The mere presence of brands name and picture of the product creates feelings of trust within the viewers. This is simply because john Frieda is a well-known hair product brand amongst women. Also, the company’s founder is a celebrity. People tend to trust famous people and big brands more and are always willing to do what they do and use what they use. This Once again, manipulates people to buy the product.
As part of my ongoing quest to understand the intersectional and multi-faceted world we live in, I was drawn to the McIntosh reading “White Privilege:Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” and its powerful commentary on racial biases affecting women in our modern world. I loved the way she spoke about the many simple things that she as a white person doesn’t need to worry about as a default, which non-white people wouldn’t,like the assumption that her tax audits would be executed fairly and without ludicrous scrutiny. This reading inspired me to venture out into my home town and look for an event that spoke to the same issues. I found myself in a small art gallery which was featuring various pieces by indigenous women. The exhibit had a particular focus on the
In fact, when Betty White acted in a drama, fans were surprised by her skill in that genre. Actresses, actors, and ordinary people draw inspiration from the long, influential life of Betty White. She encourages all people to live with passion and use it to achieve goals. The humbleness she has when she receives awards provides inspiration to stay humble. Betty White’s humor encourages all people to live life positively.
Jorgensen’s embodiment of white womanhood made her more accessible to the public, and made it clear why it was her, specifically, that became the icon that she is. An article entitled “Constructing the ‘Good Transsexual’: Christine Jorgensen, Whiteness, and Heteronormativity in the Mid-Twentieth-Century Press”, by Emily Skidmore, examines how Jorgensen’s image was built up, and how it contrasts with the images given to trans people of color of the same time period, looking at Jorgensen’s experience from an intersectional perspective. The very language involved in the New York Daily News article that first exposed the country to Jorgensen already set up how she would be treated as a woman from then on. Skidmore talks about how characterizing Jorgensen as a "’blond beauty’" simultaneously aligned Jorgensen's body with an idealized femininity and asserted her desirability as a woman to an assumed male viewer” (273). Another article said Jorgensen is “not only female; she's a darn good looking female” (275), again placing her degree of passing at the top of the list.
The first one spoke a lot about Body Image. Her out put of the interview is that she cares a lot about how she looks due to the fact that she works at Hooters. Many expressed how content they looked, yet still wanted to get a breast augmentation not only for work, but to fulfill their own inner peace. “Only for the breasts and butt, but solely because it would benefit my current job at Hooters, and I can use the surgeries as a tax write-off, and then eventually get a reduction if I truly want it.” (HG1) “NO” (HG2)
Her major accomplishment is coming from a major upper class Southern status to providing privileges to people of different status and race. This soon spread all over across the country and state to where most girls wanted to be in Girl Scouts. This had a great impact on American society because without her, the idea that girls cannot do as many physical activities as boys can wouldn’t be that strong in most people’s head. For instance in 2005, Juliette was memorialized in Washington, DC in the Extra Mile Points of Light Monument. This is the only national monument that pays tribute for individuals who, “causes others to help realize a better America.”
On the other hand, as a white woman I experience oppression that white men will never face. The idea of feminism is first introduced to me by two of my drama classmates, Delfina and Ayla. They are intensely passionate about this foreign word that they bring up quite frequently. One day, I was talking with a friend of mine about feminism and what she thinks about it.
Due to the prominence of mass media, one society’s standards, especially those within countries that produce most of the widespread varieties of media, are spreading and being integrated into one general beauty standard that applies to the majority. The Western media plays a huge role in influencing other societies’ standards of beauty. The common features of Westerners are big eyes with double-lids, defined and sharp jaws, fair skin, and sharp noses; these are the things that Asian women desire for themselves as well as most women in Asia has flatter and less defined features. Therefore even young girls in Asian countries, such as Korea, often seek plastic surgery for their eyes, jaws, and noses, or buy many cosmetic products like whitening creams in order to have the features that Western girls possess. (Frazier, n.d.)
GlobalPost reporter Kathleen McLaughlin (2012) researched on the growing influence of Western culture in China that ever since China invested in foreign trade 30 years ago, Western brands and innovations made an economic boom, helping China 's middle class to grow large. However, President Hu Jintao, who represented China 's government, claimed that China 's culture is being “invaded” by Western culture, which he sees them as “hostile forces”. Thus begins the censorship of Chinese mass media with the first step to push inappropriate TV shows out of prime time. Xu Fan, a professor from the Communications University of China, stated that those rules are meant to restrict crime programs and dramas that betrays moral and ethics.
America is known to be described as the “melting pot” because of the many different cultures from all over the world. Some see it as this perfect place when it really isn’t that perfect. Social media plays a big part in this world because it influence and shape people’s behavior. Social media has put this idea in girl’s mind that they need to wear makeup and have the right body image to be pretty. This has made people self-conscious about their self.
A Streetcar Named Desire Althoughit seems like Blanche is the ultimate victim in the play A Street Car Named Desire, Stella is just as much a victim because she has no mental escape from her abusive marriage. Respect is just as important to women as it is to men because women deserve to be treated like human beings not objects. The media and the play show women as innocent and vulnerable.
African American women make up eight percent of the United States population, the women in this minority group deal with negative and positive stereotypes on a daily basis. These stereotypes are apparent within mainstream media. With today’s children having more access to media. now more than ever, they are subjected to these stereotypes at a young age (Adams-Bass, Bentley-Edwards, & Stevenson, 2014, n.p.). When blacks have more Afrocentric features like thick lips, bigger noses, or a darker skin tone, they are more likely to have a negative stereotype towards them (Conrad, Dixon, & Zhang, 2009, n.p.).
Work is one of the ways we meet daily survival needs. The type of work you do determines how you are rewarded in society. Paid work is paid employment as well as, a form of work that requires obligation time. Domestic labor is the unpaid tasks involved in maintaining the household, purchasing and prepping food, and taking care of the children. It is a system that is based on love and duty, not wage.