All About That Body Shaming “You’re so lucky.” “I wish I looked like you.” “I hate you.” “You’re so thin.” “Let’s trade bodies.” These are a few sentences that I’ve heard in my life. Many times when we hear body positivity, we are brought onto topic of accepting our imperfections or things we cannot change easily. Unfortunately men and women of all ages endure body shaming. This can be in the context of fat shaming and/ or thin shaming. Body shaming of any sorts is completely and utterly disrespectful.
Majority of ladylike girls is declared as impolite women to other people especially to other girls. Using the color pink in any shade can put a female under the category of girly girl including anything with lots of sparkles. Anyone that takes the time to look decent everyday has the right to have a high self esteem, keeping in mind that not everyone has the time or the energy to do this day to
Flapper style clothing became popular among all women for nighttime attire, but the working and upper class women did not approve of the actions of flappers. These young girls went out of their way to rebel against their parents, and any other authority, but they were not just wild children, they also stood up for women’s rights. By doing things typically frowned upon, they showed society that they could do things that men could do, and that women didn’t have to stay in the kitchen! Some people found their new sense of entitlement empowering, while others looked down on the flappers for behaving unruly in public. They associated real beauty with
All I have every wanted was a normal life and to grow up like an average boy but, people have always treated my as if I am borderline stupid. Which I am not, I mean, at least I do not think I am. Moving on, my parents had decided to name me Ishmael, a rather religious name compared to Ron or Carol or Prue. People have always made fun of me for my name, even my sister. They would call me things like Ish-moron
The excuse they give for promiscuity is their role in being the "muse" of these musical poets, which in some cases where sex turned to romance they were. However, what was really occurring was more of a competition among women to see who could sustain the attention of a musician the longest. This would usually end in tears for these groupies, as the musicians would move on. As stated by Des Barres in this book (2007). This quote is just one example of the heartbreak and misery connected to the groupie lifestyle.
In Romeo and Juliet, societal beliefs in the Elizabethan era concerning gender roles are inaccurate due to the numerous paradoxes within those views, and conflicting character traits that label a character ‘female’ or ‘male’. For one, women were viewed as very sexual beings, who were irrational and immoral as they were supposedly easily seduced. Yet, it is women who were suppose to be virgins before marriage, and viewed ‘dirty’ by people if she was not. Men, in contrast, were perceived as rational and virtuous and made of goodwill. Due to this, women were often seen as ‘threatening’ to men.
However, when I was around 6 years old my parents divorced and I lived with my three brothers and my mom up until today. Although I grew up with my brothers in the house I was the youngest by about 10 years. So, as my mother raised brothers and me, being the only girl I noticed that my mother seemed to hold a double standard in the house between the boys and myself. One of the most memorable lessens I learned centered around my gender was that I must always look and act as a “Lady” would. This was taught through my trips with my mother to the nail salon from before I can remember, getting my ears pierced at 1 year old, always being encouraged to wear feminine colors such as pink or purple, among many other things.
I believe that the Eudora Welty’s vision for this story was strongly influenced by her culture and by her gender. Women in this time were often treated as they were not as smart and could easily be overpowered by other women and most importantly men, as we can see in this story with both Stella-Rondo and Papa-Daddy talking down about
Phaedra and Medea were both sympathetic victims, though Phaedra earned more sympathy. Throughout both plays and many others within, the alleged general faultiness yet calculated cruelty of women are noted often by both male and female characters many times, including Phaedra and Medea. Since women only had the ability to be respected for few things, for example, the ability to bear children and keep a husband, it follows that acting out of the norm could have severe consequences for them and their societal standing. The imbalance of power in Greek and Roman society in both Hippolytus and Medea has created an outlet of seemingly disproportionate revenge committed by women, in response to their oppression. However, it is not truly disproportionate if one considers that a woman who had never been able to fight back or speak up in her life will one day respond with a collective blow to the patriarchy when it is vital for
As for being touchy I 've been called names you never heard of. That does 'nt bother me at all. What grates on my nerves is the basic fact that Correction Officers are almost always bastardized by other people. Respect is nearly nill. In many cases that make headlines, the media sells pulp and is only interested in sensationalism.