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English 112 2/26/2009 In the essay, Hunger as Ideology , the author Susan Bordo discusses the women’s body image in the media. She makes various points throughout the article giving various examples women and how they treat food in the media. The paper also compares women’s eating and male’s eating habits in the media. I agree with most of the arguments the author makes. One point the author makes, which I agree with is that in commercials females are usually portrayed to only eat very small portions, or not eat at all. I agree that it is rare to never see a female eating a lot in commercials, movies, or TV shows. Although I believe this to be true in the media, I do not find it to be true in real life. I find that most of the girls I hang around with have no problem chowing down in front of others, including boys. The article mentions, “It is significant, too that in all these commercials, the woman is found indulging only after a day spent serving others ” (pg. 201). This explains how after a busy day, one is able to finally indulge in food and relax. This shows food as a
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