Unformatted text preview: linking their self-esteem to physical appearance because they want to be sexually attractive at all times. The Electra Complex can be seen everywhere in the media, especially in women’s magazines, such as Cosmopolitan . Cosmopolitan always has the words “SEX” and “DIET” on their front cover. This just shows that the media plays into the gender comparisons between men and women. The magazine overemphasizes the need for women to be sexy and appealing to the man’s eye. Unfortunately, as a woman in this prominent society, it is hard to not be subject to the pressures of society. I don’t necessarily believe in Freud’s finding, but the media does reflect many of these sexual values in women. These portrayals of women will probably never change....
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- Spring '11
- Psychology, Penis envy, Phallic stage, Electra complex