Are Women Portrayed in the Media?

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Professor: Guarracino
English 1101-135
10 April 2012
Are Women portrayed in the media?
The highlight on the latter raises a larger question about the radicalized sexual images of women today. It is most likely the society that is bombarded by the media’s usage of advertisements, television, billboards, magazines and internet. We are surrounded by the images that most people don’t have. Reality shows and entertainment are emulated and are the common choices for teens today. They may seem like harmless amusing entertainment but take a closer look, and you’ll see that the way women are portrayed is far from the truth. This may seems to be a successful marketing tool for several sources but its ways of showing malicious actions. The media portrays women negatively due to beauty, body image, and sexual objectification. The media sells an image of what they deem to be the ideal women; young, tall, thin with the perfect proportions, hair, skin, and teeth. Everywhere you turn we are bombarded with unattainable images which models are manipulated in some cases. Making women feel inadequate weight wise and age wise increases their like hood of purchasing weight loss and beauty products and clothes. As statics show 90% of women are unhappy with at least one aspect of their physical appearance. As quoted by Philippe Harousseau “The existing narrow definition of beauty is not only unrealistic and unattainable, but clearly it also creates hang-ups that can lead girls to question their own beauty. It’s time to free the next generation from these stereotypes and give girls the tools they need to discover their own definition of beauty.” Women are pressured not only to look beautiful, but also to be sexy. The sexual objectification of women in the media is prevailing. An example of this can be seen everywhere in society today. Which I believe that women are portrayed all less than equal to men, not only by society, but by the mass media as well! Women are looked...
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