Essay on Susan Bordo 's ' Hunger As Ideology ``

1245 Words Dec 11th, 2014 5 Pages
Who is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl? Well, she is often seen in a romantic comedy that almost every girl will want to see. This Manic Pixie Dream Girl is the character that Zooey Deschanel and Kirsten Dunst play in certain movies. She is white, thin, probably wears glasses, super trendy, has an annoyingly cute personality, is shallow in a lot of ways, and is almost every guys dream girl. This person is a girl that makes the male going to see the movie like it. She is never a different race and is usually pretty well off to a certain extent. In the article “Hunger as Ideology,” Susan Bordo talks about the representation of women in advertisements. She talks about how thinness or slenderness is beauty. This issue is not only seen in advertisements but as well as movies and television shows that are on the air today. This is something that was written in the 1990’s and still seen as an issue today. While the issue is getting a little bit better, it is still an important issue to discuss due to the fact that there are so many problems that have surfaced with the standards that are set in advertisements, music, television, and movies. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a slender woman. Since this fictional female is the essential dream girl, it gives women the idea that they have to be skinny in order for men to like them. These Manic Pixie Dream Girls do not represent the average women and sets the wrong idea to the woman who is watching. It makes them feel like they will never be…

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