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Use of Sex Appeal in Automobile Advertising - The gap between female and male gender clichés has been glaringly obvious since the beginning of industrialization. In proximity with the modern era, automobile advertising has hardly shifted its crosshairs from its most original and sought-after target: men. Even from the moment they arrive into the world, infant boys are blanketed with blue, sent home, and decorated with a variety of masculine clothes, toy cars, and other testosterone-suggestive items. Although seemingly sexist, this argument is concrete in its validity....   [tags: marketing, sex and media, sex sells] 1358 words
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The Effectiveness of Sex Appeal in Advertisement - The Effectiveness of Sex Appeal in Advertisement Sex is everywhere. It's in every magazine, on every television station, and in every movie. Sex appears in advertisements for everything from shoes to food to computers. It is understandable why advertisers use sex appeal since it sets their ads apart from the countless others. Ads with sex can be more memorable, but sometimes too much sex overpowers the ad, drawing attention away from the brand. Overdone sex appeal can offend the target audiences, therefore causing the ad to be ineffective....   [tags: Sex Media Advertisements Essays]
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Body Image and Sex Appeal in America - The average American struggles with body image and sex appeal. People spend thousands of dollars a year trying to enhance their attractiveness. Media advertisements strive to concentrate on those insecurities of this society to sell products. First, most people notice her green eyes. Next, people notice that the doll has a shapely figure and curly red hair. The ad of an 'abnormal' Barbie named Ruby shows the irony that most Barbie dolls are the exact idealized look. The red backdrop offsets her pale skin and emphasizes her curves....   [tags: Advertisement, Media]
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Color Scheme of L'Oreal's Commercial Add - L’Oreal’s ad only shows three colors in the page that is black, white, and lavender. The color scheme in any commercial ad is very important since the two contrasting colors will help make products stand out and appear more unique and enticing to consumers. The lavender color L’Oreal chose represents a sense of femininity and indicates that the ad is focused and targeted only towards women. The lavender symbolizes a woman’s femininity and royalty. On a black and white background, the lavender will be the only splash of color that will capture the consumers’ eye....   [tags: feminine, power, sex appeal]
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Sex in Advertising - Sex is everywhere in our society. It is on TV, magazines, radio, billboards, and basically anywhere you look today. People cannot get away from sex in advertising because so many companies use it. Sex appeals are used in advertising all the time, and people love to look at it because 'Sometimes people listen better with their eyes' (Steel 137). Sex in advertising is an effective technique that is used today. It helps companies successfully sell their product in our market. Of course it has to be directed at the right audience, and sold at the right places in order for it to work....   [tags: Papers Media Ads Sex Appeal Essays]
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The Science of Love - Around the world people love. They live for love, they write for love, the sing, eat, cook, die and kill for love (ForumNetwork, 2009). Since the beginning of recorded time, people have wondered why love is such an intense and universal feeling. There is no culture in this planet that does not have love (ForumNetwork, 2009). This essay will only talk about romantic love were sexuality and attraction are involved. Romantic love, is one of the most powerful energies on earth (ForumNetwork, 2009), it is indeed one on the most addictive substances we can experience at least once in our life....   [tags: Science of Sex Appeal]
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The Everchanging Perception of Beauty - What is beauty. It seems like a simple enough question, yet it has an extremely elusive, ever-changing answer according to American society. What is “popular” or “stylish” at the moment could be completely obsolete the next. This question has plagued societies for ages and continues to motivate women all over the world go to drastic lengths in their search for beauty. As women in remote Asian villages search to attain beauty by stretching their necks with heavy metal coils (Anitei) and women in America lie in enclosed melanoma-inducing tunnels of light so they can emerge gloriously tanned (Is Indoor Tanning Safe?), God has another, far more fulfilling plan for true beauty....   [tags: sex appeal, attractiveness]
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The Problem About Using Sex in Advertisements - ... It is very important and useful for advertisers who craves attention. Belch & Belch (2007) said that sex is a means to “gain consumers’ attention”. Relative to non-sexual appeal advertising, sex as a basic biological instincts use in advertising will easy to attention grabbling, likeable, effect inducing and memorable (Severn,Belch & Belch,1990). This issue essay will try to find different writers’ opinion to discuss the answer about why the advertising need use sexual appeal. Sex in advertising actually work....   [tags: persuation, sexual appeal] 1263 words
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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples - Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]
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The History of Sex in the Media and Present Day Implications - When I was first given this assignment it made me a bit uneasy. I was nervous about writing an extended essay on one particular topic. Being that there are so many social issues that need to be brought to light I was having a little trouble sticking to just one. However, with some guidance and encouragement I decided to finally settle with the issue of sex in the media. Within this extended essay I will attempt to shine light on the history of sex in advertisement and examples of different ads, prove sex sells any and everything, the role the media plays in our youth’s lives and creates hyperactive sexual development in children between thirteen and seventeen years old and how the media degr...   [tags: Sex and Media, argumentative, persuasive] 1682 words
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The Appeal of the Horror Genre - ... Norman Bates, the central character in the film, was an awkward, gently-spoken young man reluctantly running the declining family motel and caring for his abusive, invalid mother. This was far from a monster the audience were used to seeing on screen. As the film progresses the audience are asked to see it from his point of view and Hitchcock toys with their sympathies in a way mainstream horrors hadn't done before. Psycho is credited with launching the "slasher” movie and re-inventing the genre, giving birth to the modern horror and moving the location of scary castles to everyday locations and changing the killer from monsters to humans....   [tags: suspense, theater, violence] 846 words
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Sex Education in School - Sex is something that almost everyone will experience before they die. It is a subject that has been debated about for years. From the debate over birth control to the outbreak of aids. With all this history behind us, sex is becoming even more of an issue. With the new outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases and the fact that sexually active persons are becoming younger, sex has now become a daily topic. Sex scandals in the media and talk such as 'who slept with who at last night's keg party' are making these daily conversations apparent in high schools, middle schools, and in a lot of cases grade schools....   [tags: Teaching Education Sex Essays] 1698 words
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Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe's Appeal - Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin were two charismatic figures of popular entertainment whose images, biographies, and associations still resonate with audiences today. Monroe and Chaplin appealed to millions of fans and admirers with their charm, attractiveness, and magnetism. However, these projected auras were not completely natural, but rather constructions of semi-mythic personae by the charismatic and exploited through the media. The nature of their charismatic appeal can be understood in the context of a creative response to traumatic childhood experiences....   [tags: Actors]
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Audience Appeal in Romeo and Juliet - Audience Appeal in Romeo and Juliet Despite the fact that the play Romeo and Juliet was written several hundred years ago, explain how it continues to appeal to an audience today. Despite the fact that the play "Romeo and Juliet" was written several hundred years ago, explain how it continues to appeal to an audience today. Referring to the play how does Shakespeare creates tension for the audience. Explain the use of language and the way the actors convey suspense and excitement. Refer specifically to Act 3 Scenes 4 and 5, to illustrate your views....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Plays Essays] 3317 words
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David Walker: Analysis of the Appeal - David Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in particular, and very expressly to those of the United States of America, “promoted racial solidarity and moral elevation with fervor,” and is as much a political source as it is religious. His Appeal adamantly argues against oppression and slavery while encouraging a vivacious and lively spirit amongst the black community, in the hopes of promoting unity and diminishing the acceptance of mistreatment from their white counterparts....   [tags: Religion]
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Mass Media and Gatorade Advertisements - Mass media an effective tool when it comes to the social aspects of life, and help convey messages that have an impact on society. Companies use the advantages of the media to commercial their products. They also appeal to viewers by creating trust and reliability through endorsements of respected, influential people such as athletes and celebrities. Major companies also appeal to their consumers through reason and logic, as well as appeal at an emotional level to persuade potential customers into purchasing their products....   [tags: Advertising, Customer Appeal] 868 words
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Sex in Othello and Hamlet - Sex debases men. They begin to struggle when they feel they are losing control of their emotions in any way. For a woman to easily change the way a man feels or the way he acts just by being female and attractive is enough to drive men insane. William Shakespeare's plays, Othello and Hamlet, demonstrate on paper, on film, and in other art forms that female sexuality and beauty are a threat to patriarchal society and that they must be controlled. Showalter affirms this in her essay by quoting David Laverenze's essay, "The Woman in Hamlet." In this essay he asserts that, " Hamlet's disgust at the feminine passivity in himself translated into violent revulsion against women and into his brutal...   [tags: Sex Gender Feminine Essays] 4011 words
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The Appeal of the Old Spice Man Commercials - ... The commercial grabs their attention because Old Spice man wearing nothing but a towel; this scene generated an appeal to emotion. These commercial appeals to the logos because it makes the female audience to buy their husband or boyfriend Old Spice body wash. The commercial, makes the female audience be under the impression if she brought the body wash, she could have stunning man who could spoil her and buy her gifts such as game tickets and diamonds alike the Old Spice man in the commercial....   [tags: shirtless, smell, audience] 902 words
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The Effect of Sex in the Media - Sex in the Media America has one of the largest pregnancy rates in teens in the whole world (“Sexuality, Contraception, and the Media”). Pregnant teens have to make many hard choices. They must decided to keep the baby or not., and to continue on with school. or not. Teens moms can lose everything they’ve worked for after one bad decision. Sex is in teens lives because of media influence. Sex is commonly portrayed in teens lives by media. The media thinks that sex is in most teens lives (Somers and Tynan)....   [tags: pregnant teens, sexual contents]
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Sex in Advertising: A Focus on Models - Sensual Advertisement Sex is visible in almost all streams of media and the seductively toned advertisements over-power magazines’ pages, television commercials, and billboards on the road. Bringing a visual ad to sell products is a good way to get people’s attention. Corporative objective of advertisement is using models to sell their products. Nowadays, typical 21st century advertisements use young teen models wearing very little clothes. Sensual actions in the pictures of advertisement are pressed on teens at the ages of 17-20....   [tags: Marketing] 1337 words
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Sex In Advertising Annotated Bibliography - Chang, Chun-Tuan, and Chien-Hun Tseng 2013 Can sex sell bread?. International Journal of Advertising 32(4):559-585. The authors conducted research relating to the ‘sex sells’ mentality by looking at the value of explicit versus implicit advertising when it comes to non-sexual related products. The results showed that people are more likely to respond to implicit messages with non-sexual products, and explicit was more effective for a sexually related product. The study also analyzed the differences in responses between high sensation seekers and low sensation-participants....   [tags: products, brand, nudity]
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Sex in the Media - Sex in the Media In the media, sex has evolved over the years. Now, more than ever sex is at its peak in the media. In today's society, the young are able to view sex in daytime television and learn from the promotion of sex in the media. In this essay, we will explore the options of where we learn about sex, places we see sex, how sex influences our lives, and the importance of improving sex education in teens. Growing up in the 21st century, sex is all around. Most teens learn about sex from their friends....   [tags: Papers] 1575 words
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Sex and the City - Sex and the City Sex and the City an outrageously funny comedy/drama, created and written by Darren Star, is about nothing else but sex in the big city of Manhattan. As a newspaper columnist, Carrie Bradshaw writes about love and sex in the big apple, through the experiences of all of her single best friends, including her own single love life. They encounter everyday dilemmas and exchange useful advice amongst their busy lives of self-evaluation. Sex and the City portrays women as power beings through their sexuality....   [tags: Television Media TV] 468 words
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The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers - The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers For this essay I shall discuss ways that holiday brochures appeal to their customers. I will examine three brochures and compare them to each other. The three brochures will all have different target audience, so as to show you what different techniques are used to get a certain group of people to buy the holiday a company is selling....   [tags: Papers] 1612 words
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Sex in the Media - Sex in the Media One of the most important resources of a business is its advertisement team. Due to the fact that people can and will buy your product only if they know about it. This is the reason that marketing and advertisement have the biggest budgets in a business. This is the reason that places such as Amazon.com spend up to four million dollars on advertisement a year, according to 'Dream-Biz.com' written by Burke Hedges. There is a saying that goes 'Sex-sells' is this true. Most people would argue that it does....   [tags: Television Commercial Advertising Essays]
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Does Sex Sell? - When you go to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), we are bombarded with huge billboards in hope to catch the attention of passengers, which include pictures of people in lingerie or underwear. A few months ago, there was a controversy surrounding the Philippine Volcanoes, a Philippine rugby team, for posing too provocatively for an underwear company in EDSA. It was deemed “inappropriate” by the mayor of Mandaluyong, Benhur Abalos and Valenzuela mayor, Sherwin Gatchalian (Naredo & Pedrasa, 2011)....   [tags: Advertising ]
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Advertising: Sex Sells - Advertising is a billion dollar market with a sole purpose to persuade the consumer to purchase some type of product or service. Companies use many different methods to convince the public to spend money on their products with most of their advertising focused around the idea of “sex sells”. This idea promotes a hunger in the consumer for gaining personal pleasure or acceptance of sexuality by the eye catching effects of publicly baring flesh. These ideas are promoted through TV commercials, billboards, magazines, radio ads, or any type of media targeted at the mass majority of people....   [tags: Advertising, argumentative, persuasive] 1350 words
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Girls, Sex, and the Art of Using Axe - Advertisers will go to any length to get the attention to their demographic. They create outlandish, eye-catching advertisements that do anything from mock another person to give exaggerated advice to their audience. Doing just that, in 2012, Axe released a new advertising campaign following the boyfriends of five different types of women in one-minute clips. Each clip pairs the five new shower gels they were releasing to the five times of girlfriends that Axe believes exists: brainy, high maintenance, flirty, sporty, and party....   [tags: marketing campaign, axe ads, axe effect ]
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Sex Offender Laws and Wrongful Convictions - Sex Offender Laws and Wrongful Convictions The laws for sex offenders should be changed for many reasons. This is a very controversial subject, and tempers flare easily and often for good reason. Due to the plethora of opinions on this subject it is hard to determine what is right and what is wrong. The very same government sending teenagers to school together as a group and teaching them about safe sex is the same government that is bringing charges against them for practicing sex. Not only that but they are labeling them as sex offenders for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Argumentative Essay Theology]
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Sex In Advertising - SEX in ADVERTISING – a revealing exposé SEX: an Emotional TRIGGER Sex, in general, is a controversial topic that usually attracts a lot of attention, which makes it highly exploitable for the attention craved advertisers. Sex is a means to “gain consumers’ attention” (Belch & Belch 2007). So then, what makes it so special. Why is it so appealing. At its roots, sexual appeal is an emotional trigger. Brayan (2003) describes emotion as ‘the soul of advertising’. And in terms of advertising, there are countless emotions that an advertiser can tackle to help deliver the message in which he or she so desire to register into the audience’s mind....   [tags: Marketing] 2208 words
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Sex In Advertising - Incomplete - Sex In Advertising Introduction Sex in advertising has been the theme of much 20th Century American Advertising. It seems like all we see these days are advertisements which use the human body and sexuality to sell all kinds of products from food and cars to colognes and exercise equipment. It is virtually impossible to tune into any type of media they days and not encounter some type of an ad which uses sexuality to sell it's product. Most of the time sexuality and the use of the product in a real world setting is irrelevant, but for centuries if sexual connotation is put upon the use of a certain product then the product has been a success in the market place....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1807 words
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Consumer Appeal - Consumer Appeal Advertisers of today have strategically combined commercials and television shows in order to sell products. Gloria Steinem discusses a similar idea in her article, "Sex, Lies, and Advertising." She repeatedly demonstrates how advertisements, particularly in magazines, are complementary to the articles around them. In the same manner, so are commercials to television programs. They are both aimed at the same groups or types of people, such as sex, age, gender, etc....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Lasting Appeal of William Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Lasting Appeal of William Shakespeare's Macbeth In this essay I am going to explain why 'Macbeth' is still such a popular play to watch. This play has many different appeals that have made it so popular even though it was written 400 years ago. I am going to tell you about the different themes, staging and how rhymes and language come into effect. These points will prove why 'Macbeth' has had such a lasting appeal. One of these appeals is the fact that there are so many themes in the play; this keeps the audience interested throughout the whole play....   [tags: Papers] 1555 words
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Emotional Appeal Used in Visual Advertising - In almost any commercial you watch today, you will notice that they rarely tell you something about the product being sold. Neil Postman stated, “The television commercial is not all about the character of the product to be consumed. It’s about the character of the consumers of products” (128). I find this very true. Commercials combine the use of sight, sound, color, motion, and often humor to put forth an effective message. Within a short period of time, these advertisements can capture one’s attention and convince one to buy their product....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sex in Advertising: Manipulation Gone too Far - Kraft released several advertisements in early April to launch their Zesty Salad Dressing (Nudd). One in particular displays a very attractive man.. who just-so-happens to be naked. He is having a picnic, with the bottle of Kraft Zesty Salad Dressing casually laying close by (see fig. 1). The ad is addressing women, from young adult to the elderly. Scantily-clad women are often used in ads to spark the attention of men. Yet, you rarely see a hunky, half-naked man with a body chiseled by the Greek Gods themselves in advertisements....   [tags: publicity and campaigns, psychological analysis]
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Sex is an Issue of Self Respect - Sex is an Issue of Self Respect Being a Christian has changed my perspective on the value of my body. Since becoming a Christian I have had a hard time understanding why or how a girl could belittle herself by so freely giving her body to someone else. Growing up in Philadelphia, I witness this in many different ways. Whether it is a prostitute standing on the corner, or a good friend that sleeps around, the lack of respect these women have for themselves is very visible, and very sad. I am a social work major, and I would someday like to work with teenagers, which is why I am taking the time now to try to understand the reasoning for their foolish and dangerous choices....   [tags: Free Essays] 406 words
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Same Sex Marriage Controversy in the United States - In a very real sense, it is reasonable to argue that the government should have no say at all in the processes of marriage, or decide which adults may or may not legally marry. State and federal governments play a role, of course, in that marriage is a civil union, and provides benefits and legal protections for the couple. Historically, marriage serves the interests of the society by promoting stability and future generations of citizens, and governments usually act in ways to promote this very vital element....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, tenth amendment]
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Use of Sex in Advertising - The use of sex in advertising may create unrealistic ideals for men regarding women, however, it is a powerful tool for selling products. Through the years advertisers have shown through their advertisements that sex does sell products. Especially when selling to the male viewers. Sex is the second strongest of the psychological appeals, right behind self-preservation, and its strength is biological and instinctive, the genetic imperative of reproduction (Taflinger). Sexual desire is an instinctive reaction in animals, and a person?s perception of a suitable mate is the basis (Taflinger)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1510 words
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Sex Sells in High-End Fashion Advertisements - Sex Sells The desire to be desired. High end fashion advertisements are known primarily for their jaw-dropping qualities. Constantly on the verge of crossing the line and being considered culturally unacceptable, these ads individually signify a common message and appeal to young women. They are promoting sexuality and making their image a desirable part of the readers identity. Due to their costly price tags, these advertisements are marketing only to a select few, the elite class, but the identity displayed in the image portrayed is marketed to a large amount of consumers....   [tags: marketing and publicity]
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Same-Sex Marriage: Church vs. State - Same-sex marriage is a debated subject throughout the Church, as well as the state. There are two different sides surrounding this debate; one side dealing with a religious view and the other with the state (Constitution). In the United States, laws dealing with marriage are ratified by each state, not by the federal government as a whole. Yet, marriage is viewed differently through the eyes of religion. Each religion has its own views about same-sex marriage. For example, the Roman Catholic Church undeniably opposes same-sex marriage; Pope Francis said, “Marriage is between a man and a woman.” Yet he continues by saying, "We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety...   [tags: religious/constitutionasl views]
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The Book Sex Sells! - Sex sells a common phrase which turns out to be very truthful and also the title of Rodger Streitmatter's book, Sex Sells. The Medias Journey from Repression to Obsession. It seems like no other human act drives "buying behavior" as much as sex appeal does. Therefore advertisers manipulate this human drive and than offer their products as a path of love, beauty and desirability which is their main purpose of advertising. In other words the main purpose of advertising is to sell products and what advertisers must do to get people to buy these products is to make products desirable to the chosen target consumers....   [tags: Rodger Streitmatter] 1464 words
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Advertisings' Subliminal Messages - Fallacious reasoning when used in regards to marketing, and better yet adverting. Is when one forms a strong, one-sided opinion based on their observation. Sometimes the reasoning can present a strong message; such as that from a dogmatic viewpoint where only one true choice exist within the mind of the observer. Though not all fallacious reasoning are extreme as the fallacious reasoning Dogmatism. Fallacious reasoning is used a lot in today’s advertising to influence people in society’s thinking, social atmospheres, and outlooks....   [tags: Dogmatism, Bandwagon, Sentimental Appeal] 1309 words
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A Discussion of Same-Sex Marriage - The topic of same-sex marriage, or gay marriage, is extremely divisive in today's society. This paper will address some of the issues surrounding gay marriage. Many in favor of same-sex marriage suggest that gay couples should have the same marital benefits as heterosexual couples, which is simply a civil rights issue. In contrast, those against same-sex marriage see this concept as a moral matter, which violates traditional ethical standards. Since the beginning of time, most cultures have acknowledged marriage a unity between men and women....   [tags: controversial gay marriage]
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The Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage - For many years and in many countries same sex marriage was ignored not tolerated by many. It took a few years and after many debates Spain legalized same sex marriage on July 03, 2005. After many years under the governmental control of Gen. Francisco Franco and the Roman Catholic Church who so quickly put the ban on gay marriage. Once the Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero became the leader of the nations socialist party he immediately began the campaign for this world wide issue. Through research I will discuss my findings on the statistics on this issue, the pros and cons and of course how the community and the church reacted to this new law that equalizes same sex marriage....   [tags: spain, catholic church, gay marriage]
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Sex, Young Adults, and The Media - The media plays a very big role in the lives of young adults today. Whether it is watching Access Hollywood, checking Perez Hilton’s blog religiously or watching fictitious TV shows and movies every night. All of the media in today’s society must add up to some influence on the teens of America. The media today mostly has lust and sex selling us products on television commercials or provocative ads in magazines, or the media just entertains us for hours on end. The media rarely has a positive influence, as it does not put sexual health messages in it’s television shows, movies, music lyrics, and magazines....   [tags: Media, argumentative, persuasive] 604 words
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Sex Sells in Advertisement - In 1972, Stephen Marks set out to change the fashion landscape in the United Kingdom when he founded French Connection. The company chiefly distributes its clothing through its own stores, however many other shops and department stores, such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom carry its products as well. In 1997, French Connection began labeling its clothes with the letters, FCUK, claiming that it was an acronym for French Connection United Kingdom. Using such slogans as “hot as fcuk” and “lucky fcuk,” French Connection became visible on store fronts, product labels, magazines, and billboards....   [tags: Advertising, argumentative, persuasive] 1447 words
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Teens and Sex - Sex in the New Millinium - Sex in the New Millinium References to sexuality and sexual activities seem s to surround the American public in everything we do. Movies, music, the Bible, religion and politics are all related to sexuality and sexual activities in one way or another. MTV, the first 24-hour music network, has been structured around youths ranging from the age of 12 to 34. In fact 28% of their viewership is under the age of 18. You ask why bring MTV into something sexual. Well, the music videos shown tend to center their theme on gender portrayal sand sexual or violent content....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1117 words
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Same-Sex Marriage Should NOT be Legalized - Marriage. We celebrate it, sometimes mourn it, and even argue vehemently over it. Well, that is just what is happening today. No one can agree when it comes to the rights of marriage. Same-sex couples claim it is an unalienable right for them to marry. Opposite-sex couples get married on Friday and divorce on Monday. So what is the big issue. The hot topic these days seems to be the highly controversial issue of same-sex marriage. Should it be legalized. No. Same-sex marriage should not be legalized due to its harmful effects on societal order, the Constitution, and traditional religious values....   [tags: Anti Gay Marriage]
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Violence, Drama, Comedy, and Sex – It Must be Professional Wrestling - Violence, Drama, Comedy, and Sex – It Must be Professional Wrestling If prompted to identify every professional sport in recent history, the typical response would consist of: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey, and golf. However, one very significant and deeply rooted sport is absent from this list. This sport is interestingly labeled as “Professional Wrestling,” the seemingly “advanced” level of amateur wrestling. Stemming from the gladiators of ancient Rome, this phenomenon has survived the greater part of 3000 years....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2063 words
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Fighting for Equality: Same-Sex Marriages - Same-sex marriages have been at the center of heated discussion since 1993, since the Hawaiian Supreme Court stated that allowing same-sex partners to license their relationships contradicted the Constitution. In 2004 Massachusetts was the first state to announce that it would make same-sex marriages legal. At present there are seventeen states, along with the District Columbia, which allow this kind of marriage. However, there are still thirty-three states which consider same-sex marriages unconstitutional....   [tags: homosexual legislation]
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