Are you good or pretty enough? Alessia Cara’s new song talks about the struggle that women go through to fit into or society. “Scars to Your Beautiful” brings up a topic that a lot of other Pop singers are bringing up on their songs. Even if women have achieved a lot of rights, society still has a lot of high expectations about them. The main one that Alessia Cara shows in her song is about “beauty” but these other artists like Madonna and Beyonce also talk about how society expects women to behave.
Although they try to continue to remainanonymous, they still continue to be advocates for women’s rights and equality. A simple internetsearch can show their past and present work. Gender inequality was a big problem which wasoverlooked for so long. The Guerrilla Girls took a chance and a stand to let the world know ourvalue. Women like them prompted the change for equality.
Of course, on top of achieving these goals, many females feel that makeup is an essential part to feeling good about themselves and fitting in. I think that this is a big problem in our society today, and it should be changed. There has recently been a study where a group of women were presented with some photoshopped photos that were considered, by society, a woman’s ‘perfect body’. This study showed that women of all ages feel
Magazines, Newspapers, Television, Facebook and the Internet are just some of the various media which influence us in how we should look. Magazines are very popular, especially ones which demonstrate the latest trends, products and styles. These magazines contain images of people who are considered attractive for advertising purposes but offer a false representation of gender roles in society. “Studies have shown that participants who viewed advertisements featuring a Thin-Idealized woman, reported greater state self-objectification, weight-related anxiety, negative mood and body dissatisfaction.”(Fredrickson and Roberts, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1997 p173-206). Reviewing the results of the study, while realizing that these magazines are so popular, it is easy to comprehend why teenagers conform to this social media expectation.
It is meant to reach the world so that people will want to make a change. This audience has value because most of the world is women, therefore they should have rights just like everyone else. Another part of the audience is women of all ages. This ad is meant to get female 's attention so that they can make a change. There are many people in the world that would agree with the fact that women should be equal.
Through the story, women are treated as objects and not as human beings. In today’s world, females are still judged based on their looks. This goes on in the media and with social media. That is why the audience for this book is mostly females due to the main character and author being females who understand the struggles women
The Guardian magazine interviewed Victoria Anderson, a researcher at Cardiff University who writes about social media. “Women are aware they will be perceived and judged at any time and that’s not just the male gaze, it’s the peer gaze,” says Anderson. “Eyebrows are about power and self-definition.” The Guardian also interviewed Refinery29’s Caseley-Hayford. “My friends who have no interest in fashion are engaging with beauty more, especially brows,” she says. “False lashes and lip fillers, as seen on the Kardashians, are not for everyone.
In conclusion, our society is equally balanced between women and men. Women play significant roles in all aspects of life including politics, arts, sports, media and much more. Henceforth, media being so influential in today’s society, it must make responsible decisions in regards to how women are portrayed, and focus more on the positive and inspiring aspects of womanhood. The portrayal of women in the media must be changed by eliminating the idea of having a Barbie doll figure, by eliminating the promotion of women as mere sexual toys for men’s entertainment, and by elevating women’s status in movies which in turn will help highlight the true essence and potential of women in today’s world. “I am not Pocahontas as portrayed in the Disney
Styles changed from big, poufy hair and bright colors to sleeked down, straight hair and neutral shades of blacks and greys with the occasional pop of color. The real question is, are the ever changing scenes in the social world causing the stereotypes of young women to change? In my opinion, this is exactly the case. Women have always envied the way other women look. Whether it was Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s or Kylie Jenner from present day, there is always someone that is inspiring young women and their appearance.
Social media is a common medium for people communicate and get information. The society also has concerns about social media can bring significant influence to users. One criticism of social media will be the social media, such as Instagram, is promoting unhealthy image or representation of the female. Media content always emphasizes the ideal body of the female. Most of the famous Instagrammers are also with a thinner body or slim curve.
Chapter 10: In chapter 10 of Things Fall Apart, the author had purpose in all text. The text supported the author’s purpose of being a female is difficult. Females had to deal with having their thoughts or opinions not important. “There were many women, but they looked on from the fringe like outsiders” (Achebe 87). In this quote, there is a simile to compare the women to outsiders.