like they're going to be self-conscious about their weight. Which could lead to disastrous effects to the child and their health. As stated in a Reading Popular Culture essay “Advertisers like to tell parents that they can also turn off the TV to protect their kids from any negative impact of advertising” (Kilbourne 89). Ads like this portray that a substantial body image is not acceptable in today’s society which makes viewers feel unsure about the way their body is perceived.
Have you ever wondered how much of an effect the media has on American people? It is common to have heard of the media having a negative effect on body image, but have you ever thought of the media having an effect on how one views something? More specifically, why one fears something? The Culture of Fear, written by Barry Glassner, illustrates why American people fear certain things and how the media has an influence on that. Barry Glassner, sociology professor at the University of Southern California
set-ups of the area. Many American Muslim women are discriminated against because they cover their heads; Pakistani women have political rights but are often exploited; Saudi Women have no public role, yet they are the most secure and protected. The negative stereotypes of Muslim women probably arise from this varying treatment of women. This comes handy for the Western media, whose favorite pastime is to latch on to a few examples of illogical and aberrant behaviour and brand Islam as an “orthodox”