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Mass Media: A Destructive Force

- “People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” Mass media is simply communication – whether written, broadcast, or spoken – that reaches a large audience and it is a significant force in today’s world. We live in a society which is dependent on it for news, entertainment, health, and education. Media reflects and shapes our world as well as influencing our thoughts, opinions, ideals, and thinking. There are many types of media such as radio, television, video games, films, newspapers, billboards, and the Internet....   [tags: Communication, Written, Broadcasted, Spoken]

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Female Body Image In Media

- Mass media is designed to reach large audiences through the use of technology. Its purpose is meant to give information we need to function as a society. Mass media is everywhere; there is no escaping from it. From the moment you wake until you fall asleep you are confronted with media. Almost every home in America has at least one TV, the internet, and cell phones. You cannot drive down the highway without seeing billboard signs. Checking out at the grocery store can be tricky if trying to avoid magazines....   [tags: Body Image]

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A Women For President

- A women would make a great president and we need a women president in the United States. Women still don’t get equal pay, and it would be a stepping stone to see a women president. If women can vote for president, there is no reason why they couldn’t be one. Hillary Clinton is apt to be the first women president at this rate. We shouldn’t vote for a president just because of what gender they are. Overall voting for the best candidate is what matters, but eventually a women will be able to take up that presence....   [tags: United States, presidency, sexism, gender rights]

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Sex Roles in the Media

- Women have been seeking fair treatment since the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in 1848. We have heard the coined phrase like “Battle of the Sexes” and “boys are better than girls” and vice versa. This is important because there is a shift taking place in the workforce and women are becoming more powerful than men. There is also still a big gap to gain between the sexes and their level of importance across the world (Jaworska, 2011; Lemus 2013). This paper will cover the roles a gender has in the world today, particularly in the media surrounding newspapers and magazines....   [tags: social issues, battle of sexes]

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Influence of Media in Children

- Television, magazines, websites and advertisements - these are some of the most influential components of today’s society, and we all encounter them in some way or another. Whether it is riding the bus to school, driving to work, or just picking up that magazine while waiting for a dentist appointment – it is pretty clear that television and the media have the potential to generate both negative and positive effects, particularly and most importantly on children and adolescents. Many studies have looked at the impact of television and media on society, particularly on these individuals....   [tags: TV, Magazines, Mental Development]

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Self-Harm Due to the Media

- ... As many people know, eating disorders are unhealthy habits that are an outcome of someone focusing on how to change their body to the seemingly flawless body they see in the magazine, and not how beautiful their body already is. “Eating disorders -- such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating ailments are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males” ("General Information." 1)....   [tags: developing unhealthy habits]

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Gender Discrimination in Sports Media

- Most people watch some form of sports, whether it be the Olympics or the highlights on ESPN. The NBA and NHL playoffs are underway and theyit seems to be the only news on ESPN. There is almost no coverage of the WNBA playoffs or any female athletics. Tennis isone of the only big sports on ESPN for women. While during the Olympics the coverage seems to be non-stop and close to equal. Women’s participation in sport is at an all-time high and has almost become equal with men’s, however,. sSports media does notfails to show this equality and skews the way we look at these athletes....   [tags: sociology, gender studies, skewing]

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Mass Media and Body Image

- I. What I Know Insecurity is no stranger to the middle school environment; I noticed that girls as young as twelve felt that they needed to hide themselves with make up. This seems to be caused by an unattainable ideal of perfection, an ideal which appears to be enforced by mass media. I have noticed people seek appearance morphing products to hide themselves, and these types of products are filling up the majority of the commercial time on television. I believe there is a terrible correlation between a person's appearance and perceived worth; this is depicted in “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy....   [tags: Self Esteem, Beauty Standards]

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The Oppression of Women

- The historic novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo tells the story of several characters who fall victim to 19th-century French society. Fantine, a struggling single mother, is forced into circumstances that parallel what countless women face today. Unable to find work and falling behind on her debts to her child’s caretakers, Fantine is forced to sell all of her belongings, hair, teeth, and eventually her body. She did not choose to enter into prostitution, as many women today do not; they are forced into sexual slavery as a means to survive....   [tags: Sex Trafficking, Rape Culture, Les Mis]

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Women in the Olympics

- The adverse topic of women in sports stems from society's disregard to viewing women as persons. Women were, and in other parts of the world continue to be viewed as property of men and have no significant role in society. Being allowed into the Olympics was a step in the right direction for women across the world, but it was meager attempt equality. Women were still restricted by what events they were allowed to compete in, how they were trained and coached and even limited as to what they could wear....   [tags: Gender Inequality, Physical Advantages]

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Media and Gender Power

- ... There are commercials showing women as sexual objects, for example, consider the Ultra Tune (auto service centres) commercial which shows a car tilting side to side as well as having the windows fogged up and having a police car driving by thinking that the woman is having sex in the car. The policeman comes over and checks and she is just having trouble with the handbrake. Men are led to believe that the sexual image of women is what is important and what makes them "attractive". With this sexualized image that is being portrayed in the media, it becomes hard for women to be accepting of their own beauty and constantly compare themselves to images in the media which are more often at ti...   [tags: sexuality, magazine ad, commercials]

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The Portrayal of Women in Advertising

- Women – beautiful, strong matriarchal forces that drive and define a portion of the society in which we live – are poised and confident individuals who embody the essence of determination, ambition, beauty, and character. Incomprehensible and extraordinary, women are persons who possess an immense amount of depth, culture, and sophistication. Society’s incapability of understanding the frame of mind and diversity that exists within the female population has created a need to condemn the method in which women think and feel, therefore causing the rise of “male-over-female” domination – sexism....   [tags: How Women Are Portrayed in Advertisements]

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Media and Body Image

- Popular culture has a large influence on everyone; it can persuade or entice its audience. One part of popular culture that has a large influence on the general population is how women displayed are in mass media. Women in popular culture show indirectly that being thin is successful and beautiful. With this false message transmitted, serious problems occur. The influence of women in popular culture and how they present themselves can be a breeding place for physical and emotional unrest. When women are objectified in popular culture, they set a standard on how one should appear....   [tags: Popular Culture, Teenage Girls]

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Media´s Influence on Beauty

- ... “The intention of the Barbie doll was to be a respectable fantasy for young girls, not the image of glamour and beauty that women need to attain and men continue to desire” says Weissman, but unfortunately that is exactly what happened (59). After a headline appeared in the Wall Street Journal reading “Top-Heavy Barbie Is Getting Body Work”, Weissman questions the media asking “What is wrong with the values and respectability of society that they find global affairs of lesser importance than the physical construction of a plastic doll....   [tags: unique, mold, fashion, trend, individualism]

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Media and Body Image

- Introduction Mass media refers to the multiple platforms of communication that transmit information to a large number of people (Sociology Central, 1). Conventionally, mass media is a one-way communication that decimates only information, also known as traditional media – television, radio broadcast and print are such examples. With the advancement in technology and the Internet revolution it slowly evolved into another form – the new media, or social media. Now, it works on a two-way communication, which not only decimates information, but also provides a platform for feedback – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, are such examples (Sociology Central, 3)....   [tags: communication, social networking]

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Media and Cultivation Theory

- ... Underlying most research on agenda setting lies two assumptions. The first being that the media do not reflect reality but instead filter and shape it, and the second; the medias’ concentration on different issues lead the public to perceive those issues as being more important than others (McCombs and Shaw, 1972). As Griffin (2009, p. 364) so concisely stated, “the media aren’t very successful in telling us what to think, but they are stunningly successful in telling us what to think about”....   [tags: ideas, bias, powerful tool]

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Trans* Representation in Media

- Today’s society is reliant upon modern or contemporary media for access to news, information, or visuals on the state of the world among many other things. Both visual and textual media have become platforms that we use to specifically and purposely pursue knowledge or that instills that information to us on a subconscious level that we do not even realize until it’s put to use at a later date (for better or for worse). Media, while very influential and increasingly progressive, still isn’t perfect and when it comes to ‘queer media’ or shows that feature or have an LGBTQ character, there are still certain qualities that those in the community find lacking, stereotypical, or downright humilia...   [tags: LGBTQ, GLAAD, transgender]

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Discrepancy in Media Coverage

- Discrepancy in Media Coverage Name: Course: College: Tutor: Date: Discrepancy in Media Coverage More boys than girls indulge in sports activities in school. This has become a huge source of concern. Male students take active part in sports activities. Girls on the other hand shun such activities. There has been a link between media coverage and the indulgence of girls in sporting activities in schools. This is primarily because; television and other media show sports as a preserve of men....   [tags: Communication, Influence on People]

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Media and Body Image

- Looking beautiful and having a thin body has become a norm today, which everyone wants to achieve it today. People are bombarded with amazing beautiful images from watching television, surfing the internet and reading magazines, which forces people emotionally to become like them. People believe today that perfect beauty and thinness is a norm and it is achievable by wearing beautiful clothes, applying makeup and by reshaping the body. Media has taken over people mind by pressurizing them to look like celebrities and one of those images sticking on those beauty and health relates magazines and ads....   [tags: Beauty]

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Media and Body Image

- ... For example, the model’s dark under eye circles were smoothed away, and their thinning hair was automatically thick and healthy with the magic of technology. With skills in technology and programs like Photoshop, readers never actually see the unhealthy person behind all of the editing(Cosens). Instead, they see a happy girl without any worries or health issues. What readers do not know is that as they are “dieting” to look as close as they can to these models, they are not going to end up looking like the models in the pictures they love....   [tags: Models, Females, Body, Plus Size, Flaws]

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Lebanese Media and Sexuality

- Lebanon is the most free and liberal country in the Arab world, a combination of the western culture and Arab culture gives it a unique culture spectrum, the country is more tolerant with the regard to relations between men and women and also homosexuality , however the country has not yet grasped the idea of sexuality Preparing children for the transition to adulthood has always been a challenge, parents play a vital role in shaping youth knowledge about sex and sexuality, public schools in Lebanon provide inadequate information, leaving the youth vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy and sexual abuse, thereby allowing children learning through their own way and g...   [tags: most liberal country in the Arab world]

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Media and Self Esteem

- “All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values”, says Canadian communications theorist, William Berbach. Some studies have shown that media can shorten attention span, distort body image, create fear, and increase aggressive and anti-social behaviors if exposure is unmonitored and unlimited. What is mass media. Mass media can be defined as mass communications that are controlled and owned by organizations which use these tools through: television, radio, newspaper, and Internet....   [tags: Online, Weight, Body Image]

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Media Influences Youth Violence

- Media Influences on Violence Amongst Youth During a time when people in my generation should be focused on prom, graduation and what’s the coolest color that we can color our hair and not get suspended from school, its really disheartening that a topic such as media influences on youth violence has such a large amount of available research. The fact that we are often flooded with images of violence and countless examples of the inability of young adults to resolve conflicts without the use of violence supports the position that our culture among young adults is one centered around violence....   [tags: lyrics, bullying, sex]

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The Media

- The media is the main source for informing us about government, politics, worldwide events, etc. I am finding the differences and similarities of the articles from 3 dominant news sources – CNN, NBC, and Fox – to see how each of them framed the anniversary of Gettysburg Address in their articles. How these 3 dominant news channels frame their stories are how people are going to shape their opinion on the event. The textbook definition of framing is “the power of the media to influence how events and issues are interpreted” (Lowi 423)....   [tags: Information, Social opnion]

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World War Two and Its Impact on the Role of American Women in Society

- World War Two and Its Impact on the Role of American Women in Society World War II is an event that has marked history like no other. Originating from a European struggle, war broke out in 1939 and continued for six years. From the years 1939 through 1945 more than half the earth's surface was battling in war. American society was greatly affected. People of every age, race and class were deeply affected. Women's place in society took a leap forward like it never had before. As an effect of the second world war women's traditional roles in society were drastically altered....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Women Females Roles Essays]

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The Women's Liberation Movement

- Free twenty-four-hour community run day care; abortions on demand; wages for housework were the radical demands of the early women's liberation movement. The book Dear sisters: Dispatches from the Women's Liberation Movement contains a collection of broadsides, cartoons, manifestos, songs and other writings from the early years of the women's movement (1967-1977) which is beaming with energy and the intense spirit of the movement that drastically altered American society. The editors Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon have done an incredible job establishing the roots and depth of the second-wave feminist movement....   [tags: Radical Women Movement Feminism]

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The Media's Negative Portrayal of African American Males

- The Media's Negative Portrayal of African American Males They squirmed, pencils tapping their desks anxiously; none of their papers contained more than five names. Eventually, all thirteen pairs of eyes made their way from the papers, to the faces of their friends, and eventually, they restlessly shifted over to me and stopped. “This is hard,” whined one seventh grade voice. Another chimed in, “It’s all the same, I can’t think of any more.” The question I had asked was simple: “Please list as many young African American males that you see on TV as possible.” However, the frustration that manifested itself in the room was proof that something was askew....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and the Media - Lesbians on TV

- Lesbians on TV: Illusion of Progress             When television first appeared back in the 1940's, times were very different.  What we would consider completely normal today would have seemed quite taboo just a few decades ago. For example, in 1953, Lucille Ball was not allowed to say the word "pregnant" while she was expecting baby Ricky and it wasn't until the 1960's show Bewitched, that we saw a married couple actually sharing the same bed.  Considering how conservative the television networks were back then, it is not hard to deduce that something as controversial as homosexuality would be far from discussed or portrayed at any level.  It was only in 1973 that television pre...   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Print Media: Choosing Sensationalism Over Accuracy?

- Print Media: Choosing Sensationalism Over Accuracy. There are so many universal subjects in this world, but there is one that everybody can relate to: the prospect of finding love with someone. With the media being a great influence on what society believes to be true, many of the popular gender-based media are choosing sensationalism over accuracy to get the attention of potential readers. Almost all of these magazines have articles about dating and marriage, spouting out inaccurate information and non-professional advice to impressionable readers....   [tags: Media Love Relationships Essays]

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Media Panics

- A media panic or often referred to as a moral panic, is a term that describes how the media is formulating issues amongst our society. Over time, our culture has shifted and caused for many conclusions regarding media panics and the relationship between youth and the media culture. Based upon previous knowledge and course readings, I have drawn a very disturbing conclusion; this being that no matter what age, children are willing or non willingly now under surveillance to determine what kind of role media is playing in their lives....   [tags: social issues, moral panic]

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Media Images

- I confess that I am one of those women who look forward to monthly magazines telling me the new month’s facade of “beauty”. Starting at a very young age, women are convinced that in order to be happy, accepted, respected, successful, sexy or beautiful; they must fit a particular mold that society has formed for them. The media defines the accepted and changing representation of beautiful and perfect that women feel they must achieve. As mentioned in the video Killing Us Softly 4, we’re told that women are acceptable only if they’re young, thin, white, perfectly groomed and polished, plucked and shaved....   [tags: Body Image, Beauty]

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Advertising in the Media

- Advertising is an important social phenomenon. It both stimulates consumption, economic activity models, life-styles and a certain value orientation. Consumers are confronted with extensive daily doses of advertising in multiple media. With the continual attack of marketing media, it is presumable that it will affect our individualism and society as a whole. What are the effects of advertising today. Does television reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary culture. How do they shape the society....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Sports Media

- Sports of old were merely competitive activities rooted in heroism and romanticism. Sports activities today, however, have no such innocence or simplicity. Currently in America, the activities that make up our sports culture is not only the competitive events themselves but the processes and issues that underlie and surround them. Entwined in our sports culture is the giant business of mass broadcasting. Indeed, sports and the media go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, like Mickey and Minnie, Darth Vader and Luke....   [tags: Sports]

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munipulation in the media

- Manipulation in the media There are numerous ways people are manipulated by the media, but the concern of outward appearances has always been one of the main portals the media uses when advertising. Everyday, people come across some type of advertisement, wither it be watching television, seeing billboards, reading magazines, or listening to the radio. These advertisements all instill into people’s heads, what they are is not good enough. Most advertisements show photos of women and men with no wrinkles and flawless skin, no fat and built bodies, or stylish clothes and trendy accessories....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sport and the Media

- Sport and the Media The growth of television as a significant cultural form during the 1960s put the relationship between sport and the media on the public agenda. In late 1969, the US magazine Sports Illustrated drew attention to the ways in which television was transforming sport. In effect, sport in the television age was a 'whole new game'. The growing economic and cultural significance of television for sport gradually became a pertinent issue in countries around the world.Clearly sport and television had developed a degree of interdependence....   [tags: Papers]

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Anorexia and the Media

- Anorexia and the Media It is no wonder that many girls are anorexic: it is from the media. The media’s promotion of super-skinny models has lead many young girls to believe that they are nothing. This is not true, and yet the media promotes it. The image of being “thin and beautiful” pushes young women to diet, which, in their attempt to fit into the “mold” of the model, may lead to anorexia. Approximately one to three percent of women in the United States are anorexic (Cha 1). Clothing companies, such as Calvin Klein, are to blame for this growing epidemic....   [tags: Papers]

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Ageism and the Media

- Ageism and the Media   Women over forty are constantly being either ignored or belittled in the media. There are countless women in their twenties and early thirties all over television and the movies. In magazines, the models tend to be much younger. Many are under twenty. Model Roxanne Daner is only 17, but her career will be over by the time she's 20. "I'm afraid to get old. I already feel old. I like to tell people that I'm 17, because 17 sounds young and they think that there is so much ahead for you....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Sex in the Media

- Sex plays a major role in today's society. From television, radio, music, and advertisements, to video games, the Internet, art and pictures, all forms of media use sex to help sell their products. With the public being exposed to so many different types of media, the overuse of sex is common. Is sex a useful tool, or a ploy to get the attention of the public. Before discussing sex in the media, one must understand why it has come to be that people use sex as a gimmick. "The writing of modern history has resulted in a viewpoint that is nothing short of a stag party....   [tags: Papers]

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Women in Islam

- Since the September Eleventh attacks by Islamic extremists at the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, Islamic culture has come under scrutiny by Americans more so than at any other period in the history of the ancient religion. One area that is often criticized by the American main stream media is the role of women in Islamic culture; it is almost common knowledge now that Islam subjugates women to a degree not seen since the Medieval Ages, and is backwards in all aspects of gender relations....   [tags: Religion, Islamic Culture]

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- There’s no escaping it. We can’t run or hide from it because no matter where we go it’ll find us. We’re trapped. And the worst part of this scenario is that we’re addicted to it. Violence is everywhere and we all have an addiction for it. We’re exposed to it in everyday and we love to watch violence on television. There are many different representations of violence evident in movies and Television. Media violence can best be described in the words of Gerbner and Signorelli: “Most research studies have defined media violence as the depiction of overt physical action that hurts or kills or threatens to do so......   [tags: Violence ]

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Objectification of Women

- On average we are exposed to around 3000 advertisements per day. The majority of these portray women in a sexualised way or being dominated my male figures. It may seem harmless to most people but in reality the media is used as a platform for the constant objectification and degradation of women, sending negative messages about how women should be treated. The phrase “sexual objectification” has been around since the 1970’s and has always been highlighted as a big problem yet nothing has been done to try and stop it....   [tags: advertisements, society, body image]

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Media and Society

- Media and Society Does society influence media or does media influence society. In a modern world, dependent on continuous communication this is a very important question. If the world were not dependent on communication over large distances, schooling on a mass basis would not be possible or necessary. Most knowledge in traditional cultures was local knowledge, (Geertz 1983) traditions that were passed on through a local community, a very slow and long drawn out process....   [tags: Papers]

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Domination of Media

- Domination of Media America’s history has been greatly impacted by writing in various manners. Many influential events in America’s history have been documented through writing. Writing uses muckraking as a technique to influence political or social reform. Various literary pieces such as the Declaration of Independence or Uncle’s Tom’s Cabin are prime examples of how writing can influence a movement, particularly for independence and the abolition of slavery. These literary pieces not only enlightened society about inequalities, but united individuals at the crucial beginnings of a movement....   [tags: Papers]

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Standards of Beauty Depicted in Magazines

- Standards of Beauty Depicted in Magazines Body image is an important concept in many adolescent and young adult minds. To have a positive body image is to know that you are beautiful. To be beautiful is to reach the standards of beauty in society. However, society is constantly changing those standards as time goes by. Many young men and women strive to reach the positive, even if it means their health, money, and mind. They have the media, such as magazines to thank for these wonderful standards....   [tags: Media]

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The Representation of Females in the Media

- The Representation of Females in the Media It is generally accepted that the media, primarily television, 'lags' behind reality and current social trends (Butler and Paisley, 1980) (Gunter, Television and Sex Role Stereotyping). However, This does not make the way women are portrayed in the media any better. Women are not only under-represented in the media but more importantly are portrayed to be "half clad, half witted and needing to be rescued by quick thinking fully clothed men" (Stereotypes, Adelson 1990)....   [tags: Papers]

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Body Image Portrayed by the Media

- Through the use of imagery, the display of life-styles, and the reinforcement of values, advertisements are communicators of culturally defined concepts such as success, worth, love, sexuality, popularity, and normalcy. Of particular concern over the past two decades has been excessive use of sexual stereotypes, especially of women. Women are directly affected by this advertising, beyond the mere desire to purchase the product or service described. The influence of the media on people is tremendous, and the effect of advertisements that direct images of beauty, and the perfect slim figure have a harmful effect on a great deal of the world's population, especially women....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The American Media and the Exploitation of Men

- The American Media and the Exploitation of Men Men’s rights in the media are deliberately ignored today on TV and in the newspapers. Men have a social obligation to get married, have children, and support the family by going to work eight hours a day. Not many people think that men don’t have these obligations in life. Warren Farrell it talks about how men’s expectations are unfair in the world today in the article “Men as Success Objects” by (page 185). Intentions for marriage have changed over the last millennium....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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The Role of the Media in Australia

- The Role of the Media in Australia Osborne and Lewis state that [a] preeminent theme in Australian thinking about the use of communication is the extent to which it has been viewed as a form of control. There has been concern in recent times of the enormous power communication holds as an agent of societal control. This is due to a number of factors, such the media mogul dominated media, which promotes a very conservative view and does not allow for alternate opinions to be voiced. The wide-reaching capabilities of the media, particularly electronic media via the Internet allows for the influence to spread across the entire country to remote areas and therefore heightens a sense of societal...   [tags: Papers]

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The Media's Influence on Eating Disorders

- The Media's Influence on Eating Disorders The National Eating Disorders Association states that eating disorders are conditions that arise from factors including physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social issues. Media images help define cultural definitions of beauty and attractiveness and are often acknowledged as one of the factors that contribute to the rise of eating disorders (NEDA). The National Eating Disorders Associations website, "The Effect of the Media on Body Satisfaction in Adolescent Girls", "The Media's Influence on Body Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders", and "Dieting Behaviors, Weight Perceptions, and Life Satisfaction Among Public High School Adolescents"...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Effect of the Media on The Female Body

- The Effect of the Media on The Female Body In today's society it seems that a woman's body is the main focal point in the media. We see the female body being portrayed as one of a model with unattainable measurements such as 36-24-36. All of this can be attributed to how our TV shows, movies, music videos, magazines, etc. portray the perfect female body. America and its' media need to begin portraying women with all types of figures. This would help greatly to widen our thoughts and definition of what beauty really is, not to mention greatly lesson the different types of health problems American citizens have as a result of today's unattainable beauty standards....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role Of The Media In Democracy

- How much does your vote really count. As a voter, does your choice really matter. How much influence does the media have on your vote. How many choices does the media actually make when it comes to our nation's leadership. These are questions pondered by both political scientists and the average American citizen each year as the second Tuesday in November approaches. Though we know that the framers founded this nation on the principles of representing it's citizens, and on the ideals of a nation for the people and by the people; it is obvious that the people feel that their vote doesn't always count....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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effect of media on sports

- influence of mass media on sport : Influences of Mass Media in Sport When communication is spread not just between two individuals but rather between tens of millions of people it is known as mass media. Mass media is known as the central nervous system of society. "Mass media has many different purposes, such as providing information, entertaining, persuading and also by carrying a vague general function of culture to millions of people."(Frederick 18). In order for mass media to exist, there must be an audience....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eating Disorders and the Media

- Eating Disorders and the Media What if you were surrounded by media messages telling you that, “people will like you more if you have the perfect body” or “being perfect makes people like you” . How do you think young female teenagers would interpret these messages that the media are portraying. 81% of ten year old girls are afraid of being fat, of being considered ugly. Why do you think ten year olds would ever care about how they look. It’s because of the media implying that being slim is beauty....   [tags: Female Body Image Weight Health Essays]

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The Effect Of Media Images

- It was fashionable to be fat throughout most of history. Obesity was attractive because it was considered to be a sign of wealth. Those who could obtain enough food to keep themselves and their family well fed were people with money. In the past century, however, food has been abundant in most of the developed nations, and thinness has become fashionable. Eating disorders have increased significantly over the past thirty years. The two most common eating disorders include anorexia and bulimia nervosa....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Media As A social Problem

- The Media as a Social Problem The mass media plays a large role in modern society. Indeed, many have argued that people spend more time in “mass-mediated” interaction than in actual human interaction. The mass media, then, would seemingly be an excellent position to initiate social change, positively affect social problems, and help combat social ills that are considered normal patterns of behavior. Yet, the mass media has largely failed in addressing and helping to solve social problems....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Media and Eating Disorders

- The Media and Eating Disorders It is funny how so many girls and women today are led to believe that the only way to feel attractive and be beautiful is to have their bodies consist of nothing but skin and bones. Women are dieting more today then they have ever been before. They are striving for an unattainable body figure that is portrayed by the media as being the ideal standard for today's women. It gets worse. Not only are women dieting unlike ever before, but they will ruthlessly harm their bodies in order to achieve these inaccessible standards....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Eating Disorders and the Media

- Eating Disorders and the Media Doctors annually diagnose millions of Americans with eating disorders. Of those diagnosed, ninety percent are women. Most of these women have one of the two most common types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa (National Council on Eating Disorders, 2004). People with anorexia nervosa experience heart muscle shrinkage along with slow and irregular heartbeats and eventually heart failure. Along with their heart, their kidney, digestive system and muscles often fail them....   [tags: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa]

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Eating Disorders and the Media

- Eating Disorders and the Media Today's society is undeniably marked by cultural norms and ideals.  The question is, however, does the mass media's depiction of this norm cause harmful behavior in its population?  Researchers have shown that there is a bias in the way television targets children in advertising (Ogletree, S., Williams, S., Raffeld, P., Mason, B., Fricke, K., 1990) and that this media influence over people has always been observable (Miles, M., 1995).  This targeting of audience members serves the purpose of singling out the most desirable consumer for the product to encourage their economic support.  So if advertising is only concerned with selling product, why is it blamed...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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- Media Manipulation There is a very subtle, yet powerful force at work on our world today. It is trying to control what woman and young girls do say and believe, especially about their own appearances. The media portrays unrealistic images that affect the way people, particularly woman, feel about themselves. And there is no way to avoid it. The media acts as a transmitter of potentially dangerous, socially desirable values and norms. Anyone can become a victim without even realizing it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Media Impacts and College Life

- From the Inside Looking Out As a college female growing up in a media-crazed age, I am deeply troubled and affected by the media's support of the thin ideology. I am a classic example of the media's impact on females and the downward spiral of self-satisfaction. Being present in the center of college life, I am in the midst of the hormonal sea of students. Whether it's at class or watching the sorority and fraternity kids run around during rush week, there is always chasing for approval between the sexes....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Gender Roles in the Media

- From the moment they are born and wrapped in a pink or blue blanket, a child's gender is unmistakable. From this point on, they will continuously be bombarded with the socialization into their gender by many sources. One of the main sources of this socialization is media, more specifically television. The purpose of this paper is to describe gender roles and stereotypes, and to take a closer look at how the media's representation and portrayal of males and females affects children. Gender differences are the "sets of attributes socially and culturally constructed on the basis of birth assignment as male or female" (Creedon, 1993, p.5)....   [tags: Socialization Female Male Differences Essays]

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Eating Disorders and the Media

- Eating Disorders and the Media American writer Allen Ginsberg once said: "Whoever controls the media-the images-controls the culture." Nothing could be truer, the media has always influenced fashion and body shape. But what's remarkable now is how much the media affects body image, and how willing and eager people are to mess with Mother Nature. (Underwood, par.2) Although there are other factors that contribute to eating disorders the media can partially be blamed for the millions of people with eating disorders because it promotes and glamorizes being thin to the public....   [tags: Papers]

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Muslim Women

- The American media has a tendency to portray Muslims in a negative light. Some pity Muslims while others feel pure disdain for them. This statement made by Ann Coulter (2001) following the September 11th terrorist attacks demonstrates the disdain for Muslims, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity” (as cited in Arab American National Museum, 2011). While this particular statement was directed at all Muslims, there are also many misconceptions directed solely at Muslim women....   [tags: Islam ]

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AfricanAmerican Representation in the Media

- AfricanAmerican Representation in the Media In Jacqueline Bobo's article, The Color Purple : Black Women as Cultural Readers, she discusses the way in which black women create meaning out of the mainstream text of the film The Color Purple. In Leslie B. Innis and Joe R. Feagin's article, The Cosby Show: The View From the Black Middle Class, they are examining black middle-class responses to the portrayal of black family life on The Cosby Show. In their respective articles, Bobo, and Innis and Feagin are investigating the representation of race, particularly African American race, in the mass media....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Body Image in the Media

- How does the media influence our body image. In what forms, does the media influence our perceptions about our body. These were the two questions that I asked myself in order to do the research paper and the panel discussion. In my opinion, I would agree that the media does influence and promote women and men to believe that the culture's standards for body image are ideal. Hence, the phrases, "thin is in" and "the perfect body" are two examples of "eye-catching" headlines that I observed in many women magazines....   [tags: Advertising Papers]

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Objectifying Women

- In today’s society, as technology, food manipulation, politics and the status of women continue to advance how likely is for this society to alter past beliefs and norms and how will it take a toll on society. This drastic change, which is slowly in progress, is relative all throughout the world and thus become an important World Issue. Women are continuing to be seen as mere objects and their stand in the hierarchy will struggle to rise if this doesn’t change. Since women have always been less dominant in all situations, they don’t really make decisions, which allows men to be more dominant, as seen in advertisements....   [tags: World Issues, Society]

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The Independence of Women

- The Independence of Women Women have been an inspiration for many writers for centuries. They have been celebrated as symbols of beauty, affection and strength, and we usually connect them with motherhood and raising children. The works about women very often reveal not only lives of women, but they also describe the times and problems they had to face, and they provide a very clear picture about the whole society of the times when these works were created. Contrasting the modern day women to the women in Voltaire's period we can look into the past and the present and see how women's roles have changed....   [tags: Papers]

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- In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the motivational factors behind his murderous escapades....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Women Scientists

- The mass media is increasingly encroaching on everyday life. Society is buffeted by images that can skew and create perceptions that are incorrect and even harmful. The media is very adept at spreading stereotypes which shape how people perceive groups of people and how they should behave in different social settings. One group that is particularly vulnerable to negative or stereotypical portrayal by the media is women, especially women in the sciences. In films and on television women scientists are not shown on equal footing with their male peers....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Women's Music

- For nearly thirty years, popular culture has been an ever transforming mosaic of human flesh, or more specifically female flesh. While it has been known for decades that ”sex sells”, this statement has taken on bizarre, and at times offensive aspects. It seems that the more modern we become, the more sexually explicit and objectifying media content becomes. This fact remains true across multitudes of media formats; today everything from vacuum cleaners to toothpaste is madly exciting by sex appeal....   [tags: Music]

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Media Portrayal of Islam

- Islam: suppressor of women, enemy of Western nations, and breeder of terrorists. The West has many stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam that are due to the media, prejudice, and ignorance. Islam is often seen as an "extremist" or "terrorist" religion. Often, the media's reports about Islam are incorrect due to ignorance or not wanting to acknowledge its true teachings. This is one of the reasons why Westerners are often wary of Muslims. In contrast to what the media portrays, Islam is a peaceful religion, which does not promote violence or terrorism....   [tags: World History]

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Propaganda in American Media

- Propaganda in American Media One of the greatest revolutions in the twentieth century was not political in nature, however, it aided in many different political revolutions. This revolution was the communications revolution. The twentieth century has experienced one of the greatest changes in means of communication including technologies such as radio, motion pictures, the Internet, advanced communications and most importantly the television. Sadly, political leaders and the government to convince or persuade the masses that their ideas supercede those of others have utilized these technologies....   [tags: Papers]

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Women in Sports

- Women in Sports Historical evidence proves that women have been involved in sports since fourth century BC; but were not necessarily given the approval to participate. Many restrictions were enforced to keep women out of these male activities and were continually reinforced until the twentieth century. Women entering the world of sports were aware that they were placing themselves into a male dominated field. With their entrance into the sporting world, these women have opened themselves up to many different criticisms and to the possibility of exploitation within the media and from male authority figures....   [tags: Papers]

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Women in Sports

- Women in Sports In the last one hundred years women have made tremendous inroads in many facets of life. Of that there can be little doubt. Women may now hold jobs, own property and participate in professional sports. Today women can compete in sports, once a vestige of male domination; there is now room for women in that arena. But even today women in sports are not portrayed in the same light as their male counterparts. To a large degree this is because of today's cultural ideal of women. Since the beginning of this century women like Babe Didrickson and Billy Jean King have brought female athletes into mainstream acceptance....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Women and War

- Women and War Trying to hold the homefront together while there was a war waging abroad was not an easy task for women during World War I and II. Women were not only asked to complete the daily chores that were normally expected of them, but they were asked to go to work. Suddenly their very private lives were turned into a very public and patriotic cause. Traditionally the woman's place was thought to be in the home. She was responsible for cooking, cleaning, taking care of the children, and looking her best....   [tags: Papers]

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Women and Advertising

-      In the year 1999, $120 billion was spent on marketing products to consumers (Killing Us Softly 3). Along with products, the advertising industry sells the intangible: “Ads sell a great deal more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of success of worth, love and sexuality, popularity, and normalcy. They tell us who we are and who we should be. Sometimes they sell addictions” (Kilbourne, Beauty and the Beast). When the average person is bombarded by 2,000-3,000 ads a day (Kilbourne, address), it is impossible to remain unaffected by the aforementioned concepts and stereotypes (Still Killing Us Softly, video)....   [tags: Advertisements Ads Stereotypes essays papers]

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Women in Bamboozled

- Our team chose to focus on representations of women in Spike Lee’s latest joint, “Bamboozled”. This theme was attractive to us because we felt the filmmaker had a powerful message to send his audience after viewing the trailer in class. Despite the fact that there is only one woman in a starring role, a multitude of specific and acute ideas are presented by Spike Lee through the film. We were also eager to take advantage of the opportunity to apply what we have learned in class to the thought-provoking and controversial nature of his work....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women and Sports

- Review of Literature Thesis There is a definite correlation between the economics of professional women¡¦s sports and their ultimate success. As most success in sport leagues, teams and associations are measured by longevity, win/loss records, and most importantly, revenue, the footprint of female competition at the professional level has not been paramount at any point in our history. Professional women¡¦s athletics is characterized by an economic model and a level of acceptance amongst the masses that differs immensely from their male counterparts....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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violence and women

- Violence and Women I thought that our discussion went well. We had a small group of about six people but three of us were leaders so we had a lot to talk about. Each of us went around and asked one question because we did not have time to discuss them all. But that did not matter because the other leaders had similar questions to mine. I was able to retrieve different responses from the others in the group for three out of my four questions. My first question asked why rape was so much more common among college students than among the whole rest of the population....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women Executives

- Women Executives Even though women constitute 40% of all executives and administrative posts (up from 24% in 1976), they are still restricted mostly to the middle and lower positions, and the senior levels of management are almost entirely male domains. A 1990 study of the top Fortune 500 companies by Mary Ann Von Glinow of the University of Southern California, showed that "women were only 2.6% of corporate officers (the vice presidential level up)." Of the Fortune Service 500, only 4.3% of the corporate officers were women - even though women are 6l% of all service workers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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