Sexist Double Standards

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“Following the viewing of images of female fashion models, seven out of ten women felt more depressed and angrier than prior to viewing the images”- Radar Programs. Beauty standards have been present in almost all formal societies. They are proven hurt a woman's body image ("The Disturbing Effect Our Beauty Standards Have on Women Across the World."). Standards of beauty portrayed in the media are unattainable for most women. Bad self-image can lead to mental disorders, substance abuse, self mutilation, bullying, and increased addiction to sex ("Self Image Media Influences - Just Say Yes.”). In order to change our society's perception of beauty we must include more diverse models in advertisements, end the sexist double standards in popular …show more content…
("Heather Graham Reminds Us Jennifer Lawrence Is 'An Exception' In Hollywood."). The fact is that women in television shows or movies are typically much more attractive than their husbands ("Hollywood’s Hidden Sexism: How Casting Notices Keep Beauty Standards Alive."). Men are allowed to relate to the average looking men and husbands in these shows but women are forced to look up to the “super hot” women ( "7 of the Worst Double Standards in Hollywood."). Sexim is also prominent for female actresses in casting calls. “Seeking: Hot and funny women to tell jokes while wearing sexy clothes/bikinis...Must be comfortable telling knock knock jokes.” That casting call is just one example of the many injustices women face in show biz. ("Hollywood’s Hidden Sexism: How Casting Notices Keep Beauty Standards Alive."). Directors and casting companies should not be able to brainwash young and novice actresses to think ,just because they are not an idealistic “sexy”, that they are not talented. Why should young women be confined to beauty standards concerning their jobs? Why should the companies actresses work for brush off the complaints of sexism and discrimination ("Hollywood’s Hidden Sexism: How Casting Notices Keep Beauty Standards Alive.")? Women should feel secure in their bodies and have high confidence in order to have a fulfilling life. We should try to create media that includes all kinds of female role …show more content…
The University of Washington conducted a study in which they found that, “Seventy-eight percent of seventeen-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies” ("Why Photoshop Is More Deadly Than You Thought."). The current generation has created a large increase in the usage of social media, where photo editing has swelled in popularity.With images of beautiful women featured virtually everywhere, according to a Dove Campaign,‘‘only 2 percent of women describe themselves as beautiful.” ("Students Blast Photoshop for Altering Beauty Standards, Body Image Norms."). It is popular to use for the slimming of the waist, torso lengthening, skin perfecting, and smoothing cellulite and wrinkles ("Why Photoshop Is More Deadly Than You Thought."). Jason Karlin states that Japanese women try to “cultivate that body image they see in women’s magazines, which are women's bodies that are very thin, with very long longs and with many of the characteristics we associate with this kind of global culture beauty.”("Hollywood’s Hidden Sexism: How Casting Notices Keep Beauty Standards Alive."). The general population does not understand that images they see were professionally edited to look essentially perfect. Women who do not know any better will start to believe that those images are the real thing, companies should stop using false advertising in order to increase the well being of

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