Susan Bordo

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  • Susan Bordo

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    This chapter explains her thoughts on the use of the male body in advertising.  Bordo explains how and why she first got interested in looking for new advertisements of males in magazines.  Bordo explicitly depicts her thoughts on how people look at the male body, how it was used in advertising, movies, and our culture overall.  She also goes into how over time the use of male bodies has changed in our culture.  Bordo uses a lot of pictures and actual advertisements to draw you in as a reader and

  • Susan Bordo

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    Susan Bordo an author who writes about how the American culture has always shown and used women's bodies throughout our history and to most is considered completely normal. In the print “Beauty Rediscovers the Male Body” Bordo states “naked female body became an object of mainstream consumption”(Bordo 168). She explains that the female body was completely normal for people to look at while on the other hand showing a naked male body was considered a taboo that most people were afraid to break. Over

  • Susan Bordo Globalization

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    In “Globalization of Eating Disorders“ Susan Bordo accurately uses the concept of globalization to explain the spread of eating disorders across the globe. In Friedman standards, globalization is a system responsible for connecting all types of people at unbelievable speeds. Bordo focuses more on the dominance of the United States. Bordo uses of globalization is very effective in this essay. The example of television in the Fiji island vividly express how influential america is to the world. WIthin

  • Susan Bordo Essay

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    Susan Bordo Susan Bordo is the author of "Hunger as an Ideology" which talked about advertisements and how they present men and women differently towards food. Whether it is eating it, cooking it, and body shape and size. Bordo's ideology was that advertisers take advantage of women's insecurities by showing women eating alone and eating less while men are eating in great amounts, hearty foods. The real question here is, does Bordo's Ideology hold up against any advertisement? Behind

  • The Slender Body By Greg Garber

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    dangers, both mentally and physically that a football player faces weekly, are a part of the job that can have lifelong consequences. One could easily find himself with permanent disabling injuries. Equally dangerous are eating disorders, which Susan Bordo explains in the chapter, “Reading the Slender Body,” from her book, Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Social pressures and expectations can play a significant role in how one views his or

  • Media Vs. Body Image

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    it is unavoidable to see the look that it seems society wants us to look. Professor Susan Bordo writes the article, “Never Just Pictures”, describing her investigation between the media and its effects on how people view their bodies. She uses ethos, logos, and pathos to bring in the attention of the people, in order to get her message across to be aware of media and how they portray the ideal body image. Bordo notes the patterns of the different types of models that magazines and commercial ads

  • `` Hunger As Ideology `` By Susan Bordo

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    influences people’s views and understanding of gender roles. In “Hunger As Ideology,” Susan Bordo discusses which advertisements portray a false reality and how it effects woman and men in society. In her essay, Bordo makes is clear to her audience that food is gendered. What does this mean? Food being gendered means that there is a certain protocol for what a male or female should or should not eat. For example, Bordo uses the example of woman choosing salad and men choosing nachos. Why does this

  • `` Reading Bodies `` By Susan Bordo

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    wording. Because the public doesn’t spend much time reading ads, it’s crucial to get the reader’s attention quickly, and what better way to do that than with body language and nonverbal cues? In an article entitled, “Reading Bodies,” written by Susan Bordo, she writes about and ad for Jockey as well as the models in the ad. She claims that “their poses directed the viewer’s attention to their crotches” (109). This further proves the advertiser’s motives. In Kinky’s ad, you see a woman on her knees

  • Never Just Pictures by Susan Bordo

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    "Never Just Pictures" by Susan Bordo, is about how today's society looks at different types of media to get an idea of what they should look like. In this essay, the author tries to get the readers to take a closer look at today's obsession with the physique of the human body. Bordo talks about how things that were once considered normal, no longer are. Literally people are purging and starving their bodies to become nothing more than silhouettes of themselves. Instead of being alive and healthy

  • The Globalization Of Eating Disorders By Susan Bordo

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    When western culture is spread, it can have adverse effects on those who it reaches. In “The Globalization of Eating Disorders” Susan Bordo attributes the spread of eating disorders to western culture. Specifically, she has noticed that the number of eating disorders has risen in Fiji, Central Africa, and Asia. For example, Central Africans favored plump women before a woman whose beauty conformed to western ideals was the first black African to win the Miss World Pageant (259). This article argues