Now, being 2017, the time of male dominance is over, therefore, this old habit of portraying women only as sexual objects should be stopped. Undoubtedly, female objectification in your commercials has significantly negative effects. Among the list of repercussions, there are depression, body shame, appearance anxiety and eating disorder. Female objectification in your ads has made not only women but also girls feel pressured to follow the beauty standards of our culture and willingly change their faces and bodies. When women and young girls internalize an observer’s perspective of their bodies, they live under the imaginary third person’s standard and this is very unhealthy.
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.
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
“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).
Is this really how we want advertisements to make us feel? When you think of the western world, objectification and insensibility should not be the first thing that comes to your mind but by promoting the sexist advertisements, this concept is not uncommon. Most of the models in ads are shown as sexy and leave little for imagination, and this can result into women thinking they need to be alluring in order to get attention. It is not unusual to see naked body parts often even without a face, which wants to show a women’s body is more important than their ideas, knowledge and talents. Women are already not well-represented, and partly due to these ads, they have to fight extra hard against the idea that they do have brains behind their bodies.
The majority of modern society’s advertising conveys an oppressive message to American women. In advertisement campaigns, women are typically only considered and marketed as beautiful if they fit a very specific mold that society has created. Women who don’t fit this mold of being feminine, thin, and pretty are shamed and encouraged to change. However, it isn’t just the “ugly” women who are shamed in the media. There is a consistent message that runs throughout advertisements that suggests that women are lesser than men, and that they exist solely for the benefit of men.
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
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
The media, such as television, magazines, Internet, and movies has traditionally portrayed an unambiguous reflection of how society endorses a certain body image. The media depicts girls and women as either thin or curvaceous so they can display the viewer’s expectations and standards. In addition, females who do not meet these seemingly stereotypical “body image standards,” often feel less self-assured about themselves and, therefore, try to uphold the perceived societal ideal by any means necessary. According to Tiggemann (2006), “First, women and girls’ own reports clearly indicate that they hold the media at least partly responsible for their negative feelings toward their bodies” (p. 524). By having these negative thoughts, women can harm their bodies by doing whatever they can to fit the expectations that the media seems to portray.
GENDER & ITS ROLE IN ADVERTISING Nowadays, in society, the role of male and female have changed dramatically, as opposed to the prominent roles in history. Today women are changing to break out of the mold that which our society has placed her in. This is cannot be when it comes to role representation in the different advertisements. Nowadays different organization from medium to large are spending millions of dollars on developing their marketing strategies. They spent countless hours to study their target audience to study them so that they can attract them a better way to their competitors.