I think this week’s topic of women and media was really pretty interesting. I had a class where we talked about it a little bit. I don’t know that I had ever noticed before taking that class that when I watch a movie or television show, that I am watching from a prodominantly male perspective. An attractive woman comes into the picture and the camera then looks her up and down or will focus on her butt, breast or some other attractive part of her body. Everytime the camera does that now, I notice.
I also found it interesting what our teacher said about being an object. I found it interesting that she said when doing the nude modeling or when she was covered head to toe in the robes, she felt she was an object. I thought that was interesting that in two totally opposite experiences she felt the same way.
I also just wanted to finish saying that I have noticed that the media in other countries is very comparable, at times, to the media here. My wife is from Mexico and I know the media has a very similar effect on women there. They also have to look perfect. I don’t know if there is as much of a competition between women as there is here, but the women do have to fit certain stereotypes too. They also have to be thin, attractive and many of those same stereotypes we ascribe to women, physically speaking.