Essay on Exploitation Of Women During Mass Media

2028 Words Apr 17th, 2016 9 Pages
Running head: EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN

Exploitation of Women in Mass Media
Maggie Williams
Keiser University

Running head: EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN

Abstract

The exploitation of women in mass media is the use or portrayal of women in the mass media such as: (television, film, and advertising) to increase the appeal of media or a product to the detriment of, or without regard to, the interest of the women portrayed, or women in general. feminist and other advocates of women’s rights have criticized such exploitation. the most often criticized aspect of the use of women in mass media is sexual objectification, but dismemberment can be part of the objectification as well. Women are oftentimes considered passive and something that is being acted upon. Women being objectified in media creates social stereotypes for both men and women which also creates unhealthy social attitudes and physical habits of behavior involving females. Women who are taught to see their bodies as sexual objects can develop problems like eating disorders, low-self-esteem, and depression. This can stem from the sexualized images in advertising and media.

Running head: EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN 1
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