Media plays an important role in society, especially in today’s world. Conspicuous viewers must be aware of the messages existing in the media, such as gender roles and stereotypes that are shown throughout advertisements, television and films, and music. For example, Tide, a Proctor and Gamble laundry detergent, shares an advertisement of a father who is a stay-at-home dad taking care of his daughter, who loves her princess dress and wears it a majority of the week. In this advertisement the father is not only depicted in a masculin...
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...n he apologizes and buys her nice things, all the while treating her “Like a lady.” Fowler also shares her opinion on Trainor’s definition of treating someone “Like a lady,” when she shares, “I’ve sung the phrase – ‘treat me like a lady’ Fourteen fucking times already/Can somebody tell me what that means? Is it/Different from being treated nicely and like/A person?” Fowler and her companions share the view that Trainor is manipulative and does not understand how her phrases are, in fact, anti-feminist in nature. Lastly, one of Fowler’s last points is, “Dear future husband/I bet you wanna get/Manipulative loving/I trick boys with sex/to be respectful/[Because] they’re not inclined to otherwise/at least that is what I imply,” to again highlight the issue surrounding Trainor’s lyrics and video theme that men need to behave and be rewarded for being respectful to women.
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