Abstract Taylor Swift has been marked by her many fans as an icon of feminism and empowerment. Inspiring girls on how their own experiences and personal truths are something worth singing about. Illustrating what she claims to be female empowerment through ‘squads’ and award speeches. With the rapidly increasing influence of mainstream media, it is imperative to highlight how big icons such as Taylor Swift are manipulating and being manipulated by the masses, society and the market itself for profit and personal gains.
A Critique Essay of “So I Ain’t No Good Girl” “So I Ain’t No Good Girl” by Sharon Flake is a short story about a rebellion teenage girl going through a realistic problem in a relationship. Flake added a realistic setting to influence the relationship between characters, showing someone is a relationship cheating with another person. The teenager is struggling with her neighbors pointing out her flaws; things relating to behavior and looks.
As Taylor begins this new chapter in her life she becomes selfless and more loving. Her new selflessness allows for Taylor to grow and change as she lives this new chapter in her life. Taylor care about herself about she also cares about Lou Ann just as much. Lou Ann is always putting herself down and is very insecure about her image. Taylor always tries “to be positive with her, although I’d learned that even compliments” seemed to be insulting to Lou Ann (103).
In her novel, “Ads R Us”, the first character we are introduced to is Barrett and another key character is Taylor. Barrett is wealthy, inquisitive and very compliant. Taylor is an incredibly spoiled 12 year old girl who is very vain. TAYLOR is treated like a princess and has gotten everything she wanted all her life. She is completely influenced by the chattering world.
This song shows a young girl who is portrayed as having a dorky nerdy look. Also, it shows a girl that is opposite of her, who is a pretty brunette known by the highschool kids. The “nerdy” girl is in love with a football player, who she believes will never have a chance with, because he is with another girl. “Taylor swift” has a crush on a boy who is blind to see that she really loved her and not the girl he is with who is portrayed as a “popular” Brunette. This is an important aspect to Taylor Swift because she is known to sing love stories that she hears about or experience herself.
Taylor was now finding out about how the life of her friends was in danger she knew that this could harm them but she also realized that she couldn’t change much because she was all by herself, this motivated her to do as much as she could for those she
Imagine being on a stage. Lights shining down on you, people screaming your name...that’s a regular day for Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift is a 28 year old pop singer who dominates the music charts every time she drops a new bop. She has grown up in the music industry and has made her name well-known. Swift is often caught up with paparazzi and other media involving false drama and relationships.
Everyone hates her now and thinks that she is a snitch. In reality she is hurt and was the night of the party so she called 911 for help. She never got help because people got mad at her so she ran away from the party as fast as she could. The 911 call and the rape are what is making her freshman year abysmal.
The kicker was that she said, in her tweet, that it was based on true events. EXPLAINING THE TWEET FROM TAYLOR SWIFT OK, so this video starts out and we get to hear Taylor Swift complain about how much she hates cardio. She then is seen setting up her smartphone to play “Jumpman”, by Drake, with Apple Music. After all of
Youth culture can pertain to interests in styles, music, clothes and sports. It also pertains to behaviours, beliefs, and vocabulary; this refers to the ways that teenagers conduct their lives. The concept behind youth culture is that adolescents are a subculture with norms, morals, behaviours and values that differ from the main culture of older generations within society. For instance, young men and women, teenagers in this case, are mostly represented as unpredictable and not easy to understand. In the film, Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters (2004), adolescents are represented as bullies, who use manipulation to achieve what they want and are two-faced with the people around them; they are constantly stereotyped as a high social group like the plastics and a low social group like the mathletes; also they are presented as young people that fall under peer pressure, and are overly concerned about their appearance and about being socially accepted.
The movie Mean Girls is a perfect example of many social-psychological principles. Three of the major principles that are seen in the film include: conformity, in-groups and out-groups and prejudice. Cady Herron, a naïve sixteen-year-old who has been homeschooled her entire life, is forced to start as a junior at North Shore High School because of her family’s job relocation. Throughout the movie, you see Cady struggling to maintain acceptance in the school’s in-group known as The Plastics.
Mean Girls, set in Illinois, depicts the socio-political climate of an American high school, with it’s protagonist, Cady Heron moving from Africa and homeschooling to be socialised in her new society. The antagonist throughout the film, Regina George, is portrayed as an authoritarian woman who has total control of the school (Mean Girls 2004). Regina is shown to engage with numerous sexual partners at the same time and promotes her liberation through wearing a tee-shirt with her bra protruding out the front when she finds two holes cut at her breasts; motivating a new fashion trend throughout the cohort (Mean Girls 2004, Robinson-Cseke 2009, p. 45). This depiction of a strong, independent woman aligns with ‘Post-feminist texts-films, books, magazines and television programs characterised by a model of young womanhood that is empowered, successful, entitled, independent, socially mobile and free to choose her destiny’ (Toffoletti 2008, p. 72). Post feminism is further reflected in the film through the power change which occurs, transferring from Regina to Cady, mirroring the transfer of power from second wave feminism to post feminism.
Who is Beyoncé really? Is Beyoncé a menace to society, or a creative individual who possesses great influence on others to get her message across? Noah Berlatsky made this question evident to readers as they move through the article. The article Beyoncé, Sex Terrorist: A Menace for Conservatives and Liberals Alike begins by introducing how two people both of political power and say react to the way Beyoncé conveys herself.
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story.
Girl, Interrupted is a movie that is meant to portray multiple different mental illnesses and how they affect a person’s life along with others. It portrays illnesses that affect mood, eating, and thought processes. At the beginning of the movie, Susanna tried to kill herself with Aspirin and Vodka, but claims she had a headache, and was rushed to the hospital. The therapist she met with 4 days after her incident referred her to Claymoore, a psychiatric hospital, to treat her depression. Right as Susanna moved in, she got cornered by Lisa, because Susanna took her best friends place in the room. Susanna’s roommate is Georgina, who is in the hospital for having pseudologia fantastica. Lisa starts to take Susanna under her wing and helps her to get to know the ropes. Susanna has sexual interactions with her boyfriend and with one of the orderly at the hospital in the same day, which is seen as promiscuous. Being promiscuous is a sign of her disorder (Mangold,1999). Once Lisa is moved out of the ward Susanna is in, the two of them decide to escape and sell Valium to get money to go to Florida. The first night after escaping, they stay at Daisy’s new apartment and Lisa and Daisy get in a big fight. The next morning, Susanna finds that Daisy has hung herself in the bathroom. Susanna is taken back to the psychiatric hospital and starts to see the doctor 3 times a week. Lisa returns also. Almost right after Lisa returns, Susanna is being let out from the hospital.