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.
Long legs, blonde hair, Caucasian blue eyes, tiny waist, doll boobs, full lips and a California tan. Most Barbie dolls have ruined the perception of beauty for girls all over the world. These “perfect”, unrealistic dolls have set an impossible standard thousands of girls fail to meet, therefore causing self esteem issues they could carry into adulthood. These dolls may seem harmless, but the damage they bring into the lives of women all over the world is catastrophic. Barbie, society’s perception of a perfect girl, is the cookie cutter shape many girls try to force themselves into.
Unfortunately, this is the sad truth when it comes to child beauty pageants. Child beauty pageants teach young children that, in order to be good enough, resorting to make-up and mature clothing fixes their self-image. Half of the time it’s their parents who make them do that. Young girls have feelings to, but no one listens to them. What type of person will these young girls grow up to be, when they are forced to change themselves in order to be accepted?
Similarly, Disney’s Cinderella presents a cruel and ambitious stepmother who attempts to arrange marriages for her ugly, foolish, and somewhat comical daughters. In the film, we see their miserable attempt to sing opera, (supposedly in order to appear more feminine) as the mother proudly oversees. In one of the last scenes, she desperately urges them to make the glass slipper fit, and while she doesn’t downright tell them to cut off their toes or heels as in the original (Grimm 119), the comic scene in itself seems to have a subtle layer of tragedy. While these examples prove that female ugliness in fairy tales and their adaptations corresponds to wickedness, and the latter is equivalent to ill-temper, the question of female independence still remains ambiguous. While independent women in fairy tales and their adaptations appear as strong-willed, ambitious, and manipulative individuals that stop at nothing to have their way, they are not entirely free of male authority.
Before rumors spread and the confirmation of THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BINGO was brought about, the issue of in-fighting was present between the Rez sisters. The sisters put away their petty squabbles and unified as one with a goal to achieve the winnings of the bingo. Tensions between the seven were ever present before the news of the bingo. Annie Cook blamed her sister Marie-Adele for stealing her husband. Zhaboonigan was afraid of Emily Dictionary and When all the sisters gathered in the store, a verbal argument ensues but soon after the confirmation letter from Annie’s daughter about THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BINGO is read and the news is delivered to the rest of the sisters, they unite and rally around each other despite their differences to plan the trip and raise money for it.
The characterization among these two characters is that Marjane looks shocked by having her eyes being wide opened and her mom looking as if she is really mad at her by observing her eyebrows. Marjane looks very young in a nightdress who is innocent contrast to her mother who is modern that refuses to follow the new laws dictating how her hair must be
Dee 's was not raise like this she learned this new behavior from when she was at college. When Dee insist to push her new attitude toward not getting the quilts and other heirlooms, this angered Mama because she knows that this is all a fake image Dee is filling her head with (Walker). Therefore, her family’s reaction to Dee’s new self was so important because now she is going to persist to continue her new way(Oswalt). Even with her family not accepting Wangero, Dee really was wanted her family to accept
In the movie “Matilda,” a six-year-old girl named Matilda Woodworm has a great learning ability with a strong sense of acting independently, but her parents refuse to send her to school. After Matilda retaliates against her parents, her dad finally allows her to go to the rundown Crunchem Elementary School where the principal’s name is Agatha Trunchbull. Miss Trunchbull enjoys giving the elementary children violent and harsh punishments for the fun of it.
How many of you have heard or seen the reality TV show: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, or the more renowned; “Toddlers and Tiaras?”. It is a show where little girls below the age of ten, appear on stage wearing loads of makeup, tons of spray tan, with their nails done, fake hair and fake teeth to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Parental ambitions make their children socially challenged, Leading them to feel unconnected to other children and even resulting in permanent mental and physical damage. The parents have gone to extreme measures to ensure that their child is the best. At this rate the show should be called: “Barbie’s and Tiaras”.
Poetry Speed Dating: “Barbie Doll” Oftentimes art serves to question societal norms and expectations, causing the viewer to rethink existing and outdated traditions. Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” utilizes a third person narrative to describe a young girl’s struggle with her weight and physical appearance. The poem begins in the girl’s childhood, then briefly illustrates her inner conflict and the realm of outside forces adding to her stress and anguish regarding her appearance, which ultimately lead her to commit suicide. As she seeks physical perfection, her acquaintances encourage her relentless endeavor for beauty, even going so far as to praise her dead yet manicured body in the casket. Through a bitter and resentful tone Piercy emphasizes her feminist message, arguing that the societal pressures placed on young girls corrupt their innocence, ultimately leading to a life spent striving for unachievable perfection and an inevitable demise.