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Learning Outcome #3 Artifact – Rap Videos and the Effect on Female Adolescent Body Image

We discussed this topic in my women and gender studies class! Very important to read!

Randy Otis's E Portfolio

Comm 350
­­­­­­­­­Carroll University
Spring Semester 2009

Rap Video’s and the Effect on Female Adolescent Body Image

Music videos are a prevalent part of today’s music industry. There are television channels that are devoted entirely to music videos of all different genres, from country to rap and hip hop. Because they are viewed by so many adolescents, they have become a highly influential force in today’s society. The Internet also plays a part in the success of music videos. Websites such as youtube.com have made it easier than ever to find and view a music video.

This paper examines the effect that music videos have on female adolescent body image. In this study we are defining body image as how the girls are judging the physical aspect of how they look; in comparison to the women they see on music videos.  Do the adolescents have a positive or confident perception…

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