“One of the Hollywood’s most glamorous actors of the 1930s and 1940s,Hedy Lamarr was billed in her time as “the worlds most beautiful woman” according to a Washington Post obituary. With her raven hair and exotic looks, she was often cast as a sultry temptress” (Hedy Lamarr Newsmakers). This quote implies Lamarr was often the center of attention, she wasn’t named the most beautiful girl for no reason. “She said, Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” But behind her beauty and glamorous exterior as a keen intelligence and great inventive mind (Sarvady 123).
Good afternoon, I 'm a Spotsy Sophomore, and I was in CGS until about three months ago. At the time, my best friend had just recently passed away and I was dealing with a lot of stress and sadness as a result. I had no motivation or desire to do normal everyday things, let alone homework. My grades slipped. Against the advice of my teachers, I left the program and went to Spotsy full-time.
I was barely going to classes, I would leave school and go home or to the store. I got suspended twice before I got my transcript. Once I did get them I started going to classes but that was long after I started skipping classes and leaving school to go home. I messed up the first and second quarter grades was terrible I was just an honor roll student at Shaw, now at Collinwood I have F’s. When it was third quarter I got back on my game went to school every day and on time, and went to all my classes.
Eleanor Roosevelt was very different from other women in her time. She was not beautiful and excited all the time like most young women. She was very serious and her mother made up for her lack of beauty by educating her. However, she became the First Lady when her husband Franklin Roosevelt became president. She was a strong and passionate woman who exceeded far beyond the expectations that society had for women.
Everyone has their flaws as no human being is perfect nor will one ever be perfect either. “There are plenty of beautiful women that do not fit the projected form of beauty that we have been taught to idolize. Still, women constantly attempt to change the way their bodies are meant to be, in order to look like the edited models and airbrushed actresses we see in our favorite shows, movies and magazines.” (Curly) Women working behind magazine companies are playing apart in the downgrading of women as well and some don’t even know it. An average magazine cover is either a woman known to society as a very pretty or attractive woman, with a face full of makeup and on the side bringing attention to the main article of something like “find out the simple way to get this amazing body or how to lose weight in 10 days.”
The Poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy was a very interesting poem to read. It was one of those poems that people can either really decipher the meaning or not understand what the author is trying to express. This poem is about a young girl who is born normal just like everybody else but puberty wasn’t too kind to her and neither were her peers. Just because she didn’t look perfect they chose to ridicule her. Then she finally decided she wasn’t good enough to meet everyone’s expectations, so she committed self- destruction.
Girls get judged harder because everybody in there mind has this picture of the perfect girl in their mind that they think we as girls should live up to be. But we cant so we do things that make us seem like the perfect girl and it gets use judged harder than guys. People can judge me how ever they want they can have this picture in there mind of the perfect girl they will never find her. However when they judge me the would think I ams slut because all my friends are guys and only like three are girls.
Beauty pageants have a negative effect on female adolescents, because of low self esteem, children growing up too fast, and beauty enhancements performed on young girls. Self esteem and and bad relationships are effects on girls from participating in beauty pageants. Many young girls are also taught that they’re beauty is the most important thing. Furthermore many young girls have low self esteem from watching and competing in beauty pageants. According to psychologists, it is unhealthy for girls to watch and compete in pageants.
When a female is seen as a girly girl people will describe her as an ignorant person that does not understand what's going on around her. For example, girl girls are notorious for not understanding sports or how to play sports. Girly girls is also acknowledged for always wearing pink and not having hobbies besides shopping for pink attire. This certain group in society is perceived as being mean and rude to anyone and everyone. It's been heard millions of times that girly girls are visualized as mean girls in full on pink outfits that do not associate with anyone else besides her best friends.
Each of them had their own specific insecurities that they were not really proud of. Their daughters were asked the same question and came out with the same responses. Dove draws the attention to young girls who aren’t confident enough in themselves. Not only do the young girls lack confidence, but so do women, in this case, their mothers. Dove tries to prove to most of the female audience that “confidence is contagious.”
This year, my senior year, started rough: our show designer quit, as well as our drill coordinator, forcing us to buy a show from a book. With our spirits already low, it became increasingly difficult to stay motivated. Multiple times this year, we felt as though we had completely failed, put down with negative comments. “You aren’t working hard enough,” or “You sound awful because you aren’t working,” was often yelled at us by peers. While we knew it was only high standards, the constant negative berating began to wear us down.
I was embarrassed and felt like that shy little girl again who was afraid of the world and to talk to people. These teachers made me feel like I was worthless and that I wouldn’t go anywhere in life. That’s when I knew that I had to leave, if I didn’t I knew I would always seen in my brother’s shadow and not in my own light. Since I was little I have always been shy and never really spoke up or defended myself, but from that year in school I learned that it’s okay to defend yourself
For generations, celebrities have been viewed as the flawless icons of America. They always have the perfect hair, they are seen wearing perfect outfits, perfect bodies, perfect houses, and overall, what seems to be a perfect life. These stars are everything that our less than perfect selves wish to be. This perception of a “perfect” celebrity is almost always a sight seen through a camera lens, on a screen, or in front of an audience. The fine details of these perfect lives are often glossed over and hidden from view.