Monday, June 20, 2011

Media Literacy

The importance of media literacy is growing exponentially, as we are bombarded by negative body image messaging every day. Critically examining the world around us helps us keep true to our own bodies. Examples such as these are eye-opening and thought-provoking.

This is a revealing blog entry from The Centre for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt that displays two ads found in Men’s Health fitness magazine. An advertisement for almonds has two different approaches on how to target men and women. Read about it below:

The following image speaks for itself – ALDO’s model is evidently photoshopped here as seen by the absence of his torso:

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."  -Audrey Hepburn

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