True Intentions of Media Criticisms

True Intentions of Media Criticisms

  • Submitted By: preya1201
  • Date Submitted: 08/22/2009 8:40 PM
  • Category: English
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• Summary of the article-
Regarding the true intentions of media criticisms towards the body image of young models in Australia.

This essay will look at the structure of Safe’s article in terms of ethos, pathos and logos.

I argue that this is a strong, well written article, despite it lacking elements of Pathos.


The author’s credentials

Accuracy of her research- Does her research correctly back up her opinions. Are her facts up to date. Is her article credible?



Logically ordered her thoughts

Used facts to back up each point

Her points all link well together


• Article was well written and in line with her field of expertise in which she displayed her knowledge well.
• My opinion on the article and if I agreed with it or not.
• “For Gemma Ward, the scales of justice don’t apply”, is an article from the January 21, 2009 edition of The Australia, written by its fashion editor, Georgina Safe regarding the true intentions of media criticisms towards the body image of young models in Australia.
The article focuses on the case of the young model Gemma Ward from Perth, who despite being a very successful young model for the likes of many well known brands was criticized for being too thin by the body image police. After taking a break from her career however, tables turned and the young model was now being criticized by the body image police, not for being too thin but for being fat.
Safe goes on to exposes the hypocrisy of the ongoing two-year media campaign against super-skinny models in relation to the case of Gemma Ward and the case of model Stephanie Carta.
When these so called ‘super-skinny’ models gain some weight, they make the front page news with criticisms of ‘pilling on pounds’. In these situations, the true intentions of the media can be questioned as the majority of Australian women come...

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