Everyone has their flaws as no human being is perfect nor will one ever be perfect either. “There are plenty of beautiful women that do not fit the projected form of beauty that we have been taught to idolize. Still, women constantly attempt to change the way their bodies are meant to be, in order to look like the edited models and airbrushed actresses we see in our favorite shows, movies and magazines.” (Curly) Women working behind magazine companies are playing apart in the downgrading of women as well and some don’t even know it. An average magazine cover is either a woman known to society as a very pretty or attractive woman, with a face full of makeup and on the side bringing attention to the main article of something like “find out the simple way to get this amazing body or how to lose weight in 10 days.” Enhancing the best products to look young, lose weight, clothes that draw attention or other things that are similar. “Bethany: But it’s what everyone wants.
Evan Urquhart (2014), a masculine lesbian, explains her own struggle with her butch identity. On the one hand, butch seems outdated to her, but on the other, there lacks a better term to describe her identity. She explains that she feels left out in most definitions of woman because they don’t include her masculine traits in the definition. She prides herself with her ‘positive’ masculine traits she describes as “ambitious, logical, aggressive, strong, and highly competitive”, but does not associate with the typical feminine traits she describes as “silly, frivolous, dainty, weak, or overly emotional” (2014). As Evan Urquhart demonstrates, it is just as problematic to associate femininity with only negative traits as it is to associate masculinity with only negative traits.
Over the past few decades, classical Hollywood cinema has been criticized for the way women are portrayed through the screen. The majority gaze throughout mainstream cinema is quite masculine. One of the easiest ways to prove this is by examining how men and women direct their gazes through film. “Men tend to look at women, and women tend to look not at men, but at men looking at them.” (Horton) In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active male and passive female observation. One of the primary ways that this is conveyed, is through shot size.
Overweight is seen as physically unattractive and it is negative. So women have unattractive face will have lower self-esteem. Women self-esteem is according to others’ comments and views. They feel satisfaction when others appreciated and said they are pretty or they looked slim or they have good body image. Top models or every idol at TV programmes are look pretty and have long legs and slim.
The red nail polish and naked breasts can be related to sex. In this ad the women is used as an object of attractiveness. The face of the lady not being visible, the only visible thing being her body parts, also suggest sex. I find this ad sexist because the use of women in this ad is only to attract the men customers. The female figure used in the ad I not a sexual object, she is a human being just as the customers of the firm.
In this ad, the woman clearly has power over the male when wearing this perfume; she is the alpha. Women often feel in relationships they are not as good as the opposite sex and their insecurities make them feel less powerful and taken advantage of. The way this ad is laid out and has the woman positioned, the way she gleams at the camera giving the image power, enhances her beauty and overall influencing young women. This ad uses their logo, bottle, and company in an effective way of targeting young women in relationships by giving off a feeling of power and having a positive demeanor. Lust, passion and guilt are shown between the models in this
Yet today in our society the propagation of these ideal body types through various media outlets contradicts everything said earlier. If beauty is judged by what's inside then why are there such high, unrealistic standards set for women? And why do major media companies alter the images to hide any flaw a person has? This is a major factor that leaves many women unhappy with their own body type, as they do not look like the model on the front cover of the magazine; who “allegedly" represents society's ideal body type with traits that include: large eyes, a small nose, a slim waist, broad hips, large breasts, long legs and more traits that are a far cry from the average woman's size. However, it is fundamental to understand how all such front covers are heavily edited to extenuate certain parts to give the model her flawless and perfect
Western culture today glorify the idea of thin women and refer to such women as beautiful and perfect. Such body image ideals are the reason for the development of poor body images that young girls have between the ages of 10-18.Boys as young as 14 years old are being found to use anabolic steroids in an attempt to gain muscles. It is usually assumed that negative body image issues are present in girls and women only, but this is not the case. Men and boys suffer from negative body image issues too, but they are less likely to admit to being affected than girls and women are because it is socially unacceptable for men care about what they look like. A poor body image can cause eating disorders such as anorexia where the women or girl will prevent herself from gaining weight by severely reducing her intake of food, vomiting after every meal or substitute food intake by eating cotton wool.
Beautiful, skinny size 6 celebrities such as Keira Knightley are a prime example of this. The article headings are vitally important too. Beauty and sex tips seem to be the popular sellers. Liz Jones, the former editor of the Marie Claire said 'Nowadays, when the average time spent choosing a magazine and lifting it off the shelf is about three seconds, the covers make or break a magazine. You need lots of cover lines [– the phrases like 'Great sex today!'
When we open a fashion magazine, walk on the street or watch televisions, we can always see the images of slim models or advertising about building a slender body. The thin-ideal is popular in the social media of most countries and mass media touches every one with its strong and invisible influence. In mass media, including the elements such as advertising, images and articles in televisions and magazines, the thin-ideal seems to be an ordinary thing. However, the distorted thin-ideal images from the social media exaggerate the importance of thinness and have a negative effect on women, causing them to have reduced self-esteem and have weight lose actions which may lead to health problems. The exposure to thin-ideal body images may cause
This is the standard of beauty to follow.” We use celebrity ‘news’ to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of women, focused solely on one’s physical appearance” (Anniston). Young girls do not have a mature understanding of how those magazines work and how to make a wise judgment about the standards of beauty diffused by magazines. That leads them to try to imitate the pictures in magazines (most of the time those pictures are photoshopped) and try to be in perfect shape with a skinny body and a flat stomach and a low weight. When they can not reach that body and fulfill the standards, they develop psychological issues and have a health
Granted all these statements were generalities, as I know many females whom are more manly than myself, but as a general statement I think that is fair to say, and I would agree with his point. Females that did not play the part while I was growing up got made fun of or were labeled by other girls. Females are very critical of other females, me personally could never handle the social condemning from other females for not playing the part of “female” to their standards. Frank on the other hand said that males are expected to ask girls out or take the lead in traditional relationship settings. He said that the entire process of asking girls out is very nerve racking and causes him lots of stress.
Everyone is different in many different ways including race, body type, hair style, skin color, etc. Some of the stereotypes that I have seen are of men having visible muscle, short hair and usually not wearing glasses. For women, it is almost always a skinny woman in semi-revealing clothes with long hair, painted nails, an hourglass figure and other features that are not found on a normal woman. I would like to see more accurate representations of men and women in the media and not just ads saying, "Become like this person or you won 't be normal." Media in today 's society has a huge impact on most people 's behavior because they want to fit in with a certain group or other varying reasons.
All of the makeup, hair products, perfumes, etc., are completely hurting women’s overall body image and self-esteem. Trying to live up to such nearly impossible standards is so taxing on women. Tyler is a six-foot tall, beauty, who has posed for Maxim magazine in just her undergarments, yet she found it important to tell young women not to look up to super models and to embrace their curves. I found this so interesting since she has actually been considered to have supermodel stature and looks, yet often jokes about her ‘freakishly tall stature’ or being an ‘amazon’ or ‘giant’. Her tone is definitely one of a sarcastic feminist.
Girls may feel they are "ugly" and "gross" or untouchable. … strong empirical evidence indicates that exposure to ideals of sexual attractiveness in the media is associated with greater body dissatisfaction among girls and young women.” This links to my content analysis where by I found that the majority of the magazine covers or 100% of those examined, did display these factors surrounding the sexualisation of women, which are clearly affecting individuals and especially adolescents, evident through this article. 4. Conclusion To conclude, from the content analysis, it was proved that the sexualization of women is a highly common trend in today’s magazine covers and although only 6 out of the myriad of magazine covers were chosen and examined, this