Of course not. We shouldn’t be surprised when we here of stories when adolescent males rape young women when it’s what the media and celebrities seem to be promoting. Therefore to stop the rape the media and well known celebrities should change the way they promote mainly women and take a stand against music which has anything to do with sex or gender inequality, and those songs and videos should be
Sexy Sells Sex is everywhere in our society. It is on the television, radio, billboards, magazines, and basically everywhere you look today. Advertising has a great influence on what men and women buy, what they wear, and how they look, but is that always a good thing? "Pornography is more dangerously mainstream when its glorification of rape and violence shows up in mass media, in films and television shows,in comedy and music videos, and in advertising" (272.) Jean Killbourne, author of "Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt", has a very strong opinion of women being used for sex appeal, and that is that advertising has reached a point where bodies are portrayed as objects therefore normalizing attitudes that lead to sexual aggression.
How exactly does the media portray women? The easiest way to answer this question is to take a look at how the media depicts success and beauty in regards to women. Some of the most successful women in the celebrity world are known for one thing: their bodies. “Female empowerment, as portrayed in the media, is achieved through sexuality” (Generation M: misogyny in media & culture 62). For example, at the MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna and Britney Spears locked lips in what was considered more than “a peck on the cheek”.
Daniel Resultan Professor Steve Fried English 151 1837 16 March 2012 Cupid’s Scent Are you a guy struggling to find the woman of your dreams? Don’t you just wish you could have hundreds of model quality females chasing you because they are sexually attracted to you? The question is how this can happen in real life. Axe advertisers help answer this questions with their commercial for Axe body spray. It’s sometimes a problem for guys when it comes to meeting women.
Being a mother at the age of fifteen was not an easy task but Daphne had no other choice. With a sometimes delightful, well paying, unrewarding job that got bills paid and food on the table. Daphne found out that a common disease amongst her family resided under her flesh. Breast cancer found her at an early age but it has not gotten the best of her. Throughout 38 years of living, being a single mother, working the same career for 17 years, and fighting breast cancer still has not strangled the liveliness from Daphne’s spirits.
Oscar Chen Ms. Norton 2. May.2013 Rape Culture Rape culture has greatly influenced society and has caused women to sink in danger situations. Rape is ultimately caused by men’s urge to enjoy the power they can exert over women’s bodies. Rape not only includes sexual assaults but also serve violent and punishment for women. Rape has affected many cultures and women’s life that we cannot imagine.
In Amanda Fazzone’s article “Boob Tube,” she explains how TV. show heroines are empowered only because they “bask in the sex object role,” even though NOW (National Organization for Women) states that these “intelligent” and “well-rounded” women are able to “break out of the sex object role and portray authentic people.” Fazzone questions NOW’s credibility for their criterion of their idea of authentic and intelligent women. “If heroines like Felicity are empowered, it’s only because they’ve decided that what really drives female power is sex,” Fazzone states at the beginning of the article. Fazzone takes a stand against NOW asking how they choose their endorsements. NOW explains that their endorsements are intelligent, well-rounded authentic women, but Fazzone wants to know if they are really women who bask in the sex object role, and what are the shows NOW endorses are really about?
The text Mariah Burton Nelson, “I Won, I’m Sorry” is centered on the culture of women athletics during their athletic career, how they must always create the atmosphere of femininity to accept being a winner. Most professional women athlete today in 2012 feel a degree of femininity is essential to having a successful career. A good point is how women athletes have crossed over to more feminine competition as beauty queens, swimsuit models for “Sport’s Illustrated” to escape connotations such as; the female athlete being associated with being a lesbian. The author of the text notes how the media plays a great role in determining how the public perceives female athlete roles. The addressing of the media having a role in projection of a female athlete role interjects the media may not always send the best message concerning a female athlete, which is a message of femininity concerning the athlete.
State Basketball Finals Allie Warren ENGL – 101 Gail Fox, Instructor University of Indianapolis [September 8, 2013] “My girls never quit, and I’m just as pleased that they continued to play hard throughout.” This is a quote from Brownstown Central High School’s varsity girls’ basketball coach, Karla Rieckers. Coach Rieckers has been coaching basketball for 19 years, but has only been the head coach at Brownstown Central for the past six years. Before she started coaching at Brownstown, the girls’ basketball team was not necessarily getting the support from the community, that it should have been receiving. When having this kind of backing from the public, we didn’t have the faith in ourselves that we could achieve amazing goals.
The men that rape women do it to feel powerful and in control. Those men see women as a way to get that power and control. Bad influences and atmospheres lead to those kind of men and they lead to the rapes of women. ( About Date Rape 2002) When a sixteen year old girl, Lani, had finally got a date with her crush , she was ecstatic. But she had given him too much credit as the sweetest guy on earth.