The article states that over the years, models become thinner and thinner which sends out a message to healthy young females that they think they need to look just like them and be at an unhealthy skinny like them too. The article was successful because the author did a good job explaining diseases that follow up with body image, how this is affecting young girl, and how advertisements on commercials and magazines play a role on why women are so self-conscious. “Do Thin Models Warp Girls’ Body Image” explains that models are changing the bodies of young girls. Models are portraying an image to young females about their body and weight. Advertisements that are shown on television and in magazines of tall, sickly skinny models gives girls the idea that it is okay to be very lean when, in reality, it is not.
The article that I found to relate to sexism at its finest is about Miss America, Carrie Prejean and her new breast. Not only did she receive free breast implants, but they were organized and paid for by the pageant, weeks before the Miss USA competition. If this doesn’t create an image of what women should look like I don’t know what does. So her boobs weren’t big enough so in order to have her fit in she received implants? This is disappointing to me.
Natasha Eason Engl Comp Sec 214 Sept 20, 2011 Ad Analysis Essay Cover Girl is one of the most successful cosmetic companies in the world. In this ad Cover Girl is trying to endorse the product Exact Eyelight Mascara. The ad to me seems to target young and middle age woman of any race or some men that think that they can make their women (spouse) look like the model in the ad. The ad uses white and nude like colors, very large text and a very close up picture of the model to show how the new mascara will bring out a person’s eye. It shows the four different shades that the mascara is available in on the side to try to get the target audience attention.
Regardless of the criticism she soon became a trend setter. She was a model for women in both dress and action, again just like Barbie. Some people disputed that "Gibson Girl" as a national standard for feminine beauty. They felt she would disturb social order but in fact most women welcomed the change (Gibson Girl, 2010). The caricature image became very popular representing American girls.
The slender, “beautiful” women are regarded as influential, successful, and erotic. This being said, it is very much so based on facts and reason, also known as logos, in the aspect that real life is often viewed this way. Throughout Elementary school up to High school, no one wanted to be best friends with “the fat kid”. As the world already knows, girls and women in general seem to stress over their physical appearance and have been especially concerned about weight for many years now. The emotional effect media has on a woman’s mindset, or ethos, could very well send her overboard into what is commonly known as an eating disorder.
Women athletes have made huge strides since Title IX but there is still room for improvement. The media coverage of female athletes needs to change for all the young girls who look up to these female athletes as role models and the mass media needs to take a more active role and cover male and female sports equally. (Will Anything Change, http://femaleathletes.wordpress.com/, May 5, 2008) The text was directed mostly toward women athlete community, while speaking to any woman who has had experience with the culture of the athlete community also; targeting male and female to understand the discriminating
“Extreme makeover shows us people being made good-looking enough to be on television.” (pg. 804) The author believes that the high percentage rise in plastic surgery is due to the influence of American media. Blum mentions that the American twin poles are Youth and Beauty. Starting with teenagers, American media has made an impact in teenager’s target of body images and taught them to dress to impress. Young girls now have the ideal of the perfect look which that involves thinness and volume in certain areas in their body such as breasts.
There were many inspirational women during the 1950’s but the one woman that struck me the most was the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. If I ever had the opportunity to travel back in time to be someone else, I would choose to be her. She was an inspiration to young girls everywhere because she was so comfortable in her skin. She also took her talents to the top and became a mega star. Regardless if it’s 2012 or 1950, young girls struggle with self-confidence issues.
A study published in the Journal of Communication found that high school girls as young as thirteen are affected by the media’s portrayal of ultra-thin models and celebrities. The article goes on to say if children grow up and see thin women in advertisements, on television, and in film, they accept this as reality despite evidence in the ‘real word’. This is called the cultivation theory. Ultra thin women depicted in the media are constantly influencing American female youth who are most prone to developing eating disorders as a result of repeated exposure to such images. This article is saying the reason for the increase in eating disorders is directly related to the
There is no exact age as to when a girl is required, or pleases, to wear makeup, but in our society girls would like to wear makeup when breakouts first occur (usually around the age of middle schooled children). Nevertheless, it is now a norm in our society to see teens and preteens believing that they must wear makeup because of what the media tells them a “beautiful girl” appears like. Popular celebrity magazines like Entertainment Weekly, People, US Weekly and many more, as well as movies, the internet and any other place the media influences can be blamed as to why our younger generations choose to begin wearing makeup at such a young age. At an early age female children should not try to imitate mother by wearing high heels, makeup and what not; instead female children should be gaining proper morals promoted by parents and loved ones in order to produce a idealistic child that every parent wishes upon. The media works hard and goes to any extent when they attempt to gain capital in our capitalistic country.