Imagine living in a world where life revolves around spray tans, botox, fake eyelashes, and young girls walk around in inappropriate outfits. Most girls are pressured to be perfect in the society of beauty pageants. Many of the children’s parents are making their children grow up too fast. These parents pressuring their children can lead to bad communication skills, as well as bad relationships. Children are focusing on their beauty and not their education, or relationships.
Germany saw the first introduction of Barbie doll in 1959, and is now being manufactured on a worldwide scale. Although playing with Barbie dolls is extremely vital for the girls’ creativity and motivation, these dolls are in fact just vicious antagonists recruiting small girls, foraying their minds to conquer it. Many parents sprint at the malls every occasion to get to their little sweet girls the prettiest doll ever “Barbie”. And the sad truth is that those parents don’t know that instead of bringing luxury and happiness to their girls they are brining loads of drastic impacts that will destroy their daughters physically and mentally. This article is a scream to wake parents up “DON’T BUY BARBIE DOLLS”.
Sheila Earhart Professor Carol Mintus English 161WB 26 October 2014 Appearance Does Not Matter “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” (Marilyn Monroe) Having the perfect body and the perfect hair does not always matter. Everything and everyone should be treated equal no matter what something or someone looks like. The short story Barbie-Q by Sandra Cisneros proves that. This short story is about two young girls who do not have enough money to afford everything they dream of. All they want is a new Barbie doll to play with.
The Negative Portrayal of Women in Disney Princess Movies Disney princess movies are beloved by many little girls; however, the children do not understand that from a young age they’re learning that a woman is only good for her looks. Every princess has a slender frame and that’s what the children are referencing as beautiful. Not to mention that most of the princesses have fair skin. The princesses have very little, if any diversity and are treated as weak objects. Disney came out with its first princess movie in 1937 and since then it has produced thirteen other princess movies (History.com staff).
The media plays a huge role in informing children on how to behave. Hollywood as an industry has a history of sexism. Movies may often have limited female roles, or show girls to be docile and subservient. The “Disney princess” phenomena arguably encourages young girls to be overly concerned with their appearances and, sadly, not much else. Young girls may grow up watching popular Disney animated features, such as Cinderella, which center on female protagonists who are obedient, passive, domesticated, and accept the status quo.
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
Good Girls Go Bad, for a Day In Good Girls Go Bad, for a Day, by Stephanie Rosenbloom, she demonstrates that on October 31ST, instead of it being a day for treats and giggles, it has turned into a bucketful of eye-candy. She expresses that buying tight skirts and high heels, should not be accepted and wonders why it is used by many women as an escape. Her argument that Halloween has become too sexual is expressed in several examples from a variety of people. Ethically, the author states whether or not women should question going out dressed sexually, even if it was for one night. Because of her examples from people who you would never think to dress provocatively, this will help to persuade the readers of the realization of how women just to want to dress out of the norm.
These young girls with every pageant also have to wear pounds of makeup, false lashes, have the hair on their skins waxed, wear high heels, which basically, are not designed for small feet; some also have to wear fake hair and even fake teeth. Shockingly, one mother even injects her eight year old child Botox from time to time all in the name of beauty pageants. Pageants are too focused on the exterior and pose a risk at leaving a lot of women with lower self-esteem in the later stages, especially since the competitions are focused on being prettier in comparison to the other contestant which is something girls and women already struggle enough with, growing up in a society that tells women they need to be beautiful to be loved, wanted or
Shaw presents Higgins and Pickering as two babies playing with Eliza as if she were a live doll. While Higgins actions towards Eliza are disrespectful, it also shows how Eliza handles the treatment, how it bettered her views on others. Eliza is a ‘common flower girl’ but appears as a duchess and throughout the story, Higgins explains that he does not treat Eliza poorly because she is a lower class, he does not state why he treats her this way. Eliza & Higgins always bud heads, and no matter what, Higgins has admitted that he will not change the way he is to please Eliza. Higgins trained Eliza to be a lady, & along the way Eliza learned that no matter what class you’re from, respect isn’t always a given.
“Consider the alternatives, said Aunt Lydia. You see what things used to be like? That was what they thought of women, then. Her voice trembled with indignation” (Atwood 118). The Aunts tried to scare the Handmaids into believing that because there were no rules to set women straight and no barriers with men, women were treated like gum under a shoe.