Female Role Models In The Media

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Register to read the introduction… This means that due to role models being slim females may believe that in order to be a fan of that celebrity/ famous person they will have to physically look like them which means being skinny. An example of a female role model is Cheryl Cole who is very skinny but is viewed as the nation’s sweetheart. This implies that even though Cheryl Cole is thin she is somewhat idolized by females and due to the media showcasing her as being pretty, successful and a role model young girls are bring encouraged into becoming skinny, thus suffering from eating disorders. In addition to this peers are encouraged by the media into becoming this “perfect” image of a female and could excrete this …show more content…
This could imply that females are subjected to the Decoding theory as they choose to interpret the image of females in the media differently and they do not believe that if women portrayed by the media are slim, they need to imitate/copy that same image. As well as this there are positive role models in the media who do not portray the image of females having to be “slim”. Examples of these women are Cheryl Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Rushanara Ali who have become successful due to their own handwork and merit and not due to their size. Also women who are a plus size are now seen as healthy and beautiful, like Oprah thus promote physical health and can impact female in a positive way as they are not always subjected to images of stick thin

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