gmc2 - Max Gallo Gender Media and Communication Midterm...

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Max Gallo Gender Media and Communication Midterm Question 2 Typically plastic surgery has focused on fixing physical problems with one’s body. However plastic surgery has evolved into a completely different market. According to media figures like Joan River surgery is now considered empowering. If one’s age is slightly noticeable, get a facelift. When your weight has gotten out of control, have some liposuction. Even more disturbing is the surge of reality shows that use plastic surgery to represent a journey to a new you that was hidden under your flawed exterior. Shows like Extreme Makeover take a person with some obvious bodily problem and imply that it is keeping them from being their true self. Somehow a hooknose is stopping a middle class mother from feeling like the person she is on the inside. “Essential to EM’s presentation of cosmetic surgery is that participants would be able to show not just their bodies, but also their lives, as changed for the better if they were to be surgically altered” (Pitts-Taylor 43). This tactic has been very successful for the
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