Tag Archives: Media

Sexualization of Young Girls in the Media

Nowadays, the desire to look sexy is being emphasized in incredibly young ages of women. When I flip through TV channels, it discomforts me to see seven-year-old girls parading around in padded bras and high heels. The reality TV show … Continue reading

Posted in Spark Post | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Miss Representation

“Miss Representation,” a documentary produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, advances the idea that women are from a young –and increasingly younger– age being bombarded with images of other women in the media who are in positions of either dubious power … Continue reading

Posted in Extra Credit | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Missrepresentation

The screening of Missrepresentation drew light on aspects of the effects of media representation on the perception and treatment of women in the U.S. For one, the film claimed that the media’s treatment of women held enormous political ramifications.  To … Continue reading

Posted in Extra Credit | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Power and Media in “Miss Representation”

Jennifer Siebel’s “Miss Representation” is a response to her own fears of raising her first daughter. The statistics, images, and soundbites in the film present a discouraging picture of the connection between two American cultural mainstays: media and power. In … Continue reading

Posted in Extra Credit | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Miss Representation”

“Miss Representation” takes the media as a starting point for the inaccurate perceptions and unrealistic expectations for women in American society.  One of the documentary’s biggest strengths is its consistent utilization of statistics to support its claims.  The very first … Continue reading

Posted in Extra Credit | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Miss Representation

The documentary “Miss Representation” was about the depiction of women in the media and its effect on women in power, specifically in government. One central claim made by the documentary is that the portrayal of women in the media has … Continue reading

Posted in Extra Credit | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Miss Representation

One of the central claims made in “Miss Representation” was that because the society tells women that the only thing that is important about them is their bodies. This focus causes women to self-objectify, and thus have lower political efficacy—the … Continue reading

Posted in Extra Credit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fat-shaming in disguise

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/fashion/plus-size-fashion-bloggers-are-role-models.html?smid=tw-nytimes I follow the NY Times on twitter and came across this article.  At first I was intrigued.  I do follow a lot of “plus-size” fashion blogs on tumblr, and I was glad to see that these fashion bloggers were … Continue reading

Posted in Spark Post | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

What is Oppression?: How we view ourselves

Oppression is often viewed as the result of an external force holding people down. In Bordo and Hesse-Biber’s discussion of the media and food industries, we see that both have become oppressive forces perpetuating unhealthy body images and lifestyles. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Big Question Reflection | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Old Spice, Race & Gender

This is a compilation of a series of Old Spice TV commercials. The commercials feature the extraordinarily muscular Terry Crews, a former NFL player turned actor, claiming that Old Spice body wash blocks body odor for sixteen hours. The product’s … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Critique | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment