These stories assist the reader in understanding the serious widespread nature of the issue. Producing these magazines could not only improve the health of many young women, but also mounts pressure onto big name fashion industries to change their ways on body image. Equally alarming are the opinions of Kristy Greenwood from the Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria. Greenwood, as a well-known figure with a great deal of authority, argues against the major magazine companies. She claims that “if consumers change their
The book consists of monologues by a various number of women. Every monologue expresses the aspects of things women go through in their lifetime, such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, and talking about their vagina in metaphorical ways or simply the physicality of it. Some pieces were of importance to me because some reminded me of past readings and research, and some because I can relate on a personal level. On page 9, the subject being questioned was hair. In the piece, the woman stated that her husband hated her hair down there.
She’s had many of her work featured in other newspapers such as New York Times, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. Heldman uses surveys, self-studies and examples to prove that self-objectification can affect one’s health in both mentally and physically. The definition of self-objectification is viewing one’s body as a sex object to be consumed by the opposite sex gaze, as stated in the article. Analyzing this article, which I can relate to because I too am one of those who read Seventeen magazine and get influence by all the beautiful girls who look so perfect. Heldman states, “With each image, you’re hit with a simple, subliminal message : Girls’ and women’s bodies are objects for others to visually consume.” (Heldman 1) She talks about how in every newspaper stand there is many magazines in which show these so called “cover girls” who look so pretty and have no imperfections.
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?
Kilbourne 2 Jean Kilbourne is a feminist author, speaker, and filmmaker who is internationally recognized for her work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. She has a popular essay piece called “Two Ways Women Can Get Hurt”, in this particular piece her main argument is that men and women are misrepresented as sex symbols and tools. The media puts women on display that dehumanizes them; the media also shows that women are usually submissive against men. In Judith Lorbers essay called, “Believing is Seeing”, Lorber argues that men and women are different biologically, that society can’t just label human beings as male and female. Lorber also says that not all people are completely men or completely women.
They look at all factors such as cunnilingus, female ejaculation and the G-spot to see if there is any evidence to support what some of their theories suggest and whether the female orgasm doe have any factors of being important in creating human life. Many will argue over this topic but we should take a look at some studies that have tried to look deeper into a woman’s vagina to really understand the mechanics of how it all works and what reasoning there may be for women to have sexual pleasure at all. Keywords: Orgasm, vagina, pleasure, cunnilingus, female ejaculation. The Female Orgasm: How does it
Due to the limited amount of resources and the restrictions laid upon women for practicing rhetoric, it is astonishing how many women were still able to make a significant impact on the field of rhetoric which I feel has paved the way for women’s liberations rights today. Christine de Pizan portrayed the art of rhetoric through language and letter writing as she challenged the boundaries of women’s input at the time. She sought to save the reputation of women, who at the time were being slandered and shine a new spotlight for women’s advancement. It is imperative that more time and space be dedicated to Christine De Pizan in Herricks textbook of rhetoric and many more to follow. Christine De Pizan is a brave woman who stood up to the verbal assaults on women in the 14th century.
Brandi Graves Ms. Stubbs English 1301 15 October 2013 Woman in Advertising Jean Kilbourne an award winning author and educator who is known for her lectures on the effects of how women are objectified through the media. In her article “Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt.” Advertising and Violence; Kilbourne paints a picture of how women are abused, and objectified. In the article she uses pictures to show how advertisements portray women and girls. A closer look at this article is necessary to show how important it is to know what women go through just to please other people and to be labeled as a sex icon. Kilbourne uses brand names such as Calvin Klein and DRAKAR a men’s cologne.
Woman Endures; Man Endures “Sex and the Teenager Girl,” by Caitlin Flanagan was an opinion article published in the New York Times Online on January 13th, 2008. In the article, Flanagan discusses teenage pregnancy, and how it can be socially and psychologically damaging to a young woman. She explains the differences between male and female involvement and the respective burdens carried. The article covers the topic that although female ascension is a current goal of society, there were underlying humanistic reasons for the way women were previously sheltered. Flanagan wishes to know if the total liberation of females must include their sexuality, and if so, can humanity change or eliminate the scrutiny of young women caught in precarious situations resulting from the consequences of their sexuality.
Large portions of the population are modeling behavior after advertisements and reality television. However, do all these mass media portrayals match real women’s personalities? In this work we are going to examine the real world of famous women and see if there is any difference between their experiences and stereotypes introduced by media and reality. To be able to answer this question it is important to highlight the meaning of the word “stereotype”. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines stereotype to be “something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents