A detailed Summary of Portrayal of Women in Music Videos

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A detailed Summary of Portrayal of Women in Music Videos Together with the songs' melody and lyrics, music videos are powerful tools that tattoo human minds with images that shape a person's attitude. Throughout the twentieth century, music videos have influenced various perceptions on the images of women. No matter what the women in the music videos are singing about, or what actions they are doing in the videos, there is almost always a sexual overtone. For women to be portrayed in this way has many consequences, for the images that we view in every day life shape the way we think. Viewing a music video that has a woman being portrayed in an overtly sexual manner once may not have a very serious affect on a person, but seeing many different music videos all portraying women sexually, and seeing these videos over and over, does indeed shape a person's mind to view women with much less respect than they would otherwise. This therefore, is where the problem lies. Over time, seeing women change how a woman sees herself, and how a man sees other women. dresses, acts and talks can be heavily influenced by what they see. The main reason for this
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2010 for the course SOC 4230 taught by Professor Gosine during the Spring '10 term at Academy of Design Tampa.

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