Some women are just too obsessed with their appearance. Do you want to live in a society where some women are unable to be truthful with their appearances? Do you want to live in a society where women have figures of sticks? Do you want to live in a society where the most essential piece of equipment a woman carries with her is either make up or a mirror? Nowadays some women are so obsessed with the idea of looking perfect that they go to extreme lengths to become what they consider is pretty.
Girls try to imitate the models shown in music videos. They idealize that Barbie doll image of females. The start dieting to get figure like them and impress by the dance moves of women in videos. Music industry now feature more balanced images of women in pop music videos. Sexual objectification and sexual exploitation is common in music videos.
The majority of girls in today’s society have looked at a model in a magazine or on television and wished they looked like them. The media presented in this generation has impacted women on how they feel towards their body image. Media presents unrealistic women as the “ideal,” making this culture of girls feel dissatisfied with themselves. This is a problem because with plenty of girls already feeling unsatisfied with their body, by using unrealistic models, it creates a further problem with wanting to change themselves by doing dangerous actions such as eating disorders. It’s difficult to cut out the media impact but surely, something can be changed.
Females see that as beauty making them thinks that the makeup will make them just as “beautiful’ as the women in the ad. The effect of this problem is millions of anorexic women thinking they need pound of make up trying to live up to the expectation of today's societies. Third is the loss of power among women in today's society. According to unwomne.org in America there are
When the boys were encouraged to play outside, the girls were encouraged to do chores. With this came the fact that beauty standards changed from place to place; in countries like New Delhi find the female body is deemed as shameful and made to be covered, but in the U.S. many women say that their bodies are considered their most valuable asset. This shows how standards have been enforced globally, albeit diversely, and have affected the way that we raise our children. Another article written by Alia E. Dastagir from USA Today described how gender stereotyping can lead to depression and violence in girls who conform to the standards set for them (USA Today “Gender stereotypes are destroying girls, and they’re killing boys, 2017). While these claims can be backed by the many articles on the subject, there is still overwhelming evidence of the unfair standards set for men, like the insensitivity and independence.
Some may believe that this novel was to entertain the audience or persuade the reader to be more active or vigilant about global issues around the world . However, most agree that this is something that needs to be addressed on bigger scale because it 's a crime. Patricia McCormick wrote Sold to exploit the world for paying attention to the wrongs things , and not paying to attention to anything but themselves . She also writes Sold to find out more about the sexual system , and what happens to these girls that are getting abducted into labor while thinking otherwise most of the time. Lastly she wrote sold to find out more about Human trafficking and how it happens so often.
Teyanah Cleve Women searching for opportunities to gain power in an oppressive society led to the gender-skew towards women that we see 1692 . Because women were assigned to certain roles, those who attempted to break the mold the Puritans had shaped was at a greater risk of being accused of witchcraft. Although there may have been other factors involved, the power play between the female accused and accusers in a culture that otherwise aimed to restrict women’s dominance led to the potential of increased power for both parties. The afflicted girls transformed from passive adolescents to a massive authority wielding party. During this period, women were stereotyped as frail and weak-minded.
For example, girls will style their hair to “become more attractive” (Berger 2014), or they will purchase ‘minimizer,’ ‘maximizer,’ ‘training,’ or ‘shaping’ bras, hoping that their breasts will conform to their idealized body image” (Berger 2014). This all appears to be harmless activities, yet when body image is only addressed outwardly and not psychologically, there can be an increase in poor and destructive behaviors. For instance, body image dissatisfaction can lead to poor self-esteem, which can create a cycle of increased body dissatisfaction, followed by decreasing self-esteem (Stapleton et al., 2017). Ultimately, a teenage girl can find herself in a cycle of “depression, eating disorders and obesity” (Stapleton et al., 2017). On study in 2012 revealed, “Two-thirds of U.S. high school girls are trying to lose weight, even though only one-fourth are actually overweight or obese” (Berger 2014).
Society and popular culture influence how a girl can experience girlhood by presenting expectations and constructing ideas. The biggest issue of girlhood is sexualization. This differs from the concept of the sexual, referring to expressions of sex and practices of intimacy (Kehily, 2012). Sexualization can be defined as “processes that make the sexual visual, commonly involving forms of objectification viewing individuals solely in terms of their value as sex objects for the pleasure of others” (Kehily, 2012, p.256). This concept does not appear because this is what young girls want to see, but it is what they are being constructed to see from adults; in other words, sexualization of young girls is an adult construction (Kehily, 2012).