Blog post #2

Representations of women today are similar to that in Ways of Seeing, episode 2 as women are objectified in society. They are judged and harshly criticized by other women and men. However there are women who are working toward change. Women have more control over their images in the media today but some are still targeted by the male gaze trying to sculpt women into some so called perfect figure. Women nowadays are criticized for either being too skinny or large . Today women can’t take pride in their bodies, posting photos of body progress or simple photos in a dress are subject to judgement .There are many women who have put up with mean comments and “internet haters” who just want to devalue and dehumanize women. Berger talks about how men are justified for only seeing women for their beauty, and expect that woman use the tool at their disposal to attain beauty for men. When she does so, she is then considered a narcissist and therein lies the double standard. Before nude potraits were very common and didn’t mean you were scandalous and wanted sex it was just a form of expression. Today we are judged for showing our body in a Provocative way.

2 thoughts on “Blog post #2

  • March 17, 2022 at 11:11 am

    I concur with your statement. Women today are still somewhat still objectified in some ways especially in this social media and technology driven society. As a woman, I want to be able to express myself and be confident in my own skin without the hatred and judgment of others. However, we can’t control other’s thoughts and beliefs. There are several feminist support groups today that help women who are abused and disrespected. The “Me Too” Movement helped raised awareness of the ubiquity and detrimental impact of the abuse and sexual violence of women.

  • March 25, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Synphony, interesting comments here. You do a good job of explaining the complexities of this issue.

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