Gender Stereotype Analysis

analytical Essay
1138 words
1138 words

stereotypes can have negative connotations, they can also have positive ones as well.
Gender stereotypes are prevalent for both boys and girls, but have a more noticeable impact of young girls. Shops know their market and they stick to it: girl’s toys are generally involve: busty Barbies in short skirts, cooking utensils and kitchens and plastic babies in pink pushchairs. All of these things seem innocent, but subtly remind girls that they should be three things: pretty, useful in the kitchen and good mothers.
This is quite a contradiction to the boy’s aisle. Where cars, science sets, and generally more fully clothed action figures prevail. The divide is clear and it affects girls even into later life and careers. This idea is supported by education minister Elizabeth Truss who recently warned children's toys could affect their careers. She said: ‘gender-specific toys risked turning …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains gender stereotypes are prevalent for both boys and girls, but have a more noticeable impact on young girls. shops know their market and stick to it.
  • Argues that gender-specific toys could turn girls off science and maths and encourage parents to buy their daughters lego to get them interested in engineering.
  • Analyzes how 'ideal' body image and expectations of women have been clearly portrayed in magazines and especially in the last 10 years, online. men are infantilized creatures and women must rely on their looks to catch and keep one.
  • Explains how photoshop influences the ideals of women to please men. models and actresses are often put in'sexy' poses and many are wearing little to nothing.
  • Analyzes how the late ‘are you beach body ready?’ campaign has been criticized by many on social media and by body image campaigners and feminists, who accuse it of promoting unrealistic body ideals.
  • Explains the impact of photoshop on the population. according to recent studies, nearly 50 percent of girls under the age of six are worried that they’re fat, and 78 percent say they are unhappy with their bodies.
  • Explains that the majority of women in glamour's survey said they have a problem with such alterations.
  • Explains that victoria's secret has come under fire for it suspected photoshop of one of their models. many followers of the brand commented on the photo with comments ranging from humorous to downright annoyed.
  • Analyzes how a video by the organisation fckh8 aims to portray what real women's bodies look like. they remove the tee shirt and talk about what they love about their bodies.

Many don’t tell the reader that they are photo shopped inflicting a subconscious idea of what one should look like onto the reader. But what are the dangers of this deception? The majority of women in Glamour’s survey said they have a problem with such alterations. “I want to look like me on my best day, not change my body,” says Janet Rodriguez, 23, of Norwalk, California. Most of the women surveyed said it felt deceitful. because it feels like a “lie,” most women also said that they don’t agree with retouching in magazines. Only 43 percent of women said it was OK for magazines to retouch. Body image experts agree with this idea that photoshop affects people “Study after study has shown that when we see perfected, altered images, it leads to anxiety and low self-esteem and can even play a role in the development of eating disorders,” says

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