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Media Images of Women

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Media Images of Women

The creation   of woman   according to   a Hindu   myth:  

“When Twastri came to the creation of   woman, he found that he had exhausted his materials in the making of man and that no solid elements were left
After profound meditation he did as follows: –
He took the weeping of clouds and   the fickleness of winds,
the roundness of the moon and the gaiety of sunbeams.
He gathered the elegance of the deer, the vanity of the peacock
and the softness of the parrot’s bosom and the sweetness of honey
and the cruelty of the tiger   and   the cooing of the kokila
and the tapering of the elephant’s trunk
the hypocrisy of the crane, the fidelity of the chakrawaka.
He then took the lightness of leaves, the bloom of flowers
the curves of creepers, the clinging of tendrils,
the trembling of grass,   the slenderness of the reed.
He turned to the coldness of snow and the warmth of fire
and compounding all these together,
He made woman and …”
And placed her among other earlier creations including man.

Indeed the finest creation of the Creator but what has been made of this crown of creation? From ages immortal nature   has   decked woman with colours and flowers enhancing her God-given beauty on one hand, but on the other hand   the modern media have many more times sullied her to an unrecognizable state. In all spheres – religion, society, culture, media - the beautiful body of woman is defined, despised, desecrated, debased, discriminated against, damaged, denounced, decimated, drugged, displayed, decorated, disrobed, disposed, discarded, dumped, demonized and deadened (Philomena, 2004)

  Media Creations : Media comprising the print, broadcast, electronic   and new media are advancing by the day. One medium is competing with another in using the latest and fastest means to reach the largest audiences to every nook and corner of the   world. With the developments of   the latest technologies - news, views and live images are seen as...


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