Gender Stereotypes and Body Image Essay by Calwriter

Gender Stereotypes and Body Image
A discussion on stereotypes for body types as presented in advertising in Western cultures.
# 56009 | 1,248 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper examines how the media's influence in Western culture is pervasive and how, through magazines, television, and print ads such as billboards, advertisers have consistently adopted gender stereotypes in terms of body image and use these stereotypes to sell their products. It looks at how the stereotypical womanly ideal is slender to the point of looking unhealthy and how men are consistently presented with an overly muscular, perfectly lean physique. It considers the effects of such unrealistic stereotypical ideals and looks at the effects of the female stereotype on men and of the male stereotype on women.

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