Stereotypes In Fashion Magazine

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Plato once said, “Beauty is in the eye of beholder,” this society has allowed physical appearance to decide whether their beautiful. Fashion magazine have impacted the world in many ways by showing all races, genders, and cultures what the standards for beauty are in that type of society. Most of the ideas that make a woman beautiful can be harmful in many ways. Most women don’t realize that the standard of beauty is an unrealistic goal that not many women can meet in a healthy way. Fashion magazines uses thin women to portray their ideas of what beauty is in the society that they’re targeting. Most of these magazines give an unrealistic body image that only few women can meet, they also affect African-American women and children in many ways, …show more content…
Black men and women have been faced with stereotypes in magazines. The media portrays African-Americans to be more entertainers or athletes. “Black men and women have been stereotyped as unskilled labourers, athletes, entertainers, exotic foreigners, in traditional roles of ‘Mammy’ or ‘matriarch’, or as inferior or subservient to White authority figures.” Black men and women are only being portrayed as athletes or entertainers. On television, Black women have been professed as loud, while white women have a habit to be well mannered. The media portray women to be more submissive or as a sex object. “In addition to being stereotyped as submissive, women’s sexuality has been used extensively in magazine advertisements to sell products.” Fashion magazines have their models to show more of their body or caress an object to sell their products. The reason behind having women show more of their skin in these images helps sells the product to the public. The media portrays African-American females to be more aggressive and sexual. “Specifically, consistent with the stereotype that Black people are more aggressive and overtly sexual than White people, we hypothesized that Black models would be photographed less often in a licensed withdrawal and/or subordination pose.” African-Americans models are shown to be sexual, while White models are shown to be more hidden with their sexual appeals. African-American …show more content…
Fashion magazines impact all races, genders, and cultures based on the societies idea for beauty. These magazines give their readers an unrealistic idea of what is beautiful in their society and many women attempt to achieve this absurd form of beauty. Fashion magazines also affect African-American women in many ways like giving them the impression that their body type ideal for their society which leads to body dissatisfaction. Alongside this, African-Americans are being constantly reminded of African-American stereotypes, which are that they are mainly good for being athletes or different types of entertainers. Due to the unrealistic form of beauty that the media shows their target audience, it leads to more females having eating disorders to achieve the thinness portrayed in the images that are found inside the

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