Gender Stereotypes In Media Essay

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Gender Stereotypes in Media Media has influenced and shaped us in ways that we do not even think about. A person today cannot get away from constant advertisement. Ads are on tv, games, billboards, are pretty much everywhere. Stereotyping in those ads happens often. It grabs the attention of the viewer. Companies do this whether the effect on society is a bad or good one. An example of this marketing in ads is Hardee’s. They advertise their product with females that are not fully clothed or just act “sexy.” Most of the commercial is actually focused around a woman and not the food that they are selling. This leads into men viewing all women as objects of sensuality rather than people. Honestly, the companies most likely does not care whether …show more content…
When this type of advertisement continues to work the people that view them and still buy the product are the only ones to blame. This is everyone. It’s not escapable. People may see this in media and even not be okay with it, but the general public does nothing to object to this. Many still buy the product or watch their media, furthering the idea that this can be acceptable. The only way to stop this advertisement is to not buy into what these companies are selling. This although this is a major problem with the media and mostly advertisement sexualization is not the only issue. Gender roles in media on on big display. With so many people that watch TV, major shows have a big platform and role in how we see gender roles. Shows that depict certain kinds of relationships between people can have an effect of how we think of male and female’s places in society. Personally I know that these shows and media have had an effect on me. Watching these changes how I think of gender roles and what society thinks a man or woman should …show more content…
Its seems as though they are much more inclined to talk about it. The way women are put down in media is a big topic. Girls are kept down in media. They have been kept as the lesser for a long time. A woman’s role in a show, movie or advertisement is one that is usually under a man. Seeing a female as a damsel in distress is what we have learned to see in this. A specific example of this is the show “I love Lucy.” “Lucy is consistently depicted in scenes in which her clumsy behavior results in over dramatic failure which leads to her to become panicked and helpless.”( JR) , is how JR describes the show. This is just one of the many example of this type of behavior shown in the media. Women are shown to need the help of other and require

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