Models frequently fall into the role model figure and become people who inspire young women who see them. Many times young women strive to imitate women they view on social media and in everyday life. “Among girls ages ten through eighteen, seventeen percent reported that they defined the “perfect body image” as what they see on models” (Schalabs). For this reason, modeling should show diversity among body shape, size, and color. It should not limit society to seeing one image although, people may only want to view one image.
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.
The media are often convincing young women to question how they look making them feel insecure, if they do not look a certain way they are not beautiful. In most cases, teenagers are looking at people that do not exist, the media is so advanced that they are now able to create a woman using body parts from others. Most models who are placed on the cover of a magazine could be so “perfect” that she doesn't even exist. Most adolescent girls get their inspiration for how they look for the media, reality shows. These women who have it all, fame and fortune, everything that society claims to be important, and how much power the media actually has.
Having blemishes on their face are considered unattractive and that is why, foundation is used to hide all those imperfections. Silverio (2010) stated that being attractive is focus point of women as they are presented with the ideas that they will meet someone when they grow up, fall in love , get married and all those thing will only be possible if someone s attracted to them. In order to be seen and to found a partner, women need to be find attractive. According to Jackson (1992) women being competitive with one another is no longer a surprise in today’s society. The interesting part of this is that men tend to be competitive more based on ability and intellect while women are competiting for facial attractiveness and appearance.
This was proven by the research which involved 245 girls ages 7 to 9 years old. Many attractive and thin women appear in the soap operas and music clips which results in an even wider exposure of the thin body image to girls who watches these videos. The beauty message provided by the soap operas creates an illusion that one needs to be attractive to be successful and happy. Girls who respond to this might feel pressured into being good-looking to achieve happiness. Therefore, these factors imply how more exposure of these will result in stronger internalisation of the thin ideal as supported by Borzekowski, Robinson and Killen (2000).
Tyria Wickliff Kathy Hayes College Writing 101 D 27 September 2017 Depictions of Women In the Media The media plays a major role on how some women view themselves in real life. They start to see whats accepted and whats not through society which causes them to mimic what they see women doing in the media. Those young women who are displeased with their appearance most likely can trace those feelings back to images they’ve seen in the media whether on television, social media sites, magazines, blogs, etc. These images mess up some young women’s views of their own identity. The media should attempt to provide positive examples for adolescent girls and depict women on television in more realistic ways, should stop reinforcing negative stereotypes
Now a day’s objectification of women in society is becoming a developing trend in entertainment media especially in music videos and in advertisements. Women are focused strongly as sex objects. They are used as to sell their products or to get high ratings to their music albums. To make a video album hit, women objectification is considered as the only way to do so. Women are portrayed as pleasurable products or objects in music videos.
For instance, hairstyles by David Beckham have influenced thousands of young people, imitate him as success that such changes are not expensive, and customise the image (Wei and Lu, 2013). Celebrity endorsement also leads to get influence the standards of masculinity and femininity. Jane Fonda has been instrumental in transforming the ideal of feminine beauty delicate and passive in a very different agile and athletic woman. It has sold 4 million videos that teach women to lead a healthy diet and burn calories rationally. This aspect has got young female influencers since celebrities have a great impact on teens and for that reason, they try their best to imitate them and also to shape their body like them.
The findings of the study below summarize the consumption of products and the preparing for prom that magazines promote in order to sell the idea of a Perfect Prom and a Perfect Look. These ideals cause a lot of stress in young girls, even at Presentation, and raise unachievable goals of perfection. From the results above, the main ideals that teen magazines emphasize are instructions on what products to buy, with an average of 98.33 of times seen per magazine, dress advertisements for specific companies, with an average of 90 of times seen per magazine, and a mention of a trend, with an average of 52.33 times seen per magazines. The study above demonstrates how the two most prevalent
• Purpose of the study See how word of mouth affects sports market in women • Methodology adopted Media habits of 118 girls used to generate result using theory of consumer socialization • Findings Hypothesis were found true and females are influenced significantly by WOM • Managerial implications This study is limited to USA, other parts give a unexplored market • Conclusion WOM is a good influencer for teen girls in the US region w.r.t. sports market 2. Dix, S., Phau, I., & Pougnet, S. (2010). “Bend it like Beckham”: the influence of sports celebrities on young