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Advertisement trafficking sends the wrong message about women and their femininity A lot of this makes sense to the discussion we had about status and social structure How men and women are being portrayed as a certain figure They use race as an example to demonstrate power and false imagery to reflect a woman and her roles These stereotypes are not only insulting but also unnecessary Social inequality is a big problem in our world today Ads involving women being battered and raped are no silly joke I can understand the seriousness of the situation and how things need to change This can also be linked to the second film we viewed Miss Representative and how a womans status is seen in the modern world The readings from Johnsons Ideology Femininity Masculinity and Gender Roles can also support thisThe obsession for body thinness is becoming greater within our culture Using chapter four as a reference shows the distinction between biological and social forces and how people deny biology shaping their own ideas and standards for the perfect body image In some patriarchal societies male identified standards of female beauty encourage pubescent girls to view their natural growth with a sense of alarm that can stay with them for their entire lives Johnson 2005 Restrictions today are no longer present This becomes a dire situation shaping our brains lives and emotions Jean Kilbourne gave me a better understanding of how women are seen and the issues they face The ideal beauty of women is becoming more altered than real Women today are struggling and stressing trying to live by the standards of men This distracts a woman from becoming their own leader as well a leader for all women They become anorexic dying from this disease They spend more money on cosmetics than their own education The advertisements seen in the film Killing us softly can be easily placed in our society today Women who are
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