Disney has taken the well-intended morals out of tales with substance. In return Disney has offered relentless backlash towards the female race, making young girls everywhere self-conscious about what true beauty is. The youth are beginning to question the notion of beauty because they do not fit the stereotype of what they feel Disney is saying a princess is supposed to be. Looking at these tales as a standard of what love is supposed to be and what love should be is taking tolls on relationships. Marriages are failing and Disney is a prime suspect as to why.
On the other half, she leaves it completely makeup free. The purpose of this video is to show others to love yourself no matter if you wear makeup or not. Nikkie describes how society has a stereotype of those who wear makeup. She gives off examples of how most people who don’t wear makeup think that those who do are either insecure, do it for attention, or don’t love themselves. What Nikkie is trying to get others to understand is that makeup is such a passion for many.
“The very thing that was meant to protect natural beauty has turned and threatened our very definition of beauty. A beautiful woman should strike you as different; as unique; as an individual. Her body can be attractive based on a number of things, but shouldn’t one of those criteria be that she is real?” (Curly) Martin’s play Beauty helps bring forth two different women living two different ways, one receiving all the attention of men and the other wanting to be receiving that attention. Everything is not as always as it seems to be, because you never honestly really know what someone else is going through. Throughout the play Carla is the beautiful one getting attention she doesn’t want, as she hopes for men to look past her looks and want to get to know her.
Although she used to be a spitfire and applies the “special language of the quarter” without feeling abashed (271), she is “timid now, and everything embarrassed her” (287). This is likely because she has fully understood that the “special language" is actually used to attract male patrons. Additionally, her change in attitude is reflected in her attraction to the paper narcissus. Midori thinks that the white flower, a probable representation of purity and innocence, is “perfect and yet almost sad in its crisp, solitary shape” (287). This is parallel to how she had been before – pure, innocent and perfect – and now – brittle and lonely.
Society commonly forgets that insanity is not only a mental illness, but also the act of being extremely foolish; therefore, making the term exponentially more applicable to people, beyond the deranged. In the villanelle, “Mad Girl’s Love Song,” by Sylvia Plath the speaker is introduced as an insane young girl who perpetually dwells on the idea that her love has been a figment of her imagination. She constantly questions the relationship’s authenticity, and failing to gain clear perspective each time, slowly bolsters her insanity the longer she spends contemplating the concept. The repetition utilized by the author exposes the obsessive thoughts of a heartbroken girl which cause her to lose her sanity, spiraling into the dark corners of her depressed mind, effectively establishing the somber tone and revealing the theme regarding the pain of unrequited love. The darkness and gloom, which encompasses the speaker’s struggle to find happiness in her heartbreak-induced depression, is heightened by the repetition of her morbid thoughts.
She was treated as if she had a lower social class than the rest of her family. Her step-mother “could not bear the good qualities of this pretty girl, and the less because they made her own daughters appear the more odious.” This jealousy led to taking power over her, overloading her with chores in the house and treating her as an object rather than human. They were so cruel to her, as they even mocked her, with her name originally being “Cinderwench.” She couldn’t tell her father about the cruelties that she dealt with, since if she did, her father “would have rattled her off; for his wife governed him entirely.” When the King’s son invited everyone to his ball, although Cinderella yearned to go, she was not allowed. Instead, she had to help her sisters prepare to attend the ball, When her sisters mentioned Cinderella attending the ball, they shook the topic off by stating “‘it would make the people laugh to see a Cinderwench at a ball.’” They ridiculed the person that helped them to prepare for the event and stayed ignorant to Cinderella’s feelings or wants towards the
Low self-esteem is not necessarily some innate quality present in all girls, as it really only exists because that same girl is forced to grow up in a world where she is constantly told how imperfect and inferior she is compared to other women. Therefore, when a man is making direct eye contact and gesturing towards her, with the promise of some romantic escape, why wouldn’t she fawn all over him? Why wouldn’t she break her piggy bank, just so she can finally feel loved and accepted for that “one thing” that makes her special? The blame should not be placed upon the record companies, but rather those in society who allow this to happen. Love should not be some emotion that boy bands, or any male musician for that matter, exploit for their own monetary benefit.
Whether it was Ariel from The Little Mermaid brushing her hair with a fork, Jasmine from Aladdin flying on a magic carpet or Belle from Beauty and the Beast falling in love with her captor, as little girls we’ve watched and loved Disney princesses. We suffered when they suffered. Took their victories as ours. And always gave a sigh of relief when they finally found their prince. What we didn’t know at the time was that these caricatures could affect us girls so much.
With shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, young girls are facing harsh realities of adults choosing which child is the prettiest, the most charming. Many now wonder if competing in beauty pageants adversely affect a child’s development. Beauty pageants deprive children of their confidence and childhoods because they lower girls self esteem, they force children to look and act like adults, and they teach young girls about unrealistic beauty standards, and other negative messages. Beauty Pageants deprive children of their confidence and
She is not the one to blame, unless of course she really did something horrible to you. But then you might ask yourself, Was she horrible to me because... of this exact issue we're talking about? Is she fearfully scrambling for beauty commodity in herself and projecting it outward? Like the rest of us are grappling with in some form every day? On the flip side, having perceived good looks can drag a woman down in ways that are similarly unfair and unearned, namely when other women do their best to sabotage her progress, her job, her advancement, and her happiness based on jealousy of her collective resources or perceived ability to acquire *nuts* as it were.