After the “burn book” was released they gathered the students in the gymnasium and the female teacher asked them if “any of them have every felt personally victimized by Regina George” (Waters, 2004). Regina George ran the school, she was the most popular student in the school. Students would run the opposite way from her, she would also push people out of the way so that she and her “plastics: could walk in a straight line in the hall ways. Towards the end of the movie Cady realizes that name calling does not make her better than anyone else. She states “calling someone else fat will not make you any skinner, calling someone else stupid will not make you any smarter” (Waters, 2004).
In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda gives a really good example of character development throughout the story. Melinda just starts her freshman year at high school. Over the summer her and her friends went to a party and Melinda gets raped by a boy named Andy Evans and ends up calling the police, she didn't tell anyone why she called the police, causing her friends and everyone at the party to reject her. Melinda’s only friend is a new girl named heather. Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking.
For example, Rizzo has a pregnancy scare, and her friend Frenchie drops out of high school. It is an issue today that some teenagers have too much freedom and lack of supervision on the internet, and tend to make stupid and dangerous decisions that could put them in harm’s
Melinda struggles to stand up to Andy and her classmates because of the fear that no one believe her. Hester faces the conflict of standing up to Roger and stopping him from tormenting Dimmesdale. “Melinda has kept the attack a secret because she is ashamed. She feels she brought it on herself, even though she tried to fight the boy off” (Constantakis). This quote describes how Melinda fights to gain power during her whole freshman year as well as when she was raped by Andy.
The story is fairly objective; the narration is really where the audience gets to learn about the impact of slut shaming. The main character is a teenage girl named Olive Penderghast. She lies to her best friend about losing her virginity; the whole school gets word of this and she suddenly becomes very popular. She then lies about having sex with her friend Brandon so he will stop being bullied for being gay. Brandon’s friends then bribe Olive with gift cards so that she will say she has had sex with them too.
Sexy Inc.: A Critical Look at the Hypersexualization of Childhood, is a documentary about the overt sexualization of girls in today's society. The documentary showed girls of various ages reacting to how women are represented in today’s media. They showed the girls media advertisements, music videos, and dolls that depict women as highly sexualized and sex objects. The sociologists in the film were discussing how the media is portraying girls as sexual objects and how forcing these ideals onto them at such young ages is destroying our society. The first social structure that children are influenced by is their family.
Affect why I do the things I do? Affect how I react the way I do?” I realized that for me the social factors around me in high school that were affecting the way I think, do things, and react the way I did were because of my social environment. Those mean girls made me feel bad so I felt bad. They made me say certain things and I said them. They made me think a certain way and I thought that way.
Because she tries to solve problems with it, at the end of the movie, she has actually know who's her real friend and her internal solves from there. Cady is a home-schooled girl and never have experience about "outside world". When she moves to new school, she goes through interpersonal conflict with herself because she is trying so hard to fit in with everyone and make everyone recognize her. She also tries to be perfect in everyone's eye and tries so hard to impress a "hot guy" in the school. In her effort to get back at Regina and be the Queen Bee of the whole school, Cady loses her own individual personality and remarks in an mirror image of Regina.
Those with advantages that make them seem prestigious tend to ultimately abuse their status, destroying many aspects of their personal life as a result. For example, Mark Water’s film, Mean Girls, portrays a simple girl who is overwhelmed with the typical American high school social structure. According to Helen Kirwan-Taylor’s article on the Wealth Fatigue Syndrome, the sudden luxurious lifestyle will eventually lead to her loss of happiness and relationships. Both Waters and Kirwan-Taylor shine light on the fact that even though most people crave the deluxe life, they fail to realize the consequences that come along with it. Kirwan-Taylor’s article and Water’s film collaborate on the addiction of obtaining superiority.
You can’t just apologize and think that it is going to make the “scar” go away. That person is always going to remember what you did to them. An example would be in middle school there was a girl in my class that was always bullied, finally one day I had enough this poor girl hadn’t done anything to deserve it and I stood up to all the people bullying her and told them that it wasn’t necessary and that they were just tearing her down to build themselves up. I needed courage to say this because no one really liked this girl and if I were to stand up for her I would make a lot of people mad but in the end it was worth standing up for her because she felt like she could trust me and help her stand up to those people. She ended up transferring schools but to this day when she sees the people who bullied her you can just tell she still has those scars and is hurt by what they