Women’s Studies Issue Analysis School number: 919 SACE Number: 878562L “A girls gotta do what a girl’s gotta do” – Kris Jenner, mother of the Kardashian Family How do the Kardashian’s reinforce traditional female gender roles and what are the consequences. The Kardashian’s reinforce traditional gender expectations with their influence on contemporary society and its portrayal of appropriate behaviours through the voyeuristic notions of reality television. The members of the family appear on the front covers of magazines, gossip columns, television cameos and countless spinoffs of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashian’s’. Academic Amanda Scheiner McClain believes that “media shapes our understanding of gender” with models for each gender.
Her mother always nags on Connie saying that she should be like June who follows the rules and is a good role model. Her mom tells her, “Why don’t you keep your room clean like your sister?.. You don’t see you sister using that junk” (988). Connie does this so that way she can see what she likes and what she does not like. Connie’s actions also coincide with her being fifteen.
For many women, their whole life is consumed by trying to fit in. Also, the author states in lines 15-16 that “Her good nature wore out like a fan belt,” shows how hard she has tried just to try and be what society wants her to be. In today’s society especially seeing all of these celebrities on the internet and TV and how good they look makes women try even harder to fit that certain image that society portrays women out to be. Society is a very harmful thing, it pressures many people into believe that what is fake is real. In the eyes of society if you
Amy is acting just as any other human being naturally would; she wants to act in accordance to the people that surround her in order to better fit in. Beginning with her subconscious use of language around her mother and all the way to her scholarly words with an educated group, Amy is constantly trying to adapt to the current situation around her. Moving on, Amy continues to show her change of identity when she explicitly changes her style of writing in order to connect with a different category of audience. In fact, Amy’s flexible behaviour itself is a fronting aspect of her identity and its ability to change as per the
Frankie not only spouts off feminism throughout the story, she lives it, by taking matters into her own hands, and deciding to become a sort-of member of the secret society. Actually, she becomes a sort-of leader of the society. But she also recognizes that not every girl wants to be a leader of the society. Not every girl wants to start a revolution, nor does every girl feel the need to do so to be a feminist. And Frankie even ends the novel recognizing her flaws, and recognizing that the things she did might not have had the big change in her society that she would have liked, but that in subtle ways, maybe she helped pave the way.
Their mental and physical states are damaged. Yet this new regime claims to have helped women. The regime is a new protector as ““women in the past were not protected” (Atwood 24). This is a dystopia, yet it’s built like their own utopia for everyone. Women are given protection and helped from the misdeeds of others.
I choose the psychological lens. I chose this lens because it focus on what the character think .It also focus on what motivates them. In my song the author writes about what she thinks about women 's confidence or way of thinking about thir bodies.She also wrote about how her mother motivated her.In the song she wrote that in popular magazines they use alot of photoshop .Trainor also wrote that her mother told her to forget about her size .She thinks that every girl is perfect the way they are and that you dont have to be skinny to be happy or liked by others.
In such a way that, Barbie has displayed multiple career paths, offered in various ethnicities but always displayed in the same way and with the use of Logos and Ethos. Although the whole idea behind the Barbie doll was to encourage young girls to be able to dress Barbie how they wanted to with the various wardrobes, it was not until quite recently that Barbie was able to hold more “leadership like” rolls in society. With advertisement of the Barbie doll, gender equity closely intertwined with the portrayal of the doll. “Consistent with other commercial advertising formats, males were found in the leadership and authority roles, while females were generally portrayed in more passive roles. When women were the only individuals in the advertisement, the ad copy usually reflected a biased message toward the abilities and function of the women in their roles as professionals.” (Kramer and Nelson 1997).
2017 has been a year supporting female empowerment, expression, and confidence with your body. So why should girls feel ashamed of their bodies in the environment where they should feel the safest? The dress code should be less restrictive because, it’s unfairly targeted at females, it makes women feel less confident, and it restricts most athletic clothing made for girls. Schools continually enforce rules that they’ve had since they were founded. Times change, and rules need to too.
In the traditional societies, women are taught to keep silent. They are always expected to be submissive and passive. However, migration of women to the developed countries proves beneficial for them. Betty Friedan reiterates in her book, The Feminine Mystique that the idea of “feminine” and “masculine” is artificially created by society. Women try to fit into these ideas, which lead to frustration, dissatisfaction and identity crisis.