Imagine living in a world where life revolves around spray tans, botox, fake eyelashes, and young girls walk around in inappropriate outfits. Most girls are pressured to be perfect in the society of beauty pageants. Many of the children’s parents are making their children grow up too fast. These parents pressuring their children can lead to bad communication skills, as well as bad relationships. Children are focusing on their beauty and not their education, or relationships.
In the play Trifles, Susan Glaspell demonstrates the injustice towards women and their very basic fundamental rights, this brings the patience of a few women to a tipping point and initiates the birth of a buried movement after centuries of reticence, during the early twentieth century in North America. It is this common memory and experiences among women, which motivated few women to rise up against the male dominated Justice System, which eventually wakes up the rest of the women in the society through time. However, ironically, this movement is accomplished in a secret way and in silence against the male dominated justice system of America, because silence itself is a very powerful tool for women; in other words concealing of knowledge helps
It may also lead to jealousy of one another or hatred from someone else, because they think of someone being “better than others.” For example, “…I worry these girls are just doing it because they are being ordered to do so…”, Nancy Irwain (Toddlers in Tiara, 493). Nancy is just stating what she thinks, this is the perfect example of stereotyping someone. Unfortunately, she is stereotyping little girls that play a role in pageants. Maybe the children actually enjoy doing the pageants and the parents do it because of that. That is the perfect way to explain how stereotyping works.
According to The New York Time, “ At young ages, when parents most often search about possible giftedness, girls have consistently been shown to have larger vocabularies and use more complex sentences”. Even though girls are more likely to be more intelligent, parents most googled statements about their daughters are about if they are skinny or pretty. Girls are shown to play house and dress up while boys fight. Girls are shown to care about the their looks from Tv shows, social media, and other pop culture. From a young age girls are given negative body image and thoughts that they aren 't smart enough.
It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel. Especially in that time, women were not treated as equals in many circumstances. Women are also set a standard to be ladies, doing things such as wearing dresses and not playing outside like males are allowed to.
In “Marks”, Linda Pastan discusses the life of a woman who is constantly being judged on her actions as a wife and mother. It further attempts to detail her frustrations on the grades which her own family members give to her based on her performance. It is clear that they concern themselves more on how well she performed her roles rather than just being grateful that she did it for them, thus making the speaker feel rather unappreciated. Pastan used the metaphor of grades, along with tone, to effectively convey this sentiment. Through the idea of “dropping out” (line 12), the poem suggests that women should try to break free of the system and defy the traditional gender roles that it has placed upon them.
The daughter in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters and Saru in The Dark Holds No Terrors are quite different from the qualities of above mentioned daughters. These Daughters struck into Matrophobia feelings and started to show resentment towards their mother. Adrienne Rich in her book Of Woman Born calls 'matrophobia ' - "not the fear of one 's mother or of motherhood, but of becoming one 's mother" (1976-
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, one of the main characters of the story, is concerned about acting ‘like a girl’. Scout says, “I was not sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (Lee, 60). Scout learns that being a girl is inferior because her brother tells her to stop acting like one, and that being a boy is the superior gender. Society has taught Scout that being a boy is much better than being a girl, because she observes boys having more freedom, and girls having to fulfill and be restricted to certain roles. She also realized that ‘people hated’ girls because they always assumed things because they did not have the capacity to understand the problems that were happening in the world.
Sure there are a bit of truth in what´s said, because boys are often a bit more immature than the girls in their same age which have resulting in that the most teenage boys get treated separately. What many grownups don’t understand is that boys generally become mature at a later age, by natural reasons. You also have to take under consideration that stereotypes are generalized insults and therefore you shall remember to not see all the boys as the same. The other stereotype is that we put a girl in the teacher’s role. This stereotype is only based on the fact that many teachers through the years have been women.