My project responds to an offensive ad displaying a child as a sexual object. The ad I found had communicated this sense of pedophilia and that it is acceptable; However, I disagree with that idea. The message my artwork sends is that pedophilia is not okay. I started with generating ideas using a words web and asking random people around me what they thought of when they heard specific words. After I made the web I started to keep a list of any ideas that came to mind for my art project. The list started with a lot of ideas of how to include the symbols into my work and slowly started to become more specific and detailed. I started coming up with ideas such as dressing a teddy bear up as a sexual object and that be my piece and then I thought of the idea of using photography as my media.
My first idea was to use my film camera to photograph a young girl as if I were stalking her throughout the day, then take the film and put it on a light table for the audience to view the photos through a magnifying loop. I really enjoyed the intimacy the viewers would get from being so close to the small photographs on a lit table, and the idea also really put the audience in the perspective of the pedophile. Then I realized a ginormous fault in my plan. I was encouraging pedophilia just as much as the ad was without even realizing it. I needed the girl to gain power throughout the photo series and overcome the traumatic experience. To do this, I thought of having her see the pedophile
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Children are easily influenced, and this can be taken advantage of in the commercial industry. Thy have the desire to fit in and do what is considered “cool”. Many people believe that people use this desire to their own benefit in order to create profit. While it’s true children are easily manipulated by commercials, these commercials and be beneficial to the child's development. Commercials can be used to bring good ideas and good life skills to children that will lead them to being a successful adults. Commercials aimed at children are ethical because they can reinforce positive behaviors and good ideals. This is shown through articles, press and reports.
My project riposted to an offensive ad displaying a child as a sexual object. The ad I found had communicated this sense of pedophilia and that it is acceptable; However, I disagreed with that idea. The message I am trying to convey in my artwork is that pedophilia is not okay. I started with generating ideas using a words web and asking random people around me what they thought of when they heard specific words. After I made the web I started to keep an enumeration of ideas that came to mind for my art project. The list started with multitudes of ideas to include the symbols in my work and slowly started to become more meticulous and detailed. I started creating ideas such as a teddy bear clothed as a sexual object and then I thought of the idea of utilizing photography as my media.
Note any other details that would help your analysis.-The advertisement is simply one photo. Yet, the artist was able to fit in pathos and ethos arguments along with a picture that touched the heart of all those who viewed it.
To ban or not to ban, that is the question in this case. I was acually watching this television show the other day and on it, there was a little boy watching T.V. when a commercial for a stuffed animal came on. Instead of hearing what the commercial was actually saying, all it showed was the stuffed animal trying to convince the little boy to get his parents to buy it. The little boy then, would not stop asking his parents until they finally got it for him. So maybe, it's not just the ads fault, it could be also the way most parents comply when their child begs for something. In this essay, I'm going to show alternative methods to keeping kids healthy and creating a better place for them to grow up in, rather than just blaming and/or banning the advertisements.
It is my opinion that advertising to childern could be good and bad. I believe that you do not nessacarily have to get rid of advertising for children, but I think certian actions should be taken to protect children. Our kids are our future, whether they are in America or not. To have a delicate, absorbing mind as a child's, we need to be careful of the messages we are sending to our childern.
Browsing around looking for print advertisements was a lot easier when it involved a female. Most advertisement tend to objectify, dehumanize and dismember women. Women are objectified by minimizing their body parts into objects. We constantly see it in the media where women are put or placed in sexual positions, their body parts are related to sex that is why we are viewed as sex objects. In some advertisements there is always one women and more men portraying power and control over the female. In the film Tough Guise we see Jackson Kats explain that society thinks that violent behavior from men is acceptable. We always think boys will be boys so we accept their strong attitudes. We think it is normal since men are taught to not be emotional.
I Personally believe that Children Advertising is wrong. When children see ad's on Television they think that it is okay to be unhealty. They Think it is okay to be obese and to always continue to eat unhealthy. I honestly would ban Children Advertising.
Men are the clear target of the marketing of trucks. This direct marketing is beginning at an age much younger than ever before. Eric Schlosser writes how advertising aimed towards children has changed and grown to include, “…phone companies, oil companies and automobile companies…” (1) and as young boys grow Schlosser points out that “During the course of a year, he [or she] watches more than thirty thousand TV commercials.” (4) Masculine images throughout childhood has an impact on what is considered normal in the eyes of the typical consumer of a truck. According to MarketingSchools.org, “…truck ads speak directly to the experience of being a workingman. They appeal to any man that has wanted to get his hands dirty, flee the city,
I think government should not stay out of the way of child marketers. I believe it is wrong to advertise to children because as a mother of two boys under two it’s frustrating to not have control of what my children are watching. They are not able to understand that it is an ad that’s aimed for them to become manipulated, they just assume it’s something they want and need. The children are easily manipulated and can’t think for themselves. For example the food ads directed to children and the product placement in the stores should be the number one thing to be banned because it contributes to childhood obesity. The food ads the children see has bright and vibrant colors that are used attracts them and they
Commercials are aimed at three particular groups: children, parents/grandparents, and retailers, with different methods for each. Products are often brightly colored, fast moving, or associated with famous characters from film, TV, or books. Packaging can enhance the attractiveness of an item. When marketing to adults, the educational benefits to the child are often promoted. Whether it's food, toys, or Cars there is always a T.V commercial being made about it. Many different corporations are out in the world trying to make their company or merchandise be the best out there. There are some people that care about the ad and other that don’t. Those that care about the ad and really focus in on them are usually kids. for that reason, the vendor
Advertisments targeting children in the United States should not be banned, upon having rules for the advertisements. In the Passage, 'Self - regulation and Education- Not Legislation', it states that some campaigns also encourages kids to make healthy eating choices. Advertisements, such as these, should not be banned. As stated in the article, 'Protect Children from Targeted Advertising', kids remember the ads they have seen extremely well, even though they see thousands of ads each year. If every ad seen by children, advertises something to help better the future of children, then why get rid of them ? It would save the parents of the children lots of time, not having to worry about their children becoming obese. In my childhood, while going
Television today would not be what it is if commercials were not there. Commercials help pay for the expensive cost it take to run the programs. Nobody wants television to go away from them or their kids, but the truth is, cost are more expensive on kid networks because the requirements the government puts on them. Many people think that children should not be exposed to advertisements are best for kids, but kids need exposure to them to help the corporations and the program cost, plus there are kid products that can help the child mature. If my kid did not have tv they would just cry and be sad because they would not have anything to do, nobody wants a kid cry.
For my English assignment I was required to use an ad and describe it with words that the audience will be able to envision before clicking on my link to the ad. Ads such as the ones where she is laying by the shoe were extremely common in the vintage ads; which leads to me believe that woman have always faced sexism this is not only a current event but our history. The media especially social media have given sexist a new light with “memes”. In the text it mentions the men right to feel more sexual urges which I believe these “memes” instill this into our youth with these images you will learn how to keep your man happy or suggesting that females who have sex are sluts for being sexually active (Keirns et al., 2015, p.268). What I find extremely
"American businesses are vital to a successful economy." (Protect Children from Targeted Advertising) That statement makes a lot of sense when you think about it.