Girl Power Research Paper

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The representation of woman throughout the centuries has mainly been based on their feminine characteristics. The first thought that comes to mind is the “emotional woman” Historically women have been or believed to be vulnerable and known for their benevolence, whereas the beauty of women has been discussed for centuries and they are wittily referred to as the “fairer sex”
On the socio-economical side, they have been playing a supportive role rather than a leading role at home, in the community and in the workplace.
But the physical attributes of women i.e. beauty, were misconstrued, even abused.
In some societies woman were subjected to oppressive relationships dominated by a patriarchal system. In many levels of society woman are still seen as the “lesser” gender. They are enslaved by Psychological and Economic oppression.

In modern civilisation women are “used” to
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The slogan "girl power" has become synonymous with the empowerment of women, a modern-day term stemming from "feminism"
Girls in the global North are depicted as subjects of capacity– ‘can do girls’ (Harris, A, Anita, 2004) Original citation: Koffman, Ofra, Orgad, Shani and Gill, Rosalind (2015) Girl power and ‘selfie humanitarianism’. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 29 (2). pp. 157-168. Page4

During the 20th & 21st century in mostly westernised countries, there has been significant shift towards women being in control of their decision making, education, and financial independence.

When Simone de Beauvoir claims, "one is not born, but, rather, becomes a woman," Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (New York: Vintage Books, 1973), 301.
The author suggests that sex and gender are two separate identities.
“The distinction between sex and gender has been crucial to the long-standing feminist effort to debunk the claim that anatomy is destiny” Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (New York: Vintage Books, 1973),
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