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    sizes, shapes, and sexualities. This advertisement challenges hegemonic femininity as it presents every woman as strong and beautiful. On one hand, H&M created an advertisement that appeals to the resurgence of the feminist movement by challenging classic beauty norms and ideals. On the other hand, H&M uses slave labour, targets customers with specific body types, and features an array of other advertisements that promote narrow representations of women who share unrealistic beauty standards (i.e. long legs, thin waist, smooth hair, arched eyebrows, etc.). H&M utilizes female empowerment and liberation as a tool to market their clothing to female consumers. Through…

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    Nature Vs. Nurture Task

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    In psychology it is described as having a sturdy build or well-proportioned body structure. There are three types of body type, ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph. An ectomorph is a person with a lean and delicate build of body, endomorphs are people with a soft, round build of body and a high proportion of fat tissue and a mesomorph is a person whose build is compact and muscular. Nature and nurture both play a big role in your body type. Studies including those done on twins suggest that up…

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    where there is information overwhelmed, we suppose to live in a more equal situation between men and women. However, in fact, gender inequity is just developed a new form to exist online. Women are still continuing suffering from oppression towards themselves. It’s like the shadow of violence along the way with women. What is more, since the Internet shapes the world more united, it is not a case of a particular culture or society but the whole world that we can see holding against women. One of…

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    a controversial topic, especially body image. Body image has always been a huge argument, ranging from a man’s masculine figure to a woman’s waist size. With the influence of social media and society’s body expectations, many people are led to believe that women should be skinny with an hourglass figure. Modern society promotes the thin, hourglass figure as the perfect body figure for a woman. For example, back in 1976, there was an advertisement for an underwear and a bra that defines and…

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    The Corner Analysis

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    Based on Foucault’s argument that the utopian spaces “represent society itself brought to perfection, or its reverse, and … by their very essence fundamentally unreal,” I venture to argue that the gay bar “The Corner’s” as well as the group affiliated to it constitute the homosexual utopia that is bound to collapse. I also choose women’s bodies as a carrier here to locate the interpretations of this covert utopia since they are invested with more symbolic meanings by the filmmaker and can be…

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    cultural influence with today’s youth. Male or female; as they are being raised the influenced physical appearances of either sex is highly scrutinized and judged upon across the board. More so for women but regardless there is a significant amount of judgement on how someone should or should not look in order to be accepted in this day and age. Just on everyday media you can tell the ideal standard of beauty is plastered everywhere. On every billboard, on every commercial, every webpage, from…

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    In Victoria Secret’s “Love your body campaign,” very skinny, tall models show off their bras and underwear. In this specific ad, it says “A Body for Every Body” (Mullins) while every model is the same size: extremely skinny. This ad is selling bras by telling consumers that they produce a bra for everybody, while the models have only one body type. They are all standing seductively and are smiling. What the ad doesn’t show are models with different body types, making it seem like their body is…

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    Dionysus Leaning On A Female Figure and the Standing Buddha Offering Protection to explore in depth. The Standing Buddha Offering Protection is an Indian sculpture made during the late 5th century. It is only 85.5cm tall and it is constructed out of red sandstone. The Statue of Dionysus Leaning On A Female Figure, otherwise known, as the Hope Dionysus is a Roman sculpture made around…

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    women who are plus-sized, or do not possess the average body type of a model. Dove’s initiative is to promote self-love; however, this message is construed to mean everyone is entitled to have media representation. Campaigns similar to Dove’s are unintentionally enforcing the idea that…

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    Furthermore, there are different standards for women of different races. For White women, the media standard is to be slim, however, for Black and Latina women the standard is an hourglass shape, or what some will call “thick- bodied.” Though the standards are different, the effect they have on women is identical. Studies are also showing that women are going out of their way to look like women in media. A recent trend in cosmetic surgery sees women requesting specific body parts of celebrities…

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