This sexism is portrayed through Daisy’s thoughts about her daughter, “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool --- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” (Fitzgerald 17). During this time, men are better than women in the “financial” area; that is why Daisy hopes that with her daughter’s beauty will help her find a man who will be able to support her financially. Daisy also hopes that her daughter will be dumb enough -- “a fool” -- so that this sexism and its’ limitation won’t bother her. In relation to today, most immigrants that come into America end up with very little power and rights, just like women in the
He relates it to stress because stress results in less achievement, so women with negative body image would stress themselves to look better and would concentrate on their academic performance. This also shows that as women who pursue their higher education are not bothered about the body image issues and are satisfied with their looks and body type and do not try to fit into the societal definition of the ideal women. They are most likely to have a very position body image (Miles, 2009) Alasker and Flammer in their book on the adolescent experiences among the American and Europeans say that a lot of changes come in an adolescent’s body during the age of poverty and the change brings along a lot of consciousness. The way a child perceives the change at that times forms their self-esteem and the way they look at their bodies. They go through the process of accepting change and building a whole new self which is very crucial in the development of the Body Image.
Misconceptions and stereotypes come from people who do not truly understand other people. Overtime, faulty ideas about who the youngest female child of a family have come about. The role of the youngest female child is often times given a bad rap, however, the person behind the stereotypes is a prosperous woman with a lifestyle full of breaking stereotypes and misconceptions. Stereotypes and misconceptions are both terms that describe an idea about a group not the entirety of the truth. A stereotype will have some part of the truth within it however it has evolved to become an over-generalized statement.
People have always seen her only as a pretty girl and they only care about her looks. In spite of that, she is shy and self-conscious. She doesn't feel comfortable around people and she doesn't mind being in the shadow of her sister, Effie. She loves her friends. She is jealous of people who can communicate easily.
Thirdly, another theme that Yen Mah exhibits is that true value of encouragement. Yen Mah does not think that she is good enough and often thinks of herself as unimportant, so the little love and encouragement that she receives is very valuable and one of the only things keeping her away from a self harm mindset. One example of a small piece of encouragement that boosted Yen Mah’s self esteem dramatically was acquired when playing a game with her friends at the Sacred Heart school. The game required the group to write down the best physical, intellectual or social feature about a person and compare the groups answers to the own person 's opinion of their best feature. When it was Yen Mah’s turn she wrote down “nothing” for her own best feature, while her friends exclaimed, “Well we beg to differ.
That is where the second reason comes, for popularity. Most of the people today want to be popular especially the teenagers. Popularity means being the object of adoration and admiration to most of the people, but for some despisement and jealousy. According to Twenge (2006), 29% young people of the 1990's choose fame instead of contentment. Last, the third reason girls join a clique is for power.
That cause problems from me, but whenever I make mistakes I don’t lose my confidence. I try to don’t make it again. Then those mistake who make me fail in my life, made me to be a successful girl in front of me and the world. Because our older have achieved success when they fail. So why we should be proud ourselves when we make mistakes.
The study found that self-esteem was overall high for most of the participants but she noted a significant high number of girls among the group reported low levels of self-esteem. CITE. As Manual pointed out in her study, in western culture there is a strong importance place on a women’s appearance. She then went on to say how as teens we want to fit in and be accepted by peers and female’s adolescence and popularity is often correlated with their physical beauty. Reflecting on this I can see how if you are impacted by a physical disability in a culture that emphasizes specific physical standards that you don’t fit into that this could directly impact your self-image and specifically your
Gender: There are gender differences with gifts; males tend to attain both higher scores and lower scores than females in quantitative reasoning. However, the social expectation of girls with gifts remains critical (Strand et al, 2006). 2. Psychological aspects a. Perfectionism: Gifted students are often found to have perfectionist concerns as they have high standards. Too great an expectation for one’s performance can produce negative effects, leading to avoidance to failure and anxiety (Chan, 2003).
On the flip side, having perceived good looks can drag a woman down in ways that are similarly unfair and unearned, namely when other women do their best to sabotage her progress, her job, her advancement, and her happiness based on jealousy of her collective resources or perceived ability to acquire *nuts* as it were. When women can finally relegate beauty to a fun life expression, rather than a prerequisite of success, it might be safe to say that we will see less tension between our sisters. I would like to think that when women occupy enough power positions in every sphere, we will no longer question where our real worth lies, at which point we might see an end of the extreme jealousy trend between women as we know