Diana Scutt English 090- College Writing Skills Dr. Schillig 29 November 2011 Argument Essay Mean Girls Bullying is an epidemic that our schools face; everyone has been bullied in some type of form at one point in their lives. Personally I feel as if females get it the worst. Females are bullied with words; while boys are bullied with fists. The media portrays these models as thin, beautiful girls; this ultimately makes other girls who aren’t as thin feel as if they aren’t pretty. They’re cases where females are bullied to the point where they resort to drugs and alcohol to make the pain go away, drop out of school because they can’t face their tormentors, causing some type of physical harm to their bodies, and or even resort to taking their own lives.
Her young sister feels jealous and left out when she watches Phoebe get all the attention from both parents. Phoebe is soon taken out of the play by the principal due to her behavior in class; that makes her even more depressed. But with the help of her mom and drama teacher, she is put back into the play. Her odd behavior still continues and she cannot understand why it happens. After she jumps off the catwalk and hurts herself, Miss Dodger is fired.
She is tired of her people not being willing to stand up for themselves when their white counterparts take them for granted. Ann’s label of coward on her people for not standing up for themselves is justified because of the numerous of crimes being committed towards the African Americans during this time that nobody was doing anything about. Ann’s first real encounter with the savage racist crimes was in high school when she heard about the lynching of Emmitt Till, a fourteen year old boy found in the river. His death was passed off as a lack of respect, "The boy was from Chicago. Negroes up North have no respect for people.
Multiple victims who are hurt from being bullied are starting to fail in school. There are many effects on bullying and some samples are thinking about suicide, scared of coming to school, and beginning to not care about school. There has been a great increase in deaths because of students getting bullied. The bullies scare the students so much that they do not want to come to school
Secondly, Kath has a selfish characteristic where she tends to change things so that things seem more suitable for her. Kath thought she was the queen of the school and acted very selfish. Kath’s selfishness is shown towards her interaction with her brother. Kath has a twin brother, Kevin, whom she never hangs out with and did not want to be seen with. In school, there was a girl named Christine who Kath made fun of just once, specifically about her ears.
Girls can be rude towards people and are quick to judge a person that they have never even met. If girls are not the in the circle of the most popular girls who have all the high end designer names, hair and makeup done perfectly every day, they will most likely be judged and sadly there is no way of changing it. As for the guys if they are not playing sports then they are automatically a loser most likely and getting picked on. Kids are so cruel in high school and the bullying is even worse, especially now that social media takes up such a giant role in the life of teenagers. Cyber bullying has led kids to killing
He started having trouble since he was entering the class. Victor was a guy who was nervous because he was weak in English and other student and teacher assumed that Mexicans were bad, dirty people. His school was strict and all the students had to go according to rule of the school. He also did pee in the class when the teacher did not let him go to the restroom. When he speaks in Spanish language with his friends in class his teacher used to yell at him by saying only English!
Wilson High School students are violent and uncontrollable. Students there, look like they don’t care about the other students and the school. They create a revolution among them, because of their differences and their race. Some of the students are not respectful to each other and they also make fun of each other. Like in the movie, in on occasion, one Hispanic students creates a drawing were one of his classmates has big lips, referring to black people.
Other phrases and words they go on to use are; “drag-out fight”, “sits alone in the principals office”, “tears streaming”, “By power, we mean differences in strength, confidence, status or aggressiveness”, “gender-related”, “a bullied student is a terrorized youth” and lastly “breaking the bullying cycle”. These quotes from the article have so much emotion in them they make you feel fro the seven you old, or better yet all kids who get bullied. It makes you want to put a stop to it immediately. The writers used logos in the paper also. They quoted several people; Dan Olweus a forerunner in bullying research and prevention, Dr. Jessie Klein and Astor Meyer and Behre.
He was a freshman at Heath High School in Heath, KY, who was constantly picked on. Michael had the impression that kids could take advantage of him and he would never stand up to the people bullying him. The rage just continued to build up inside. After a humiliating experience at school where Michael was rumored to be gay: he snapped. He was quoted as saying, "they ALL mocked and slaughtered my self esteem it got so bad I had to turn to drugs."