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Media Example

As Erin Meyers writes in The “Ordinary” Celebrity and Postfeminist Media Culture, “[Female stars] have what we wish we had, will never have, and yet even they—the most beautiful, admired, deferred-to women in the world—are also subject to the vicissitudes of living in a man’s world”.

The super cut presented above of several female actresses’ red carpet interviews provides an excellent example of the contradictory nature of fame that both idealizes and scrutinizes women. Although the interviewers appear to be admiring these women by suggesting they have succeeded in choosing the “right” fashion trends to follow, it is interesting to note that the only way the interviewers know how to praise them is by reducing women to fabric, jewelry and manicures.

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