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In the comic strip Cathy by Cathy Guisewite readers follow the antics of a normal American woman of the 90s Cathy is single works as a secretary and is portrayed as unhappy Her dating experience can be characterized by endless searching for the ideal man settling for someone because she believes him to be the best she can do and going through a breakup process that is initiated by the male This is followed by Cathy rationalizing the situation and more likely than not an eating binge This is just one of the various media that send a negative message to women Women are told by the media to be submissive passive beautiful happy and weak Television magazines and movies either portrays women as the beautiful damsel in distress who needs rescuing or the gorgeous sexual object of which males take advantage The message is clear and it is going out to women of all ages If you do not fit into the stereotype you simply do not fit in This goal of goddess is unreachable by the majority of women When constantly told they are not good enough sexy enough or perfect enough womens levels of self-esteem decline rapidly This lack of self-esteem usually includes low confidence levels dissatisfaction with physical and emotional self and transitively the idea that they could not possibly be desirable sexually The media through advertising movies news coverage music television and magazines perpetuates the stereotypes and define how men and women view the sexuality of women In order to understand the effects of the media on womens sexuality it must be established that self esteem and identity development is implicit factors According to a study identity development has a critical component in sexuality states that society has a very influential effect on sexuality in that there are acceptable standards of feelings and expression for women She thinks that society encourages stereotypes In her experiment she used a group interview
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