In this part of the song Colbie Caillat talks about the expectations when it comes to women’s behavior and the pressure for them to always look nice and sexy all the time. The struggle is not only to fit in when it comes to looks, but also when it comes to how they should act. Madonna mentions it in her song “What it feels like for a girl” : “Hurt that’s not supposed to show and tears that fall when no one knows; When you’re trying hard to be your best could you be a little less” (What it feels like for a girl ), in this part of the song she talks about how women are required to be good all the time, but not too much. Beyonce does the same in her song Flawless: “ We say to girl; You can have ambition; But not too much; You should be successful, but not too successful”
It teaches girls that they can ruin someone else’s happiness to get what they want, when that is far from reality. During the song, “I knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor uses phrases such as “so shame on me now,” teaching young girls that it is okay to beat themselves up. In her latest album, 1989, Taylor has two songs that send two very different messages. The positive message in the album can be found in “Shake It Off” when Taylor communicates to not let negativity drag you down. The negative message is found in “Wildest Dreams.”
The song, Scars to Your Beautiful written by Alessia Caracciolo, speaks to the very challenge every young girl experiences by wanting to be seen as beautiful. What is more, the song contrasts the lengths women will go to in order to make themselves appear more beautiful, but perhaps the line “you should know, you’re beautiful the way you are” is the most profound statement for this generation. According to Peta Stapleton, Gabrielle J. Crighton, Brett Carter, and Aileen Pidgeon (2017), body dissatisfaction is defined as “dysfunctional, negative thoughts and feelings pertaining to one’s weight and shape.” Specifically, Kathleen Berger (2014) states, “Many adolescents obsess about being too short or too tall, too wide in the hips or too narrow
By doing so, pageants provide unrealistic expectations for young women and make them feel sorry for themselves and wish for a “better appearance”. This is not the message we should be sending young women. We should be telling them that inner beauty is more important than how they appear on the outside. In order to get this message across, we will have to work toward abolishing absurd beauty standards and the strive for perfectionism which means eliminating child beauty pageants. By eliminating beauty pageants for children under the age if 18, we will be able to further push young women to strive for inner beauty rather than fixate on their appearances.
This idea about masculinity and how it relates to power and leadership can help bring reason as to why some women take on the Queen Bee approach. Women must stay in the middle. “If women conform to the gender role by being feminine they fail to be ‘managerial’, but if they conform to the managerial role they are no longer feminine” (Mavin, 2008, p.77). Women have so many expectations that society makes it hard for them to be successful and seen for their strengths. Queen Bees act in a way that will differentiate them from other women.
The obsession to lose weight is sometimes due to women being continuously pressured by some influential factors. These factors include models, physical attractiveness or even being peer pressured by a member of their family. However the most powerful factor is models in magazines that happen to have what people call perfect bodies. Models are responsible for human beings craving the ‘perfect’ body. The media is responsible for young girls becoming self conscious after buying thin Barbie dolls, thinking being skinny, fake and blonde is the correct way to go.
In Sharon Holbrook’s essay titled “Little Girls Don’t Need To Be Told They’re Beautiful,” is talking about how the mom doesn’t tell her little girls are beautiful. She believes that by telling the little girls they’re beautiful we are also bringing their beauty pressure home to our littlest girls. In her essay she said the more I compliment them for being pretty, the more they will crave hearing it. For example, in her house she compliment them but she doesn’t say the look beautiful she say’s “don’t you look fancy today!”
Paragraph 1 - Good Curley's wife is masking her insecurities by wearing makeup, this shows us a more sensitive and girlish side to her character therefore the reader would feel more sympathetic for her. This makes the reader emphasize with her because this act of hers is relatable in modern day times, because of social media girls now see themselves as not good enough so they wear makeup to hide their true selves which is exactly what Curley's wife is doing . When we first meet her in the second chapter she is described as having "full rouged lips... Heavily made up." By wearing makeup she is trying to prove to herself that she is a fully grown woman.
In the poem, I found the woman struggles with the idea that she should be beautiful so others would like her. The first thing that I notice that clearly shows an example of the rite of passage was when she was physically un-contended with her beauty. Hoagland says, “After all those years of watching her reflection in the mirror, sucking in her stomach and standing straight, she said it was a relief, being done with beauty.” This represents the transition from being physically un-contended to being contented with the beauty that she has. The experience that she has been through made her realize that what others would think about her beauty has finally ended.
“Is making up an act of deception?” Do women “put on” makeup to cover up the bad in them or to try and convince others that there is goodness inside? Women all over are convinced that putting on makeup will prove to others that they are beautiful. This is not all entirely true, though. All women can show beauty through actions that are some others would never attempt.
Music is listened to for a variety of reasons, mainly for entertainment when boredom creeps in during a car ride or________. While people listen to music, they often overlook what the lyrics mean because they are distracted by an appealing rhythm. Sometimes songs have a message intertwined in the lyrics followed by a catchy beat to disguise the true meaning of the song. Artists use their creativity to alert listeners about problems occurring throughout our society that we may or may not be aware of in hopes of inspiring people to take action and help fix the issue.
In the story, Feed, Titus visits his girlfriend, Violet who has a malfunction that would most definitely change her life forever. She regrets not doing certain activities before the malfunction, which leads to her depression. For example, she wants to dance with a lacrosse team. “That’s….. so cliche.”.
In the poem “For That He Looked Not Upon Her” by George Gascoigne, Gascoigne uses the couplet at the end of the poem, duction of select words, and imagery to articulate the complex attitude of the speaker. The imagery in lines 2-4 develops and analyzes the complex attitude of the speaker by showing his “louring” self and about how he is depressed. This can be seen in line 2 where he was to “hold my louring head so low”. In line 3, the author furthers his gloominess by saying that he takes “no delight to range”, making it seem that it is a chore to look at her.
In “Sirens Song” and “Song to the Siren,” the allusion to Greek mythology is helpful when portraying how the male is lured by the female and ultimately ruined as the same love is not shown in return. As an individual would know with prior knowledge of Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, the Sirens are a trio of half birds, half females who lure men into their isle through singing mysterious songs. Similar to The Odyssey, the men described in the songs are also drawn in by a female. In “Song to the Siren,” the artist wrote, “your singing eyes and fingers drew me loving to your isle” (Buckley). The narrator, presumably a male, is drawn towards the Siren-like woman by her initial qualities, including beauty.
In this music video, “Scars to Your Beautiful”, Alessia Cara skillfully illuminates her message that everyone is beautiful. Cara uses both ethos and pathos to help get her message out to her audience. Cara wants people who feel put down by society to know that it is okay to be different and love the scars they have. At the start of the music video, Cara is standing in plain white room, in a plain outfit, which can lead you to believe that she is just an ordinary person, in an ordinary place and nothing extremely special.