Rihanna<br />This is Rihanna at the age of 16, passionate about music and at the start of her singing career. Rihanna moved to the United States from Barbados at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for then-label head Jay-Z<br />But that was 7 years ago... Now she’s the prime woman in the media and is presented to what people want to see from her reflecting on her music<br />
Rihanna<br />This Rihanna now in 2011, a famous celebrity now selling millions of records world wide.<br />With the global album release of Loud in November 2010, Rihanna continues her journey to dominate popular music and fashion worldwide.Loud’s first two singles, “What’s My Name” (featuring Drake) and “Only Girl (In the World),” were worldwide successes, both solid #1 chart-toppers in the U.S. and UK. <br />Rihanna now ranks as the only female artist of the past decade to chart ten #1’s on the Hot 100 as well as the youngest soloist to notch ten Hot 100 #1’s.<br />
The Male Gaze<br />Since Rihanna has gained in age, her reaction to the public through her music has increased dramatically as well as the judgement in her appearance. Through the male gaze Rihanna has been noticed to be a dominant role seen by men, to the way how she performs and acts to the public through her career gives an influence and impact on other people of how to act and be noticed.<br />
TheMedia<br />The common stereotypes given to women...<br />femme fatale, <br />the supermom, <br />the sex kitten,<br />the nasty corporate climber.<br /> Whatever the role, television, film and popular magazines are full of images of women and girls who are typically thin, and made up to look classy and sexy.<br />Many would agree that some strides have been made in how the media portray women in film, television and magazines, and that the last 20 years has also seen a growth in the presence and influence of women in media behind the scenes. Nevertheless, female stereotypes continue to thrive in the media we consume every day.<br />
Beauty and Body Image in the Media<br />Images of female bodies are everywhere. <br />Women and their body parts sell everything from food to cars. Popular film and television actresses are becoming younger, taller and thinner. Some have even been known to faint on the set from lack of food. <br />Women’s magazines are full of articles urging that if they can just lose those last twenty pounds, they’ll have it all the perfect marriage, loving children, great sex, and a rewarding career<br />
Women are seen as Objects?<br />Women as Sex Objects - Influenced By Sexy Images, Men See Women as Objects?<br />Scientifically Men respond differently to women after seeing photos of scantily clad females, and some even demonstrate increased hostility.<br />Scans of some of the men found that a part of the brain associated with empathy for other peoples' emotions and wishes shut down after looking at the pictures, the changes in brain activity suggest sexy images can shift the way men perceive women, turning them from people to interact with, to objects to act upon.<br />
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