Women in the Media

Women in the Media - Unrealistic Expectations of Women I...

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Unformatted text preview: Unrealistic Expectations of Women I can’t tell you how many times I have opened up a fashion magazine, listened to adds on the radio, watched commercials on TV, or observed the stereotyping in today’s extremely judgmental society and seen the effects that our expectations have had on people, especially young women. There are so many instances throughout the course of everyday life, that I feel expected to live vicariously through the body of a Victoria’s Secret model. I can only wonder how many others feel this way as well. I was recently leafing through the pages of the 2002 Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and within a matter of five minutes, I was majorly downing my body and my looks. I couldn’t help but compare my body to that of a woman who is 5’10” and weighs 105 pounds, when the average female is 5’6” and weighs 140 pounds. It’s no wonder there are so many cases of anorexia and is 5’6” and weighs 140 pounds....
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2008 for the course MTH 101 taught by Professor Krishnan during the Spring '08 term at Iona.

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