Particularly, it is very common to use sexually attractive women in advertisementsregardless of the product is related to sexuality. The use of sexual women images in advertisements is so widespread that such images are found in the advertisements for most product types from clothing to motor cars, from cosmetics to furniture. It is an interesting choice to expose a women’s body when trying to promote a hamburger. This type of advertisement is a way of downgrading women and objectifying them. As Bai states “The Guess advertisement from Maxim has the women aware of being wathced and posed to reveal her sexual prowess.
It is also becoming more popular to see commercials containing sexually explicit content, which often target woman. These commercials show women being objectified and taken advantage of by being presented as a “fantasy object.” One very casual use of women is found in the industrial market where they’re taken as calendar girls and other forms of brand advertising. The increasing popularity is proof enough that sex sells, but the question that lingers is why sex sells and what audience sex appeal mainly targets.
This is not to say that men are never objectified in advertisement because they too are captured with a woman concentrating on a certain body parts rather than the man himself. These images might be funny to see at first glance but either way there is no right in objectifying any human being. We, as consumers, buy these products because we believe in the messages these products, in essence, send off. We become obsessed with turning our bodies into the body of the bikini model on the cover
Lastly the advert breaches section 2.4, as it features a naked woman. Through the use of nudity and the position of the perfume, it is clear that the ad is being treated with sexuality. Therefore, this advertisement should be removed from the public eye due to its discrimination against woman. Therefore, I am I’m deeply disgusted by the way these ads portray woman and even more that were realised to the public. The degrading and
Through the media, all women the world over are exposed to the Western ideal of beautiful women with slender, ageless bodies (Poorani, 2012:1). According to Cohan (2001:324) advertising often develops its own values, artificial or false, of whatever is good for the consumer. He states that advertising
Typically white women are portrayed in regal dresses and tend to be advertising a luxurious item. Considering the ideal woman in the global society is white, most ad campaigns primarily deploy white women to advertise. However, the cases in which colored women are advertised tends to be demeaning, racist, and making cultural assumptions. For example, black women are often advertised as “wild” while white women are seen as “poised”. 3.
It is at the discretion of advertisers to undertake more moral responsibility in relation to the portrayal of females in advertisements. Consumers are often unable to view the product or service being advertised as the focal point centres around a semi naked female protagonist. It has been proven that sexual advertising grab’s consumer attention and marketers will push the boundaries to sell a brand. The investigation discovered that young, educated women accept the objectification of women, where previously this demographic was the most critical of such practices. Objectifying women has become socially acceptable and most consumers will not find these adverts surprising, alarming or dangerous (Zimmerman and Dahlberg
I cannot imagine the kinds of effects it will have on the next future generation if it continues this way. These advertisements are giving men the wrong idea that they have complete control over woman’s bodies, and for woman that there only purpose is to look good and desirable for men. Our society has to change before it gets worse for our next generation of
“Advertising contributes to people’s attitudes about gender, sex, and violence,” states Jean Kilbourne in her article, Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt With advertising agencies standing by the notion that “Sex Sells” it isn’t uncommon to find sex tied into a number of advertisements seen everywhere on a daily basis. “Sex in advertising is pornographic because it dehumanizes and objectifies people, especially women …” (Kilbourne, 271). The objectification of women in our society is more prevalent than many would like to believe. Women being portrayed as passive, easy, innocent, needy, submissive and dependent beings create an understanding that women are less human than men. “Turning a human being into a thing, an object, is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person” (Kilbourne,278).
This causes women and especially young girls to see themselves and use their bodies as objects. The sexualization of women is apparent in all aspects of media, but I will be focusing on music, advertisement, and film. In our society, women are portrayed as highly sexualized beings that evoke feelings of fantasy and desire that are shown in all aspects of media, but is perhaps most often used in the production of advertisements. For example, we can see the use of women in Axe Deodorant ads. In the Axe ads there is a male model that is accompanied by an attractive female, who seems to be attracted to the male simply because of his deodorant.