Kayla Terry October 30, 2015 English 101P 2:00-3:40 Annotated Bibliography Beyoncé In the media, what type of girl is the perfect girl? Beyoncé known as the “Queen” in pop culture sends a message to women of all ages in this world that we are beautiful and have power in this world. I chose Beyoncé as my topic because I believe that the message she gives to women is important to herself and fans who follow. As we know Beyoncé has the life, looks, and popularity that all women want in this world, but she tells us it’s okay to not be the “Perfect Woman”. Flawless and Run the World is two songs that says women are powerful and beautiful just the way they are.
It shows the truth behind being a mother, the long hours and countless hardships that show what a mother is truly like, and this is something mothers can appreciate. This approach by P&G is an example of what Woolfolk describes as “Plain Folk Appeal”, the ads glorify the acts of a mother raising a child in order to appeal to their main consumers, moms. Why watch an ad telling you what’s best for your family when you can see the truth with no sugar coating of what life truly is. This different approach touches mothers differently and gets consumers to think that P&G products are different then the others and are meant for the true hard-working mother. This is a sort of propaganda that Woolfolk talks about in her article, “Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled”, this sort of propaganda is described as a “Faulty Cause and Effect”.
The campaign targeted not only to increase the sales of Dove beauty products, but also focused on ladies of all shapes and ages. The Campaign for Dove Real Beauty was a worldwide effort that planned to act as a preliminary point for social transformation and serve as a chemestry for extending the description and discussion of gorgeousness (Dillard & Shen, 2013). The campaign maintains the Dove mission to make ladies feel more beautiful each day by challenging and fighting the current and recent stereotypical perception of beauty and encouraging women to take care of themselves. Additionally dove real beauty campaign assist in changing women views of their bodies, the campaign also intended to improve the market for beauty products. In a business where the beauty standard is over and over again a size two light-colored supermodel, Dove differentiated itself by making use of models that varied from size six to fifteen.
the girl recited the words, in a perfect imitation of her mother. 'You may play around with them as long as you like, use them however you wish. If you want to make mama happy do nice things, good things; be a bad girl and mama will be angry.' that's what she told me,' Persephone finished turning her head proudly upwards. Leuce laughed a little, catching herself in time not to encourage the girl's impertinent impersonation of Demeter.
According to the media, thinness is the ideal shape, and is expected for women to be considered attractive. This idea of beauty has been portrayed in movies, television, social media, magazines, and everyday life. Statistics states that today forty-two percent of young girls in grades first through third want to be thinner (“Gender, Race, and the Media”). From this statistic, it’s clear to see that these girls feel this way because the media advertises women as being perfect. The use of photoshop is another factor in why young girls think beauty is accomplished through appearance.
Although it does have many negative aftermath, not all girls are vastly affected nor forced. Some actually find it genuinely beneficial. Child beauty pageants help children improve their social skills as they learn how to make new friends with other kids their own age (Andrea K. Clark, 2011). “I like doing the pageants because they’re fun and I like making new friends. Sometimes I get to be in other pageants with my friends.
Diet’s products and cosmetic surgery are the way for changing the appearance, this is all the magazines promoted. The magazine advertisement should take precautions to prevent hurting the young women. Young women should be confident with their own body shape, they are unique in the world, no one in the world can like each
Imagine stepping onto a stage for the first time in front of hundreds of people while they critique your every move. Young women get a thrill out of the bejeweled dresses, costumes, fake nails, tans, hair, and lashes. Some individuals feel beauty pageants are a disgrace to young women by degrading them to society, creating body image issues and strains on mother-daughter relationships. On the other hand, some feel as if beauty pageants are worth every penny in the world because they promote confidence and valuable charity opportunities. While every pageant, natural or glitz, comes with its ups and downs, they are beneficial for young women through aiding them in bettering themselves throughout life.
Out of 92 responses, there were only 3 respondents who did not wear makeup at all, and all 89 who did all began wearing makeup below the age of 18” (The Beauty Industry's Influence on Women). From the above, it is clear that, from an early age, women are programmed to use makeup in order to feel better about themselves. This programming is a direct result of marketing, media, and promotion exposure, all of which have the end result of making women believe that their image is more important than what they can truly
Society is bombarded with advertisements promoting diets, creams, cosmetics, plastic surgery, and styles of dress that will help people to become as attractive as possible. Realistically, even with the help of beauty products, only a very small percentage of women are able to achieve the promoted beauty ideal. That advertising “[pressures] women to achieve an ideal that may not be feasible for them” has not gone unnoticed (Fernandez 1). Critics argue that the beauty ideal has negative effects on the body satisfaction of women, to the extent that their confidence is undermined, and that they are tacitly encouraged to develop eating disorders or to resort to cosmetic surgery (Higgings 319; Bessenoff 239). This is not say that people are passive