Media Messages

Media is a big part of our everyday lives - it’s virtually everywhere you look. Whether it’s ads, movies, tv shows, music videos or social media, the messages media portray have a direct impact on society’s gender stereotypes. Women are often portrayed as flawless, skinny and dressed in designer clothes. Men are often portrayed as strongly built, tough and handsome – protectors and providers. These messages put pressure on women to achieve the “ideal feminine” look and for men to look and act “manly”. Learn how to see through these inaccurate portrayals of gender stereotypes and love yourself exactly the way you are.

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Q. Do you think its ok for young girls to wear makeup in advertisements?