Ever since the beginning of time women have been thought of as less powerful than men. Thanks to many brave and courageous figures in the past, discrimination against women is not as harsh as it was. However, it is still too often that women are depicted as nothing more than useless accessories throughout society and not shown the respect they deserve as human beings.
In order to understand society, we must first understand media. Female stereotypes continue to thrive throughout the media we consume every day. Everywhere we look - television, advertisements, movies - the misrepresentation of women never ceases. Even young children are receiving messages through the media they consume. Look at all the Disney princesses for example - with their unrealistic waistlines, ditzy princess dresses and giant, glistening eyes. How are women and girls supposed to feel confident about themselves if they are surrounded by pathetic role models like these every day?!
Society is like an unbeatable enemy - no matter how hard you hit it down it just keeps coming back for more. Many women around the world aren’t just trying to convince men, but themselves that they should be treated with dignity. It’s very hard to convince yourself you are worth just as much as a man if you’re living in a world that contradicts the exact idea.
If we want to create a bright future for ourselves in society then we must start by fixing the terrible way that the media portrays us. With it playing such an influential role in our society it is vital that they set a good example and empower women the way they deserved to be.