středa 6. října 2010


You might think Pepe (27) just walked down the runway in a D&G fashion show. He is the picture perfect model type in his light blue Cheap Monday skinny jeans and a funny T-shirt with writing on it. The trendy aviator glasses just complete the whole surfer dude look. The fact that Pepe is barefoot proves his laid-back attitude which also comes through the outfit. However, before he was ready to go to the beach, he slipped on his basic flip-flops.


FRANZISKA (22) is aiming at a more comfortable yet chic look. The navy style with black and white stripes which is in again this season goes great with the “boyfriend” jeans, both items from H&M. The colorful bag adds liveliness into the outfit. Her sandals are just adorable. Created from little details such as silver beads and a little black bow, they are very girly and definitely add a spark to the rest of the outfit.

neděle 3. října 2010


SUZIE (23) has her unique sense of fashion and admits to dress over the top. She also says that her style could be best described as funky disco, which makes the Cue leggings the theme element of this interesting outfit. With their sparkle and glitter they instantly are the first thing that attracts you about the outfit. What adds another twist is the yellow and black combination of Gripp skirt and Bettina Liano diagonal top. The black accessories are a must to this outfit, which Suzie finished with basic black flats.


EMELIAH (15) proves that young teens nowadays are more fashion forward then we where once..Rocking the hot style for this spring, high-waisted shorts, with a tank top and gladiator sandals, which she got from Valley Girl,Forecast and SES. She describes her style as chic and elegant. Leaving the beautiful golden jewelry second best, the vintage bag wins the best accessory of this outfit. The bracelets,necklace and her Ray Ban Wayfarer's just add the last magical touch on Emeliah's sophisticated look.


pondělí 24. května 2010


I have found all the blogs of my classmates very interesting to read. They all had important and interesting information regarding media issues and all given constructive arguments. These are the five that I commented on.
First, I got interested in Peter Cizek's article about paparazzi laws. I also explained that I am interested in this issue as I read celebrity blogs and I come across paparazzi pictures everyday. His blog is about media decreasing privacy and paparazzi are definately a contributing factor to this when they invade someone's privacy and personal space.
The second blog I commented on was Baia Dzagnidze's. I wrote about my own experiance with sexting, explaining a Slovak web site similar to Facebook which also features hundreds of pictures of semi-naked or naked children.
Kamila Kinstova's and Myo Ryu' s blogs had similar content like my blog. Kamila is talking about minorities and their portrayal in the media,explaining the Latino issue in the US. Myo had the same topics as I had so I was curious to look at her blog and compare our ideas. I came to a conclusion that we share very similar thoughts about the gender role stereotyping.
The last blog which I commented on was Anton Zolotyh's, and that is primarly because it was about music and I love music, listen to it everyday and share some of his ideas.

pondělí 17. května 2010


Stereotypes unfortunately persist even in today's modern and progressive world and society. A stereotype occurs when a person prejudges an individual and assigns generalizations about them based on preconceived notions of a group (Goessl). Gender, ethnicity, religion or age are some of the most basic and most frequently used stereotypes. Stereotypes are often inaccurate and made fun of, therefore have negative effect on both the people being stereotyped and on the children that are highly influenced on media, mainly the television as it creates a false perception about these people.

Children develop and shape their values, beliefs, attitudes and self-esteem around the mid-teens or even earlier (Media Awareness Network). It should be the parents who take on this role, but nowadays, in this hectic and stressful world with busy, hard-working parents with no free time, it is up to the television to do this job. According to, kids under age 6 watch an average of about 2 hours of screen media a day, primarily TV and videos or DVDs and kids and teens 8 to 18 years spend nearly 4 hours a day in front of a TV screen and almost 2 additional hours on the computer and playing video games, which makes it a total of 42 hours per week. Because of this excessive amount of time they spend with the media, there is no wonder they get influenced by its values and beliefs, and these then become their own. Due to the stereotyping of gender roles in the media, children have very distinct and rigid perception of what women and men do, what is expected of them and what is not. Kids assume that only the man works in the family, provides food and shelter, on the other hand they think the woman is the one staying at home, cooking, taking care of the household. This was very true in the past, however, in today's society where women are highly emancipated and take on jobs they could not in the future, it is often both of the parents who have jobs and support family with an income. This is very important and kids should be aware that not only daddy makes money in the family, but mom is also an able financial provider.

Another negative message that the media is sending to teenagers is about the body-image. Teens are constantly exposed to perfect bodies in magazines, advertisements, movies and TV-shows. The media sends a message that this is the ideal, and everyone should look like this. Since teens believe this, they may feel depressed or less valuable because they do not look like that perfect ideal they see on their favourite TV show which is the stereotyped image of beauty. This has a huge negative impact, leading to girls with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and further mental problems. The media needs to show its young viewers that it is okay to be just the way they are, and its not a problem when they are not super skinny or super pretty.

Since the media, and television mostly, has taken on the educational role in today's hectic society, it should be responsible for the values and norms they send to its viewers, especially when the majority are adolescents. Engraving negative assumptions and creating stereotypes does have negative effects on shaping the teenagers perception of today's world.

neděle 16. května 2010


1. website :

The " Media Awareness" website has all the good information about issues concerned with media. I was concentrating on stereotyping in the media and at first I found a general explanation of what media stereotyping means, what are the problems with this issue and the roots. Then, it gives more in depth explanations about different group stereotypes, ethnic minorities, aboriginal people, stereotypes of women and men, gays and lesbians, people with disabilities.

2. website :

This site is specifically talking about gender roles stereotyping and explains many aspects in a detailed manner. For example concerning sex, it says men look for the availability of women whereas women look for sex in a long term romantic relationship. When it comes to learning, it says that women excel in languages while men in math,science and spatial (

3. website :

The third article discusses in depth the negative aspects of stereotypes in society. It concerns itself with the issue of idealism of the celebrity body and a phenomenon it created. Since these bodies are super skinny and perfect, they are portrayed in the media as the ideal and this creates huge misconceptions and negative feelings among people when they do not fit this ideal dictated by the media.