For The Record Jenifer Anniston Summary

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The news broadcasted, printed, or diffused about celebrities and their lives and routines attract the attentions audience. In her article, “For the record,” Jenifer Anniston feels offended by the scrutiny and the objectivity of the media that puts the lives of celebrities and young women in danger. The objectification that celebrities are exposed to is dangerous and insane, while the scrutiny of how they look is a bad example for young women. The objectification that women are exposed to is bad, it is important to not to treat women more as objects than human beings. “The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty” (Anniston). The media…show more content…
Scrutinizing celebrities by the media hearts young women the most. “The message that girls are not pretty unless they 're incredibly thin, that they 're not worthy of our attention unless they look like a supermodel or an actress on the cover of a magazine… is something girls then carry into womanhood” (Anniston). On the covers of a lot of magazines also on a lot of programs on tv that use the life of celebrities as a major source of information to attract viewers and audiences. Some magazines choose to put on their covers pictures of naked celebrities then start examining how their bodies look which is an indirect message to the readers and viewers telling them this is the body you need to have. 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
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