People] 1568 words
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Media and Body Image - Looking beautiful and having a thin body has become a norm today, which everyone wants to achieve it today. People are bombarded with amazing beautiful images from watching television, surfing the internet and reading magazines, which forces people emotionally to become like them. People believe today that perfect beauty and thinness is a norm and it is achievable by wearing beautiful clothes, applying makeup and by reshaping the body. Media has taken over people mind by pressurizing them to look like celebrities and one of those images sticking on those beauty and health relates magazines and ads....   [tags: Beauty]
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Women in the Olympics - The adverse topic of women in sports stems from society's disregard to viewing women as persons. Women were, and in other parts of the world continue to be viewed as property of men and have no significant role in society. Being allowed into the Olympics was a step in the right direction for women across the world, but it was meager attempt equality. Women were still restricted by what events they were allowed to compete in, how they were trained and coached and even limited as to what they could wear....   [tags: Gender Inequality, Physical Advantages]
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Media and Self Esteem - “All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values”, says Canadian communications theorist, William Berbach. Some studies have shown that media can shorten attention span, distort body image, create fear, and increase aggressive and anti-social behaviors if exposure is unmonitored and unlimited. What is mass media. Mass media can be defined as mass communications that are controlled and owned by organizations which use these tools through: television, radio, newspaper, and Internet....   [tags: Online, Weight, Body Image] 941 words
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The Media - The media is the main source for informing us about government, politics, worldwide events, etc. I am finding the differences and similarities of the articles from 3 dominant news sources – CNN, NBC, and Fox – to see how each of them framed the anniversary of Gettysburg Address in their articles. How these 3 dominant news channels frame their stories are how people are going to shape their opinion on the event. The textbook definition of framing is “the power of the media to influence how events and issues are interpreted” (Lowi 423)....   [tags: Information, Social opnion]
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Scandals: Sex in Media - January 31st 2010, Liam Richardson; a 7 year old boy who self proclaimed himself as the biggest John Terry fan, turned on the TV in the morning and broke down in tears seeing the news. He did not eat food for days because he was dejected and could not believe it. The news read, “John Terry in sex scandal with Team-mates wife; resulting in further less chances for England at the World Cup”. Liam took off all the John Terry posters off his wall. At that age, he couldn’t have possibly comprehend what happened, but he would always remember it....   [tags: gender, sexual attitudes, realities]
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World War Two and Its Impact on the Role of American Women in Society - World War Two and Its Impact on the Role of American Women in Society World War II is an event that has marked history like no other. Originating from a European struggle, war broke out in 1939 and continued for six years. From the years 1939 through 1945 more than half the earth's surface was battling in war. American society was greatly affected. People of every age, race and class were deeply affected. Women's place in society took a leap forward like it never had before. As an effect of the second world war women's traditional roles in society were drastically altered....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Women Females Roles Essays]
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The Media's Negative Portrayal of African American Males - The Media's Negative Portrayal of African American Males They squirmed, pencils tapping their desks anxiously; none of their papers contained more than five names. Eventually, all thirteen pairs of eyes made their way from the papers, to the faces of their friends, and eventually, they restlessly shifted over to me and stopped. “This is hard,” whined one seventh grade voice. Another chimed in, “It’s all the same, I can’t think of any more.” The question I had asked was simple: “Please list as many young African American males that you see on TV as possible.” However, the frustration that manifested itself in the room was proof that something was askew....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and the Media - Lesbians on TV - Lesbians on TV: Illusion of Progress             When television first appeared back in the 1940's, times were very different.  What we would consider completely normal today would have seemed quite taboo just a few decades ago. For example, in 1953, Lucille Ball was not allowed to say the word "pregnant" while she was expecting baby Ricky and it wasn't until the 1960's show Bewitched, that we saw a married couple actually sharing the same bed.  Considering how conservative the television networks were back then, it is not hard to deduce that something as controversial as homosexuality would be far from discussed or portrayed at any level.  It was only in 1973 that television pre...   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 3592 words
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The Women's Liberation Movement - Free twenty-four-hour community run day care; abortions on demand; wages for housework were the radical demands of the early women's liberation movement. The book Dear sisters: Dispatches from the Women's Liberation Movement contains a collection of broadsides, cartoons, manifestos, songs and other writings from the early years of the women's movement (1967-1977) which is beaming with energy and the intense spirit of the movement that drastically altered American society. The editors Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon have done an incredible job establishing the roots and depth of the second-wave feminist movement....   [tags: Radical Women Movement Feminism] 1166 words
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Print Media: Choosing Sensationalism Over Accuracy? - Print Media: Choosing Sensationalism Over Accuracy. There are so many universal subjects in this world, but there is one that everybody can relate to: the prospect of finding love with someone. With the media being a great influence on what society believes to be true, many of the popular gender-based media are choosing sensationalism over accuracy to get the attention of potential readers. Almost all of these magazines have articles about dating and marriage, spouting out inaccurate information and non-professional advice to impressionable readers....   [tags: Media Love Relationships Essays] 1849 words
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Media Panics - A media panic or often referred to as a moral panic, is a term that describes how the media is formulating issues amongst our society. Over time, our culture has shifted and caused for many conclusions regarding media panics and the relationship between youth and the media culture. Based upon previous knowledge and course readings, I have drawn a very disturbing conclusion; this being that no matter what age, children are willing or non willingly now under surveillance to determine what kind of role media is playing in their lives....   [tags: social issues, moral panic]
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Media Images - I confess that I am one of those women who look forward to monthly magazines telling me the new month’s facade of “beauty”. Starting at a very young age, women are convinced that in order to be happy, accepted, respected, successful, sexy or beautiful; they must fit a particular mold that society has formed for them. The media defines the accepted and changing representation of beautiful and perfect that women feel they must achieve. As mentioned in the video Killing Us Softly 4, we’re told that women are acceptable only if they’re young, thin, white, perfectly groomed and polished, plucked and shaved....   [tags: Body Image, Beauty] 1774 words
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Advertising in the Media - Advertising is an important social phenomenon. It both stimulates consumption, economic activity models, life-styles and a certain value orientation. Consumers are confronted with extensive daily doses of advertising in multiple media. With the continual attack of marketing media, it is presumable that it will affect our individualism and society as a whole. What are the effects of advertising today. Does television reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary culture. How do they shape the society....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sports Media - Sports of old were merely competitive activities rooted in heroism and romanticism. Sports activities today, however, have no such innocence or simplicity. Currently in America, the activities that make up our sports culture is not only the competitive events themselves but the processes and issues that underlie and surround them. Entwined in our sports culture is the giant business of mass broadcasting. Indeed, sports and the media go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, like Mickey and Minnie, Darth Vader and Luke....   [tags: Sports]
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munipulation in the media - Manipulation in the media There are numerous ways people are manipulated by the media, but the concern of outward appearances has always been one of the main portals the media uses when advertising. Everyday, people come across some type of advertisement, wither it be watching television, seeing billboards, reading magazines, or listening to the radio. These advertisements all instill into people’s heads, what they are is not good enough. Most advertisements show photos of women and men with no wrinkles and flawless skin, no fat and built bodies, or stylish clothes and trendy accessories....   [tags: essays research papers] 844 words
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Sport and the Media - Sport and the Media The growth of television as a significant cultural form during the 1960s put the relationship between sport and the media on the public agenda. In late 1969, the US magazine Sports Illustrated drew attention to the ways in which television was transforming sport. In effect, sport in the television age was a 'whole new game'. The growing economic and cultural significance of television for sport gradually became a pertinent issue in countries around the world.Clearly sport and television had developed a degree of interdependence....   [tags: Papers] 1058 words
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Anorexia and the Media - Anorexia and the Media It is no wonder that many girls are anorexic: it is from the media. The media’s promotion of super-skinny models has lead many young girls to believe that they are nothing. This is not true, and yet the media promotes it. The image of being “thin and beautiful” pushes young women to diet, which, in their attempt to fit into the “mold” of the model, may lead to anorexia. Approximately one to three percent of women in the United States are anorexic (Cha 1). Clothing companies, such as Calvin Klein, are to blame for this growing epidemic....   [tags: Papers] 576 words
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Ageism and the Media - Ageism and the Media   Women over forty are constantly being either ignored or belittled in the media. There are countless women in their twenties and early thirties all over television and the movies. In magazines, the models tend to be much younger. Many are under twenty. Model Roxanne Daner is only 17, but her career will be over by the time she's 20. "I'm afraid to get old. I already feel old. I like to tell people that I'm 17, because 17 sounds young and they think that there is so much ahead for you....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Sex in the Media - Sex plays a major role in today's society. From television, radio, music, and advertisements, to video games, the Internet, art and pictures, all forms of media use sex to help sell their products. With the public being exposed to so many different types of media, the overuse of sex is common. Is sex a useful tool, or a ploy to get the attention of the public. Before discussing sex in the media, one must understand why it has come to be that people use sex as a gimmick. "The writing of modern history has resulted in a viewpoint that is nothing short of a stag party....   [tags: Papers]
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MEDIA VIOLENCE - There’s no escaping it. We can’t run or hide from it because no matter where we go it’ll find us. We’re trapped. And the worst part of this scenario is that we’re addicted to it. Violence is everywhere and we all have an addiction for it. We’re exposed to it in everyday and we love to watch violence on television. There are many different representations of violence evident in movies and Television. Media violence can best be described in the words of Gerbner and Signorelli: “Most research studies have defined media violence as the depiction of overt physical action that hurts or kills or threatens to do so......   [tags: Violence ]
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Female Body Image and the Mass Media - As Samantha Murray sat in the audience, she thought to herself: I suddenly became acutely aware of my own fat bulges and folds. I imagined every eye in the room on me, shaking their heads in pity, revulsion and even morbid curiosity. I pulled my shirt surreptitiously away from the bulges of my belly and my hips, trying to separate the appearance from the reality. I shifted in my chair, and felt my cheeks burn hot and my stomach churn... And yet I was ashamed. I was aware of the disgust my body inspired, its complete unacceptability and invisibility in the sexual domain, apart from as a figure of ridicule....   [tags: eating disorders, perception]
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EXAMINING THE TRENDS IN MEDIA AND BODY DISSATISFACTION - Most Western societies experience an enormous amount of pressure on individuals to conform and achieve the thin-ideal. This influence by mass-media affects just about anyone including males and females, adults, adolescents, and children. In the early 20th century, women idolized movie icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Camille Clifford. Around 1900s, Camille Clifford started the trend where the standards of beauty were set around 140 pounds, at 5’4” feet tall. Back then, the ideal female body is by having a smaller mid-section (e.g....   [tags: Body Image]
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Toxicity in the Media, a Measure of Body Dissatisfaction - Toxic “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind,” (“Media Quotes”). The average American views between 2,000 and 5,000 advertisements in the media every day. These advertisements appear everywhere. The media controls the mind of society. What the media wants people to see, they ensure that topic is shoved into people’s faces. From the way the media has been presenting itself in recent years and throughout history, a toxic environment has gripped society. A toxic environment caused by the media has destroyed society’s views on body image, causing harmful effects, especially those from body dissatisfaction....   [tags: thinness, thin models]
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Gendered Media: The Journey to Gender Identity - In a study done by The 4Th Estate, the results showed men are quoted around five times more than women in stories regarding women (Pesta 1). With media being so male centered, it is not surprising that often women become the target of sexual objectification in all realms of media. With the concept of “Sex Sells” still holding true, many advertising outlets have continued to fund ads with sexually focused content. Whether you are listening to the radio, reading your favorite magazine, or just window shopping in the mall you are being targeted by media’s gendered advertising....   [tags: Traditional Expectation, Social Lights]
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Mass Media's Effect on the Perception of Contraception - Contraception has been a controversial subject for many years and has been in and out of the media’s focus for just as long. Media itself is biased therefore has such a strong impact on how we see many different things. There are so many different forms of media reaching a varying audience that it is impossible for the media to not influence our perception on things such as contraception. What effect has the media had in shaping public perception on contraception over the last half-century. We had mass media coverage during the 1980s when we had a huge AIDS epidemic, during this media coverage we heard two very different stands one telling us to use contraception be safe and get tested, whil...   [tags: birthcontrol pill, history]
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How To Use The Media For Social Change - When Zana Briski traveled to Calcutta’s impoverished red light district in 1997, she did not expect her documentary capturing the lives of eight marginalized children would arouse the consciousness of millions of people around the world. By displaying the poverty and grime of the brothel while publicizing children’s artwork and their lofty dreams to become educated, the documentary “Born into Brothels” succeed in raising awareness and attracting financial support worldwide to provide these children with reachable quality education....   [tags: Born into Brothels]
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Women in Islam - Since the September Eleventh attacks by Islamic extremists at the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, Islamic culture has come under scrutiny by Americans more so than at any other period in the history of the ancient religion. One area that is often criticized by the American main stream media is the role of women in Islamic culture; it is almost common knowledge now that Islam subjugates women to a degree not seen since the Medieval Ages, and is backwards in all aspects of gender relations....   [tags: Religion, Islamic Culture] 2656 words
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Is Body Image Affected By Mass Media? - Throughout the twentieth century, mass media has helped shape American culture; however, not only culture is affected. Media has begun to change the way people view themselves and others. Body image is a significant part of a woman’s self-perception: it affects her self-esteem, her confidence, and her health practices. For generations since women gained the right to vote, media has taken an ever-tightening hold on body image. Women have been convinced for decades that in order to be a part of this male-dominated culture, they have to be able to do everything a man can do while wearing gorgeous clothes, staying slim, and doing other things to make themselves “beautiful.” Mass media has an im...   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Media Presents Negative Role Models - The media has a strong influence on society, both negatively and positively. So when children as young as 6 are being influenced by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Britney Spears; we as a society have lost site in what it is to be a positive influence. Kathleen Deveny and Raina Kelly raised awareness in their article “Girls Gone Bad?” which depicts the bad behavior and influences set by celebrities such as Hilton, Lohan, and Spears have any long term affects on young women. Are young women so riveted to the highlights of these celebrities and the media that surrounds their lifestyle that, as Deveny and Kelly boldly puts it, we are raising ‘prosti-tots’....   [tags: argumentative essay] 852 words
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Female Body and Media: The Real Secret - It is virtually impossible to spend a day consuming media without hearing the troubling veracity of the portrayal of the female body by the media. This portrayal influences some females’ self-confidence. Throughout the past century, the ideal body form ranged from the boyish looking flapper girl, to the hourglass, to skinny twiggy, to today’s thin ideal. Thankfully, a new advertising movement embraces the female body in different shapes, colors, and sizes. This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles....   [tags: technology, ideal image, victoria secret]
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Effects of Media on Adolescents’ Body Image - “By producing ideals that are absurdly out of line with what real bodies look like, the media perpetuates a market for frustration and disappointment. Its customers will never disappear”, announced Paul Hamburg, Harvard Medical School. The media projects an ideal of perfection unattainable by the viewing public, therefore causing a negative effect on how adolescents view their bodies. Advertisements can be seen anywhere: televisions, movies, magazines, billboards, and even on the internet. The media portrays physical perfection as the main goal that viewers should strive to achieve....   [tags: Psychology]
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Female Body Image and the Mass Media - From the time they are born, girls are influenced by society as to who they should be, how they should look, and how they should act. Americans believe that women should be to a certain standard; pretty, feminine, and especially, thin. The pressures derive from family, media, and friends. Marge Piercy’s poem, “Barbie Doll” depicts a girl who was never recognized for her character and spent her life trying to be accepted for who she was, rather than how she looked. We live in a society with rigid gender roles and expectations as to how people are supposed to be, based completely on their sex....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll]
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The Ugly Truth: An Examination of Stereotypes in Media - The Ugly Truth, a film which was released in 2009, displays many particular stereotypes and gender issues which we find within American society. Gender is made up of socially constructed ideas which are reinforced by society in regards to what it means to be masculine or feminine. We first learn gender from our parents; however they too had to first learn it from their families and society. Within the American society, the media takes on a large role in creating gender norms. The media is made up of films, magazines, television programs, and news papers....   [tags: Movie, Film]
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Media's Destructive Influence on Young Girls - The image of Disney’s ravishing princess marrying her perfect Prince Charming has infatuated young girl for decades. These delightful movies present role models for young girls influencing them to dress up as their favorite princesses in the image of their Disney princess models. Many parents regard this imaginative act of child's play as charming or innocent. However, there has been much speculation about the media’s message directed towards young girls. The most prevalent source of this worry is abundant in animated films (Travail)....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Media Bias in Coverage of Potential Defense Cuts - In recent years, the usefulness of a large land army capable of fighting multiple fronts at once has been called into question when considering future funding. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released plans to cut back on military spending. The large cutbacks of the U.S. Military stirred up controversy regarding the usefulness of military programs such as the reserves, and the welfare of the families, as well as the sheer size and cost of the current military force. When reporting on this issue, many of the major news sources that tend to be more conservative supporting, such as Fox News and CNS, suggested their opposition to the cuts by focusing on the effects of the cuts on the service-me...   [tags: Media Studies, Politics]
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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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Media Regulations and Media Industry Growth - In such a small country like Singapore, there are more than 37 media regulations and 11 licenses in our media industry. Due to media regulations, mass media is being controlled by or is under the guidance of the government and other bodies. These regulations and licenses have many goals, such as protecting “public interests” and encouraging the media industry growth. However, in 2009, our media industry has contributed to less than 4.4% of Singapore’s GDP (Wda.gov.sg). Media regulations set by the Media Development Authority (MDA) in Singapore do not promote media industry growth as the regulations reduces the number of audience reached, restrict the freedom of speech and restrict the expres...   [tags: Free-To-Air t.v., internet]
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The Depiction of Women in Fitness Magazines - Conventional women’s magazines including fitness magazines have traditionally fallen short of providing empowering images of women in articles and advertisements. In the 1980s, fitness magazines catering to females were launched for fitness oriented women (Hardin et al 105). Magazines that were targeted at women’s fitness were analyzed regarding how they portray women in not only articles but advertisements as well. Oxygen, Self and Shape are all fitness magazines that provide articles and images of women regarding fitness and health....   [tags: Health & Fitness]
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The Weight Loss Obsession of Women - The fulfillment that one feels whenever the weight on the scale has decreased or the guilt when the numbers increased or fluctuated is one of many symptoms of weight loss obsession. What is it about weight loss that makes a person feel so triumphant. It feels good to know you are one step closer to look like the models on the advertisements, when you are able to wear smaller sizes or when you get compliments that you look good because you lost all your baby fats and double chin. You could lose five pounds and the next thing you know, your next goal is to lose five more, and then five more, and five more and so on and so forth....   [tags: diet programs, bulimia, ideal body]
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Globalization and the Gender of Women - Class this semester was widely based on the ideas and problematic events in which revolve around the idea of globalization. This term, idea, or concept poses many negativities to the gender of women. Despite the media and the common portrayal that the idea of globalization is a positive thing for the world, in many instances it is causing great negativity for people, specifically women. Globalization can be applied to many aspects of culture but many times it is applied in terms of economics. In the patriarchal world in which exists when speaking about economics it is typically a male centered conversation due to the males typically being in lead roles of the work force despite many women in...   [tags: Economice, Education, Society]
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The New Women of 1920's - As we look around at our women in today’s era, we might ask how did she become so independent, successful, and confidant. Even when I look at my own my mom, she was hired as the first woman to work as a manager at a fortune 500 business, and then created her own business. As well as my friends’ mom, who also has her own business in psychology; accomplishments like these must have originated from somewhere. The answer lies in the 1920’s. A couple years earlier, World War I was waging havoc, killing many men, while allowing women more freedom....   [tags: the flappers, 19th amendment, world war 1]
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Women are Changing the Internet - Women are changing the Internet Women are leading the internet by having a higher engagement with social networking sites more than men. Women spend 30 percent more time on social networking sites than men. Computer interaction use to be dominated by males in the 80’s and 90’s because women spent less time on computers. Women are not using the websites to find out how many crushes they have online, they appeal to the friendly environment of making friends and sharing information. A number of women are using the sites for a more serious use....   [tags: Social Networking] 637 words
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The Evolution of Women’s Clothing - “For as long as men and women have been wearing clothing, there has been a hierarchy based on garments. The clearest example arose when the sexes were segregated into skirts and pants: women would only wear dresses (a symbol of submission) and men would only wear trousers (proof of domination). Women’s clothing was created to impede and hamper movement (through tight or many layered skirts), while men enjoyed the ease and comfort of pant legs.” (Meza, Echazarreta) Women’s fashion throughout the ages can be used to trace the history of equality between men and women....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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The Exclusion of Women's Rights - The Fifteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, federal and state, from denying citizens the right to vote based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Nevertheless, this amendment still did not give women the right to vote. Gender equality in current times is an essential part to the modern democratic government. Under international standards, both men and women should have equal opportunities to participate in the political process. However throughout history, women, the numerical majority, were neither encouraged nor allowed to participate in the United States political process through political attitudes and institutions....   [tags: US Constitution, equal rights, equallity]
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The Representation of Females in the Media - The Representation of Females in the Media It is generally accepted that the media, primarily television, 'lags' behind reality and current social trends (Butler and Paisley, 1980) (Gunter, Television and Sex Role Stereotyping). However, This does not make the way women are portrayed in the media any better. Women are not only under-represented in the media but more importantly are portrayed to be "half clad, half witted and needing to be rescued by quick thinking fully clothed men" (Stereotypes, Adelson 1990)....   [tags: Papers] 2711 words
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Blacks and the Media - Racism and discrimination continue to be a prevalent problem in American society. Although minorities have made significant strides toward autonomy and equality, the images in media, specifically television, continue to misrepresent and manipulate the public opinion of blacks. It is no longer a blatant practice upheld by the law and celebrated with hangings and beatings, but instead it is a subtle practice that is perceived in the entertainment and media industries. Whether it’s appearing in disparaging roles or being negatively portrayed in newscasts, blacks continue to be the victims of an industry that relies on old ideas to appeal to the majority....   [tags: Race in America] 1274 words
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Violence in the Media - Bang. Bang. Little children running and screaming; terrified that they are going to die. The shooter walks into the room heavily armed, with a crazed look in his eye. There’s a women near a closet and small group of 1st graders behind her. He starts to go toward the little room to finish what he started. Then the young woman steps in front of the unstable gunman to shield the students from harm. A fatal shot is fired and the young teacher lies dead. That woman was Victoria Soto, a hero in the Sandy Hook Shooting, who risked her life to save her students from that delusional man, Adam Lanza....   [tags: legal issues, shooter]
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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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