Like a rat placed inside a maze to be examined by a scientist, the cast members of the reality T.V show “Bad Girls Club” are placed in a house to be examined as a psychological experiment. The popular reality T.V show “Bad Girls Club” is a show that follows the lives of seven self-proclaimed “bad girls” as they live in a house together. The supposed purpose of this show is to not only watch these bad-mannered women fight, bicker, and argue, but it is also to watch these women mature and step away from their “bad girl” personifications. In order to frame the show of its experimental ways, the show even includes a life coach that is supposed to “help” the women grow out of their “bad girl” ways. But what really is the true objective behind the …show more content…
The T.V show “Bad Girls Club” is essentially a disguised psychological experiment because the show specifically casts women who undoubtedly have psychological issues with the intention to watch how they violently interact with each other and because the show modifies reality for a specified outcome or reaction. Episode 7 of season 14 “A Royal Tumbles” specifically captures how the reality T.V show, “Bad Girls Club” is in fact a hidden psychological experiment. The reality show “Bad Girls Club” intentionally selects women who are psychologically unstable to live in a house with other women who are psychologically unstable. This is a key factor in the psychological experiment because the purpose of the experiment is to examine how psychologically unstable women will interact with one and other. The purpose of the experiment is to see how these “bad girls”, who are psychologically unfit, will react to situations. Selecting an individual who is mentally sane would not have the same dramatic outcomes in this hidden psychological experiment. They choose these women so they can potentially cause drama and chaos around the house. “Bad Girls Club” casts …show more content…
The reality TV show “Bad Girls Club” is in fact a disguised psychological experiment because it unambiguously casts women who undeniably have psychological problems with the intention to watch how they violently interact with each other and because the show alters situations for a specified outcome. The participants of this experiment are psychologically unstable women who are labeled as “bad girls”. These neurotic women are placed in a house with other unstable women with the intentions of enduring constant conflict, arguments, and alliances. “Bad Girls Club” is systematized in a way in which features within the reality show are altered so that specific events are destined to occur for the hidden psychological experiments purpose. Factors such as these serve to represent how “Bad Girls Club” is a psychological
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Hollandsworth is not the only one who sees these girls as being hypersexualized. Psychotherapist Nancy Irwin says,” These little girls are being trained to look and act like sexual bait.” (Irwin 493). She also says that the parents are putting their young girls in pageants to gain fame and fortune, mainly blaming them.
ah . . . the woman.” He means that people have heard many Horrifying things about the institution and the inmates. However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong-willed, in a way, just like Delia. One more situation that proves the topic of Misconception is when the family arrives at the house.
There are a few perceptible reasons for girls to act out, but the intentions of such cliquey behavior is one of the world’s greatest mysteries. If the best politicians and diplomats are lost in understanding the social and political landscape that leads to power, how lost would you expect a hormonal teenage girl to be. The different roles Wiseman mentions are: Queen Bee, Sidekick, Banker, Floater, Torn Bystander, Pleaser/Wannabe/Messenger, Target. All of the roles are affected by some type of peer pressure.
In the show 90210 the story line is based off of multiple upper class teens living in Beverly Hills who attend West Beverly High school and two teens that just have just moved from Kansas to Beverly Hills who are trying to fit in with all of the west Beverly kids. Through out the series, the teens go about their lives and find their identity of whom they really are. 90210 shows that women can have a strong stereotype being conceded, but they also show as strong and, It shows that people can’t just judge other people on how a person is just on looks and how they act. Also it shows that no matter what some one is know as they can change how people see them.
How could one such as Charles Manson get these women to go along with his schemes, Anna comes up with a very intriguing idea on which she asks, “Do you think he was psychic? I know he was crazy and all that, but how does a person do what he does? I don’t mean just the awful part, but making all those girls do those things” (166). It is peculiar that these women openly willed themselves to commit such heinous crimes. What makes this particular idea of Charles Manson being psychic more interesting is Dr. Umminger telling of a book she read while researching for American Girls she states, “I wound up reading everything in the universe about Charles Manson…
The film Mean Girls, produced by Lorne Michaels and directed by Mark Waters in 2004 focuses on a teenage girl, Cady Heron, who experiences the drastic change of living and being home schooled in Africa to moving to America and attending a regular high school. While attempting to sabotage the plastics, the girls who hold the most popularity in the school, Cady unknowingly turns into one of them, leaving aspects of her old personality behind. By analyzing the film through sociological perspectives, the deeper meaning of the film can be revealed. Socialization Socialization is the process of connecting individuals to their community allowing individuals to experience new attitudes and perspectives.
It centers on females and how they act at that certain age. The four mean girls, Regina George, Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith and Cady Heron represent the stereotypes of the popular girls of high school. The role of gender plays an important role in the movie. The movie discusses the aspects of how a “typical” teenage girl should be, in order for her to fit in.
Negative Effects Resulting from the Presentation of Women in the Media The subject of women’s bodies has been a topic of mass discussion for many years. With the advancement of technology, the distortion and manipulation of images has come to reach an all time high. For many clothing companies, especially retailers of intimates such as Victoria’s Secret, the emphasis of advertising focuses on the beauty and body of the depicted woman. There are various expectations of what a woman should look like and the debate over “the perfect body” has been an issue of controversy for many years.
Mean Girls, set in Illinois, depicts the socio-political climate of an American high school, with it’s protagonist, Cady Heron moving from Africa and homeschooling to be socialised in her new society. The antagonist throughout the film, Regina George, is portrayed as an authoritarian woman who has total control of the school (Mean Girls 2004). Regina is shown to engage with numerous sexual partners at the same time and promotes her liberation through wearing a tee-shirt with her bra protruding out the front when she finds two holes cut at her breasts; motivating a new fashion trend throughout the cohort (Mean Girls 2004, Robinson-Cseke 2009, p. 45). This depiction of a strong, independent woman aligns with ‘Post-feminist texts-films, books, magazines and television programs characterised by a model of young womanhood that is empowered, successful, entitled, independent, socially mobile and free to choose her destiny’ (Toffoletti 2008, p. 72). Post feminism is further reflected in the film through the power change which occurs, transferring from Regina to Cady, mirroring the transfer of power from second wave feminism to post feminism.
Despite the creator’s of Modern Family effort to portray a progressive view of American families, the show still accentuates outdated female stereotypes and gender roles; reinforcing gender characteristics, patriarchy and hegemonic masculinity. In contrast to its title, Modern Family promotes traditional gender roles and stereotypes of women, which result in the portrayal of an inaccurate image of the female, and weakens the stance of women in today’s U.S. society. Gender stereotypes are prevalent throughout the Modern Family; the women are all portrayed as wives and mothers, promoting a continued male dominant family ideology. Claire and Gloria are throughout the show acting on our society’s “assumptions about women’s ‘appropriate’ roles” (Dow 19).
The sociological concepts portrayed in this reality show include love and affection, class conflicts in relationships, and gender roles. Love and affection are portrayed in the context that the complainants interview after proving the alleged suspicion, often are filled with anger over their loved one that just betrayed them. In addition, the concept of gender roles is always portrayed with regard to the impacts it has on the relationships. Most couples often end up blaming the other for not fulfilling their duties sexually as a man or woman in the bedroom. During the interview process, the complaints of suspected individuals neglecting their responsibilities are popular.
Girl, Interrupted is a movie that is meant to portray multiple different mental illnesses and how they affect a person’s life along with others. It portrays illnesses that affect mood, eating, and thought processes. At the beginning of the movie, Susanna tried to kill herself with Aspirin and Vodka, but claims she had a headache, and was rushed to the hospital. The therapist she met with 4 days after her incident referred her to Claymoore, a psychiatric hospital, to treat her depression. Right as Susanna moved in, she got cornered by Lisa, because Susanna took her best friends place in the room.
Despite their endeavors to escape their bondage, the women behind the bars could not escape because the men found alternative tactics to keep them in confinement. The bars strangle and cut off the heads of the women that climb out of the pattern, “it turns them upside down and makes their eyes white!” resonating to an envision of a crazy woman. The narrator herself is a great example of how effective men were at establishing alternative tactics like this. The narrator was classified as having hysterical tendencies, like most women of the nineteenth century, were when they complained of pain, anxiety, fatigue, or depression, as a source of suppressing their agency through prescribed isolation and prohibited writing.
Furthermore, Hoffner and Buchanan underline the fact that identification is an overly temporary term, which change throughout a show and even transfers outside the shows diegesis (2009:327). Additionally, Hoffner and Buchanan argue that genre influences audiences’ response and interaction with television characters (2009:334), which becomes a crucial, yet problematic aspect in understanding the female