Hahaha” While one might defend this by saying, that’s high school, kids are mean to each other, and it makes you grow into who you are. Yes, they are right, but when is there a line drawn? Day after day, hour after hour, Patty was being emotionally torn down by her peers. Not only being called the names of “rat” or “Fatty Cakes” but also continually bullying about food. On May 6, Patty cried out to the public, through making a video and posted it on a social media website called Youtube, titling it, “Pretty or Ugly”.
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. Bullying begins at an early age whether we know it or not, for example not being invited or allowed to play with certain kids at recess. You can point out bullies on the elementary school playground or by the lockers at middle or high school; groups of girls tightly hanging together, the all-powerful cliques. Perhaps they’re whispering or looking down their noses at other girls. Or their madly sending nasty text messages or leaving anonymous commentaries on social websites like MySpace or Facebook.
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.
One article which was a story on a girl who blamed her father for the divorce of her parents, the other was about pregnant teenagers of Hazelwood East High School sharing the experiences they encountered in the school. In order to keep the girls privacy the editors changed their names. Before the article could be published they were removed by the Principal who felt they were inappropriate. The Principal felt that
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
Social Psychology Final Paper Daniel Lear Easy A December 3, 2012 The film Easy A explains the life of a high school girl who got herself into a lot of trouble by trying to fit in with the status quo. A teenager named Olive (played by Emma Stone) tells a simple white lie and goes from an unnoticed normal girl to the town “slut” who is suddenly the talk of the school. The purpose of this paper is to explain the social psychology themes that are present throughout the film such as, the Social Comparison Theory, self-presentation and impression management, stereotypes, and self-concept. I will go into great detail and show specific examples of how each theme is tied into the film and how they relate to our everyday lives. I will also try and find the overarching theme of self in this film and explain why it is so important to be true to your values of self.
Perfect Chemistry Perfect Chemistry is a book about a girl and a boy named Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes. Brittany is a north-sider and head cheerleader at Fairfield High School and Alex is a south sider and a member of the gang called Latino Bloods. In the beginning of the book, Alex and Brittany dislike each other and when the find out they are in the same chemistry class it makes them very upset. Just when the two thought that things could not get any worse, their chemistry teacher made them partners. One day Alex and one of his friends made a bet that if Alex could not sleep with Brittany by Thanksgiving he would have to give his friend his motorcycle.
With no father figure or even a biological mother to help her in her adolescent years, Beli depended on La Inca to look to as a teen. In school Beli was an outcast to her schoolmates until she developed her womanly body, which helped her to attract the guys of her choice. As a woman her feminine curves attracted the likes of the Gangster, signifying the beginning of her tango with the curse. Becoming pregnant with the Gangsters child quickly alerted the attention of Trujillo’s sister causing Beli to be brutally beaten in the cane field, representing the violence of the “fuku” due to the dysfunctional love between Beli and the Gangster. “How she survived I’ll never know.
Thin – Grace Bowman * “One day I wake up and someone tells me that I’m anorexic” (xi) * “Theories on anorexia nervosa pile on top one another; they do not make sense. They contradict and argue over causes and issues and blame” (xiv) * “Five: Grace goes to school. She is the first, ahead of the little brother. Gold stars, happy faces, ticked, well done!” (4) * “Ten… Sometimes in the proper school plays the teachers make her the understudy of the second lead… It makes her hurt and cry” (6) * “Eleven… How can she be popular?... Everything would be OK if they accepted her” (8) * “Eighteen… she has got glandular fever… She is not hungry and her throat is too sore to swallow so she can only eat half a piece of toast a day…
I really hate saying that, but everyone knows it is true and the more we pretend that girls are not mean, the more trouble we bring on ourselves. In the popular movie Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan plays a confused teenager struggling her way through high school hierarchy. Her character, Cady, is a transfer student that finds herself in a place where everyone is categorized in some kind of group, whether it be jocks, art freaks, or something else. When Cady first moves from Africa to attend a public school she is a nice, innocent, respectful teenage girl. Her behavior quickly changes and these alterations can be explained through both the Freudian and Behaviorist perspectives.