For women with preexisting self-confidence to women who are more reserved with their self-inflicted emotions, this poem push for self-worth and self-pride will elate the minds of all women. Pride in itself is not a terrible thing and can be extremely valuable for looking after standards. However, it is named as one of the Seven Deadly Sins in acknowledgment of its shadow side, where it for the most part about feeling better than other individuals. This is frequently
Children are focusing on their beauty and not their education, or relationships. Beauty pageants have a negative effect on female adolescents, because of low self esteem, children growing up too fast, and beauty enhancements performed on young girls. Self esteem and and bad relationships are effects on girls from participating in beauty pageants. Many young girls are also taught that they’re beauty is the most important thing. Furthermore many young girls have low self esteem from watching and competing in beauty pageants.
Brooks’ position is seemingly critical of the modern day moral virtues; however, he does admit that there has been improvement in the treatment of women, or more accurately, the idea that “girls were expected to be quiet” (p 248), is one which is diminishing as “self-actualization and self-esteem” have functioned as a means for women to “articulate and cultivate self-assertion, strength, and identity” (ibid). In opposition to this, Brooks identifies three effects “on the moral ecology that have inflated the Big Me Adam I side of our natures and diminished the humbler Adam II” (p 25). These three effects are communication, in that it has become “faster and busier,” social media for it has become concentrated on “more self-referential information,” and lastly, social media’s encouragement of a “broadcasting personality” (ibid). Brooks continues to speak about social media by repeatedly labelling this age as a “more individualistic society,” one which has a steady decline in “intimacy, social trust, and empathy.” In the end, Brooks states that “it is okay to be flawed” (p 268), which can be confirmed by the previous chapters and the exceptional individuals who certainly had
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!” The reason she said that is she wants her little girls to be in charge of their looks. I agree with Sharon Holbrook’s in not telling little girls they look beautiful.
The reader has one view on the situation and it’s through a woman's eyes and how she experienced trying to be a successful woman despite everything telling her she couldn’t. Her take on what society calls a woman to be is true, we see this through the example of young girls having to buy pink things and boys getting toys that are “masculine”. Someone can read her article and agree with her on a woman being ambitious and wanting that leadership role; it is not something to be ashamed of and as a person,not just a woman, it’s okay to go after that
Self and Others Connected (Carol Gilligan) Book definition/examples: “When girls get disconnected, they rely on others to tell them what they feel, think, and know. Their shock and resistance to disconnection reveals the strength of their connection to childhood. This relational voice is needed in a time of self-help individualism, revealing the importance of Gilligan’s historical contribution to dialogic civility” (Arnett & Arneson, 1999, p. 161). “When a girl comes into a relationship with herself, and recognizes her responsibilities for taking care of herself, the way she is connected with others changes. These changes set boundaries of the moral of conflict girls describe when responsibility for oneself conflicts with her responsibility to others” (Arnett & Arneson, 1999, p. 161).
This is the point at which there is clarity. Scout fully understands and embodies the complexity of being a “lady.” There are definite downsides, customs that are unjust and silly, but there is also an admirable amount of strength that a lady must possess. Scout has finally come to terms with her gender. Through the slowly maturing eyes of Scout Finch, Lee is able to convey the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of the major issues of our world, such as sexism and gender roles. In childhood, Scout perceives gender in the most innocent manner; she wishes to be who she is, and to do as she pleases.
Blake, her crush and later girlfriend, shows Pen a whole new world. To Pen, Blake is the coolest girl alive; her tendency to always stay true to herself instantly draws Pen to her. When they end up together, their relationship shows Pen that love does not have to be restricted to those who are straight, or those who are “manly” and can “get girls” because of their looks and popularity. The quote “You know that I know you’re a girl, right?” she
“Photoshopping is usually an app for girls that aren't confident with the way that they look” (mostly girls not men) (Mclean.). This means that the majority of teen girls use it because they are not happy with the way they look.” 15% of 2,000 18-24 year old girls think that celebs and models are what they really look like”(Lanniello). Further explanation girls shouldn't believe that every girl they see on the internet is what the really look like. 9 in 10 people in the world would like to see all different types of body varieties (shapes) (Lanniello). This means that not everyone wants to see just skinny thin girls all time.