Linda Fairstein was named the director of the country’s first sex crimes prosecution unit in New York. According to Fairstein, Rape has always been viewed as a victim precipitated crime ex: it’s always her fault (Fairstein, Women Who Make America, Part 3). The year before Fairstein joined the office more than 1000 men were arrested for sexual assault however, only 18 of them were convicted. “Rape is nothing more or less than a process of conscious intimidation to keep women in a state of fear” (Brownmiller, “Women Who Make America”, Part
It’s not perfect; however, there are several great themes that was tackled in a sensible way. The main prose is how an innocent sixteen-year-old girl Cady, who’s attending public school for the first time, has been introduce to the melting pot of high-school environment. She will experience the wildest rites of passage of being a teen. The viewers will see her growth as a character and a teenager as she befriends new people, and fall in love. The movie employed harmful gendered stereotypes that are often damaging to young women if not challenged.
This is revealed in line two of paragraph six when Lauren says.“Kayley, who actually likes physics…” The word ‘actually’ hints she is the odd one out from the rest of her classmates due to her different opinions. When in physics class, Lauren drones on about how the other kids in her class never pay attention and goof off while Kayley actually sits and listens. For example, she says a couple girls were arguing over
Janis and Damien expose Cady to the norms of their school, talking her through cliques, and most importantly introducing her to “the plastics”, a group that Janis and Damian hated. “The plastics” were the leading group of the school, consisting of three popular, attractive girls, Regina, the leader of the group and two other girls, Karen, and Gretchen. “The Plastics” then scouted Cady since she had been attractive, and got the attention of popular boys, in which Janis and Damien originally supported in order to manipulate and plan to destroy “the plastics” through Cady. Cady’s exploration with social psychology is shown through her being unaware of everything at her new high school; social psychology concepts that are shown throughout this storyline are implicit personality theory, norms and group schemas, gender roles. Implicit personality theory is the inference of co-occurrence of personality traits based on another personality trait.
“Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is her favorite child” (Don King). In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a young girl named Scout is receiving a first hand experience of racism and its brutality. In Chapter 26, during school, Scout’s teacher, Mrs. Gates explains what a democracy is and how it differs from the events taking place in Germany with Hitler and the Jews. Using her biased opinion, Mrs. Gates shows Scout that the world can be a cruel place in more ways than one. During the scene, “Mrs.
In Jerry Spinelli’s novel, Stargirl, Leo Borlock, the protagonist, occasionally has been perceived as a jerk. This idea was evidenced by many examples from the book, such as the conversation between Stargirl and him regarding her popularity. Furthermore, Leo had previously been educating Stargirl on the norms of high school, and he was specifically explaining his opinion on appropriate behavior when assembling in groups. He claimed that every member should resemble the others. When Stargirl acquired why she needs to change herself to accomplish this, Leo cruely replies, “Because nobody likes you...That’s why.
(Hall, J. E. (2003) p. 878) In America Charmed was television series which ran from 1998 up until 2006. Post-feminism, also known as third wave feminism emerged after second wave feminism and was a response to what second wave feminism excluded. The shows central characters are three sisters who are witches, the show is hailed as a feminist text because of its portrayal of strong female characters, and the fact the
Alyssa Milano’s humor and spice were portrayed in the character Phoebe. Ironically, in the episode All Halliwells Eve Phoebe makes a protest statement against the stereotypes of witches in modern society by wearing a mistress of the dark custom and her sister Prue says, “I am so impressed that you can make a protest statement and show cleavage all at the same time.” This statement is ironic because in real life Alyssa Milano does show cleavage to protest for breastfeeding
The 2006 film, Akeelah and the Bee, is directed by Doug Atchison and features Keke Palmer as Akeelah Anderson, the protagonist. Akeelah is an eleven year old girl who attends Crenshaw Middle School, a predominantly black school in South Los Angeles. She is often bullied and mistreated due to her studious nature, but she gains respect when she wins a spelling bee at school. Dr. Joshua Larabee (played by actor Laurence Fishburne) approaches Akeelah afterwards to ask her to spell more challenging words before deciding that she has the potential to compete in the National Spelling Bee. When she decides to pursue this goal, Dr. Larabee decides not to coach her at first because of her attitude.
In the episode “Lisa v Malibu Stacy”, Lisa and her friends rush to buy the new Malibu Stacy doll, which resembles the popular Barbie doll. But after purchasing it, Lisa realizes that the doll represents “the perfect woman” to society but is an unrealistic role model to young girls. The writers of the episode use invective, irony, and hyperboles to reveal that the media and corporate America make sexist statements about the role of a woman. This can have negative effects, like low self esteem, on the mind of young girls who are
Every High School has Mean girls, but not all high schools have the plastics.Mark Waters famous teen-comedy film, “Mean Girls” was released on April, 30, 2004. As you can infer already the movie is most likely about Mean girls. “Mean Girls” is about 3 girls, also known as the plastics who were the most popular girls in school. Regina George, Gretchen Wieners, and Karen Smith were all best friends at Northshore High school, known as the plastics. Their biggest secret, was the Burn Book, which they write many secrets, rumors, and many mean things about every girl at NorthShore.
Social cliques are made up of a group of people all becoming friends. In her essay, “Queen Bee and Her Court,” Rosalind Wiseman states “cliques are sophisticated, complex, and multilayered, and every girl has a role within them.” In high school, everyone struggles to be themselves and find their place; therefore; some comply with being in a social clique and follow the path of others. Moreover, every high schooler has dealt with peer pressure within their cliques. Peer pressure is the influence from members of ones peer group. Although many people believe peer pressure is always negative, that is not the case.