How Women Is Portrayed In The Media Essay

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Media portrays men and women in vastly different ways. Women are portrayed in ways that suggest that they are beautiful, powerful, and worthwhile if they use some kind of outside product and act in an oversexualized, submissive manner. Men on the other hand are portrayed as being overly masculine, dominating, and controlling. The interesting thing about this difference in advertising is that most of us go on throughout our lives viewing these advertisements and not even thinking twice about what they are actually saying. We have become so accustomed to their presence that it even changes the way that we think and what we find attractive, even without us realizing it. Looking back throughout my own life I have come to the conclusion that I have indeed seen these types of messages in a variety of different ways. I have seen them in magazines, television shows and movies, video games, ect., and I have also noticed that each are conveying different types of messages as well. For example, women in television shows and movies are generally highly attractive individuals who are always wearing …show more content…
One way is by getting them to do more activities away from the television set. By doing this, they may come to gain a better understanding of what normal, average people are really like. Another way may be to get them to understand that they are perfect just the way that they are. That they don’t have to change themselves just to be more beautiful, it is not all about the looks anyway. In conclusion, media portrayals of men and women often show stereotypical representations of each gender. Women are shown to be oversexualized and submissive, while men are shown to be hypermasculinized and controlling. These messages are received and believed by most of the population which causes people to want to change somethings about themselves for the wrong

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