Blog Post #2

Think of examples that are closer to our time period. Do representations of women today, for example on Instagram or other social media, objectify them in the same or similar ways as those that Berger describes in Ways of Seeing, episode 2? Do women have more or less control over their images in the media or are they still determined by the male gaze? Does sexuality play the same role in images of women today as what Berger describes in the episode? (As you think about your answer think of specific places in the episode to respond to, and try to use techniques from They Say/I Say to formulate your response. In other words, use Berger’s analysis as a “they say.”)

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  • March 21, 2022 at 1:53 am

    As in the world we know today, not only women are depicted but also men are. To answer your question, I would have to say that no because I don’t think that women are being objectified the same way because in the society we live in today as women have a say in how they are being depicted meaning its her choice of how she wants to take the picture or pose for any form of image capturing.

    Now that we have social media and other public empires, different types of women on different platforms use the media as ways of income but this is mostly for the male viewers and some of the pictures displayed on some profiles are not fully naked but half naked and again i will state that NO!! women are not objectified the same as Bergen explained and another reason is because on social medias such as Instagram the platform would realize any sexually suggestive content and block it from the users’ page. but as Bergen said ” to be naked is to be one self but to be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognized for oneself ” this hasn’t really stopped but its number have went down from back in the 1970’s.

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