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In 1892 Stanton decided to ultimately resign from her presidency of NAWSA giving way for Anthony to establish control until she too resigned in 1900 (1). The turn of the century brought many changes in the women’s suffrage movement, for the NAWSA was now under the newfound leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt (2,5). Upon Catt’s induction into the presidency, only four states, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho, had achieved full suffrage (1). The new leaders determined that to further their successes, they needed to change their tactics, using the working woman as one of their main arguments versus the Declaration of Independence (1). Low wages and poor working conditions drove groups of working women to more militant tactics, l... ... middle of paper ...
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.
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“Almost about seven out of ten women felt angrier and more depressed following the viewing of fashion model images” (“Media Influence”). It has portrayed an illusion of the unachieveable to men and women, causes atrocious effects, and has compelled millions of young girls, women, men, and celebrities feel the need to change. Media has negatively influenced the way people think of their self image. People presume that in order to be accepted into society, they must resemble the looks of models, actors, and actresses in television shows and magazines and this makes the average people insecure of their looks. Media makes minors believe that in order to fit into society, they must become "thinner" or "prettier".
Sexist remarks in the media against female political candidates is the reason why there is a smaller amount of women in government. The most adequate of women are being scared away from the political race because of the sexist attacks against women in government. The most suitable women look at past candidates and witness the attacks on them and choose to avoid the political race. For example, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States, was called a scold, a tank, and a lousy mother.
Also, in our society today people are allowing the messages of media to influence their judgement and perspectives. Mass media mainly harms and effects women because it creates negative perceptions of women that can be seen daily. This paper will show how the media has degraded the portrayal of women and the effects it has on society. Mass media is a method of communication used to influence an audience in several different ways. Many people believe that they aren't influenced by the media, but media is almost everywhere.
This magazine gives its targeted readers a weekly fix of gadgets, a page is... ... middle of paper ... ...ependent create very low expectations for girls these thoughts could breed lack of respect for women. Hence, the impact of such stereotypes in the media the media among people, especially on young people is not very good. They tend to have a simplistic, immutable and a typical image of women in their minds. It is essential to educate the children from an early age about how to recognize, be aware and overcome stereotypes. To conclude, the mass media is at complete fault of the representation that many individuals have of women.
Images, videos, television shows all portray men and women in stereotypical manners. As we get older, things sadly get worse. Things such as the fact that women make up 51 percent of our population and hold no power. Men hold a tight grip on being the majority. A good example for why men have the power is the way they view women.