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This past week in class the topic of gender representations in pop culture was discussed While we were discussing gender representations we watched the movie Miss Representation and also read Meredith LeVandes article Women Pop Music and Pornography I agree with what was said in the lecture movie and the LeVande article The media is destroying womens self esteem SUMMARYIn the movie Miss Representation it was discussed how the portrayal of women in the media influenced girls and womens self-esteem Women in the media are usually portrayed as being sexy You never see women in congress on the front page of a tabloid because to the media smart strong women dont exist The media gives women an idea of what they should look like perfect body hair and makeup always done and dressed flawlessly Due to the portrayal of women this way men have the thought process that women who arent in the media should look like this and if they dont they dont want anything to do with them Womens self-esteem is basically nonexistent because they feel like they are always reaching for an impossible goal In the movies these days women are seen as sex items a director in the documentary even said that they put sexy women in movies and television shows in order to get men to watch because there is such a low percentage of male viewers LeVande believes that pornographic images of women in revealing clothes are becoming more common in mainstream media LeVande argues that women dont have to wear sexy and revealing clothes just to feel more powerful but the media is making it seem like you have to Feminism has been hijacked and its hijackers use female pop stars to sell behaviors at attitudes about sexuality itself The most popular myth is the equation of stripping prostitution and pornographic imagery with power LeVande 301 LeVande also included which major companies that
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