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Use of Sex Appeal in Automobile Advertising

- The gap between female and male gender clichés has been glaringly obvious since the beginning of industrialization. In proximity with the modern era, automobile advertising has hardly shifted its crosshairs from its most original and sought-after target: men. Even from the moment they arrive into the world, infant boys are blanketed with blue, sent home, and decorated with a variety of masculine clothes, toy cars, and other testosterone-suggestive items. Although seemingly sexist, this argument is concrete in its validity....   [tags: marketing, sex and media, sex sells]

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The Effectiveness of Sex Appeal in Advertisement

- The Effectiveness of Sex Appeal in Advertisement Sex is everywhere. It's in every magazine, on every television station, and in every movie. Sex appears in advertisements for everything from shoes to food to computers. It is understandable why advertisers use sex appeal since it sets their ads apart from the countless others. Ads with sex can be more memorable, but sometimes too much sex overpowers the ad, drawing attention away from the brand. Overdone sex appeal can offend the target audiences, therefore causing the ad to be ineffective....   [tags: Sex Media Advertisements Essays]

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Body Image and Sex Appeal in America

- The average American struggles with body image and sex appeal. People spend thousands of dollars a year trying to enhance their attractiveness. Media advertisements strive to concentrate on those insecurities of this society to sell products. First, most people notice her green eyes. Next, people notice that the doll has a shapely figure and curly red hair. The ad of an 'abnormal' Barbie named Ruby shows the irony that most Barbie dolls are the exact idealized look. The red backdrop offsets her pale skin and emphasizes her curves....   [tags: Advertisement, Media]

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Color Scheme of L'Oreal's Commercial Add

- L’Oreal’s ad only shows three colors in the page that is black, white, and lavender. The color scheme in any commercial ad is very important since the two contrasting colors will help make products stand out and appear more unique and enticing to consumers. The lavender color L’Oreal chose represents a sense of femininity and indicates that the ad is focused and targeted only towards women. The lavender symbolizes a woman’s femininity and royalty. On a black and white background, the lavender will be the only splash of color that will capture the consumers’ eye....   [tags: feminine, power, sex appeal]

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Sex in Advertising

- Sex is everywhere in our society. It is on TV, magazines, radio, billboards, and basically anywhere you look today. People cannot get away from sex in advertising because so many companies use it. Sex appeals are used in advertising all the time, and people love to look at it because 'Sometimes people listen better with their eyes' (Steel 137). Sex in advertising is an effective technique that is used today. It helps companies successfully sell their product in our market. Of course it has to be directed at the right audience, and sold at the right places in order for it to work....   [tags: Papers Media Ads Sex Appeal Essays]

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The Science of Love

- Around the world people love. They live for love, they write for love, the sing, eat, cook, die and kill for love (ForumNetwork, 2009). Since the beginning of recorded time, people have wondered why love is such an intense and universal feeling. There is no culture in this planet that does not have love (ForumNetwork, 2009). This essay will only talk about romantic love were sexuality and attraction are involved. Romantic love, is one of the most powerful energies on earth (ForumNetwork, 2009), it is indeed one on the most addictive substances we can experience at least once in our life....   [tags: Science of Sex Appeal]

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The Everchanging Perception of Beauty

- What is beauty. It seems like a simple enough question, yet it has an extremely elusive, ever-changing answer according to American society. What is “popular” or “stylish” at the moment could be completely obsolete the next. This question has plagued societies for ages and continues to motivate women all over the world go to drastic lengths in their search for beauty. As women in remote Asian villages search to attain beauty by stretching their necks with heavy metal coils (Anitei) and women in America lie in enclosed melanoma-inducing tunnels of light so they can emerge gloriously tanned (Is Indoor Tanning Safe?), God has another, far more fulfilling plan for true beauty....   [tags: sex appeal, attractiveness]

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The Problem About Using Sex in Advertisements

- ... It is very important and useful for advertisers who craves attention. Belch & Belch (2007) said that sex is a means to “gain consumers’ attention”. Relative to non-sexual appeal advertising, sex as a basic biological instincts use in advertising will easy to attention grabbling, likeable, effect inducing and memorable (Severn,Belch & Belch,1990). This issue essay will try to find different writers’ opinion to discuss the answer about why the advertising need use sexual appeal. Sex in advertising actually work....   [tags: persuation, sexual appeal]

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Sex Is An Effective Marketing Strategy

- ... The audience might get the wrong idea of if guys eat Doritos then you can get a women like that or for women; if they eat Doritos they could have a body like that. This image portrays how the female figure’s are something men must have in order to be in “paradise” since without them, you’ll have nothing. I doubt that any of these will happen to anyone if they eat Doritos. Sex appeal in advertisements allows advertisers to take a risk in making prurience while trying to minimizing public censure as much as possible....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Sex in advertising]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... In Texas, the definition of the Marriage Amendment also known as Proposition 2, was defined as a, “marriage in Texas as solely in the union of a man and a woman” (“Texas Definition,” 2005) that was passed in the month of November of 2005. Previously, the Defense of Marriage Act, or also known as DOMA that was passed by President Bill Clinton at the time, “excused from offering any of the federal benefits of marriage to same-sex couples,” (Billy C, 2009, p114) but this was fought through the U.S District Court, Fifth Circuit Court, Probate court, and lastly the US Supreme Court (Using “Texas Def.” 2005) where they stated that such law was considered unconstitutional because it violated “t...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

- Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]

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The Appeal of the Horror Genre

- ... Norman Bates, the central character in the film, was an awkward, gently-spoken young man reluctantly running the declining family motel and caring for his abusive, invalid mother. This was far from a monster the audience were used to seeing on screen. As the film progresses the audience are asked to see it from his point of view and Hitchcock toys with their sympathies in a way mainstream horrors hadn't done before. Psycho is credited with launching the "slasher” movie and re-inventing the genre, giving birth to the modern horror and moving the location of scary castles to everyday locations and changing the killer from monsters to humans....   [tags: suspense, theater, violence]

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The History of Sex in the Media and Present Day Implications

- When I was first given this assignment it made me a bit uneasy. I was nervous about writing an extended essay on one particular topic. Being that there are so many social issues that need to be brought to light I was having a little trouble sticking to just one. However, with some guidance and encouragement I decided to finally settle with the issue of sex in the media. Within this extended essay I will attempt to shine light on the history of sex in advertisement and examples of different ads, prove sex sells any and everything, the role the media plays in our youth’s lives and creates hyperactive sexual development in children between thirteen and seventeen years old and how the media degr...   [tags: Sex and Media, argumentative, persuasive]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal?

- Imagine that a government intentionally denied over 1,000 rights and benefits from one group of people who have not broken laws. Would you support that government in any way. In the United States, same-sex couples are denied legal marriage, and because of that it has divided the American people for several years. It’s a sad and devastating thing to see the ones you love be denied the right to marry the person you love, no matter what gender. On October 17, 2014, the courts had made a decision that had stirred up a lot of controversy with the legislator and our governor of Arizona, regarding same sex marriage (Fischer, Capitol Media Service)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law, U.S. state]

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Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe's Appeal

- Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin were two charismatic figures of popular entertainment whose images, biographies, and associations still resonate with audiences today. Monroe and Chaplin appealed to millions of fans and admirers with their charm, attractiveness, and magnetism. However, these projected auras were not completely natural, but rather constructions of semi-mythic personae by the charismatic and exploited through the media. The nature of their charismatic appeal can be understood in the context of a creative response to traumatic childhood experiences....   [tags: Actors]

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Florida 's Law On Same Sex Marriage And Adoption

- ... Push for a U.S. Constitutional Change for Same-Sex Marriage The Supreme Court has just ruled that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Justice Kennedy wrote, "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family." Justice Kennedy has also written opinions in several significant gay rights cases and when he uttered the key sentence that same-sex couples should be able to exercise the right to marry in all states, people in the Court 's public gallery broke into smiles and some wiped tears from their eyes....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Civil union]

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Sex Education in School

- Sex is something that almost everyone will experience before they die. It is a subject that has been debated about for years. From the debate over birth control to the outbreak of aids. With all this history behind us, sex is becoming even more of an issue. With the new outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases and the fact that sexually active persons are becoming younger, sex has now become a daily topic. Sex scandals in the media and talk such as 'who slept with who at last night's keg party' are making these daily conversations apparent in high schools, middle schools, and in a lot of cases grade schools....   [tags: Teaching Education Sex Essays]

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Audience Appeal in Romeo and Juliet

- Audience Appeal in Romeo and Juliet Despite the fact that the play Romeo and Juliet was written several hundred years ago, explain how it continues to appeal to an audience today. Despite the fact that the play "Romeo and Juliet" was written several hundred years ago, explain how it continues to appeal to an audience today. Referring to the play how does Shakespeare creates tension for the audience. Explain the use of language and the way the actors convey suspense and excitement. Refer specifically to Act 3 Scenes 4 and 5, to illustrate your views....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Plays Essays]

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David Walker: Analysis of the Appeal

- David Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in particular, and very expressly to those of the United States of America, “promoted racial solidarity and moral elevation with fervor,” and is as much a political source as it is religious. His Appeal adamantly argues against oppression and slavery while encouraging a vivacious and lively spirit amongst the black community, in the hopes of promoting unity and diminishing the acceptance of mistreatment from their white counterparts....   [tags: Religion]

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The Appeal of the Old Spice Man Commercials

- ... The commercial grabs their attention because Old Spice man wearing nothing but a towel; this scene generated an appeal to emotion. These commercial appeals to the logos because it makes the female audience to buy their husband or boyfriend Old Spice body wash. The commercial, makes the female audience be under the impression if she brought the body wash, she could have stunning man who could spoil her and buy her gifts such as game tickets and diamonds alike the Old Spice man in the commercial....   [tags: shirtless, smell, audience]

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Mass Media and Gatorade Advertisements

- Mass media an effective tool when it comes to the social aspects of life, and help convey messages that have an impact on society. Companies use the advantages of the media to commercial their products. They also appeal to viewers by creating trust and reliability through endorsements of respected, influential people such as athletes and celebrities. Major companies also appeal to their consumers through reason and logic, as well as appeal at an emotional level to persuade potential customers into purchasing their products....   [tags: Advertising, Customer Appeal]

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Sex in Othello and Hamlet

- Sex debases men. They begin to struggle when they feel they are losing control of their emotions in any way. For a woman to easily change the way a man feels or the way he acts just by being female and attractive is enough to drive men insane. William Shakespeare's plays, Othello and Hamlet, demonstrate on paper, on film, and in other art forms that female sexuality and beauty are a threat to patriarchal society and that they must be controlled. Showalter affirms this in her essay by quoting David Laverenze's essay, "The Woman in Hamlet." In this essay he asserts that, " Hamlet's disgust at the feminine passivity in himself translated into violent revulsion against women and into his brutal...   [tags: Sex Gender Feminine Essays]

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The Effect of Sex in the Media

- Sex in the Media America has one of the largest pregnancy rates in teens in the whole world (“Sexuality, Contraception, and the Media”). Pregnant teens have to make many hard choices. They must decided to keep the baby or not., and to continue on with school. or not. Teens moms can lose everything they’ve worked for after one bad decision. Sex is in teens lives because of media influence. Sex is commonly portrayed in teens lives by media. The media thinks that sex is in most teens lives (Somers and Tynan)....   [tags: pregnant teens, sexual contents]

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Should Sex Be Taught Differently?

- ... You play baseball when it 's baseball season and when there 's a game on the schedule. It 's not exactly your choice.” When relating this to sex it often comes true. Sex is usually not something planned nowadays; we usually just say “Oh, It’ll happen someday”, but doesn’t that seem like a very stereotypical scenario. Shouldn’t we have sex when we want to have sex. Al says that we should relate sex to pizza because every loves pizza and it never gets old. With this new idea for a metaphor we take a look at what pizza has to do with this and say “Well how does pizza relate to sex?” Al says that “Now pizza is something that is universally understood and that most people associate with a pos...   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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Sex in Advertising: A Focus on Models

- Sensual Advertisement Sex is visible in almost all streams of media and the seductively toned advertisements over-power magazines’ pages, television commercials, and billboards on the road. Bringing a visual ad to sell products is a good way to get people’s attention. Corporative objective of advertisement is using models to sell their products. Nowadays, typical 21st century advertisements use young teen models wearing very little clothes. Sensual actions in the pictures of advertisement are pressed on teens at the ages of 17-20....   [tags: Marketing]

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Sex In Advertising Annotated Bibliography

- Chang, Chun-Tuan, and Chien-Hun Tseng 2013 Can sex sell bread?. International Journal of Advertising 32(4):559-585. The authors conducted research relating to the ‘sex sells’ mentality by looking at the value of explicit versus implicit advertising when it comes to non-sexual related products. The results showed that people are more likely to respond to implicit messages with non-sexual products, and explicit was more effective for a sexually related product. The study also analyzed the differences in responses between high sensation seekers and low sensation-participants....   [tags: products, brand, nudity]

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The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers

- The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers For this essay I shall discuss ways that holiday brochures appeal to their customers. I will examine three brochures and compare them to each other. The three brochures will all have different target audience, so as to show you what different techniques are used to get a certain group of people to buy the holiday a company is selling....   [tags: Papers]

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Sex in the Media

- Sex in the Media In the media, sex has evolved over the years. Now, more than ever sex is at its peak in the media. In today's society, the young are able to view sex in daytime television and learn from the promotion of sex in the media. In this essay, we will explore the options of where we learn about sex, places we see sex, how sex influences our lives, and the importance of improving sex education in teens. Growing up in the 21st century, sex is all around. Most teens learn about sex from their friends....   [tags: Papers]

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Sex and the City

- Sex and the City Sex and the City an outrageously funny comedy/drama, created and written by Darren Star, is about nothing else but sex in the big city of Manhattan. As a newspaper columnist, Carrie Bradshaw writes about love and sex in the big apple, through the experiences of all of her single best friends, including her own single love life. They encounter everyday dilemmas and exchange useful advice amongst their busy lives of self-evaluation. Sex and the City portrays women as power beings through their sexuality....   [tags: Television Media TV]

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Sex in the Media

- Sex in the Media One of the most important resources of a business is its advertisement team. Due to the fact that people can and will buy your product only if they know about it. This is the reason that marketing and advertisement have the biggest budgets in a business. This is the reason that places such as Amazon.com spend up to four million dollars on advertisement a year, according to 'Dream-Biz.com' written by Burke Hedges. There is a saying that goes 'Sex-sells' is this true. Most people would argue that it does....   [tags: Television Commercial Advertising Essays]

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Does Sex Sell?

- When you go to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), we are bombarded with huge billboards in hope to catch the attention of passengers, which include pictures of people in lingerie or underwear. A few months ago, there was a controversy surrounding the Philippine Volcanoes, a Philippine rugby team, for posing too provocatively for an underwear company in EDSA. It was deemed “inappropriate” by the mayor of Mandaluyong, Benhur Abalos and Valenzuela mayor, Sherwin Gatchalian (Naredo & Pedrasa, 2011)....   [tags: Advertising ]

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Advertising: Sex Sells

- Advertising is a billion dollar market with a sole purpose to persuade the consumer to purchase some type of product or service. Companies use many different methods to convince the public to spend money on their products with most of their advertising focused around the idea of “sex sells”. This idea promotes a hunger in the consumer for gaining personal pleasure or acceptance of sexuality by the eye catching effects of publicly baring flesh. These ideas are promoted through TV commercials, billboards, magazines, radio ads, or any type of media targeted at the mass majority of people....   [tags: Advertising, argumentative, persuasive]

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Girls, Sex, and the Art of Using Axe

- Advertisers will go to any length to get the attention to their demographic. They create outlandish, eye-catching advertisements that do anything from mock another person to give exaggerated advice to their audience. Doing just that, in 2012, Axe released a new advertising campaign following the boyfriends of five different types of women in one-minute clips. Each clip pairs the five new shower gels they were releasing to the five times of girlfriends that Axe believes exists: brainy, high maintenance, flirty, sporty, and party....   [tags: marketing campaign, axe ads, axe effect ]

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Sex Offender Laws and Wrongful Convictions

- Sex Offender Laws and Wrongful Convictions The laws for sex offenders should be changed for many reasons. This is a very controversial subject, and tempers flare easily and often for good reason. Due to the plethora of opinions on this subject it is hard to determine what is right and what is wrong. The very same government sending teenagers to school together as a group and teaching them about safe sex is the same government that is bringing charges against them for practicing sex. Not only that but they are labeling them as sex offenders for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Argumentative Essay Theology]

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Consumer Appeal

- Consumer Appeal Advertisers of today have strategically combined commercials and television shows in order to sell products. Gloria Steinem discusses a similar idea in her article, "Sex, Lies, and Advertising." She repeatedly demonstrates how advertisements, particularly in magazines, are complementary to the articles around them. In the same manner, so are commercials to television programs. They are both aimed at the same groups or types of people, such as sex, age, gender, etc....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Sex In Advertising

- SEX in ADVERTISING – a revealing exposé SEX: an Emotional TRIGGER Sex, in general, is a controversial topic that usually attracts a lot of attention, which makes it highly exploitable for the attention craved advertisers. Sex is a means to “gain consumers’ attention” (Belch & Belch 2007). So then, what makes it so special. Why is it so appealing. At its roots, sexual appeal is an emotional trigger. Brayan (2003) describes emotion as ‘the soul of advertising’. And in terms of advertising, there are countless emotions that an advertiser can tackle to help deliver the message in which he or she so desire to register into the audience’s mind....   [tags: Marketing]

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Sex In Advertising

- Incomplete - Sex In Advertising Introduction Sex in advertising has been the theme of much 20th Century American Advertising. It seems like all we see these days are advertisements which use the human body and sexuality to sell all kinds of products from food and cars to colognes and exercise equipment. It is virtually impossible to tune into any type of media they days and not encounter some type of an ad which uses sexuality to sell it's product. Most of the time sexuality and the use of the product in a real world setting is irrelevant, but for centuries if sexual connotation is put upon the use of a certain product then the product has been a success in the market place....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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The Lasting Appeal of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Lasting Appeal of William Shakespeare's Macbeth In this essay I am going to explain why 'Macbeth' is still such a popular play to watch. This play has many different appeals that have made it so popular even though it was written 400 years ago. I am going to tell you about the different themes, staging and how rhymes and language come into effect. These points will prove why 'Macbeth' has had such a lasting appeal. One of these appeals is the fact that there are so many themes in the play; this keeps the audience interested throughout the whole play....   [tags: Papers]

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Emotional Appeal Used in Visual Advertising

- In almost any commercial you watch today, you will notice that they rarely tell you something about the product being sold. Neil Postman stated, “The television commercial is not all about the character of the product to be consumed. It’s about the character of the consumers of products” (128). I find this very true. Commercials combine the use of sight, sound, color, motion, and often humor to put forth an effective message. Within a short period of time, these advertisements can capture one’s attention and convince one to buy their product....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Sex in Advertising: Manipulation Gone too Far

- Kraft released several advertisements in early April to launch their Zesty Salad Dressing (Nudd). One in particular displays a very attractive man.. who just-so-happens to be naked. He is having a picnic, with the bottle of Kraft Zesty Salad Dressing casually laying close by (see fig. 1). The ad is addressing women, from young adult to the elderly. Scantily-clad women are often used in ads to spark the attention of men. Yet, you rarely see a hunky, half-naked man with a body chiseled by the Greek Gods themselves in advertisements....   [tags: publicity and campaigns, psychological analysis]

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Sex is an Issue of Self Respect

- Sex is an Issue of Self Respect Being a Christian has changed my perspective on the value of my body. Since becoming a Christian I have had a hard time understanding why or how a girl could belittle herself by so freely giving her body to someone else. Growing up in Philadelphia, I witness this in many different ways. Whether it is a prostitute standing on the corner, or a good friend that sleeps around, the lack of respect these women have for themselves is very visible, and very sad. I am a social work major, and I would someday like to work with teenagers, which is why I am taking the time now to try to understand the reasoning for their foolish and dangerous choices....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Same Sex Marriage Controversy in the United States

- In a very real sense, it is reasonable to argue that the government should have no say at all in the processes of marriage, or decide which adults may or may not legally marry. State and federal governments play a role, of course, in that marriage is a civil union, and provides benefits and legal protections for the couple. Historically, marriage serves the interests of the society by promoting stability and future generations of citizens, and governments usually act in ways to promote this very vital element....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, tenth amendment]

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Use of Sex in Advertising

- The use of sex in advertising may create unrealistic ideals for men regarding women, however, it is a powerful tool for selling products. Through the years advertisers have shown through their advertisements that sex does sell products. Especially when selling to the male viewers. Sex is the second strongest of the psychological appeals, right behind self-preservation, and its strength is biological and instinctive, the genetic imperative of reproduction (Taflinger). Sexual desire is an instinctive reaction in animals, and a person?s perception of a suitable mate is the basis (Taflinger)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sex Sells in High-End Fashion Advertisements

- Sex Sells The desire to be desired. High end fashion advertisements are known primarily for their jaw-dropping qualities. Constantly on the verge of crossing the line and being considered culturally unacceptable, these ads individually signify a common message and appeal to young women. They are promoting sexuality and making their image a desirable part of the readers identity. Due to their costly price tags, these advertisements are marketing only to a select few, the elite class, but the identity displayed in the image portrayed is marketed to a large amount of consumers....   [tags: marketing and publicity]

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Same-Sex Marriage: Church vs. State

- Same-sex marriage is a debated subject throughout the Church, as well as the state. There are two different sides surrounding this debate; one side dealing with a religious view and the other with the state (Constitution). In the United States, laws dealing with marriage are ratified by each state, not by the federal government as a whole. Yet, marriage is viewed differently through the eyes of religion. Each religion has its own views about same-sex marriage. For example, the Roman Catholic Church undeniably opposes same-sex marriage; Pope Francis said, “Marriage is between a man and a woman.” Yet he continues by saying, "We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety...   [tags: religious/constitutionasl views]

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The Book Sex Sells!

- Sex sells a common phrase which turns out to be very truthful and also the title of Rodger Streitmatter's book, Sex Sells. The Medias Journey from Repression to Obsession. It seems like no other human act drives "buying behavior" as much as sex appeal does. Therefore advertisers manipulate this human drive and than offer their products as a path of love, beauty and desirability which is their main purpose of advertising. In other words the main purpose of advertising is to sell products and what advertisers must do to get people to buy these products is to make products desirable to the chosen target consumers....   [tags: Rodger Streitmatter]

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Why Sex Sells Are More Than Ever By Jeanette Mulvey

- ... At first glance toward the advertisement, it becomes very obvious that 7 For All Mankind is selling sex appeal to females. By using images of equations and text of scholarly terms, they conform to the stereotypical idea of intelligence as sexiness. Also, the woman in the picture is wearing glasses, which is sometimes associated with being smart. On the other hand, stereotypically, intelligence can also portray negative thoughts when perceived of in a "nerd" way. To avoid this, the brand chose to highlight a woman....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Advertising, Female]

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The Wrong Cure For Sex Trafficking

- ... Weissmuller makes a less convincing argument than Biswas but he evidently makes a better ethos argument. Human trafficking is wrong and Weissmuller believes that the people know that. He says “if only we could just stop people from wanting to pay for sex altogether, the market for this nasty trafficking business would disappear once and for all” (Weissmuller, 2014, para. 1). Human trafficking is a supply and demand business because people demand sex and the traffickers supply it. They know it 's wrong but they don 't care, they are on the winning end either way....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution]

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The Right For Same Sex Marriage

- ... “A good deal of constitutionalism takes place at the margins of black letter law. Even when the law is clear and lines of legal authority indisputable, Americans have found ways historically to register disapproval and to drag out discussions about what precisely our Constitution means, what it requires us to do, and what it prohibits us from doing.” Davis was put into Jail for no other reason than defying the court order, however stories and rumors have been twisted in the media blaming the federal court for not letting Davis refuse to do what she does not believe in....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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A Discussion of Same-Sex Marriage

- The topic of same-sex marriage, or gay marriage, is extremely divisive in today's society. This paper will address some of the issues surrounding gay marriage. Many in favor of same-sex marriage suggest that gay couples should have the same marital benefits as heterosexual couples, which is simply a civil rights issue. In contrast, those against same-sex marriage see this concept as a moral matter, which violates traditional ethical standards. Since the beginning of time, most cultures have acknowledged marriage a unity between men and women....   [tags: controversial gay marriage]

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The Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

- For many years and in many countries same sex marriage was ignored not tolerated by many. It took a few years and after many debates Spain legalized same sex marriage on July 03, 2005. After many years under the governmental control of Gen. Francisco Franco and the Roman Catholic Church who so quickly put the ban on gay marriage. Once the Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero became the leader of the nations socialist party he immediately began the campaign for this world wide issue. Through research I will discuss my findings on the statistics on this issue, the pros and cons and of course how the community and the church reacted to this new law that equalizes same sex marriage....   [tags: spain, catholic church, gay marriage]

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Sex, Young Adults, and The Media

- The media plays a very big role in the lives of young adults today. Whether it is watching Access Hollywood, checking Perez Hilton’s blog religiously or watching fictitious TV shows and movies every night. All of the media in today’s society must add up to some influence on the teens of America. The media today mostly has lust and sex selling us products on television commercials or provocative ads in magazines, or the media just entertains us for hours on end. The media rarely has a positive influence, as it does not put sexual health messages in it’s television shows, movies, music lyrics, and magazines....   [tags: Media, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Moral Aspect Of Sex

- ... He claimed that concubinage occurs when someone surrenders to their impulse, but retains freedom and rights in regards to the other person (). This relationship only commits and enjoys to a part of a person instead of the person as a whole, which proves that a person is used as an object. So, the question that Kant raises is, what is the extent in which people are entitled to make use of the sexual impulses. He says that a man cannot dispose himself since he is not a thing. Nor, he is his own property....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Aesthetics]

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Sex Sells in Advertisement

- In 1972, Stephen Marks set out to change the fashion landscape in the United Kingdom when he founded French Connection. The company chiefly distributes its clothing through its own stores, however many other shops and department stores, such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom carry its products as well. In 1997, French Connection began labeling its clothes with the letters, FCUK, claiming that it was an acronym for French Connection United Kingdom. Using such slogans as “hot as fcuk” and “lucky fcuk,” French Connection became visible on store fronts, product labels, magazines, and billboards....   [tags: Advertising, argumentative, persuasive]

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Advertisings' Subliminal Messages

- Fallacious reasoning when used in regards to marketing, and better yet adverting. Is when one forms a strong, one-sided opinion based on their observation. Sometimes the reasoning can present a strong message; such as that from a dogmatic viewpoint where only one true choice exist within the mind of the observer. Though not all fallacious reasoning are extreme as the fallacious reasoning Dogmatism. Fallacious reasoning is used a lot in today’s advertising to influence people in society’s thinking, social atmospheres, and outlooks....   [tags: Dogmatism, Bandwagon, Sentimental Appeal]

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Teens and Sex - Sex in the New Millinium

- Sex in the New Millinium References to sexuality and sexual activities seem s to surround the American public in everything we do. Movies, music, the Bible, religion and politics are all related to sexuality and sexual activities in one way or another. MTV, the first 24-hour music network, has been structured around youths ranging from the age of 12 to 34. In fact 28% of their viewership is under the age of 18. You ask why bring MTV into something sexual. Well, the music videos shown tend to center their theme on gender portrayal sand sexual or violent content....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Does Sex Absolutely Sells?

- ... Peterson and Kerin (1977) aimed to examine the consumer attitudes of the female model in advertisement and firm producing product. Three independent variables were designed in the research; there were product type, the content of the ad and the gender of the respondent. Both of the feminine and masculine product were being used in the research: body oil and ratchet wrench set, that could also be seen as the product type of product/nudity congruence effects. Both of the products were matched with three types of model: demure, seductive and nude....   [tags: Advertising, Brand, Human sexuality, Male]

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Same-Sex Marriage Should NOT be Legalized

- Marriage. We celebrate it, sometimes mourn it, and even argue vehemently over it. Well, that is just what is happening today. No one can agree when it comes to the rights of marriage. Same-sex couples claim it is an unalienable right for them to marry. Opposite-sex couples get married on Friday and divorce on Monday. So what is the big issue. The hot topic these days seems to be the highly controversial issue of same-sex marriage. Should it be legalized. No. Same-sex marriage should not be legalized due to its harmful effects on societal order, the Constitution, and traditional religious values....   [tags: Anti Gay Marriage]

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Violence, Drama, Comedy, and Sex – It Must be Professional Wrestling

- Violence, Drama, Comedy, and Sex – It Must be Professional Wrestling If prompted to identify every professional sport in recent history, the typical response would consist of: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey, and golf. However, one very significant and deeply rooted sport is absent from this list. This sport is interestingly labeled as “Professional Wrestling,” the seemingly “advanced” level of amateur wrestling. Stemming from the gladiators of ancient Rome, this phenomenon has survived the greater part of 3000 years....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Same Sex Adoption : Preference Or Prejudice?

- ... The court records claim this law was to tell homosexuals "We 're really tired of you. We wish you 'd go back into the closet.” Biskupic reiterates the absurdity of this remaining law by discussing its harmfulness to social justice and to all the adoptable children stuck in group homes. Her purpose is to bring light to this situation and asserts “The Supreme Court 's refusal to hear an appeal was a setback for the American Civil Liberties Union and gay rights groups.” This law built itself on a basis of hate, and it is that same hate that is blinding the justices from seeing the best interests for the children Anita Kumar, author for the Washington Post, wrote an article titled “Adoptio...   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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Fighting for Equality: Same-Sex Marriages

- Same-sex marriages have been at the center of heated discussion since 1993, since the Hawaiian Supreme Court stated that allowing same-sex partners to license their relationships contradicted the Constitution. In 2004 Massachusetts was the first state to announce that it would make same-sex marriages legal. At present there are seventeen states, along with the District Columbia, which allow this kind of marriage. However, there are still thirty-three states which consider same-sex marriages unconstitutional....   [tags: homosexual legislation]

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Same-Sex Parents and Their Struggle with Adoption

- The California UPA has a unique function, which allows a mother to establish parenthood through the provision that fathers use to establish paternity. The California Supreme Court recognized that the Court of Appeal made an error, by ruling, “California law recognizes only one natural mother”, in interpreting a statement from a prior California Supreme Court ruling in Johnson v. Calvert. The Attorney General, representing “the public interest in establishing, modifying, and enforcing support obligations,” contended that the statement from Johnson, cannot be used to deny children of same-sex parents the benefits that children of opposite-sex couples receive when only two parties are entitled...   [tags: parenthood, court, gay and lesbians]

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Same-Sex Marriage Court Case

- It took less than two hours after Chief U. S. District Judge, Vaughn Walker ruled against California’s ban on same sex marriage (aka gay marriage) before my inbox choked from over 175 emails about it. Apparently, some people think I’m too “queer-friendly” for my own good. But, thankfully, many of the emails—most, actually—praised the move; some others respectfully disagreed with it; and then the usual handful of morons puked forth THEIR opinions, including that I’m too “queer-friendly.” Upfront, I don’t give a damn what mental midgets think of me OR how many people think homosexuality is immoral and/or unnatural....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Legal System Of The United States

- ... Attorneys representing either side are to guide clients through the legal process to the best of their capabilities. If all parties perform their jobs properly, the truth should be clear and justice will be served. Analytical vs. Opposed While we are most familiar with an analytical system in which the involved parties (with the help of their lawyers) control the case and the judge acts as an arbiter, this is not the only way a judiciary may operate. In contrast, to the opposed system is the analytical system....   [tags: United States, Law, Common law, Appeal]

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A Correlation Between Sexuality, Power, and Gender Inequality of Women

- In this essay I conduct a close reading of Hakim’s thesis which considers the correlation between sexuality, power and gender inequality. I suggest that Hakim’s work merits attention as it reflects the current debate concerning women’s sexuality and power within the sex industry. Using prostitution as my main argument, I will outline her central theme erotic capital—is overstretched and downplays structures of race, class and age that largely effect women’s access to socio-economic capital. Furthermore, I communicate ways that Hakim might counteract her critics, but conclude her theory as being indefensible.    The central thesis of this book builds on Bourdieu's analysis of the forms of c...   [tags: sex, industry, prostituation]

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The Impact Of Advertising On The Advertising Industry

- Advertising is one of the largest industries in today’s world. The advertising industry is forced to adapt to the changing times. The role of gender in the advertising business has been heavily debated since the use of sexual appeal in advertising. Women have always been used to sell products, but in recent years the advertising tactics have become outrageous. Recent women’s ad is oversexualized and unrealistic compared to their older counterparts. Many years ago advertisements used to be about the product, but now it is only trying to objectify women to sell....   [tags: Advertising, Sex in advertising, Marketing]

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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

- The Sun Also Rises is a great novel about the “lost generation”, which is the post war generation. Ernest Hemingway was inspired by real life events when writing this novel, basing the events and characters off of his personal experiences with friends and life after war. In this novel there is an abundance of casual sex between characters, and Lady Brett Ashley is the main character that displays these shows of promiscuity, constantly seducing men to get what she wants. Brett is the only woman that is fully developed in the story and her value is of expensive jewelry to the men, yet she uses and treats them differently....   [tags: casual sex, brett]

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Advertisments of Skyy Vodka

- Skyy Vodka is constantly releasing suggestive advertisements. The advertisements always appeal to sex and often promote the sexual benefits of drinking Skyy Vodka. On this paper two Skyy Vodka advertisements will be analyzed. The first ad is entitled “The Antagonist.” This ad adheres to the usual standards of Skyy advertisements, and it has an underlying theme of white, male supremacy and the female threat to that power. To attract attention, this advertisement utilizes a visual headline, which is simply the product name – enough to grab people’s attention....   [tags: sex, benefits, antagonist]

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The Ultimate Hollywood Beauty: Marilyn Monroe

- Marilyn Monroe, a woman whose name was a synonymous for Hollywood beauty, had a bold side to her (“About Marilyn Monroe”). It wasn’t just her looks that just made her popular it was how she stood up for herself in situations. Many decades after her death in 1962, at the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe’s reputation and popularity have not wavered at all. Marilyn Monroe, a beautiful yet confident woman, made a bold statement with her sex appeal and fashion on how women should be confident about their own bodies and not be looked at as just a child bearer....   [tags: cinematic history, sex symbols]

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Sex Education Is One Thing By Anna Quindlen

- ... He uses a good analogy, teaching adolescence sex education compared to teaching them how to drive. He says that sex education would be comparable to that if we gave kids the key to the car without mentioning how to steer, use the brakes or how to obey road signs. There are many factors that come into play when Lahey is talking about how to handle sex education. People want to believe that children are ignorant so they don’t like to go into detail about facts. The finalizing point Lahey addresses in her article is that we need to stop assuming children do not know anything, because in reality, they know more than we give them credit for....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Teenage pregnancy]

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Stereotyping Is An Adaptive Mechanism

- ... To test this theory, Vrugt and Luyerink recruited 80 university students of varying gender. The sample was to partake in a repeated measures design, in order to assess photographs of both men and women. Furthermore, the stimulus individuals depicted in the photographs were positioned with their legs either open or closed, and were to be evaluated on two separate seven-point scales. The first scale offered nine different feminine traits, accompanied by nine masculine traits: whilst the second scale offered four feminine professions, and four masculine occupations....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Same-Sex Couples: Is The United States the Land of the Free or Not?

- Many people come to the United States in hopes of having the freedom that they hear others talk about. What many don’t realize is that there are still many citizens fighting for certain freedoms even today in America. Many people define freedom in several ways: religious freedom, freedom to own a gun, and freedom to speak what is on their mind. However, there are still many people who are hoping for the freedom to love and marry that one special person in order to make their family complete without persecution....   [tags: freedom, marriage act, adoptions]

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What Schools Should Teach Kids About Sex

- ... A great example of this was when she made the following statement, “… because U.S. students are the highest rated, along with the U.K, in teen pregnancies and new STI cases each year even though they only represent a fourth of the nation’s sexually active population” with this statement the author attempts to appeal to logos and pathos (Lahey). Even though this sentence has a great amount of logos it lacks in ethos because it has no credibility. Where did she get the information that the U.S has the most pregnant teens, and what makes that source credible to give out that information and be trusted....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy]

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Candie's Foundation is on a Mission of Safe Sex for Teenagers

- Living in the modern world full of people trying to persuade, sell or advocate for many different things people usually do not pay attention to what they are perceiving subconsciously. When viewing an advertisement like that of the Candie’s Foundation, whose mission is to create awareness of teen pregnancy and safe sex, cannot be overlooked because of the strong persuasion used in the Candie’s advertisement. Though there are many forms of advertising, the basic foundations of a good argument are ethos, pathos, and logos....   [tags: advertisement, persuade, pregnant]

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Sex Sells, But At What Cost: American Apparel

- “Sex sells” has been used as an excuse to exploit and humiliate women through advertising for years. It is seen everywhere: television, movies, magazines, billboards, literally any place that can have an advertisement put in/on it. One company that specializes in advertisements composed of sexualizing women in order to sell their clothes is American Apparel. For years, they have created degrading ads that make the average believe they need to look like these images in order to feel good about themselves....   [tags: Sexuality ]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage is Inevitable

- Same-sex Marriage is Inevitable       For many parents, the marriage of their child is a very happy and proud time. Most parents expect their children to get married and have children. But what if their child is gay or lesbian. Their child may have met the perfect person to spend their life with, but their child cannot get legally married. Same-sex couples can hold wedding ceremonies, but the law does not recognize these unions. Many heterosexuals take for granted the benefits that are extended to their spouse by way of legal marriage....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Same-Sex Marriage

- The National Organization for Marriage is a non-profit organization with a strong opposition on same-sex marriage. This organization was founded in 2007, whose mission is to protect marriage along with the faith and traditions that endure it. They created the advertisement to persuade viewers why they should be as opposed to same sex marriage and to see how it has affected the lives of others as well. Once they have the viewers’ attention drawn in from their sympathy and suspicion as to where this story or storm is heading, they continue to share various people’s stories showing their concern on same-sex marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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The Talented Freak

- The music industry has taken a wrong turn, and it affects our new generation; music videos becoming more like pornographic trailers causing men and women to objectify each other as a sex object. According to Camille Paglia (lecturer, educator, and feminist) in “Lady Gaga and The Death of Sex,” “Hollywood discovered that sex was great box office” (2). Because sex sells, it is a market technique used by record companies to sell more record. So does sex usage really empower women. In Paglia’s article, “Madonna I: Animality and Artifice,” she claims that dominatrix (used by Madonna) empowers women, and it should be praised by all female musicians (89)....   [tags: Music, Lady Gaga, Sex]

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The Effect Of Spatial Ability On Math / Science Related Fields

- ... Mostly half of the studies shown in Ceci and Williams findings, display that there is no “sex discrimination” towards the graduation and application towards math related fields; but rather a difference in fertility rate for women. First, Marsh, Bornmann, Mutz, Daniel, and O’Mara displayed that females weren’t being discriminated in interviews, but rather there was an increase of interviews extended towards women (no sex differences in jobs offered) (2009). Others determined that there was one factor that impacted their performance rate, and that is having children....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Sex, Sexual dimorphism]

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The Debate over Same Sex Marriage

- The Debate over Same Sex Marriage Legislation is deeply entrenched in language and the continual process of interpretation. Laws are created as a response to cultural and societal needs, wants and norms and are restructured and interpreted as these desires and standards change over time. The importance of the words chosen and the syntax used in order to translate society's standards into legislation are amplified over time because they are continuously deconstructed, examined, and analyzed. As these laws are applied to and challenged by society, policymakers must examine them and then change them through discourse and dialogue....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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