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Sturken and Cartwright - Countless literature pieces have emphasized how cruel being dependent on a given culture drives who we become. The morals and teachings we are expected to follow are seen in advertisements. They are constant reminders, reinforcing the idea of having “that life” and “achieving perfection”. At a young age, individuals are taught to follow certain social norms, never able to fully delve deep inside their own identities. They spend most of their time worrying about the unimportant things of life. Advertising campaigns use images in a manner that constructs “cultural ideas about lifestyle, self-image, self-improvement, and glamour. Advertising often presents an image of things to be desired, people to be envied, and life as it ‘should be’ Cecilia Hartley – This “tyranny of slenderness” has created a culture in which as many as 60 percent of women experience some type of difficulty in eating and one in five teenage girls will develop an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Catrina Brown
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course WMGST 101 taught by Professor Perryman during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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