Social psychology is essentially the study of how human beings interact, behave and think around others. It is rooted in explaining the various different experiences we face each day in our social lives. Nowadays, film-makers try to depict these psychological phenomena in their movies to make them realistic. One such movie stars Emma Stone, an Oscar winner playing the role of Olive in the film “Easy A”. The film in short describes the high school life of a chaste girl, Olive, who conforms to peer pressure and starts lying about her sexual behavior in order to maintain a certain reputation as well as to help out her troubled friends.
Caty, the main character, is faced with several difficult situations where she decides to conform with her high school peers getting her in trouble that becomes hard for her to escape. Caty begins the movie with a real genuine friendship with Janis and Damien, two individuals who struggled with popularity because they were considered the “outside” group. However, the popular girls, infamously called the “Plastics” try to recruit Caty into their popular group, but only because she is considered one of the prettier girls in the school. The ring leader, Regina George, of the Plastics is the most popular girl in school who is really hated by alot of peers because of her horrible attitude and how she
Mean Girls is a film about a homeschooled girl, Cady Heron, who has moved to Evanston from Africa and has been enrolled at a public school, called North Shore High School. She gets to experience what a public school is like and how there are different cliques that exist in society. Unexpectedly, Cady is invited to join the clique, called “The Plastics,” which consists of Regina, Gretchen, and Karen. Later on, Cady understands how they received this name based on the girls’ behaviors and status in society. The movie centers on the social divisions between the high school students, and the labels that are given to students.
Girls in these competitions are sexualized so early on in their lives. Children who take part in these competitions are brought up putting a huge deal of focus on outer appearances, which can cause substantial emotional and psychological damage. Children learn their values while they are young, and beauty pageant participants grow up thinking that a woman 's worth comes in part by how attractive they are. Girls in the competitions, and even girls who watch these pageants on TV, are learning that they need to look a certain way to look attractive.” As these children grow up, they are going to strongly fail at relationship, as normally people have been men 22% have cheated on their spouse if these girls grow up to be “perfect”. They are going to take it extremely hard if a man cheats on them.
The movie Mean Girls is a perfect example of many social-psychological principles. Three of the major principles that are seen in the film include: conformity, in-groups and out-groups and prejudice. Cady Herron, a naïve sixteen-year-old who has been homeschooled her entire life, is forced to start as a junior at North Shore High School because of her family’s job relocation. Throughout the movie, you see Cady struggling to maintain acceptance in the school’s in-group known as The Plastics. The Plastics, who represent popularity, high economic status and the acclaimed standard of beauty, are one of the meanest cliques at North Shore.
Beauty Pageants are an important part of the American culture in the 21st century. Many women, including small children, strut down the runway, dressing up in fancy clothes and makeup and charm, with the only and clear intention of catching the judges eye. Many claim that beauty pageants are a harmless activity that contestants can get a boost of confidence from. However, the sad reality of beauty pageants sends the message that women, even girls as young as 1 year olds, should be valued for judges for their appearance, and gives unrealistic beauty standards. With shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, young girls are facing harsh realities of adults choosing which child is the prettiest, the most charming.
Carrie is very happy, but when she has told her mother, she threw her hot tea in Carrie's face. Margaret believes that the boys want only sex from the girls after getting their period. Carrie has told her mother that she wants to live a normal life, so she is going to the prom even without her permission. As a result of anger Carrie has
When a Damian, a character in Mean Girls, was explaining who Regina George was, the movie cuts into a variety of scenes of different girls explaining who Regina George is, and they say, “She’s the queen bee”, “Regina George is flawless”, and “one time she punched me in the face; it was awesome.” In another scene, Regina told Cady, the protagonist of the movie, “No no no you can’t do that, its social suicide.” Regina is being symbolized as the gender police by telling Cady that she can’t do something because it is not “girl like”. Because Regina George is portrayed as the “gender police”, Mean Girls is a movie that enforces gender roles. To conclude, Regina George is a character that is used to enforce gender roles up on society. She is portrayed as the “gender police” of her high school, and she is displayed as a sexual
The movie Mean Girls show exactly how mean high school girls can be. There are three main girls in this movie. Cady heron who get mixed in with the popular crowd, Janis Ian who used to be friends with her nemesis Regina George. All the girls struggle with wanting to be the best in the school and later learn that that is not what high school is all about. Cady Heron was a 16-year-old girl who was homeschooled.
The female figure used in the ad I not a sexual object, she is a human being just as the customers of the firm. The erotic atmosphere created with this ad is supported by the details such a the color red which can be related to heat, love and excitement and the sweat which can be related to physical exertion, and in this case the first thing that comes to mind is sexual intercourse because the character is also naked. Although there is a tendency to sell products, there is exploitation of a women`s sexuality. This use of women in media increases the appeal to product, with regard to the interest of the women portrayed in the image or women in general. These types of sexual objectifications in the media affect women and their mentality on how to look in a social place.
The boys aggressively beg her to have sex with them ("Blue"), but she escapes by feeding them more alcohol until they pass out. The next day, Veronica discovers that Heather Duke has taken on Heather Chandler 's role of leader, as she takes Heather Chandler 's red scrunchie (a symbol of her power) from her locker, and that Ram and Kurt have told everyone that she had sex with them ("Blue (Reprise)"), and she is branded a slut by the other students
In the article, George clearly shows how in society younger girls are shifting towards dressing more provocatively from marketers introducing them to sexual trends. Although George uses generalized ideas and doesn’t seem to have a strong voice on the topic of girls being dressed more sexually, her goal to raise awareness is effectively presented by constructing a common ground with the readers, and allowing the readers to critically think about the problem by providing contradictions. In the article, George begins by saying how provocative clothing is becoming more popular with little girls in schools, and how school officials have had to change the dress code due to
Ellie Marcus Ms. Schackman Gender and Sexuality 15 January 16 Big Girls Don’t___ The objectification of women in shows from I Love Lucy to Toddlers and Tiaras lead many to believe that they must live up to society’s expectations. As the media becomes stronger, social media targets the younger generation of women in our society with various media that are demeaning to women. Nowadays, everyone is connected to various social media platforms. Through social media, messages, which cause many young women to question their bodies and overall self-image, are delivered daily. Media sells the idea that; “girls’ and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders” (Miss Representation).
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.
Songs like Or Nah provide a stark example of issues which western society faces today, in particular, the objectification of women and the cultural obsession with gaining power and money. Despite there being a “clean” version of this song available, the subject matter within is definitely geared towards a mature audience, being rife with aggressively sexual content—connotations, suggestions, and favors all stated with the intent to coerce females into sexual situations. In spite of the explicit language and demeaning presentation of women, the song is highly viewed on YouTube and popular among teenagers and college-aged adults ("Ty Dolla $ign - Or Nah ft. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa & DJ