Effects Of Mass Media On Women

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Throughout the 21st century, women have gained more freedom than any other century. Women around the world are becoming more capable in all way and more powerful with leading opportunities that were only limited to men. Women have been inferior for so long to men, but we continue to strive for the same equal rights and standards that men succeed to have. However, the way mass media portrays women prevent the female community to strive to our full potential. Mass media like magazines, television, films and commercials etc. continues to stereotype women as naturally weaker than men, oversexualized women, endangers women, and influences young girls to be and think less of what they are capable of.
Mass media often portrays women as weaker than
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The American Physiological Association stated “..after men are exposed to sexualized content, their behavior toward women is more sexualized, and they treat women like sexual objects.”( Report of APA, pg 30-31) This quote supports the idea that men being exposed to women oversexualized in media, conidtions men to think and treat women as objects.RAINN organization reported that 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime” This static is evidence that women are the most victimized for rape and assault. Mass media overseuxalizing women put them at risk for rape and sexual harassment. Additionally, media plasters “this unrealistic body type.. that creates an impractical standard for the majority of women.” America’s Health Mental Channel reported that “69% of girls in one study said that magazine models influence their idea of the perfect body shape.”( Writer) This static shows that perceived body image in media is linked to how women look at their body image. Women that become dissatisfied with their bodies are more likely to turn to extreme dieting, substance abuse, and develop an eating disorder such as bulimia or

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