This is disappointing to me. How are little girls suppose to grow up with any self confidence when something as big as the Miss USA pageant is making them feel like their bodies need to be altered to be beautiful? In our society thick or bigger women are not acceptable. It is skinny, tall, big boobs, and a tan that is in. And if your natural body type is so far from that, well then hurry and change yourself with thousands of dollars in cosmetic surgery.
Then the author uses the word “magic” to describe puberty as if it is something spectacular. Once puberty occurs the girl is accused of having a “great big nose and fat legs” which are looked down at in modern society. Even though she is also acknowledged as “healthy” and “tested intelligent” which is something most try and fail to achieve she goes around “apologizing” for her looks. This plainly demonstrates negative peer pressure since all she can focus on is the negative aspects of her life and no matter how she good she is in everything else “everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs”. Some advised her to “play coy” a trait many girls go by while others told her to be “hearty”, fit in with the boys, neither of these were her.
You might think you are not fan girl material and you might want some help, but do not worry; everyone has chosen the fan girl life nowadays! Just ask those Bieber-crazy fans who cut themselves when news broke out about their idol making a bad decision. Just think about is, now you can turn into an obsessed fan just like them! The first big step in becoming a fan girl includes always being hypersensitive. Your idol easily compares to a newborn child who needs love and protection.
This film not only displays how the world expects teenage girls to act, but also how difficult it is for teenage girls to resist acting this way. Mean Girls is a perfect example of how girls, want to be like the plastics. You have the Queen Bee throughout the movie and every normal girl wishing and wanting to be like her. She’s like the Barbie, everyone wish they could
The most popular ones have the beautiful girl getting married and having a happy ending, but what about the lesser-known ones? Why aren’t they as popular? Most people haven’t heard of fairy tales like The Robber Bridegroom or other stories like it. This could possibly be because the heroine breaks the mold of the gender stereotype girls are placed in. She is cunning, resourceful, and brave.
These expenses are a hefty sum just for the child to enter the competition, but this does not include the cost of coaching experts hired by the parents. There is no true investment ever to be made. These children are being exploited internationally since this show has gained recognition, not only in the United States but also abroad. Little girls who are made to look glamorous, such as grown women, are prey to sexual predators who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Where I live, parents are discouraged from placing birth announcements in the local paper for fear of what could happen to their baby.
Indeed today, beauty pageants for young girls are becoming more and more popular. However, I believe that young girls should not be allowed to participate and join beauty pageants because it affects their overall well-being in a negative way. First, these child beauty pageants damage the young girls psychologically and physically. A lot of child advocates and psychologists have already spoken out against child beauty pageants and claim that these pageants are not really helpful for healthy child development. According to William Pinsof, a clinical psychologist and president of the Family Institute at Northwestern University, “Being a little Barbie doll says your body has to be a certain way and your hair has to be a certain way.
Child beauty contests should be banned Every girl should be a beauty queen in the eyes of society ,not necessarily by entering and winning a title in a beauty contest .Some people including me oppose the idea of a young child involves with this kind of contests .Consequently, Child beauty contests should be banned because of the psychological impact on the young child and the physical ailments that occurs due to those contests .The principle of child beauty contests is to Transform a little girl into a beauty queen just to win , this kind of transformation put pressure on the young contestants .A kind of pressure that makes them question themselves if they are pretty enough to compete . Furthermore , the judges always seeks the perfect appearance child in order to win and that makes the contestants want to become the perfect model of beauty which causes a delusional idea in their mind about beauty perfection is associated with the Barbie doll . Not every contestant has the features of a Barbie doll so the contestants tries to be the perfect exemplar of a beauty queen by copying Barbie doll features , and that’s put the child in the position of questioning herself again weather she’s perfect or not . As a result , in case of her losing the contests ,she will despise herself for not being more perfect and in some cases that leads to depression for not being the beauty queen of the contest.Historically eating disorders have been caused due to emotional problems and that’s the case of beauty contestants who put so much effort to get the perfect body shape as they claim .Despite the fact that a child should always eat healthy food , most of the children in beauty contests forces themselves into a strict diet to become as I said before “ The perfect Barbie doll “ in every single detail and that causes sometimes a very serious diseases such as : Anorexia and bulimia
Machoian says that modeling is not based on girl’s internal strengths such as intelligence. The authors, Lisa Machoian in “Girls Must Finish Developing First,” and Carre Otis in “Teenage models have teenage needs” says that sixteen year old girls are not ready to model yet. I completely agree with them. At the age of sixteen, young girls should not be allowed to model, because it increases their risks of questioning their own identity, low self-esteem, perfectionism, eating disorders and anorexia. During their teenage years, girls start to question their identity.
The daughters in the stories thought their mothers were very pushy about some things and they did not like it. However, what they did not realize is the intention their mother had for them to be in a better, more independent situation then they were. Jing-Mei Woo was one of the daughters in chapter eight titled Two Kinds and it stated, “I hated the tests, something inside of me began to die”. (Page 141) When Jing-Mei’s mother saw other people excelling, she thought it was necessary for her daughter to do the same thing. She had been put on a pedestal in her mind as a type of prodigy.