Nadine Zaiour Sarah Stewart ENC 1101 23 October 2012 Bad Romance Lady Gaga’s single Bad Romance shares the main message that expresses that she would be willing to do anything and everything, even self-sacrifice, in order to acquire fame. Throughout the music video, Gaga is shown as a disposed victim in today’s music and media’s sketchy industry. According to the lyrics, Lady Gaga’s dream is to live in a ‘bad romance’ world with the satanic and devilish effects of the music industry. Even though she knows it has it flaws and defects, she still wishes to be part of this elite group no matter what. In a way, the correct term to describe her would be a fame devourer; she lives off of the fame.
Anna Gaskell: The Struggle For Identity “It’s about the suspension of disbelief, the possibility of the impossible, the absence of doubt, and the completeness of faith” –Anna Gaskell. Anna Gaskell is a profound artist that is part of the generation who is passionate about feminist conceptual photography. Each body of work appears to narrate, but hinders one’s ability to draw clear connections among the images. Gaskell’s work is distinct, in a way that most of her series’ are of adolescent girls that reference mind games, literature, and psychology. Her art pertains to surrealism, and relates to fantasy, horror, female sexuality, and the subconscious.
The concerned expression on her face in the image reinforces her mood about the issue of porn in pop videos, and the simple declarative quote in the caption sums the article up. The main body of the article starts off with nouns in apposition “singer Annie Lennox”. This ensures that anyone who may be unsure as to who Lennox is, is made aware that she is in the music business and again emphasises her authority on the topic. There is then a quote from her, saying that music videos have become “highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment”. The adverb ‘highly’ intensifies her point that the ‘pornography’ is styled as to be hidden by a layer of entertainment unlike regular porn, and the noun “accompaniment”
First Amendment and Pornography These articles have opposing viewpoints on laws concerning pornography. Both authors argue their side of the issue while having many of the same ideas as each other. To begin, “The First Amendment Junkie” by Susan Jacoby states that certain restrictions on pornography would be a violation of the first amendment. Susan Jacoby is known for writing about women's rights and issues for popular magazines such as Glamour, McCalls, and The Nation. The next article is "Let's put Pornography Back in the Closet" by Susan Brownmiller.
Female Chauvinist Pigs are women who sexually only objectify other women and themselves. Some women gain empowerment by disciplining oneself from women who are “girly girls”, while simultaneously objectifying such women like going to strip clubs and reading Playboy. Others gain empowerment by objectifying themselves through sexual appeal. Both are an attempt to gain status whether being through the attempt of acting like a male chauvinist or through embodying what society portrays as the ideal object of male desire. As an example, Camille Paglia, in an interview with spin magazine expresses “The people who criticize me, these
The girl’s interests are usually limited to make-up, hair, boys and shopping. Movies such as ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Clueless’ and television shows such as ‘Big Bang Theory’, ‘Home & Away’ and ‘Sex In The City” encourage the idea that teenage girls and women are ditzy, stupid and superficial. The movie Clueless (1995), for example, stared Cher (Alicia Silverstone), a rich teenager from Beverly Hills. She was blonde and beautiful, and enjoyed the "typical" teenage girl activities. Cher and her friends spent all their time shopping, doing makeovers and chasing after guys.
She has a great impact on American pop culture and the lives of women with her empowering music by planting a message in the society that being a female means she is in control and aiming to success comes with hard work. Beyonce Knowles is an influential icon in popular culture with her award-winning songs and top quality performances while at the same time, managing her million dollars businesses and playing the role of a wife and mother. She marks her place as a female artist that will be remembered over many years to come because she sets the standard of perfection in the music industry and she has inspired fellow singers and performers to follow her footsteps. British singer Leona Lewis commented, “Beyonce is great, so lovely and down to earth and talented. She’s inspiring”.
Everytime I see a fashion show I get excited and I start commenting on the clothes that I like. I always pretend I’m there and I have to choose which outfit looks best. Fashion Merchandising is the career for me because I love everything they do. Fashion merchandising feeds all my interests with designs, fashion shows, and money. Also it acquires all the abilities I have, good management, trend predictions, and etc.
Mass media has played a very special and important role in social influences and identifications. Beauty in our eyes of the beholder and the media is that of the beholder such as it can be a powerful agent of gender role socialization. Sex is everywhere you turn. Victoria’s Secret is notorious for their ads that plaster billboards and the sides of buildings, featuring scantily - clad women suggesting an obvious sexual air. One of the website site I will represent with sexuality media advertisement is the “Abercrombie and Fitch”.
These confronting performance caused the audience to consider the body image of a female, and the possible disorders and emotions that come with the modern day pressure of what it is to be beautiful. Another example of a practicing contemporary artist is the pseudonymous graffiti artist Banksy. Banksy’s works take a humourous approach to anti-capitalist, anti-establishment and anti-war statements. Stenciled on public surfaces around the world, Banksy’s children, rats, policemen, apes, soldiers and elderly are renowned for his intention to cause criticism and debate. A popular issue raised is if the law should be ignored in the name of art,