When we first received this assignment, numerous ideas flew through my head. Since I have lived in Saint Louis for my entire life, it is extremely simple for me to see the problems that exist in our society. Although I can see these problems particularly easy, it may not be so clear for men to see these troubles. Nature versus nurture, religion, and race are just a few of the problems that exist today for an American female. Those are just a few of the thousands of causes and effects that one might see in American cultures. Since there are so many cultures living within one, it makes it extraordinarily hard to fit the image of the perfect American girl. Even if these ideas exist, the ones I can relate to the most are artificiality, stereotypes, and peer pressure. Artificiality exists in high schools, college, and in the professional environment. It is one of those topics that seems to never go away and is constantly being displayed by women all over. Advertisements are usually the first visuals noticed by children, particularly girls. Whether it’s on billboards, televisions, or on the products themselves girls notice the person who is considered to be the face of the advertisement. These models typically have long beautiful hair, perfect complexions, and a very thin builds. Little girls look to these women as role models and try to mimic their styles and attitudes: perfect build and sultry attitudes. Since they are exposed to these views early on, girls become extremely self-conscious because they do not look similar to the women on the advertisements. It is a topic that is rarely talked about but can be seen in perfectly airbrushed, cosmetically altered, and sexually appealing billboards. The cause of the problem is that company A, whom is posting the ad, does so to increase sales. In effect of posting the ad, females all over the United States are influenced and this increases artificiality. Females want to be what they see....
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