Marilyn Monroe once said, “To all the girls that think you are fat because you are not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it’s society that is ugly.” Marilyn was a famous sex symbol in the 1950’s. Her body wasn’t like the bodies of girls we see in the media today. But to her, it didn’t matter. She knew she was beautiful and that was all that mattered. I agree with Marilyn. Every girl is beautiful just the way she is. Society and the media play a major part in our lives. They shape the way we do and see things. The media teaches what we should look and act like, then society conforms to that point of view, and if you don’t conform you are considered “weird” or “abnormal.” I can’t tell you how many times I have conformed to what the media …show more content…
Everyone knows a teenage girl who isn’t self-confident because she isn’t pretty enough, skinny enough, smart enough, funny enough, etc. It has gotten to the point where girls will go to extreme limits to become what the media teaches them. I hate when a girl says that she is ugly. It breaks my heart because they are beautiful inside and out. They just can’t see it because the media and society show them what they “should look like.” But everyone goes through this. I, myself have gone through serious body-image struggles in the past few years. My sophomore year my family moved to Salina and I started going to school at South. By the end of the year I had beaten myself up because I wasn’t considered “pretty enough” for society and the media. So, I decided to change what they didn’t like. The summer between my Sophomore and Junior year I joined the cheer team, learned how to do my makeup, got contacts, dyed my hair blonde, and lost a little weight. I went back to school that August feeling a lot better about myself. As the year went on, I started feeling depressed because I got back into that state of not being satisfied with
There are many theories as to how Marilyn Monroe left this world. Some say it was suicide/drug overdose, others say it was an accidental death. But one of the theories most spoken about is that she was murdered. Marilyn had an affair with the 35th president, John F. Kennedy. It is believed that when this was happening, she talked a lot about the white house and what went on inside, so people associated with Kennedy wether it be inside or outside of the white house killed her because she knew too much.
Most girls, if not all girls, have gone through one particular phase in life: finding self-confidence. Despite the fact they may say or act otherwise, most girls have gone through a phase where they feel uncomfortable in their own skin. I would like to say that I am comfortable in my own skin and come across that way (I also eat a lot), but I am just like any other girl and have gone through the phase myself (and when boys call me cute, I tend to turn into a strawberry and deny it vehemently). Over the centuries, American focus has shifted from judging a girl based on her personality to judging a girl based on her body image and sexuality, and in The Body Project, Joan Jacobs Brumberg goes into detail about how the United States have shifted in their views of girls’ bodies.
The ideal of a women magazine model are full of photos with women who are typically white and very thin. Many women will agree that they may feel pressured to dress or look a certain way because of the way the models look. The media can make women feel insecure about themselves and have low self-esteem. The messages in the media says that women will always need to make an adjustment to fit the “ideal” look. Since, the media portrays such images and make women feel like beauty is important women need to make sure they love themselves.
Don’t get me started on stereotyping, in the 21st century in is not unusual for people to be judged, being judged on what they are wearing or just their general appearance. In the 21st century teenage girls are expected to have long hair, be skinny and to be naturally pretty. However this can only apply to a few people. Teenage girls are considered fake if they dye their hair and wear makeup, but the only reason that they do all of this is because they are not what society expects them to be.
THE BIOGRAPHY OF MARILYN MONROE Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Her original name was Norma Jean Mortenson. Her mother’s name was Gladys Barker and her father’s identity was not clear because her father was absence so she never knew real father. She never knew her father her mother was mentally health and Gladys had psychiatric problems which were paranoid schizophrenia after that she was placed in Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk in 1935. Marilyn Monroe was cope with a difficult during the childhood.
For many years, women have been expected to meet the unrealistic beauty standards of society, making women face harsh criticism from friends, family, and even themselves. I remember moments when criticism from everyone around me made me very self-conscious about myself. From refusing to wear makeup or girly outfits to obsessing over my overall weight and body shape, I myself am a victim of cruel and heartless judgement just like the girl from Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll" was. In the first stanza of "Barbie Doll", one line says, "Then in the magic of puberty".
We use celebrity ‘news’ to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of women, focused solely on one’s physical appearance” (Anniston). Young girls do not have a mature understanding of how those magazines work and how to make a wise judgment about the standards of beauty diffused by magazines. That leads them to try to imitate the pictures in magazines (most of the time those pictures are photoshopped) and try to be in perfect shape with a skinny body and a flat stomach and a low weight. When they can not reach that body and fulfill the standards, they develop psychological issues and have a health
True fame isn’t measured by how many movies you are in or the amount of publicity you get. It's measured by the amount of impact you've made on the world. Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest Icon in Hollywood history. Being both loved and criticized before and after her premature death, Marilyn still proves to be one of the biggest stars of her time. I admire Marilyn Monroe for her work in hollywood in the 40’s and 50’s, for pushing herself till she met her goals to be one of the greatest, and by the way she inspired people while she was alive, and is still inspiring people today.
The mindset that a person can never be "too rich or too thin" is all too prevalent in society, and it makes it difficult for females to achieve any level of contentment with their physical appearance (Serdar, n.d.). The level of persuasiveness the media has can be overwhelming for women in particular who are constantly hit with images to compare and evaluate themselves to (Achtenberg, 2006). Recent literature suggests that girls as young as 6 years old experience body dissatisfaction, as evidenced by a preference for an ideal figure that is thinner than their perceived current body size (Ambrosi-Randic, 2000; Davison, Markey & Birch, 2003; Dittmar, Halliwell & Ive, 2006; Dohnt & Tiggemann, 2004, 2005, 2006a; Lowes & Tiggemann, 2003). It is evident that the experiences have a profound effect on how we grow up, making them a critical factor in our development. Often, the self-esteem we develop by the age of five-years-old is what carries us through for the rest of our lives.
My topic for this semester’s 1960s Multi-Genre Research Paper is Marilyn Monroe, who was a famous American actress and model that affected America’s pop culture immensely. Her influence can be seen today in various media across the globe. Monroe was essentially one of the strongest symbolism of free love and the era’s attitude towards sexuality. Although she died at a young age of 36 in 1962, her death still remains a common debated conspiracy around the world.
So when people look and see that they don’t look like they’re favorite super-model it can put a downer on their self-confidence. This causes many girls feeling that they aren’t good enough in society, society won’t accept them because they aren’t perfect and they start to not like their body. When for many females they can’t lose as much weight as their friend can just because of their genes and how they were born. “The lack of connection between the real and ideal perception of their own body and firm willingness to modify their own body and shape so as to standardize them to social concept of thinness…” (Dixit 1), being focused on unrealistic expectations can cause women to lose themselves and change their attitude on how they view their body, and not for the better.
Nowadays, people in society seem to be throwing the word beauty out to teenagers every chance they have. The public eye usually uses the idea of “beauty” to show others what we should aspire to be. They claim to say that we must have a certain look to be considered beautiful in our generation. However, as a young adult I can say that I disagree with the way social media describes the term “beauty” in this generation. Beauty is used to describe so many things nowadays.
This self-view can lead teenage girls to begin extreme dieting, exorcising or develop a full-blown eating disorder, such as anorexia (Berger 2014). Therefore, it is important for society to encourage young girls to know that they are beautiful just the way they
Media are platforms of mass communication that can be categorized as either new of traditional media, with new media being forms of communication that make use of technologies such as the Internet, and traditional media being more conventional forms of media such as newspapers. Media, primarily new media, is getting more popular and influential, especially in today’s day and age since we are exposed to it a lot more than in the past and also since media is more easily accessible now. The media can shape our behaviours, perceptions and opinions, and it is important to know how people are influenced and impacted by it. The media can influence someone’s perception of social reality, or perceptions of beauty or even influence people’s behaviours and habits and therefore, the media does shape who we are. One way that the media can shape who we are is by influencing our perception of social reality.