Body Idealization in United States Papers
There are many professions and industries that profit from the social construction of the idealized body in the United States as demonstrated in the film Miss Representation. Select either 1 profession or 1 industry and discuss the ways they continue to perpetuate the idealized body or either men or women. What are their methods? In what ways are they successful? How might we combat these industries or professions in terms of their participation in the construction of the idealized body? Further, what examples from the film can you use to make your argument? Be sure to think about the different bodies of feminist work that you read that may help you create this sociological argument.