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  • In this project, I sought to tackle the largely publicized issue of oversexualization of women in media, along with the slightly less publicized issue of ageism in the media. To combine these two issues, I addressed the question "Why can't elderly women be attractive?". I took two days to shoot pictures of advertisements in Central Square that I felt portrayed young women from different cultures in an oversexualized manner. This included sexualizing certain body parts, such as legs (American), eyes (Japanese mostly, and sometimes American), and lips (Japanese and American). After selecting five advertisements that I particularly found striking in terms of their level of oversexualization, I Photoshopped a face of an old woman over the faces, and of "blemished" arms and legs for the other body parts visible. The end result is the set of five images, here juxtaposed with the five original images.