The Misconceptions Of The Media

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Misperception of Beauty “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair” (“Audrey Hepburn.”). If only young girls and women could see this themselves and understand that beauty is not on the outside but the inside. Our society has us thinking and believing that we are to look and act a certain way to be accepted in society, and perception in the media has influenced women to change the way they look. The media within our society have given women the wrong message for decades. The misinterpretation the media has on women, that women they are viewed as objects with little value. For example, when a little girl gets to the age where she plays with dolls, she is given a Barbie doll. This doll gives young girls the idea that this is how you are to look. The “Barbie” the doll was tall and thin, she had long beautiful blonde hair she had large breast and the perfect shape. Even at a young age, girls have already experienced the idea that this is how women should look. Beauty is one topic the media has people striving to look like the beautiful models seen on TV, ads and in the movies. The media has defined what beauty is, and what it isn’t, what the media doesn’t say, is that ordinary people come in all different sizes, shapes, and looks and how we are all different. The media has pictures of beautiful women by posting ads on billboards, in magazines, on TV and the internet, how women can look this way by using certain products. The images that are used in most ads are nothing but pure fantasies. When I was a teen and I would look at the magazine Glamour, Teen magazine, or Vogue, I could imagine myself being that beautiful, and posing in one of these maga... ... middle of paper ... ...or one thing and that is the multi-billion dollar business that disregards women and their self-esteem. As long as women continue to believe what these false advertisements say women and young girls will continue to believe they are not beautiful. We need to remember that ordinary people come in all different sizes, shapes, and looks. Works Cited “Audrey Hepburn.” Xplore Inc.web.2015.09 Sept. 2105. Conway, Darcy. “Beauty Advice from Marilyn Monroe the Modern Women Needs to Hear.” APlus.APlus.14 May 2015.web.09 Sept. 2015. Chapman, Taylor M. “Women in America Media: A Culture of Misperception”. Student Pulse. 2011.;Vol.3;no.7;pg.1/2.web.09 Sept. 2015. “Our Vision.” Dove. Unilever. 2015. Web. 09 Sept. 2105. Thompson, Van. “Influence of Advertisement on Women & the Attitude toward Cosmetics”. Houston Chron. Hearst Newspaper. N.d. 09 Sept. 2105.
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