She points out that girls emphasis a lot on their body image and they tend to drop out of sports because they think their body appearances look funny doing certain sports. “The Woman’s Sport Foundation found that 6 girls drop out of sports for every 1 boy by the end of high school and a recent Girl Scout study fund 23 percent of girls between the ages 11 and 17 do not play sport because they do not think their bodies look good doing so (Hans pg. 511). Hanes is also able to create pathos by relating to other mothers and giving a glimpse of the unhealthy side of the media and how it effects their
We should focus on family as a social structure and teach parents that these outside influences, like the media, celebrities and overly sexual dolls, are affecting young girls and causing them to think that being sexual at such a young age is appropriate. Everyone wants to fit into society and setting impossible standards like Barbie and Bratz Dolls are causing young women to grow up way too fast and have to be adults much earlier than they should. We shouldn’t look at a barely clothed women and think that having that image is appropriate to mold and shape the young
In the poem “Barbie Doll”, Piercy talks about a young girl who she described as “...healthy, tested and intelligent...” (247) but, she was picked on by peers who said she had “a great big nose and fat legs.” This led her to apologize for her body, something no one should ever have to do, as well faking a smile, dieting and exercising. After faking it for so long she was worn out and as Piercy put it she, “...cut off her nose and legs...” (247). This is a very real scenario, especially in this day and age more and more girls are opting for surgery just to fit into what is considered to be “beautiful.” That may be a way of them choosing their identity but, it really shows how much of a societal impact there is on all of
In Amy Tan story “Rules of the game,” she describes the relationship between mother and daughter by using a metaphor. Amy mother teaches her the art of invisible hand and daily truths to rise above their circumstance, and I experienced the same when my mother taught me the strategies for succeeding in life. Most importantly it shows us how Amy become world champion at the age of nine by learning rules to succeed. Whereas Hemmingway “Hills like White Elephant” is a story about two couple who have different thinking because men want a girl to have an abortion but she does not want it, or men do not love the girl anymore. Thesis statement- These two stories are discussing girls life.
In the United States of America, many young girls under sixteen years old participate in child beauty pageant, having the most beautiful girl in their mind, as Olive, the young heroine of the movie “Little Miss Sunshine,” did. They eagerly prepare for the contest with their family; they have their hair tightly permed and put on high-heeled shoes and gorgeous sexy dress that do not suit girls in such ages, in order to be even a little more beautiful than the girls who will be together on the stage. Some people protest that such child beauty pageants should be banned. This is seemed to be an extremely self-centered insistence; for its main reasons are as follows: 1. Infants and girls are objectified.
There are now set beauty goals that girls look up too, whether the parents approve or not, and are comparing themselves too. The girls then will need that certain make-up or certain style clothes to help them look good and also need to go on extreme diets to help them maintain their physique. These are all things the Orenstein was worried about with her daughter and yet she already knows that no one likes the fat people. Being taken back by this she knows that she never talks about her body weight or weight in general in front of her daughter so where could she have learned these cruel obsessions? It could be from her daughter attending school and other girls may not have a parent like Orenstein and do talk to children about weight and appearances without realizing that it could have potential harm to
For example, at one point when trying to sabotage Regina, Cady takes advantage of teenagers’ need to fit in and be part of a group. Cady tricked Gretchen into thinking that she had received a candy cane gram from Regina when she actually sent it to herself. Once Gretchen thought that Regina didn’t like her she spiraled out of control because she was so worried about being kicked out of the group. Additionally, in the movie everyone seems to be star struck by Regina George, this is evident in the beginning of the movie when they interview many people of different cliques in the school and they all seem to think that Regina is some kind of goddess. Even the principal seems to know what is going on in Regina’s life as he even gives a detailed account of when and where got back together with her ex-boyfriend.
She begs her parents for these dolls, gets them, washes them, and covers up their flaws so they seem as if they came from an actual toy store. The little girl wants to fit in! “We have to make do with your mean-eyed Barbie and my bubblehead Barbie and our one outfit apiece not including the sock dress”, the little girl sees her doll as a measure of wealth. The better and newer the Barbie, the more well-off your family is. The Barbie dolls are causing the little girl to feel insecure so that she needs to make her Barbie’s appear as if they were new.
Puberty is something we all dread, but secretly long for. In the midst of throwing away the barbie dolls to throwing on a pair of beautiful pumps, its easy to say that every girl cannot wait to grow up. In the poem the speaker illustrates precisely by stating “Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said /You have a great big nose and fat legs” (5-6),
Self-Objectification — The tendency to see oneself primarily as an object in the eyes of others. My daughters and I were just talking about this issue the other day regarding women who are being sexually objectified in today’s music. Today, most our music contains sexual and misogynist lyrics sung by rappers and male singers, and the same goes to female singers who are promoting their own objectification, through their music, that they themselves complain about. Infact, I’ve heard my step daughter the other day singing along with one of Beyonce’s song while doing her hair in the bathroom. The lyrics goes like: “can you lick my skittles… the sweetest in the middle... pink is the flavor... solve the riddle.” Basically, Beyonce is associating her female private part with a piece of candy which is an object.