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Sexism In The Media


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This is a show I designed for my Race, Ethnicity, Gender studies class. I feel it is a very powerful topic and all women should watch it.

  • I didn't like it because it's not well organized and there is a lack of information.
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  • bullshit presentation is bullshit
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  • also, alot of this isnt sexism, sexism is when someone DISCRIMINATES against a person because of their sex. all if this stuff about body image you are showing here isnt discriminating, in fact alot of it is made by women, so it couldnt be sexist, its more of a totally different issue on its own, and it affects men too.
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  • you do realize that the pictures on slide 17 aren't trying to make it look like the women have been abused, its showing what lab animals have had done to them so that you can get the products you want, for example the eyelash one is showing that to get the eye make-up people want, lab animals have harmful prototypes tested on their eyes causing bleeding etc. it actually says on the bottom of the ad 'this is how 300000 lab animals suffer each year.' I do however think that this is a good example of how a-lot of sexism is only prominent because feminists go searching for it in places it wasnt intended or in places it doesnt actually exist, sometimes some things are only prominent because people create them, now im not saying sexism doesnt exist, im just saying that if you look hard enough for something anywhere, you will always be able to find it, and if not, your mind will create it
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  • watch this slide and realize how media play hypocrisy role against women.
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Sexism In The Media

  1. 1. Sexism in the media By Sherry Bates
  2. 2. Sexuality <ul><li>- Average American views 3000 advertisements per day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- This amounts to 3 years of a persons life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They not only sell products, they sell : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Image </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Sexuality <ul><li>Insert </li></ul><ul><li>Quote, Graph or Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Here </li></ul>
  4. 4. Boys & men rape women every 2 minutes in the U.S.
  5. 8. Body Cropping <ul><li>“Woman’s bodies continue to be dismembered in advertising. Over and over again just one part of the body is used to sell products, which is one of the most dehumanizing thing you can do to someone. Not only is she a thing, but just one part of that thing is focused on.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Kilbourne </li></ul>
  6. 9. It turns woman’s bodies into objects by focusing on one part of the body <ul><li>Insert </li></ul><ul><li>Quote, Graph or Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Here </li></ul>
  7. 10. Turning women into objects is the first step towards justifying violence against women
  8. 11. Sex as a tool to get what they want. Hypersexual messages
  9. 12. Self Esteem plummets.
  10. 13. <ul><li>“Women are constantly turned into things, into objects. This has a very serious consequence. </li></ul><ul><li>It creates a climate in which there is wide spread violence against a women. Women are seen as things, objects, and turning a human being into a thing is first step toward justifying violence.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Kilbourne </li></ul>Objectification
  11. 14. Women are turned into things, objects
  12. 16. Part of a cultural climate in which women are seen as things, object <ul><li>Turning a women into an object is the 1st step toward justifying violence </li></ul>
  13. 17. Now normal to use makeup to resemble women who have been bruised and battered
  14. 18. Violence
  15. 19. Thinness and Beauty <ul><li>“ In the last two decades, we have developed a national cult of thinness. What is considered beautiful has become slimmer and slimmer. Dieting and dissatisfaction with bodies have become normal.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Kilbourne </li></ul>
  16. 20. 4 out of 5 women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
  17. 21. Almost ½ of American women are on a diet
  18. 22. 5% of women look like this!
  19. 23. 5-10 million struggling with serious eating disorders.
  20. 24. Happiness is not obtained by having a perfect body
  21. 25. Eating has become a moral issue <ul><li>Americans spend $36 billion dollars on diet supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>Words such as “guilt” and “sin” are used to sell food. </li></ul><ul><li>95% of dieters will regain the weight they lost within 5 years. </li></ul>
  22. 26. Magazines filled with articles on rich foods and recipes and how to lose weight
  23. 27. Sexualization of Teenagers <ul><li>Mainstream media have increasingly traded in the sexualization of young girls and teenagers. </li></ul><ul><li>This start at a young age, when parents give their daughters Barbie dolls. </li></ul>
  24. 28. Barbie are sex symbols
  25. 29. Promotes a Fantasy World
  26. 30. Teens are Increasingly sexualized in advertisements.
  28. 32. <ul><li>Ideal beauty is within the body, </li></ul><ul><li>Not on the outside. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember you are Beautiful. </li></ul>
  29. 33. Credits for Photos <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// ....013490 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>: http:// /?offset=25& </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  30. 34. Photo credits cont. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  31. 35. Photo Credits cont. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 36. <ul><li>Produced </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>Race, Ethnicity, Gender Studies Class </li></ul><ul><li>And Multimedia Applications </li></ul><ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>Sherry Bates </li></ul>