The focus of this research was to see what caused girls to be so pressured into being really thin or why some girls were anorexic. In my research, I learned the media plays a big part in why girls go to the extreme to be thin. Major points I learned is that the media targets teen girls with photo-shopped images of models. There are positive effects of media, I think otherwise. When girls see these “models” they feel no matter how it takes to get there, they have to be like these models.
Women and young girls are obsessively trying to alter their appearance just to look like the perfect body images we see in movies and magazines. What is body image? Body image is how people picture themselves and how they think other people picture them. It is basically how you feel about your body, and it includes your imagination, emotions, and perception. Images portrayed by the media tend to make people strive to be someone else's idea of perfect, while ignoring their own goals.
Along with the use of comedy as a means of critique, Fey also incorporates humor as a tool to downplay the serious aspect of her topic and as a way of keeping the attention of her audience. Fey incorporates humor throughout her entire narrative in order to critique the patriarchal society that she finds herself surrounded by. Fey’s use of humor is made up of sarcasm and does a good job at making her harder to refute. “The only person I can think of who has escaped the ‘crazy’ moniker is Betty White, which, obviously, is because people still want to have sex with her” (Fey p.3). Fey makes choses to talk about the way women are treated in the entertainment industry with a joke on Betty White, which targets both sexism and ageism, which Fey repeatedly addresses, but with a softer approach through the use of humor.
How Does Carol Ann Duffy Present Women in Mrs Aesop and Litany? In both Mrs Aesop and Litany Duffy presents women at quite different angles. In Mrs Aesop Duffy makes reference to women as blunt and constantly criticising, a trait that is very unusual for a feminist. Because of her jealousy she makes fun of his masculinity and insults him the sex was diabolical. Showing a stronger side to Mrs Aesop, but also a rather childish one.
It might be called entertainment standard to serve audience's pleasure. However, feminist’s observation is too delicate to recognize those film marketing plan, they note it like a threat. The more objective actress becomes on media, the heavier responsibility female feel for how should they look like, even from a young girl to adult women. They tend to pay more attention to their looking instead of their health, lives. And now, movies also give them some kinds of invisible pressure on what they sensitive most: Beauty.
For her, being a role model being too sexy is not truly an excellent manner to appeal to young children. While many people have witnessed Rihanna transform both musically and physically, the now “bad girl” image she portrays in her recent music videos has dominated her artistic abilities by creating songs and videos that display violent and racy behavior. These videos are promoting organizations to censor her and her performances and rightfully I think they should be banned. Has Rihanna has gone too far, In with her new video, “S&M”? She is exposing racy footage in an inappropriate manner.
In the article, “Controlling your reality” Paige Pfleger states “Reality television can also preserve old fashioned notions about sexual stereotyping. Women are encouraged to fulfill roles as “the slut” and are simultaneously devalued by doing so” sadly these are the types of stereotypes young girls and women grow up with (3). Little girls are told to act a certain way only for society to reject and humiliate them for it. In The Hunger Games Collins makes a point by sexually objectifying Glimmer, a career tribute, because she looks like the stereotype of sexy. In the novel Collins writes, “The girl tribute from District 1, looking provocative in a see-through gold gown…With that flowing blonde hair, emerald green eyes, her body tall and lush… she’s sexy all the way”(125).Collins makes it clear that society has a very specific image of what sexy should look like.
Thelma and Louise: A Provocative Movie Sara Lugo For people who are just looking for entertainment, Thelma and Louise could simply be a “chick flick”. For those with a sharp-eye, the film is a women’s yawp, a condemnation of the conventional rules, and a firm resistance to the patriarchal society. The movie released in 1991 divided the audience in two groups: the feminist and the anti-feminist according to the way the public received Hollywood’s change of perspective for this movie, which presents the events from the female’s character’s point of view. Thelma and Louise sabotaged the established social archetypes about gender roles diffusing the women’s image of passiveness, submission, and domesticity, caricaturing the stereotypical male characters, and exalting female’s friendship, instead of the competitiveness and rivalry the media have always shown between women. We born female or male, and depends on our sex, society assigns us a gender role “societal members decide what being male or female mean” (Burke 1).
Despite trying to portray her feelings in an abstract and metaphorical way, Miley’s music video ended up coming across as overdramatic, inappropriate, and in a sense, masochistic. These themes present in the music video along with the sex appeal override the ethos and true meaning behind the song. As a young female, Miley Cyrus hopes to relate to her main audience, who are teenagers and young adults that also experience heartbreak and emotional pain in similar ways. Those teenagers and young adults who have grown up with her and support her through her career love her just the
The song, directed to various celebrity women, presents today’s modern woman as scandalous, with an unsung claim of reevaluation of oneself and purity needs to be reintroduced in the media. The band’s lyrics to the song convey a stereotypical Hollywood woman who is nonetheless worthless and disgraceful in her behavior and appearance. In the opening verse of the song, a scene depicting a socialistic woman in revealing clothing with an addiction to cocaine is introduced to the listener. According to lines 5–7 in the lyrics, rehab is where the authorities, or her publicists, have to send her to protect her image (Papa Roach, 2008)1. In the recent decade rehab has been used as a way to fix reputations.