- Women have been portrayed in an overall negative way in the media for a long time. Many people don't think much of it because, as a whole, society is conditioned to just agree with the media's point of view. There has been a a lot of debate and arguments over women's equality and women's rights. All throughout history it can been seen that women were treated as lesser than men. we could see it in the worforce and wage gap.
- It seems that no matter where you look, women are being made into sexual objects. In movies, TV shows, music videos, video games and even news This can be seen by the clothes women wear or the fact that they aren't given much character.
- I recently came across the song "work from home" by Fifth Harmony I couldn't believe what I was hearing, it goes something like this " ain't wearin' na nada
I'm sittin' pretty, impatient, but I know you gotta
Put in them hours, I'mma make it hotter
I'm sending pic after picture, I'mma get you fired"The song implies women are merely objects used for one task only and have nothing else to offer in a relationship. Let's not forget, they are women !! wow ! unbelievable right. They force women to believe that their only purpose is submission to men. Rarely do songs mention that women should value themselves and find a man who values them.
- According to Silverstein and Peterson "The Role of the Mass Media in Promoting a Thin Standard of Bodily Attractiveness for Women" they stated that eating dosorder apppear to be more common among women then men because the media focus on the role of thin bodily attractiveness for women. They stated," 90% of all anoxexics are women. women also make up the majority of those who participate in dieting organizatins such as Weight Watchers" There are various mechanisms have have suggested how sexist treatment of women may lead to eaing disorders. Watch the video above to learn more!!
- The pressure put on women through ads, televesion , film and media. When you're watching Billboard music awards on Tv, is it not centered on how great their music was, but what they are wearing such as dress, acesssories , hair, and makeup.
- This animation above shows how drastic photoshopping has become. The media has becomes obsessed in a way with creating the "perfect person". According to Kendyl m.Klein article "Why Dont I Look Like Her? The Impact of Social Media on Female Body Image" to be fat was seen as an accomplishment. Today, it is no longer a sign of success, but seen as a sign of poverty and lack of resources.
- Do you see the difference? Our society has girls and women to see themselves through the eyes of men as sex objects or body parts. The media will continue to do this. we have to continue to educate girls to love their body and have respect themselves.
- Women are seen in the media as objects of desire for men. These two ads become the clothes they wear and the body image they strive to emulate. Sexual imagery within the media is continuing to feed into the young minds, causing girls as young as 8 years old to experience eating disorder because they want to look like the girls on TV.
- Overall, Images in the media today project an unrealistic and even dangerous standard of feminine beauty. Girls as young as 8 years old are starving themselves to meet the unrealistic standard of female body the media portrays of women. This issues has caused eating disorder to grown rapidly since 1970s because they are pressured into having the "perfect body". Women are also being approached and persuaded into working in this type of paid industry where the plastering females bodies in provocative poses are considered okay and acceptable. The media will continue the objectification of women in media because its profitable and entertaining. However, its harmful to the society physically and mentally.