Women And the media
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Women And the media

There's women in the media and then there's women utilizing social media

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Women And the media
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It is no surprise that social media is a popular platform for sharing your ideas and beliefs. And, nowadays it is not uncommon to see celebrities using these platforms to express their ideas and opinions. For the purpose of this post I am going to be focusing on social media since Trump was elected. Specifically, Twitter and how one woman utilizes this platform unfiltered.

I think we have come a long way in how women are depicted in the media. Which is movies and TV shows that objectify women and portray the traditional male dominant and female submissive roles. Don't get me wrong, we still see and experience that, but now we see women using social media outlets to portray a different image. Women are not objects, nor have they ever been, and now more than ever we are seeing women share aspects of their life (whether that be about family, or political views) in a public sphere.

Whether you like it or not Trump is our president. My twitter feed has been filled with political tweets ever since he was elected. I follow a wide range of individuals. Some of the people I follow are conservatives and some liberals and some that have no interest at all in using this platform to talk about politics. The point being, I usually see both sides. And since his election I have seen more outspoken women on social media than ever before. My favorite person out of all the people I follow (besides Thoughts of a Dog) has to be Chrissy Teigen. Hear me out here. Yes, I know she is a celebrity and that she poses half naked for money, but she has really challenged and even changed the traditional views I once had in my head. We have seen all too many times on TV that the man is the head of the house and that the woman should be his submissive. That it seems the man has the voice (or more commonly, "wears the pants") and it is his views that we see and that are expressed even publicly. This is not the case as much anymore.

More often than not Trump is clearly trending on twitter, whether that be for something good or bad. And more often than that, users of this platform are tweeting something political (usually involving Trump) or something personal about their lives. And then there's Chrissy. Whether she is tweeting about her kids, food, or her dislike of Trump, she is always tweeting about something.

I personally felt that when Facebook first took off that a lot of women used this social media platform to "show off" or display to their friends how good they have it. Nowadays, since the popularity of twitter has increased, what we are seeing is quite different. It seems a lot of people now have more modern views and that this once "traditional" way of living or thinking is no longer as popular. What I mean by this, is that topics that were once thought of as private for women are now being seen all over social media.

I know I have not spoken much about Chrissy and her tweets yet, but I had to explain the transition of women in the media that I have seen and how women are now challenging these traditional stereotypical views. Now we are going to do a complete 180 and briefly talk about my love for Chrissy Teigen's tweets.

You don't have to admit it, but I will; the girl knows her stuff and feels strongly about letting her thoughts/opinions be known. There's no doubting her hate for Trump or her love and talent for cooking. My favorite part about her tweets though, is her lack of filter. She tweets about it all and doesn't seem to be afraid or influenced by the critics. I love it. I also love that her husband, John Legend, is just as supportive of her views. This completely flips the switch on the once traditional views/aspects of women.

If you haven't already you should check out Chrissy Teigen's Twitter. I think it is because of people like her, that more and more women all over are speaking up and living more freely. This new take on women living publicly and utilizing social media to do so, depicts women in a way that should be embraced and recognized. We all have a voice and women and men should not be afraid to move on and away from traditional views and should be able embrace who they really are.


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