Bend it like Beckham is a film about “football” also known as soccer in America. It is based on a young Indian girl named Jesminder “Jess” Bhamra whose dream is to be a professional soccer player one day. However, her immigrant parents who follow Sikh culture and religion are not supportive of her dream. As a young Indian girl from a Sikh family, traditional roles such as cooking should be taught. Jess is supposed to be focused on learning these traditional roles to eventually be married.
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.
Beauty Pageants are events which women and younger girls or boys compete in across the world but the most popular country for these pageants are USA. The age requirements start at 3 years for both girls and boys, I feel this is too young an age to start brainwashing them. Many critics claim that the beauty pageants place more emphasis on the physical aspects of the body and over look the other aspects. This is what causes these pageants to be so unhealthy for the younger children competing. On the day of the pageant the contestants get interviewed and the judges will ask questions.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a story about Katniss Everdeen who lives in district 12 with her mom and her sister Prim. Her sister gets picked for the Hunger Games which is where each of the 12 districts have to give a boy and a girl from the ages of 12-18 do fight till the death until there is one person standing. This is because there was an outbreak against the capitals thats why there is the Hunger Games. Katniss volunteers do her sister and now has to try and win the games. One theme in this story that is shown is that family love can go along way, this is shown because she is very overprotective of Prim.
Especially social media and our day to day lives make us teenagers more aware of the still very present discrimination and harassment of women. The day we become aware of sexism in our everyday lives, becomes the day when wearing tons of makeup, or nothing at all, being who we are, loving unapologetic and doing what we do, becomes a feminist statement. But is it possible to combine ones love for feminism with aspects of ones day to day life? Is one even capable of enjoying the same things one once used to love, through a new, feminist view? Most teenagers dwell in their love for television shows, movies and books and most writers get the hint for the demand of feminism in these popular artforms and incorporate feminist storylines in their work and try to empower woman with it.
Subverting the princesses’ norm clearly shows that Disney is listening to the remarks from parents. Despite this push forward, in Frozen, Anna and Elsa’s wrists are still smaller than their eyes which is unconsciously promoting the definition of beauty among young girls. Disney also has caused a major disappointment among parents through the changes made on princess Merida look in a toy form. In the online website, Disney has sold Princess Merida products with an alteration in her body image with curvy waist and big eyes. Sperling (2013) states that the changes are aligned with the idealization of beauty in most of previous princesses.
In addition, children participating in these contests are largely forced by their mothers to participate and to make transformations with the aim of winning. This subjection, generates in children a disturbance in their personality and creates in them a wrong concept of beauty, as well as leaving aside important factors such as the intellect and personality. For this reason, beauty contests exploit their participants both physically and psychologically. More and more children are involved in beauty contests, "Children are the fastest growing segment of the beauty pageant market, with annual child competitions attracting approximately 3 million children, mostly girls, aged six months to 16, competing for crowns and cash. Babies, brought to the stage by their mothers, are commonplace, "said Schultz and Murphy (2017).
In this piece of evidence, it states, “I’ve been thinking that maybe I should play sports at school.”...“Maybe girls will like me if I play sports.” This is something Walker’s son had talked to her about when he came home from school one day. This could suggest that there is not only one sex being a problem to this issue. Girls themselves make boys feel like they need to be manly and join a sport for them to notice the boys. In teenage years most girls only are attracted to these type of guys and the boys who are not like them feel the need to change who they are entirely just to get a girl’s
He successfully directed the scenes, how mary kom crossed hurdles in her life. The movie inspires women to fight and emerge triumphant in a male-dominated world. A girl 's determination to pursue a sport despite her father 's disapproval. In the movie her father will be not known about the boxing game that she played in her village. She joins for the coaching classes nearby in her village.
Chair, Members of the House. As a young girl, I was taught to train and compete with, as well as against, boys. My sisters and I would play football with them, learn strategies with them, celebrate victory with them as it all seemed perfectly natural. However, after reaching a certain age, an age where our bodies started to change, we were suddenly separated, categorised and split into groups, as well as, against all our wishes, asked to train in different teams. As an innocent kid, I could not fathom why we were suddenly differentiated from each other.