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Body Image and Stereotyping

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Armaan Zaffino

on 19 May 2010

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Transcript of Body Image and Stereotyping

Guided Question #3 : What is our
induvidual and collective
responsibility when advertising
or viewing ads?
Central Idea: Media
Influences how we
Think and the
Choices we Make. Body Image and Stereotyping Prepared for: Miss Kohli
By: Farah Hamir, Meilaud Jowhari,
Saba-Sadat Mirabolghasemi, Armaan Zaffino. Idea centrale: Influenze di
mezzi comme pensiamo e
le scelte che faccimo.
Guided Question #2: How do stereotyping
and body image issues affect us and the
choices we make? Guided Question #1: What is meant by body image and stereotyping and how does the media potray them? Children, teens and even adults get persuaded by magazine ads. Everyone has their own specific products as to which they get persuaded into purchasing, but all advertisers want consumers to do one particular thing: they want consumers to get persuaded by the fact that they might look as slim and fit or as beautiful as the model in the ad when you use the product. This is not true at all. Can you believe that everyone at least once or twice, looked in the mirror and thought that they were not as cool as they should be or as fit as they need to be? This all happens, because you really want to look as beautiful, fit, or as cool as the model in the ad. Sometimes, your goal may not be to actually by the product, but actually look as good as the model in the ad. What we've got here is a huge problem caused by our lovely friend, the media. This problem can damage your self-esteem and confidence. That is why we need to stop this problem imediatly. Second thoughts about your body image can cause eating disorders. These eating disorders are caused by your need to become extremely thin. Being fit is much different than being too thin. When you have an eating disorder, it can affect your life entirely. You will have no energy during the day. No energy during the day means no energy at school. Therefore, this problem can affect your social life, and your education. There are many more problems as well.

Stereotyping is when one feels excluded, because of an ad, or when an ad or the media portrays someone in the wrong way. For example, some magazines portray women as the one person in the family who does all the chores and house work. That is a stereotype. Sometimes, all you see in beauty ads are caucasion women. Usually, there is no variety of people. Why don't they add senior citizens or Muslims in ads? That is a different form of stereotyping. Did you know, there are stereotypes in novels as well? It could be a character in the novel that is stereotyped. Stereotyping can also affect how you feel about your self. When one feels discluded, they don't think pleasing thoughts about themselves. They may think that they are not good enough to be in an ad. When you understand the concept it becomes more clear. Then, it will be easy to avoid stereotypes in the media.

It is our responsibility when viewing ads to resist the attraction of buying things from the magazine just because you think you will look like the person in the ad. When you are making an ad it is your responsibility to try and make your product available to any kind of person. You should also make sure it does not offend any type of culture, or disablility. You can prevent these attractions by thinking if it will make your life better or not, this will also prevent you from wasting money or trying to use a product that does not work very well or that does not work at all. The media portray's body image and stereotyping because they want consumers to buy their products and make money. They also use models with a thinner body to make others feel bad about how they look and feel. They will also try to sell clothes or whatever they want by using fit people in advertisements to make you think you will look just like the person in the ad when you purchase this product.

Form: What is meant by body image and stereotyping in magaziness and internet ads?

Function: How is body image and stereotyping portrayed in some magazine ads?

Causation: What causes advertisers to use the type of stereotyping and body images that they do in magazine ads and what is the influence of these ads in our lives?

Change: How has body image changed throughout the years. How have these changes impacted and influenced our lives and the choices we make?

Connection: How are stereotyping and/or body image connected to the selfesteem, habits and choices of youths?

Perspective: What are the different perspectives of youths and adults when seeing ads in magazines such as fashion magazines?

Responsibility: What is our individual and collective responsibility when advertising in magazines and when viewing them?

Reflection: How do we know if all body image and stereotyping ads are negative or positive? Bibliography Author's Names: Sherry L. Turner,
Heather Hamilton, Meja Jacobs, Laurie M. Angood, and Deanne Hovde Dwyer.
Web Page Title: The influence of fashion
magazines on the body image satisfaction
of college women: an exploratory analyses.
Sponsoring Organization: Health Care Industry.
Update or Last Update: Adolescence, fall, 1997.
Access Date: March 25, 2010.
URL: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2248/is_

Web Page Title: Stereotypes.
Sponsoring Organization: Media Awareness Network.
Update or Last Update: 2010.
Access Date: March 23, 2010.
URL: \stereotypes_backgrounder.cfm.htm

Web Page Title: Beauty and Body Image in the Media.
Sponsoring Organization: Media Awareness Network.
Update or Last Update: 2010.
Access Date: March 23, 2010.
URL: http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/

Sponsoring Organization: Advameg, Inc.
Update or Last Update: 2010.
URL: http//www.faqs.org/health/topics

Web page title: Media, Stereotypes and the Perpetuation of Racism in Canada.
Access Date: April 19, 2010.
URL: http://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/802papers/crawford/jamesc.html

Web Page Title: Media Portrayals of Ethnic and Visible Minorities: Introduction.
Sponsoring Organization: Media Awareness Network.
Update or Last Update: 2010.
Access Date: April 1, 2010.
URL: http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/isuues/stereotyping/ethnics_and_minorities/index...

Web Page Title: Body Image.
Sponsoring Organization: cmchmentors.
Update or Last Update: 2004-2008.
Access Date: March 25, 2010.
URL: http://www.cmch.tv/mentors_parents/bodyimage.asp

Author's Name: Erin Conrad.
Web Page Title: Body Image in Advertising.
Update or Last Update: November 23, 2010.
URL: http://womenshealth.suite101.com/article.cfm/body_image_in-advertising

Web Page Title: Resisting Stereotypes and Working for Change.
Sponsoring Organization: Media Awareness Network.
Update or Last Update: 2010.
Access Date: April 1, 2010.
URL: http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/women_and_girls/women_re...

Web Page Title: The Impact of Stereotyping on Young People.
Sponsoring Organization: Media Awareness Ntwork.
Update or Last Update: 2010.
Access Date: April 1, 2010.
URL: http://www.media-awareness.ca/ english/issues/stereotyping/aboriginal_people/aboriginal...


Ms. Liss's grade six class.

For our action piece we have prepared and have done two detailed
anouncements, one on
body image, and one on
stereotyping. All of the
members in our group have participated in the anouncements done to the
whole school.
Key Concept Questions Action Piece
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