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A Look at advertising and its defining gender roles

A Look at advertising and its defining gender roles

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  • 1. Advertising Defining Gender
    Danielle Jarrett
  • 2. “Advertisements guide thinking, action, and behavior as people come to accept mainstream ideas through visuals. The most crucial of these is what it means to be a man or a woman. Ideas about how to feel, dress, look, and behave, and how to interact with other men and women is the bedrock of culture in which we live” - Pamela Morris
  • 3. Gender Defining Ads
    Commercials, billboards, and print ads, shape the way men and women should be in accordance to society.
    Advertisers give us gender specific advertisements to tell us what it is like to be a man or a woman
    Society has caught on to concepts of what traditional roles in gender should be
    Uses them to advance their products and reach consumers
  • 4. Stereotypes
    Carved the path for many product advertisements even if the actual demographic itself seems invulnerable
    Ads apply gender stereotypes intentionally to persuade consumers
    Men and women reach out to products and ideals of what the marketers are selling because of the significance and representation of the gender
    Advertisers use stereotypes to draw in the targeted end user
  • 5. “Men are physically active and employed in productive careers, while a woman’s job is to look seductive and be pretty”
  • 6. Male Stereotypes Applied
    Males have dominated sports related advertisements
    Images that society has placed upon this gender and its characteristics.
    Powerful working image of men in advertising.
    These ideas implemented by the advertisements can affect how males are perceived in our culture.
  • 7. Masculine Ads Defining Image
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Aj55sgudlc&feature=related
    Dodge Super Bowl Ad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPmYxLUoZVc
  • 8.
  • 9.
  • 10. Female Stereotypes Applied
    Have taken a ‘stay at home’ role in advertisements
    Shown using products that relate to these functions and tasks defined by our society
    Depicted as having very fit bodies
    Rates as more attractive
    More likely to wear revealing clothing than their male
  • 11. Women perceptions of Beauty in Advertising
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3o_vWwl_8c
  • 12. Gender Ad Reality
    In the ads shown today in regards to products intended to take on house roles, such as washing the dishes, floors, clothes, etc., are still aimed at women.
    Men are rarely used to create the visual of getting the cleaning job done right unless it is in terms of showing their masculinity.
  • 13. Women used in Male Ads
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9tWZB7OUSU
    Certain adsonly directed at one gender, may use the other gender to attract those to buy product.
  • 14.
  • 15. Conclusion
    Male character- represented by ads and society, responsible for titles they maintain
    Female character – represented by physical beauty projected to possess.
    Society has implied roles and associates certain behaviors with certain genders.
    Gender characterized in advertising continues to deepen the stereotypes derived by society
  • 16. Sources
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    Morris, Pamela (2005). ‘Overexposed: Issues of Public Gender Imaging.’ Advertising and Society Review.
    Palan, Kay M. ‘Gender Identity in Consumer Behavior: A Literature Review and Research Agenda.’ Academy of Marketing Science Review (Online) 1, no. 10 (2001): 1-37.
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  • 17. Sources
    Shields, Vickie. (2002). “Measuring Up: How Advertising Affects Self-Image.” Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, p 199.
    Signorielli, Nancy, Douglas McLeod, and Elaine Healy. “Gender Stereotypes in MTV commercials: The Beat goes On.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 38, no. 1 (1994): 91-101.
    Wolf, Naomi, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women (New York: Morrow, 1991).
    Zayer, Linda. (Vol 11, Issue1, 2010). ‘A Typology of Men’s Conceptualizations of Ideal Masculinity in Advertising.’ Advertising and Society Review.