Social media such as integrals or even photograph pages have the same representations described by Berger. It all depends on the other’s people point of view and how they want to interpret the picture or painting they are looking at. Women today have more control of their image in the media. Technology has developed a fundamental advantage in which women have self-control and choose what they want to paint themselves as. They are in control of how they show their image. During the Renaissance, women looked for a man to paint them how they want them to. For example, Berger talked about nude paintings of women depicting the way of women views their images in a certain society. Even though women have more self-respect, they sometimes do objectify themselves in similar ways as what Berger argues about women depicted in Renaissance paintings “Naked is to be oneself and to be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognized for oneself”. When Berger talks about the representations of women sexualize and objectifies, he is correct because women are painted and photographed in ways to please men. In society, today women are often objectified and forced to live up to unrealistic beauty standards various media use the female body and these standards to appeal to certain audiences which include mainly men. The idea of being seen nude is harmful because it perpetuates the idea that women are nothing more than their bodies and are here only to please men.
3 thoughts on “Blog Post #2 “Ways of Seeing” ep. 2”
I do agree with the part when you say that woman are forced to live up to unrealistic beauty standards. I think that the reason that this is happening is due to social media which is influencing people in a way that nothing else before did.
As for the last part of your post when you say that the idea of being nude is harmful, i would say that it depends on your point of view. Because on sports man are half naked and nobody is considering that harmful (lol). In my opinion people (no matter females or males) should be self conscious and not doing stuff just for the sake of their followers. It is not harmful as long as you do it because of you, and not your followers.
The way I see social media is a good thing because checking this ways of weather and what going on to the world makes them know what is happening to it. Those around people are thinking of what’s going to happened in social media. Being the social media can get from their own ways to make who and what they get.
Kevin, interesting thoughts here. I’m a little confused by the first couple of sentences. Could you say more about what you mean there?
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