In our society however, women are programmed to shame their sexualities, and in turn, themselves. This is a great contradiction. Women should be encouraged to embrace their sexualities safely and positively and seek the empowerment and self-discovery that can come from it. The repression of natural sexuality and erotic energies within women can in many ways have negative affects. Sexuality is a part of who we are, just as being of a certain ethnicity is a part of one’s self and identity.
The media influences many aspects of American society. Media affects sexuality, gender roles, and family structure. The images of gender projected through the media correlates with gender norms held in society. The media demonstrates a misogynistic view towards women. Women, statistically, interact with media more than men and are exposed to the images the media promotes.
The force media reveals gives a huge impact on influencing people’s lives. The media can be equally positive and negative in terms of the views it has on women, as well as an influential means for education and socialization. Even though the media enhances women issues, it also gives negative impact, illustrating violence against women through pornography and descriptions of women as a female bo... ... middle of paper ... ... come with generations of the present children will have no respect for their sisters, mothers and friends. Therefore the main objectives of media should be to present the programs connecting to development of women’s status that they are free to declare themselves as humans, equally, morally and politically with men. There should be encouraging depictions of women taking notice of their role in all aspects of life.
Mass media is especially harmful toward women because it constructs negative perceptions of women and reinforces a set of cultural norms for them to fit in society. This paper will address its focus on women and how the tools used by media shaped images of women, how they are represented and how their identity is perceived in society. Media influences their audiences in many ways, one of which is done through advertising. People prefer to believe that they are not being affected by advertisements however “advertising’s influence is quick, it’s cumulative, and for the most part, it’s subconscious” (Killing Us Softly). Advertisements are everywhere, found on televisions, buses, on the sides of buildings, on the Internet and in the magazines we read.
Much of the discrimination that women face is closely related to issues surrounding body image. What we cannot forget in the year 2014 is who control the ideas that we have about women and leadership: the media. The misrepresentation of women’s power and influence in the media cause many women to have low self-esteem about and can cause them to feel as though they do not deserve a spot at the decision-making tables. Sexism has been around since the beginning of America, in many different forms, but the impacts have increased with the power of the media. One of the ways the media has discriminated against women, is the way they portray women in the workplace.
d. Thomas’s article was displaying that media had made a negative and positive impact to gender equality, especially women. Furthermore, media has change humanity, by having both sex fighting with each other in social media. However, the media should have “no reason what a women was wearing should be a headline in a story over her achievements”, then learn what women are capable of. III. Either in a poor or develop country, each sex should have equal rights to expressed their values or opinions, so they can evaluate their human life.
The Feminist theory offers a broader lens upon culturally and socially constructed concepts perpetuated by the media. The theory is of great importance to people as it aids them to think for themselves and read between the lines of what society has deemed to be “inherently female traits”. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy corresponds, “sexual categories are products of culture and as such help create social reality ra... ... middle of paper ... ...s the inferiority and frustration women feel silenced to endure and the little choice and thanks they receive in the matter. “She Walks in Beauty” articulates the attention and criticism females obtain solely based on appearance. The poem also presents the objectification of women, as the female in the story is not even given a name.
Thus, the media today does abuse the power of stereotyping in order to gain a favorable reputation. Everything they present in the ad, from symbolism to the lifestyle of the characters, race, age and gender, has an effect on strengthening the stereotype. In this case, women are perceived as emotionally drained, weak and incapable, although now a days that characterization is trying to be broken because women are much more than that and can actually get to achieve greater things.
For example, “women are nurturing” or “women are weak.” Some stereotypes related to women are so impactful that they shake the foundation of gender equality causing women to be treated unfairly in society. Gender equality can only be achieved if people in society stop having negative stereotypes
Media plays a large role in affecting peoples thinking, opinions, ideas, etc. In essence media can shape our thinking into negative views and perspectives that are typically not true. Sometimes the media plays as a puppet master to society. Specifically, the inequity of the gender roles within sports causes for a stir in commotion that calls for some attention. In doing so the inadequate misuse of media towards women in sports causes low exposure, amongst many other things.