Media’s Effect on Women Essay

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Media’s Effect on Women

Since the beginning of media history, it has been empowering and limiting woman in many ways. Some of these ways are how woman today view there own body image, what stereotypes the media puts on women, and how these things affect women’s health. The media has been altering the way everyone see themselves and each other. They can also change the way we dress, look, and even the way we act. The media is the largest source of stereotypical misinformation on earth, and this provokes others to stereotype as well. The media is a great source of role models to all members of society. A great number of media role models provides our society negative with negative habits. All types of media are great for news and
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Some examples of this theory in media are the half naked woman dancing in music videos, unrealistically heavy-chested woman in video games, shooting photos of scantily clad woman for magazine covers and many more.

Stereotypes are used to quickly understand a person, a group of people, a person’s race, gender, and or sexual orientation Media presents us with more stereotypical messages than it has ever before in history, some of these messages however are so subtle as almost to be subliminal. A perfect example of this is the alternative language sports annalists use while talking about female athletes as opposed to male athletes. “…[Men] are described as "Big," "Strong," "Brilliant," "Gutsy" and "Aggressive," women are more often referred to as "Weary," "Fatigued," "Frustrated," "Panicked," "Vulnerable" and "Choking”. (Media coverage of women).This shows how males are described by words that would serve to empower them, give them rooting for their own egos and boost their playing. However for women this may cause a submissive mindset, that since a man and woman playing the same sport at the same level are being described so differently, she must be inferior to him. This being shown to a wide population only furthers this agenda. On top of this, sports annalists are more likely to call a male athlete by their last name only, but yet they are three times more likely to call a female

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