In this essay I will argue that peer pressure is not good for self-development based on my researches and understandings. As a teenager myself, I believe that every teen will face a form of peer pressure growing up, whether it’s negative or positive. Loneliness and desire for acceptance often drives students to give in to negative peer pressure. We often hear about the dangers of peer pressure and its effect to teens. One of the negative effects is losing their interest in their hobbies.
Reality stars ' affects daily conversations, fashion, make up style, body type, attitude, even the speaking accent of teens. This tremendous influence can and is used to change the way of talking, walking, thinking… of an entire generation. Furthermore; reality culture is creating norms of attitude, beauty standards, and a platform to be included for both female and male teenagers. Firstly; the attitude of reality stars such as; bullying, swearing, and fighting has negative impacts on the audience. Especially if the audience is under-aged.
When the bully takes it too far, the victim snaps and retaliates by fighting him/her back physically or verbally. Not many victims does this for fear of retaliation; nonetheless some victims are brave enough to fight back. The effects of bullying will affect the victim’s future as they grow up to become adults. If this issue continues, he/she has a right to report the incident or fight back their bullies. All forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying, are considered intolerable and criminal at school.
Youth culture can pertain to interests in styles, music, clothes and sports. It also pertains to behaviours, beliefs, and vocabulary; this refers to the ways that teenagers conduct their lives. The concept behind youth culture is that adolescents are a subculture with norms, morals, behaviours and values that differ from the main culture of older generations within society. For instance, young men and women, teenagers in this case, are mostly represented as unpredictable and not easy to understand. In the film, Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters (2004), adolescents are represented as bullies, who use manipulation to achieve what they want and are two-faced with the people around them; they are constantly stereotyped as a high social group like the plastics and a low social group like the mathletes; also they are presented as young people that fall under peer pressure, and are overly concerned about their appearance and about being socially accepted.
Therefore, when boys and girls are alienated from playing with certain toys as a young age, they are taught to alienate those who do not fit this gender binary, leading to a lack of awareness, understanding, and tolerance. These messages teach girls and boys to dress or act a certain way which carries with them as they get older. In a patriarchal society, femininity is seen as weak, less capable, fragile, inferior, and passive. Whereas, masculinity is defined as strong, competitive, and superior to women. These stereotypes are reinforced gender inequality within
Violence is all around us, without we even knowing it and it won’t change. Life can be tough, especially those who aren’t being accepted for who they are but judge by their appearance, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and other norms that doesn’t follow societal norms. Violence is used to show power, authority, and sometimes to make a point about an issue. For example, when Sin-Dee got splash by urine, it express the hatred that some people feel towards non-heterosexual people. Also, it present how non-heterosexual are being treated differently than heterosexual person.
Throughout our society, examples of conformity can be seen across all age ranges; however, the most common and noticeable age group subject to these temptations are teenagers. Teens feel the constant need to conform to their peers and fit into society's preconceived notion on what type of person we should be, how we should behave and look. Fiction, such as in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, conveys many reasons why conformity can be destructive to not only to an individual but an entire society. Novels that portray these themes should be read in schools, not only because they discourage conformity, but also show its long lasting sinister effects. Without literature, the growth of our creativity would be stunted.
It only means that words also harm us not only by hurting us physically from time to time but words also take a lot more damage to us emotionally. Why do people deal with loneliness? Maybe it’s because no one likes to be with them or the person itself is bullied by people. Being lonely is not okay because you have nothing to talk with, to laugh and to share about our
Many women athletes drop out of sport rather than continue being subjected to the constant harassment and abuse. They endure the sexual attention of their male coaches or peers because of fear, desire for athletic reward, low self-esteem and ignorance of who to turn to for help. Typically, abused athletes keep quiet because they fear that they will be accused of consenting or just make up a story. Recent studies by Women Sport International indicate that sexual harassment and abuse is just as much a problem in sport as it is elsewhere in society. Many sports organisations do not have adequate mechanisms in place to help protect frightened athletes and to exclude harassers and abusers.
It doesn’t mean that all guys are like that, but for the most part are. School’s dress codes now and days are sexist towards females, indicating a female should hide her body for the actions of young immature boy who gets aroused easily. While school dress code might be useful in schools to teach younger generations about how to dress in the workforce for the future, but that’s not the case anymore. As the years pass by the dress codes are being strictly enforce against females. Such as in the article written by Laura Bates, “How Schools Dress Codes Shame Girls and Perpetuate Rape Culture “Girls are repeatedly told the reason they have to cover up to avoid ‘distracting’ their
Because it is so difficult for the most part to obtain these popular goals, their self-perceptions and attitudes often become negatively induced. Also, according to sociocultural theory, the more an individual is exposed to media embracing the perfectionistic depiction of the human body, the less favorable and insecure an individual will feel about their body image and evaluations of their quality of life (Brennan, Lalonde and Bain, 130). Although both genders receive heat for nothing being up to the bodily standards of faultlessness, females are more heavily impacted than are males. In Jamie Santa Cruz’s editorial “Body-Image Pressure Increasingly Affects Boys” found on theatlantic.com published last March 10, 2014, an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Alison Field, and lead author of the study of body-image’s increasing effect on boys speaks about her very own opinions on this matter. Dr. Field makes valid points on the differences between the expectations of a female and male idealistic figure; females predictably want to be slimmer, and males are worried over gaining more weight to become muscular instead of losing it.
This does not mean that every elder and adult has to embrace youth culture, but there should be an attempt to have a better understanding of it. It is important for parents to stop labeling everything thing their teen does as “teen rebellion” (Abowitz). And to stop overly judging what their sons/daughters wears, listen to, and how they speak; the more we label them as teen rebels, the more they will feel like they are