There is no explanation written in the article because the author is he is simply observing the culture without embracing the history of the people. There is a large difference when you are observing the history of your culture but to observe the roots of another group may be very challenging. Therefore, the writer is presents facts and left out opinions; the article lacked substance. Boyd has very valuable information, but it did not have any points beyond his thesis and the one opening point stating the black women were motivated to be
The Documentary “Miss Representation” has a lot of very accurate points about propaganda that directly influence the younger female audience. All over the media women are being judged as an object and not nearly enough as a person. When woman portray themselves in the media and do their best to show the business end of their person. They are always guaranteed some sort of backlash of judgement that directly correlates to their physical appearance. And that is a very large issue that needs to be solved.
They seem to solely skew towards television being the main cause of disempowered women. Without providing other influences on the stereotypes of women, the film’s views become bias. However, because teenagers spend 31 hours every week watching television, it becomes one of the leading causes of gender stereotypes. Also, based on the statistics provided of women being represented far less than men in America’s government, strongly supports Edelman ’s quote, “You can't be what you can't see.”
The documentary subscribed to many different forms in presenting its information with a visual and audio spectrum. On the visual scale, it bombards the viewer with images and videos of hyper-sexualized women present in everyday type television, film, and advertising. Dramatic music to match the tone of the information being said was included. Melancholic musical accompaniment was common during parts of the film that explained the consequences of the misrepresentation of female roles on young girls. For example, when it began to give information on how poorly written women in film with unachievable bodies has a direct detrimental effect on self esteem and body image, the documentary captured the upsetting, emotional aspect of the research through background music.
The objectification of women contains the act of ignoring the personal and intellectual capacities and potentialities of a female; and reducing a women’s value/worth or role in society to that of an instrument for the sexual pleasure that she can produce in minds of another. The representation of women using sexualized images that have increased significantly in the amount and also the severity of the images that’s been used explicitly throughout the 20th century. Advertisement generally represent women as sexual objects, subordinated to men, and even as objects of sexual violence, and such advertisements contribute to discrimination against women in the workplace, and normalize attitudes which results in sexual harassment and even violence
Black women are treated less than because of their ascribed traits, their gender and race, and are often dehumanized and belittled throughout the movie. They are treated like slaves and are seen as easily disposable. There are several moments throughout the film that show the racial, gender, and class inequalities. These moments also show exploitation and opportunity hoarding. The Help also explains historical context of the inequality that occurred during that time period.
The media simultaneously uses the mechanisms of ridicule and persuasion, subtle yet very potent means of control (Berger, 1963). The ubiquitous presence of this message makes women internalize it and gradually give up their personal agency in the process. First, media creates a sense of anxiety within women by ridicule: portraying single, educated, urban women in a derogatory way. The image of "leftover women" is always depicted as too smart, nerdy and thus frightening to attract men. For example, one popular cartoon shows a woman with a birthday cake showing the giant number 27 in melting candles.
This form of objectification is often used as a means to appeal to men's sexual desires in order to promote and attract consumers, because marketers still latch onto the old “sex sells”, or so it would seem (Rowland, 2016). Music videos, magazines, fashion commercials, are all channels through which women are exploited and put out to be headless objects isolated for their bodies solely for sexual pleasure and viewing purposes. Rowland explains that although this charade may allure and trap most men, this is not the case for women. Emma Rooney cites in The Effects of Sexual Objectification on Women's Mental Health, “the sexual objectification of women is a driving and perpetuating component of gender oppression, systemic sexism, sexual harassment, and violence against women”. Jessica Vanlenti writes in ‘Worldwide sexism…Women’, that researchers from The University of Missouri-Kanas and Georgia State found these forms of objectification to be linked to women’s psychological distress, and are leading causes of suicide among young adolescent women.
She explains that it is not easy for black women to deal with their hair, she states that all Black women asked them selves a question irrespective of skin tone, hair type and socio-economic class, the question being “What am I going to do with my hair?” The black hair always needs to be thought about and isn 't as easy as it is for white hair. There is a sociocultural affect on the way black women view their hair that effect them greatly, most these black women put hectic chemicals in their hair to try make it more straight so that they can be viewed as beautiful as they compare themselves to the media and the beauty
Not only does the documentary feature commentary from professionals and members of the entertainment industry, it also features commentary from young girls. This is important because it allows the audience to put a face to a victim that would otherwise remain faceless. The commentary makes the issue more personal because they hear real life accounts of the negative experiences that young girls and women go through furthermore, it creates an opportunity for the audience to make a personal connection and helps persuade the viewer to agree with the argument presented. Finally, Newson is able to effectively bring attention to the consequences that negative media portrayals of women have on society through the integration of strong statistical support.
Afro-american women are discriminated from their own community men and the White men and White women. These women have been considered to the least beings in the world. Even the basic rights are regretted for them. They have been marginalized in the society and are treated as slaves and low paid labourers. Black women have been undergoing class, race, social oppression and found voiceless against the odds of the society.
Music videos, song lyrics, and movies have labeled women in their entirety as objects for use rather than equally regarded human beings. For example, women that hold main character status in a film usually are belittled and use sexual favors in return for what they want. “When Renée Zellweger in her movie, “Chicago,” used temptation with men to get out of prison and progress in her career as an entertainer, she reemphasized the image of woman who manipulates her surroundings, using her sexual command.” (Nino) To continue, countless corporations and media platforms view women as manipulative, exploited, downgraded individuals and for generations this view has been preserved by the silence of women. Whilst inequality of the genders fluffs the male ego, females are disparaged to an inferior status.