The enforcement of the 21 year old drinking age has implemented a culture of serious binge drinking, and has become a nation-wide epidemic amongst high school students, college-aged individuals, and full grown adults. The negative effects from the current drinking age are doing nothing but harm towards society as a whole, and it must be repealed
The outside of the bag sets a dark and frown upon atmospherical tone. I feel that the photographer chose to include the drugs and alcohol to try and represent that all teen age girls have secret “not so innocent” lives. The image originally comes from the daily express news paper, which is targeted to middle aged intellectual men and women, which is primarily read by parents of the educated class. I feel that this is an extremely accurate representation of teenage girls and there “secret”
Confronted with these images, the reader is encouraged to sympathise with the author’s contention. Many of these unrealistic images are also the driving force behind the increasing demand to see realistic images of young women in the media. Stark’s contention is strengthened by anecdotes from affected girls, attempting to recreate the ‘perfect body’ on themselves, who constantly obsess with these glossy magazines. Including Erin Young’s story of her ‘own struggle with body image’, that almost led to anorexia, plays a big part in encouraging the reader to side with Stark’s opinion. These stories assist the reader in understanding the serious widespread nature of the issue.
Eva is very happy while wearing this lips gloss. The emotion of Eva’s happiness can make us think if we buy this new lip gloss we will enjoy it. Is this lip gloss really worth buying? Just because cover girl says that it’s all these nice things don’t really mean it’s true. Ads tend to persuade us using many different things most of the time just so we can buy.
Teenage drinking is an important issue in every community and with the ever-changing adolescent population, Cormier has addressed this theme and issue through one of the main characters, Buddy Walker. Impelled by quilt, his parents divorce and by the urging of an immoral classmate (Harry Flowers), Buddy is rapidly becoming an alcoholic. Buddy finds that he needs the liquor to provide his needs, comfort and to escape from reality. ‘Buddy discovered the marvellous methods of booze, the way it soothed and stoked, made hazy the harshness of thing and made him almost – happy’. The technique to show Buddy’s alcoholism is the symbol of his bottle of gin.
This causes teens to turn to drinking as teens think this is cool and think this can help them fit in and be accepted by their peers. Eating disorders and self esteem Teenagers are obsessed with image they either think they’re not skinny enough or they’re legs are to short or there nose is too big. The media is constantly obsessing over image of celebrities and its causing teens to change there image in an unhealthy way just so they can fit in and be beautiful. This can lead to further problems for teens. Many teens already have low self esteem and can become quickly influenced by the
In the picture above and from the company, it is clear the nurse is depicted as young, sexy and somewhat unintelligent. The first point from the picture above is the nurse is depicted as being young. As the picture clearly shows the nurse depicted above is in her mid-twenties at the oldest. She is still a bright blonde, with a skinny trim body and no wrinkles to be seen. Along with this the Lure Love (2012) boasts “I myself love to wear pink nurse costume very much, it will offer me a very appealing look, or at least its pink color can best flatter my skin tone” (Lure Love 2012).
Concrete Details & Commentary "She created a new look for women in the 20th century, creating clothes that were primarily comfortable" "Coco Chanel". #1 #2 "Coco Chanel's bobbed hair, bright red lips and outspoken manner also broke the mold" "Coco Chanel". #3 "She celebrated women and their freedom, equality, and ability to express themselves through dress" "Coco Chanel and Fashion". #4 "As she herself once said: 'Fashion fades, only style remains the same'" "Coco Chanel quote in Coco Chanel". This demonstrates how Chanel broadened women's fashion.
Oppositely, conformity can be extremely harmful and can cause us to overestimate a perceived social norm. In this generation, drinking alcohol has been popular in some social groups depending on the values and personality traits of those in the group. All together, conformity is the most powerful source that drives consumers to oppose or favor drinking. With instant communication at the fingertips of every teen through social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, teens are strongly influenced by their peers’ actions. Through social networking, the power of popularity has been largely up scaled.
Prescription Drugs the New High Abuse of prescription medicine is a growing problem among our youth. Believing that because it is legally obtained it’s acceptable. “Each generation typically finds a new illicit drug to make its own: LSD in the ‘70s, cocaine in the ‘80s, and Ectasy and herion in the ‘90s. Today’s middle and high school students are experimenting with prescription drugs.” (Costello, 2005) Over the internet, at a” Pharm Party,” even out of our own medicine cabinet pills are readily available. The question becomes who can help educate, prevent, and treat these teens.