Gender  Expectations in   the   Media Magazines The Internet Movies TV/Commercials
The  Media’s  “Ideal” Body Image
<ul><li>Many media outlets such as magazines portray many false images </li></ul><ul><li>The media fosters images that are...
Recently, a magazine interviewed a number of surgeons to see what the top look alike surgeries performed in their offices ...
This is the world’s view of the perfect image:
The price to obtain that face would consist of the following procedures and prices: <ul><li>Eyelift: $4000 - $7000 </li></...
Why is this unrealistic price and image our idea of beauty?
magazines within images Gender
Online circulation and distribution
Online Advertisements
Television/Commercials/Billboards
Exploring the popular  Barbie  advertisements:   <ul><li>The figurines are showing kids what appears to be “beautiful” and...
The  Reality : <ul><li>Too many young women aspiring to today’s ultra-thin look literally  starve  themselves </li></ul><u...
What can teachers do? <ul><li>Being teachers we play a very important role on influencing children’s lives and the way the...
As teachers,   we can impact students and potentially change their views on “a perfect world”, which could lead to their a...
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Gender Expectations In Media

  1. 1. Gender Expectations in the Media Magazines The Internet Movies TV/Commercials
  2. 2. The Media’s “Ideal” Body Image
  3. 3. <ul><li>Many media outlets such as magazines portray many false images </li></ul><ul><li>The media fosters images that are warped with make up, are airbrushed, and are digitally enhanced with Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>This perfect image influences many people into aspiring to match the media’s images and attain perfection themselves </li></ul>
  4. 4. Recently, a magazine interviewed a number of surgeons to see what the top look alike surgeries performed in their offices were. The results were: <ul><li>Katie Holmes’ eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Katherine Heigl’s nose </li></ul><ul><li>Keira Knightley’s cheeks </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica Simpson’s hair </li></ul><ul><li>Angelina Jolie’s lips </li></ul>
  5. 5. This is the world’s view of the perfect image:
  6. 6. The price to obtain that face would consist of the following procedures and prices: <ul><li>Eyelift: $4000 - $7000 </li></ul><ul><li>Nose augmentation: $3000 - $8000 </li></ul><ul><li>Face lift: $5000 - $6000 </li></ul><ul><li>Botox: $250 x 5 - $1000 x 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Hair extensions - $20 - $3500 </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum price: $13,520 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum price: $37,500 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why is this unrealistic price and image our idea of beauty?
  8. 8. magazines within images Gender
  9. 9. Online circulation and distribution
  10. 10. Online Advertisements
  11. 11. Television/Commercials/Billboards
  12. 12. Exploring the popular Barbie advertisements: <ul><li>The figurines are showing kids what appears to be “beautiful” and “handsome”, but in reality an image that is unrealistic </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, girls are beginning to wear make up at younger and younger ages, while boys are starting to work out at younger ages. </li></ul><ul><li>The image: the six pack, blonde hair, blue eyes, big breasts, small waists, and big pecks are encouraging children to want to be more like that and implementing a false depiction of success. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, this is very unhealthy for young kids whose morals, ideas, and self-esteems are not yet concrete. In today’s society, the media is now pouring the foundation for them. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Reality : <ul><li>Too many young women aspiring to today’s ultra-thin look literally starve themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Many men and women are over-exercising or risking damage to their bodies with steroids </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic surgery and implants have their own health risks </li></ul><ul><li>The price of trying to achieve the “perfect” look may include an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia , or compulsive overeating due to the extreme efforts required to maintain this ideal look over time </li></ul>
  14. 14. What can teachers do? <ul><li>Being teachers we play a very important role on influencing children’s lives and the way they learn and interpret the world. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to help children recognize their uniqueness. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this, get each student to do an activity each month that is primarily about themselves </li></ul><ul><li>An example of an activity is to get the students to make a magazine that shows and explains who they are and what they value about themselves </li></ul>
  15. 15. As teachers, we can impact students and potentially change their views on “a perfect world”, which could lead to their acceptance of their bodies and their image.

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