Images of Women in the Media Persuasive Essay by Master Researcher

Images of Women in the Media
An examination of the depiction of women in the advertising media.
# 35592 | 2,900 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2003 in Communication (Mass Media) , Women Studies (Culture)

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This paper depicts the image of women as portrayed in media advertising and suggests that this causes women to have a false perception of the self. The paper explores the portrayal of women in the advertising media and shows how the women imaged are negatively shown and exploited in terms of gender, sex and presentation. The paper discusses how in today's society, women in the media are portrayed both stereotypically and unrealistically, and according to this paper, this is causing women to lose their sense of the self.

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"She who seeks the perfect body must be ever-vigilant for opportunities to further her quest: "If you drink your water iced instead of tepid, you can burn 10 more calories per glass" (Self 1992, 147 |emphasis added~). Such advertisements and advice to young women nourish an obsession that carries with it a disturbing array of psychological and behavioral problems. Whether or not they are too heavy, females who see themselves as overweight show decreased satisfaction with their bodies, reduced levels of self- esteem, and lowered psychosocial well-being, as compared with males, in general, and with females who do not consider themselves overweight. Although the fat stereotype seems to apply equally to males and females, the latter are substantially more afraid of being fat. A partial explanation for this marked gender difference may lie in how girls and boys view their bodies."

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