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    lives, as girls, we have been taught how to act, how to dress, how to act as a “young lady”. In the short story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid, we have seen how the narrator has strong values of how young women should be like and intensely advocates her daughter’s life to be traditional and most importantly gives her advice and warning her from becoming a “slut”. The narrator makes it very clear of how her daughter should act, giving her an endless list in order for her to be looked as a “good girl”. The narrator

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    Sexualizing Young Girls

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    Kanchan Sogy Safia Ahmad ENGL 108 OP95 Oct 23, 2015 The Disturbing Sexualization of Young Girls In her essay "Why Are We Dressing Our Daughters Like This?” Lianne George writes about how modern day young girls are being plagued by the meaning of beauty. She goes on to describe how she believes that the modern meaning of "beautiful" is befitting a gateway for girls to dress in sexually provocative ways. She states that almost all sources of media such as television, movies, radios, etc. are

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    Girl Interrupted Summary

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    Based on the memoirs of Susanna Kaysen, Girl Interrupted tells of her experiences during 1967 of being institutionalized in a mental hospital. Susanna is rushed to the hospital after consuming a handful of aspirin with a bottle of vodka. Afterwards she discusses this with a psychiatrist over the incident. After just graduating high school, Susanna seems to be mentally lost. She experiences some delusions and also been having an affair with the husband of her parents' friend. The doctor suggests that

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    Essay On Powerpuff Girls

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    The Powerful Puff Girls The original series of The Powerpuff Girls was one of my favorite shows to watch as a child, where three little girls who have superpowers go around their city and fight anyone who poses danger. The show is a representation of how strong girls can be, how they have the ability to kick ass and save the world. While the show exhibits girls as brave and daring, it still conforms to the usual gendered and heteronormative society we live in where girls think boys are irresistible

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    The school bus in the Shape of A Girl takes the students from one place to another. Although, it has a much deeper meaning based on what happens on the way there. Throughout the play, the school bus takes an important role in symbolizing silence. The school bus provides a setting in which girls and boys are segregated and where some of the more emotional events in the play take place. When we think of a school bus, we think of a social place for both boys and girls. A stereotypical setting would

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    Girls Play Sports

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    Should girls be allowed to play on boys sports team? Girls should be able to play on boy’s sports teams for three main reasons: We already have that big problem with boys and girls being equal, Girls should be given the same chance as boys and vice versa, and Boy’s can join Cheerleading so why can’t girls join Football? “Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and

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    Girls Raised By Wolves

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    In “St. Lucy 's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” by Karen Russell, a group of girls are brought in to learn how to act like humans. These girls were raised to live just like wolves do. At the home, they are taught how to act more civilized and like humans. Some of the girls adjust better than the others. One of the oldest girls, Jeanette, does very well from the beginning, but another, Mirabella, does very badly. The oldest of the girls, Jeanette, is one of the first to learn almost everything

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    Mean Girls Psychology

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    Mean Girls The Mean Girls is a movie created in the year 2004 about a girl who is named Cady, who has been homeschooled. She finally goes to regular school however, all the high schoolers are divided into different groups based on their personality and appearances. Some of the many groups that they are divided into are the following: plastics, cool Asians, math athletes, varsity jocks, desperate wannabe's, and nerd Asians. After watching the movie and observing how the different groups of students

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    White Girl Stereotypes

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    that meant so I asked around and I got the answers to my questions. A “basic white girl” is someone who wears leggings, fake tans, ½ zip from pink, wears earrings, wears makeup, wears fake eyelashes, wears lipstick, wears uggs, and doesn’t follow sports, nor knows what a “sport” is. When I got told I was a basic white girl at first I did not think anything of it until I asked around and found out what the basic white girl is. After I found out I felt confused I wasn’t sure how to react to that but then

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    Mean Girls Essay

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    The movie Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters, displays different cultural backgrounds, causing communication developments between almost every character shown in the movie. There are many specific stereotypical labels placed on diverse groups of people, starting in the order of popularity. Mean Girls is a movie that explores various elements of gender roles that can be demonstrated through characters, stereotypes, and identity. In the movie, the character of Cady Heron starts Midwest High School

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    The It Girl Analysis

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    Rosie was the ‘it’ girl. From a small town, her best friend Maddie, more of a tomboy than anything else, and Ryan her gay best friend. The trio spent their days drinking beer at field parties, shopping on weeknights, and trip to the beach on lazy afternoons. With the start of junior year, they were ready to kick back and relax. Maddie was back from her soccer / science, camp in Spain, and she was looking like a total bomb shell. Gone were her boy shorts and frizzy hair, and hello to perfectly straight

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    “How to Date a Brown Girl, Black Girl, White Girl or Halfie” Junot Diaz The writer gives a bird eye view regarding rules and manners to date plus methods of proficiently pander to in relation (sexual) with the one who he is dating. Diaz specifically highlights about the level of confidence of parents has on their young sons but still they has been noticed in leaving them alone at house. The primary user of the author’s stance is expected to be undergrads. The writer also mentions in his story about

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    The second Girls Bills of Rights states, “Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm” ("Girls Inc. | Inspiring All Girls to Be Strong, Smart, & Bold"). Girls should be able to be themselves without any backlash from peers or anyone. Society has a bad habit of shunning and body shaming young females. Young girls are vulnerable and will not take criticism lightly, so it is best for them to be themselves. Girls should be comfortable and confident in their image. The

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    Women in Culture and Society from the Story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid Women in society have always been judged by their actions and appearance. In the short story "Girl", the narrator focus is advising the girl to avoid wrong judgment that can damage her reputation, but also teaches her thing she should know to have a better life. Although the defining of a lady is different everywhere around the word, is safe to say that is a women that behave to society standards. Society judge a lady by the way

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    Beast Girl: A Short Story

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    the hands of a frail girl, a girl with wolf ears and a bushy tail, wearing nothing but tattered clothes she is being escorted in the dark hallway towards an iron gate. "Here 's your weapon." The girl received her weapon, a halberd made of metal, with her chained arms she hold the halberd firmly. "I will unlock the chains." The soldier took a key from a bag hanging on his waist and unlock the chains that binds the hands of the girl. "Go!" The soldier pushed the girl, the girl that seemed unaffected

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    The “Girl” is a poem that was written by Jamaica Kincaid. The poem depicts a mother instructing her daughter of what to do, and how to do it. As stated in the poem the child was being instructed on how to buy cotton which shows that the person receiving the instruction is a girl, “buying cotton to make a nice blouse,” shows females attributes and qualities. As quoted, “iron your father’s khaki shirt so that it doesn’t have a crease,” shows that it is a mother speaking. The tone of the poem is one

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    How Lookism Influences Adolescent Girls Lookism is defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary (n.d.) as the "prejudice or discrimination based on physical appearance and especially physical appearance believed to fall short of societal notions of beauty." The issue of lookism has inundated our youth through the many forms of media including magazines, music videos, and daily television. Girls are often on the receiving end of lookism with the expectation being that they should be attractive and that

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    Why Girls Join Cliques

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    “What is it like to be part of a clique?” asks a commoner to herself. “Do you want to sit with us?” She heard a girl said to the other. It is then followed by, “Do you have what it takes to become one of us, a Plastic?” A Plastic is a coined word from the 2004 movie “Mean Girls” wherein it is a clique composed of beautiful, wealthy, popular, and shallow girls who only care about themselves i.e., their social standing and appearance. Exclusivity and mutualism are for their personal benefit. They have

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    Girls Lie. When living in a community with people, members begin to build trust, and see the people for who they are. When members in the community begin to get close, they learn who tells the truth and who lies. When Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible he went along with this idea. In The Crucible the story explains this situation in a very clear way. Miller depicts a group of girls in a way that makes them seem like the best children you have ever seen. As the story evolves, the girls show their

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    Drum Dream Girl Analysis

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    Drum Dream Girl Poet and author, Margarita Engle, in her poem, Drum Dream Girl, inspires many young individuals to never give up on their dreams, even if no one around them believes in them. She includes a changing tone, history about the Chinese-African-Cuban culture, and a strong use of pathos. A story is told about a little girl, Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who dreamt about playing the drums with an all-boys group; which was frowned upon in her tribe. In the first Stanza of Drum Dream Girl, Engle

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