Only men were known to smoke cigarettes. Even though this act seemed so drastic, the most dramatic change seen in women of the 1920s was when they began to drink alcohol. To make it worse, the 1920s was the era of prohibition. Women often carried flasks of liquor on their hips so it would be easy to access it. Flappers had a scandalous image as the "giddy flapper, rouged and clipped, careening in a drunken stupor to the lewd strains of a jazz quartet,"
The song, directed to various celebrity women, presents today’s modern woman as scandalous, with an unsung claim of reevaluation of oneself and purity needs to be reintroduced in the media. The band’s lyrics to the song convey a stereotypical Hollywood woman who is nonetheless worthless and disgraceful in her behavior and appearance. In the opening verse of the song, a scene depicting a socialistic woman in revealing clothing with an addiction to cocaine is introduced to the listener. According to lines 5–7 in the lyrics, rehab is where the authorities, or her publicists, have to send her to protect her image (Papa Roach, 2008)1. In the recent decade rehab has been used as a way to fix reputations.
Society deems it acceptable to openly shame promiscuous women, or even a woman who dresses in revealing clothing, if a woman provides any type of sexual image for herself, she’s asking for it, and any time where she is physically taken advantage of is dismissed as a slut being a slut. The issue here is innocent victims being blamed for the actions done to them. If we, as a society of intelligent and compassionate individuals were to focus as much energy into preventing the issue of rape as we put into judging and slut shaming, the issue of rape could possibly no longer be such an issue. By no means am I implying that getting drunk enough to the point that you lose control is in any way a smart or responsible decision, but, it does not excuse the fact that a woman was forced, by another person, to have sex. In any way it happens, rape is rape, whether it is a random ambush on a dark street, a close relative or boyfriend, or even, as hard as it may be for most people to believe, a drunken night at a party or a club.
To begin with, media is always trying to make these celebrities more and more famous by portraying their images as they are super hero and what they are doing is right. This is the main reason, today many youngsters following these celebrities blindly. Celebrities often shown as smoking and drinking excessively on screen, this can be very harmful to the teens that they pick up on these behaviors and think it is normal to smoke and drink like their favorite celebrity. What is more, almost every other day, a celebrity is in trouble with law in term of drug abuse and addiction. Moreover, many celebrities are brand ambassadors of wine and liquor products, where they promote these products and their admirers starts boozing as their role model is promoting it.
In the article, “Controlling your reality” Paige Pfleger states “Reality television can also preserve old fashioned notions about sexual stereotyping. Women are encouraged to fulfill roles as “the slut” and are simultaneously devalued by doing so” sadly these are the types of stereotypes young girls and women grow up with (3). Little girls are told to act a certain way only for society to reject and humiliate them for it. In The Hunger Games Collins makes a point by sexually objectifying Glimmer, a career tribute, because she looks like the stereotype of sexy. In the novel Collins writes, “The girl tribute from District 1, looking provocative in a see-through gold gown…With that flowing blonde hair, emerald green eyes, her body tall and lush… she’s sexy all the way”(125).Collins makes it clear that society has a very specific image of what sexy should look like.
When we first meet Curley’s wife, Steinbeck makes her appear very flirtatious and dangerously beautiful. Steinbeck does this by giving her features that are very atrocious but yet lures you such as ‘full, rouged lips’, ‘red fingernails’, and ‘red mules’. The word ‘red’ symbolises many associations with sex, lust and seduction. Another quote that would question the reader would be, ‘She’s a jailbait.’ From this quote alone, it evokes the reader of suspicion that she could be the ticket to jail as well as being an object that would foreshadow later in the book. In addition to the previous paragraph, we also know that Curley’s wife is a married woman, a possession of Curley’s.
A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money. Hip-hop is also strongly connected to violence and having parties in strip clubs. Joseph Schloss wrote a great paper on B-Boys and B-Girls and he said: “It is a multibillion-dollar industry based on debauchery, disrespect, and self-destruction.” This big industry began in New York City and it has changed drastically since its origins. The hip-hop culture consists of four basic elements: rap, graffiti, break dancing, and DJs. To start this story you have to talk about DJ Kool Herc.
With the rise of feminism, a new voice came who spoke for women’s liberation from the common “housewife” role, to an individual being of sexuality and free choice. Betty Friedan, the author of “The Feminine Mystique,” pushed for women to explore their sexuality and become more than just a household decoration. She believed women were bound to social norms which prevented them from exploring their full sexuality. She stated women lived in a society where “instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery.” (Friedan, 1963) As an encouraging voice for sexuality and independence, Friedan pushed the limits and helped spark women’s participation in the sexual
Is this sexual revolution simply women wanting the same sexual freedom as men? Then I thought maybe these artists are just using sex to sell records? I’d like to look at that perspective, as well as the objectification of women in pop videos. America’s modern sexual revolution can be traced back to 1930’s, but the 1960’s is the period I’d like to focus on. The ‘60s was a time of societal change on many fronts, from the feminist movement, to gay and civil rights issues.
Male Duo: Role, Time, Place- I play one of the men in Male Duo with mackenzie. We are in the Vaudeville as entertainers and do a crude and boisterous skit. In the early 1900’s the Vaudeville was a source of entertainment for people looking for a show, Before we perform Molly Malone (played by jess does a little act which is very seductive and aimed at roses prostitution. Even though our performance is light hearted it has a dark undertone that looks at roses promiscuity. Expressing the hardships she had to go through to bring money to her family.