This passage is from the book Cinderella Ate My Daughter, by Peggy Orenstein. The overall purpose of this book is to inform the readers of the stereotypes girls must face as adolescents. The author is able to express her opinion as a parent and give advice to other parents with daughters of how to overcome the stereotypes so girls do not succumb to the girly culture that bombards the media. The book touches on Orenstein’s role as a mother to her daughter Daisy and the challenges she faces due to all the stereotypes for young girls. This passage focuses on girls conforming to the stereotype regarding pink is the color for females.
“You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This quote by Atticus Finch describes the nature of the book To Kill a Mockingbird. In the book the reader gets to see the true side of Maycomb by seeing everything through the eyes of the protagonist Scout Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird gives the reader a true look at the racism, sexism, and classism deeply rooted in Maycomb culture, by letting them see the reality of others’ lives.
Authors aiming to persuade or convince in their argumentative writings, more often than not, make their argument across by incorporating the different modes of persuasion together; pathos, ethos, and logos. They, however, are not forced to use all three methods in hope of making their point. For example, Skip Hollandsworth, author of Toddlers in Tiaras, expresses his argument that beauty pageants have a negative impact on the participants starting off from an early age, carried all the way up to their teenage years. He mainly argues this by using the logos method. As a reader, one can find statistics and facts pretty much in every piece of his writing that pertain back to the subject. This helps him make his argument without being criticized about the information he is giving. As for pathos, he’s able to find a way to combine it with logos, since a lot of the truth behind beauty pageants can leave a sense of sentiment to the readers. Finally with ethos, there isn’t really any clear points where he is the one that is giving his own facts, which would otherwise make him a trustworthy source for information. The author chose to present his argument with factual statements rather than trying to convince the readers through an emotional writing or by making his own statements.
In the book, The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan Douglas, gives insight and knowledge that digs deep into pop culture explaining how the media portrays the appearances of women that are in powerful positions in our culture. The appetencies tent undermines the actual progress of women. Douglas is interested in what these pop culture ideals shows about our culture. The way we react to women in our culture with powerful influence. What do these shows do to the female imagine in our culture? Why as a culture do we still glorify these kinds of shows?
The article, Toddlers and Tiaras written by Skip Hollandsworth first came about in the August 2011 issue of Good Housekeeping. The article tells us about the world of child pageantry and attempts to convince the readers that the girls participating are being exploited and hypersexualized on stage. He also suggests that some parents are to blame referring to the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls quoting “...parents who put their daughters in pageants can contribute “in very direct and concrete ways” to “the precocious sexualization” of their daughters (Hollandsworth 493). The author uses imagery, professional references, and shadowing the pageant world to put this article together and give the readers
The image that comes to mind when one thinks of the term “sorority girl” is a bleach blonde, spray tanned, empty headed teenager, but that is not what I saw. Margo Katsotis sat next to me, her dark brown hair neatly straightened and the Greek letters of a “K” and a triangle on her shirt. Her skin was tan, but that’s because she’s half Greek and half Italian. She is a sophomore at UTC and a new member in the sorority, Kappa Delta.
In the article “Toddlers in Tiaras” by Skip Hollandsworth the author uses many ways to get the reader to know the rhetorical situation and also how his argument is structured. The analyzation of exigency in the article is what happens in the world of pageants and how it negatively affects young girls. Telling girls that you have to look and be a certain way instead of yourself. The purpose of this article is to inform you that young girls are being exploited as women. The girls are being overexposed and hypersexualized because of the pageantry. The audience that the author is referring to are parents or even grandparents most likely women in the age group of 30’s-50’s. Primarily Caucasian women with lower economic status. In the article it states how old one of the mothers whose daughter competes in the pageant is “Mickie, Eden’s mother a congenial, determined looking 46 year-old who’s wearing…” Another quote from the article would be to support how most of these parents whom most are middle class and spend an enormous amount on pageants for their children to be and have the best “Parents, many of whom have only modest incomes”.
“My goal is to be myself,and to challenge stereotypes,and to follow the rules,and break them,and make new rules. It’s not about doing something that’s already been done. That would be silly”(Sasha Grey).This quote relates to the book because traditional roles of men and women were broken by the characters Scout and Jem.Men and women are represented by typical stereotypes and gender roles in the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Basing actions off of perception extends far beyond the literary worlds created by McLiam Wilson and Phillips. In an experiment by Behm-Morawitz, Lewallen, and Miller, the researchers found that the actions perceived in reality TV shows had an effect on the attitudes and behaviors of young female viewers. Viewers who watched romance reality TV shows were more likely to hold egalitarian gender role beliefs, while watching makeover and docusoap reality TV programming increased the likelihood that viewers believed females to be socially aggressive, what researchers called “the mean girl stereotype.” This preliminary research suggests that the perception of gender and action on television can have an effect on individual’s behavior in their daily life. This shows that viewers may find acceptable forms of gender and behavior that significantly changes their own behavior. Again, they are modeling their behavior off of a perception that may or may not exist.
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”.
As class has progressed, we have learned much more about society and how humans work. This week, the main topic is socialization, which is the process of learning one’s own culture. This process is how children begin to learn about themselves and their place in society. However, it is not
In the 1988 version of Hairspray the movie directed by John Waters, focuses primarily on the political and social issue of segregation of the African Americans from Caucasians in Baltimore, Maryland during the early 1960’s. The focal issue was the lack of everyday integration of television shows, as African Americans were not allowed to join the white dancers on “The Corny Collins Show” except for the last Thursday of every month known as“Negro Day”. Although the main female protagonist Tracy Turnblad fought for integration throughout the movie, she also established the importance of self-acceptance when it comes to body image. This message is prominent in the story through Tracy’s ongoing acceptance of
In today’s modern culture, almost all forms of popular media play a significant role in bombarding young people, particularly young females, with what happens to be society’s idea of the “ideal body”. This ideal is displayed all throughout different media platforms such as magazine adds, television and social media – the idea of feminine beauty being strictly a flawless thin model. The images the media displays send a distinct message that in order to be beautiful you must look a certain way. This ideal creates and puts pressure on the young female population viewing these images to attempt and be obsessed with obtaining this “ideal body”. In the process of doing so this unrealistic image causes body dissatisfaction, lack of self-confidence
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear to do something, “like a girl?” Do you find yourself flaring your hands in the air and swaying your hips when you are asked to run? Or do you find yourself throwing a baseball softly and clumsily when asked to pitch? In todays society there is a negative stigma with the phrase, “like a girl,” a stigma that more than often gets looked over and ignored. Always, a company specializing in female products saw the need to call this phrase out for what it is, and to show how it negatively effects as they go through puberty. Through the use of repetition, association, and composition Always is able to connect to their audience, persuading them to change the humiliating meaning behind the phrase,
The phrase "like a girl" has become an expression that invokes an idea of weakness, femininity, and limitations. Lauren Greenfield partnered with Always, a company that makes feminine products for women, in order to express their belief that "like a girl" is a useless phrase that holds no real meaning. Most girls struggle through the awkward stage of puberty. During this time, a girl’s confidence plummets; this has often lead to an increasing amount of girls quitting sports, even if these sports provide a sense of happiness and belonging. These adolescent girls going through puberty need the help and guidance of their elders to help them raise their self-confidence and to keep them engaged in the activities they love. Always reaches out to