Hollywood’s Whores Music has always been an inspirational outlet for self expression and as a way to let go of suppressed feelings—many of which are not so pleasant. Various songs in the modern rock genre always come to mind when controversies arise in Hollywood. The band Papa Roach is no exception. Songwriter and Papa Roach band singer Jacoby Shaddix introduced the explicit song Hollywood Whore in 2008 and a music video for the song in middle October of the year. 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.
Femininity and masculinity according to Goffmann, can be ‘conveyed fleetingly in any social situation and yet [is] something which strikes at the most basic characteristics of the individual’ (Dyer, 2002: p.98). ‘Advertising seems to be obsessed with gender and sexuality’ (Jhally, 1990, p.135). This is because gender is in human form, it’s either we are male or female, so it is important to identify with who we are, before we can relate to the advertisement. Along with realizing which gender we are, it comes with the traits each gender represent. Celebrities are sometimes associated with brands
The voice answers its own question by stating, "The beauty industry is the beast."  This "uncommercial," made by the media watchdog collective Adbusters, is a wry spoof of Calvin Klein's television advertisements for Obsession perfume. More than merely a clever parody, though, this advertisement points to a significant trend. The fashion industry, with its array of models, magazines and photographers, has been under serious attack in recent years for its portrayal of women, which groups like Adbusters and About-Face  see as leading to eating disorders, poor self-image, violence against women and drug use. These first and last accusations are leveled most heavily at the style of fashion photography known as "heroin chic," which displays, without airbrushing or heavy cosmetics, the extremely thin faces and bodies of female and male models in withdrawn poses and in urban settings.
Web. 4 Nov. 2009. . Julian Dibbel, Authoer of “A Rape in Cyberspace” write about a particular event that happened not in real life, but in an imaginary world. He opens with a strong a vulgar introduction that may have an emotional appeal for the audience. He paints a picture of a horrifying rape scene that’s intended to capture the reader’s attention and maybe even scare the reader a little bit.
She has no identity beyond that of an object to be gawked at by an intended male audience. In the twentieth century, this idea is maintained. Sexualized images of women are continually circulated via mass media. In the form of pin ups - usually well-known personalities, but like earlier depictions of women they were presented as sexual objects, their sole purpose was to flaunt their sexuality for men. Tired of being misrepresented as subjects and overlooked as serious artists, women artists revolted during this feminist movement with a kind of art that had an undeniable presence that was too shocking to be ignored.
Besides, these women do exist not only in the novel but women like this exist in real life. The women are treated as property instead of human beings. The one and only purpose in their lives is to have children. The dystopic novel that she created isolated certain social trends and exaggerated them to make clear their most negative qualities. Pornography is a huge factor in The Handmaid's Tale.
We live in a more "sexualized and media-saturated culture" where a girl's appearance is the only thing that seems to matter. She argues that girls in junior high are doing drugs and having sex because they are pressured to "be beautiful and sophisticated." The protected space we call childhood has grown shorter. We live in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, "girl poisoning" culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit, and natural impulses, which ultimately destroys their self-esteem.
However, many rap songs today in one way or another are degrading and offensive towards women or in other words, misogyny. Society is affected negatively because the later generations are growing up thinking that misogyny is acceptable. Although many people believe rap is a harmless genre of music, most rap music consists of lyrics that portray women in a derogatory fashion. Many of rap songs involve name calling and violent attitude directed more likely at women in general than a particular person. Women in those songs are mostly placed in a sexual context and called offensive words such as bitch, whore, and slut.
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
Is this sexual revolution simply women wanting the same sexual freedom as men? Then I thought maybe these artists are just using sex to sell records? I’d like to look at that perspective, as well as the objectification of women in pop videos. America’s modern sexual revolution can be traced back to 1930’s, but the 1960’s is the period I’d like to focus on. The ‘60s was a time of societal change on many fronts, from the feminist movement, to gay and civil rights issues.