Annotated Bibliography: Flawless And Run The World

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Kayla Terry
October 30, 2015
English 101P 2:00-3:40
Annotated Bibliography
In the media, what type of girl is the perfect girl? Beyoncé known as the “Queen” in pop culture sends a message to women of all ages in this world that we are beautiful and have power in this world. I chose Beyoncé as my topic because I believe that the message she gives to women is important to herself and fans who follow. As we know Beyoncé has the life, looks, and popularity that all women want in this world, but she tells us it’s okay to not be the “Perfect Woman”. Flawless and Run the World is two songs that says women are powerful and beautiful just the way they are.
The sources I have used explain how women feel of images they see in the media. I
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Marium Javaid and Iftikhar Ahmad authors of the study from the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan had two phases for the study. In the first phase of the study, 97 undergraduate students were under administration of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, Self-Esteem Scale, Body Image Satisfaction, and Figure Rating Scale. The second phase was, 47 women volunteered and were shown images of the ideal women as in intervention. They were asked after looking at the images to complete the Negative and Positive Affect Schedule and Body Image Scale, and it was performed a second time to look into the views of their recent feelings and views of themselves. The results of both of the phases showed that in the first phase of the study showed that self-esteem and body mass predicted body satisfaction, and in the second phase results it was shown that the females of the different body weight showed no change in their body satisfaction, except the overweight female…show more content…
Pretty Hurts. Sia Furler, 2013. CD.
Beyoncé Knowles released Pretty Hurts in 2013. The song is about a beauty pageant that Beyoncé is competing as Miss Third Ward. The name comes from the neighborhood she grew up in. In the video it shows the Beyoncé and the other women participating practicing before the show, and the directors are measuring the women and showing how the perfect woman is supposed to look. In the end of the video Beyoncé ends up losing the pageant, but an albino woman ends up winning the pageant. Which shows that it does not matter what is on the outside, but what is on the inside.
“Perfection is a disease of a nation,” a verse used in Beyoncé song. It explains how women are obsessed with trying to be the ideal woman in the world. The message behind making the song was finding beauty in imperfection. The music video also showed younger Beyoncé accepting an award for a singing performance. Sia Furler wrote the song and when Beyoncé heard it she wanted it for herself, she knew it would be perfect for her
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