It may also lead to jealousy of one another or hatred from someone else, because they think of someone being “better than others.” For example, “…I worry these girls are just doing it because they are being ordered to do so…”, Nancy Irwain (Toddlers in Tiara, 493). Nancy is just stating what she thinks, this is the perfect example of stereotyping someone. Unfortunately, she is stereotyping little girls that play a role in pageants. Maybe the children actually enjoy doing the pageants and the parents do it because of that. That is the perfect way to explain how stereotyping works.
She believes that it pushed her daughter to want to play dress up and to be fragile or to like the color pink like every other girl because that is how girls are, they like to follow the example in front of them, but is that true? Can a girl not make up her own mind and decided to like what she wants to? Orenstein begins to argue that gender norms are an evil and that they are the root cause of self image issues, anorexia, and
Has society really made humans think that beauty is the ultimate answer to life? Unfortunately, beauty is a major distraction to everyone, especially women. In the essays, “The Ugly Truth about Beauty,” written by Dave Barry and “A Woman’s Beauty: Put Down or Power Source?”, written by Susan Sontag these writers describe what beauty is all about in women’s eyes but with different views and cultures. Men seem to have a different perspective on beauty. It seems that women are more pressured to look a certain way in order to feel accepted by society.
They think they have to change to be beautiful but the only change they need to make, is the way they think about themselves. In today’s society this is relevant to women or men getting plastic surgery to look a certain way, either from people in magazines, or from people on TV. Whether it be facial features or body features, people never seem to be happy with themselves, due to social media. More specifically pictures of people looking the way most of everyone in society wants to look. Pictures of slim waist, petite nose, large lips, or even a bigger bottom.
All women just want to keep all the love, they don 't like sharing, honestly, whether the choice is right or wrong, it’s what make them happy and feel secure even selfishness kills everyone. But sometime being selfish make us a stronger and better person.
The media's misogynistic portrayal of women is hard to ignore. When we turn on our TV, walk down the street, plug in our earphones, and the images bombard you. In our society, women are portrayed as highly sexualized beings that evoke feelings of fantasy and desire that are shown in all aspects of media. Our culture damages girls and women from a young age and makes them believe that being strong, smart and accomplished is not enough. This causes women and especially young girls to see themselves and use their bodies as objects.
(Stereotype of woman in society) Woman in the media are portrayed everyday through false images and exemplars in todays society. The media portrays girls to be young, skinny and attractive, and if you do not have these qualities, you “fail” as a woman. In fact, no matter where we go, women are constantly reminded of these false images they must portray. For instance if you open up a magazine there will probably be endless amounts of advertisements of girls selling their body for certain products, or symbolizing themselves for just beauty, instead of their education or self worth. Overall due to the media people are getting the wrong representation of woman.
Why or why not? Her action was actually typical. Many abused women return to their abusers because they are seeking attention, like Saundra was, and they feel like their abusers are the only ones that will give them the attention they want. Many women think that it is easier to stay with the abuser because they provide them with monetary things as well and they also convince themselves that it is their fault for the abuse. With these factors in play Saundra admitted on a few instances she felt at fault.
Today’s perfect women’s social stereotype may be a woman smiling. However, Cunningham states lots of history about society has tried to force women to hide their actually smiles. She writes “Women weren’t always expected to seem animated and responsive; in fact, immoderate laughter was once considered one of the more conspicuous vices a woman could have, and mirth was downright sinful.” (174) I think it shows the women are forced to obey because of social pressures, however, it also shows that society’s view changed about the women’s smile. As a result, women should show their emotions in certain ways to face those pressures from society. In the article “Seriously, Why are Women Expected to Smile All the Time?”, the writer states “obviously,
The media portrays these unrealistic standards to men and women of how women should look, which suggests that their natural face is not good enough. Unrealistic standards for beauty created by the media is detrimental to girls’ self-esteem because it makes women feel constant external pressure to achieve the “ideal look”, which indicates that their natural appearance is inadequate. There has been an increasing number of women that are dissatisfied with themselves due to constant external pressure to look perfect. YWCA’s “Beauty at Any Cost” discusses this in their article saying that, “The pressure to achieve unrealistic physical beauty is an undercurrent in the lives of virtually all women in the United States, and its steady drumbeat is wreaking havoc on women in ways that far exceed the bounds of their physical selves” (YWCA). Being surrounded by society’s definitions of beauty has definitely taken a toll on American women’s confidence.
Granted all these statements were generalities, as I know many females whom are more manly than myself, but as a general statement I think that is fair to say, and I would agree with his point. Females that did not play the part while I was growing up got made fun of or were labeled by other girls. Females are very critical of other females, me personally could never handle the social condemning from other females for not playing the part of “female” to their standards. Frank on the other hand said that males are expected to ask girls out or take the lead in traditional relationship settings. He said that the entire process of asking girls out is very nerve racking and causes him lots of stress.
They were asked to do specific actions contributing to common stereotypes. The director asks both the young girls and the women to exemplify the actions, “throw like a girl, “run like a girl” and “fight like a girl” (Like a Girl). When the young age group was asked these questions they immediately put forth a great effort. On the other hand, the older age group portrayed each of those actions with a weak effort; confirming the stereotypical idea that women are considered weak. Unfortunately, girls even at a young age, are starting to realize that, “like a girl” sounds like an insult.
She also address how feminism is slipping away as those girls sell their bodies and losing their dignity and respect. Pink speaks to girls not to conform to society and don’t have dehumanize their bodies just to be accepted by society. Another song that feeds the listeners with positivity is “Perfect.” In this song she send the message that we are perfect just the way we are. In the song she address how we have negative self-talk (especially girls) because we perfect already. These are couple of many songs that have deep, powerful messages that no other pop star sings about.