COMM 101 Paper#2 Proposal

COMM 101 Paper#2 Proposal - Sasha Wang COMM 101.003 Jimmy...

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Sasha Wang COMM 101.003 Jimmy Draper Paper #2: Proposal 03/06/08 Portrayals of Women in Magazine Advertisements a) I will be exploring the portrayal of women in American magazine advertisements. How is femininity constructed in beauty and fashion magazine advertisements in the United States? Have the advertisements changed over time? How do the portrayals of women compare to those of magazine advertisements of other cultures? b) This topic is important because women’s exposure to these magazine advertisements could raise women’s standards of their appearances to unlikely heights. Perhaps this could result in a society filled with women who are unhappy and insecure. It is also possible that the portrayal of women in magazine advertisements focus mainly on a woman’s physique and sexuality, making the importance of a woman’s character no longer apparent. It would be interesting to see how these advertisements have changed over time to see how perspectives of women have changed. c)
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