Weekly Reflection # 5: Socialization
Gender socialization is ingrained into society from gestation to death through various forms of agents contributing to how individuals view society, themselves, and groups. Mass media and peer groups both influence individuals immensely. Society is influenced in a Varity of forms in which are generally controlled by the U.S. Government in one way or another, involving from news to schools, from how we raise our children to how we care for our elderly. The aspects on how individuals go about life, common normality grow and change as individuals take values that have been taught from parents, raise families of their own and pass down the cycle of generational values and belief`s follow along, passing down and growing weeding out is no longer of use and recreating new values, and beliefs.
The video “Killing Us Softly” by Jean Kil explains the stereo type’s society is faced with. The advertisements are polluting the deep recesses of our subconscious altering our perception of beauty. Although, the people who advertise the clothes, makeup, hair products, ect are computer enhanced with bits and pieces of different individuals all creating one perfect person. The ideal image of beauty corrupts societies view influencing individuals to believe they are inadequate and need to purchase products making them more appealing to the opposite sex. In a positive look at advertisement provides society with the knowledge the capitally to research what products to invest in and what not to. Advertisements also inform the public what department stores have on sale in order to save money. As the seasons change leading us from year to year the idea of what is in style, types of outdated technology, as well as current resources are informed through mass media.
The article by Ruth Padawer “What`s so Bad About s Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress” talks about how society has defined what means to be a woman or man....
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