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Women's Self Image in the Modern Media
A research proposal to analyze the negativity of women's self image in the modern media.
# 105146 | 895 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 30, 2008 in Communication (Mass Media) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper presents a research proposal to evaluate the current problem of self-image for women in the United States through negative representation found in the modern media. The paper discusses how media distorts and creates bodily manipulations and then relates that, by evaluating the facts and research done to learn how the media accomplishes this, one can realize how to correct and combat negative self-images within women's communities and organizational groups on media literacy.

Table of Contents:
Introduction and Rationale
Working Hypothesis
Research Strategy: The Problem and Various Solutions

From the Paper:

"Certainly with media manipulating posing negative images of women that define a way for women to be socially seduced, media literacy is one major solution to helping women discover realistic ways for learning about their bodies. By teaching women through discussion groups, support groups, and other feminist orientated awareness groups to understand how the media is distorting woman's images, there can be a lesser feeling of objectification in how women view themselves. This form of media literacy can help women to view their bodies outside of the patriarchal construct of society that views women as sex objects only to be gazed or looked upon (Ware para.12). Certainly, this can provide a great deal of insight into preventing the exploitation of women's bodies by corporate male executives in the media industry that wish to create women as objects of male desire. By advocating organizations and other groups to prevent this type of negative image, media literacy can be an important avenue for solving this societal problem."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Derenne, Jennifer, M.D. and Beresin, Eugene. "Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders." 22 August, 2007. Academic Psychiatry. 2006. <http://ap.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/30/3/257>
  • Media Research Network. "Beauty and Body Image in the Media." 22 August, 2007. Media-awareness.ca. <http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/women_and_girls/women_beauty.cfm>
  • Ware, Niqe. "Te patriarchal Domination of Women's Bodies Through Advertising: Women's Media Induced Schizophrenia." 1996. Bellawoman.com. 22 August, 2007. <http://bellawoman.50megs.com/custom.html>

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