Jamie Riedford-Final Media Journal

Jamie Riedford-Final Media Journal - Jamie Riedford COM 143...

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Jamie Riedford COM 143 December 3, 2010 “Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?” This line from “I Sing the Body Electric” by Walt Whitman makes an excellent point; the people who change their bodies are just trying to conceal themselves because they are not happy with themselves and the way they look. This strongly relates to the video “Killing Us Softly 4.” In the video Jean Kilbourne shows how women abuse their bodies in order to obtain a specific image of how they believe others want them to look. The poem goes on to describe the “perfect” man. The entire description is based on body image and how a “well-made” man should be strong and muscular. Later in “I Sing the Body Electric,” Walt Whitman writes about how the male and female bodies are both sacred. He talks about how women have the privilege of giving life. Regardless of what people look like, everyone has the same rights to belong anywhere. There is a situation where a man is
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course COM 143 taught by Professor Becker during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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