Most of us adhere to social standards-we do what is accepted; we stray from going against the norm and this often hinders us. These social standards often limit female athletes in sport because they do not want to be labeled, or judged for participating in sports. According to the lecture; page 20 it states, “The assumed relationship between masculinity and athletic ability is precisely what changes the equation for women. It isn’t feminine, in society’s eyes, to excel at sports”. A woman wants to be seen as a woman, and by a woman participating in sports can often deter society’s view of that.
U1A7- That’s More Than Just My Opinion Assignment #4 By: Chelsea Holmes Many women around the world are being brainwashed by the appeal of how a woman should looked, based on the media’s perspective. They show women as skinny, chesty, and cane free but when they Photoshop these women, they don’t take into consideration the feelings of women. The media’s idea of a woman’s body image can negatively impact her self-esteem. It can cause them to feel fat and ugly, result to harmful and unhealthy weight loss and it can cause suicide. The media’s idea of how a woman should look causes many women to feel fat and ugly about themselves.
“Critics of the industry warn that the stresses of competition, coupled with an extreme focus on physical appearance, can have a negative effect long before these girls will be eligible for Miss America.” (Triggs, West and Aradillas 160-168) The loss of self-esteem, the inability to show a full range of emotions, the fear of failure, the extreme focus on physical image, and the discord with or fear of parents are a few of the symptoms those little girls will suffer from. Each of these symptoms, or problems, is not associated with all contestants in beauty pageants. They are
women's lives are individually trivial, and their only strength and/or success can come from banding together" (1). Such assertion construes women through male social law and endorses the masculine value system. But, as illustrated in the ironically-named Trifles, where male calumny proved misfortune as the women used domestic intuition and invisibility to supersede the law in the name of justice, Susan Glaspell shows that during this time period, women held a kind of power. This “power” is delicate and one of the key themes in Trifles. Although critics disagree on how the vastly different gender perceptions within the play are used to portray the theme of women’s power within law and justice, all of their arguments tie back to the fact that the women in the story act as a surrogate for the female society of that time, showing them that they have more power than they realize.
Coulter then goes on to provide several reasons why she finds soccer to be the harbinger of doom for American morality. One reason Coulter sites for her detestation of soccer is that it does not value personal achievement. The sport places value in making all the players feel valued instead of teaching an appreciation for the thrill of victory and an abhorrence for the agony of defeat. Coulter suggests that soccer is a sport that only a liberal mother could love since it allows co-ed play, which the legal correspondent believes makes it about as exciting as women’s basketball. Apparently, nobody likes women’s basketball either.
Women are still portrayed as suffering disadvantage in access to leadership positions as well as prejudice and resistance when they occupy these roles. In some leadership roles, women face obstacles that men do not face. If women who are in fact equal to their male counterparts are treated differently either in their access to male-dominated leader roles or in evaluations of their performance once they are in such roles, women would indeed face disadvantage as leaders. Such disadvantage would be prejudicial, as defined by less favorable treatment of women than men, despite their objective equality (Eagly, 2007). Women who seek positions of leadership have not fully
Feminism These feminist women aim to combat both the overt and hidden discrepancies in opportunities between the genders. This unfairness stems from socially constructed differences involving men and women, which render men superior and women inferior. The greatest challenge facing women is the mindset, of both men and women, that women are condemned to inequality and restricted in their career and lifestyle opportunities. These feminists do not blame men for the predicament of women. As Virginia Woolf explains, “It was absurd to blame any class or any sex, as a whole.”(R86).
A woman’s self-worth, the value of a woman to her society, and a woman’s independence from the male population are three apparent dissimilarities of females in the United States and females in Pakistan. Women in the United States have much more freedom than women in Pakistan. From birth, Pakistani women are taught that they do not exist. They do not have the right to vote, make their own decisions, and they definitely cannot voice their individual opinions in society, nor their husbands. Even the father of a Pakistani girl believes that his daughter is nothing more than a future breeding tool.
The images of women presented in adverts represent absolute flawlessness, which can never be achieved, but is just a construction of the actual model and not the model herself. This impossible goal means that failure is inescapable and can have dire consequences on women in society who fail, trying to meet them. Dolce and Gabbana is no stranger to controversy, with a range of adverts depicting highly airbrushed and underdressed women with many sexual connotations. Here, we have a typical Dolce and Gabbana and Calvin Klein advert,
Despite all the strides made by women as a group over time, they are kept out of politics because our political system is biased against women: the male gender is favored for leadership roles even from a young age, the way the current system of politics is set up caters to men and puts female candidates at a disadvantage, and the sexism that is deeply engrained in our social system thrives in politics, making biases blandly expectable and without notice to the common citizen. When viewing the statistics it’s obvious to see that the male gender is favored, and women are grossly under-represented when it comes to leadership roles in society. According to Fiorina, this un-proportionate representation is not due to “gender prejudices” but rather that women lack “the art of politics” (Fiorina, 331). Indeed, women as a whole haven’t been on the political scene nearly as long as men have in United States, but the lack of women in power is not due to them being under-qualified, but rather the bias to prefer men in positions of power is created by a system in which a role for leadership is molded around the nurtured characteristic of a male and disfavor those of a female. The inherit traits that tend to go with leadership are confidence