06-05-13 Mean Girls Essay Teenagers get so involved with fitting in that they themselves forget who they really are and lose their own personalities for bits and pieces of others. The film “Mean Girls” is about a teenage girl trying too hard to fit in, instead of just being herself and she gets lost in the personalities and characteristics of being popular. She changes herself for others and discovers new things good and bad. She eventually learns the lessons of just being herself. Cady is a 15 year old girl who has just moved from Africa and she’s about to start her first year in an American high school.
It is mesmerizing to read about the development of feminine modesty, which Peril illustrates throughout the essay with abundant factoids highlighted with bullets within the text of the essay. “Betsy Martin McKinney told readers of Ladies’ Home Journal that…sexual activity commenced with intercourse and completed with pregnancy and childbirth” (pg. 280-81). This particular bulleted point precisely offers an excellent view on sexual intercourse and how girls of the think pink era were taught to think. “[A] new game for girls called Miss Popularity (“The True American Teen”), in which players competed to see who could accrue the most votes…for such attributes as nice legs…[and] a constant’s figure, voice, and type” (pg.
Seizing the opportunity to prove her worth to Warner and her fellow classmates, she vindicates all who are blonde at heart with a tip and Cosmo girl should know. In the process, she learns about herself and shows others that just because she is blonde and beautiful, she is still intelligent in her own way. The moral of the novel is to have faith in yourself even though everyone else doesn’t have faith in you. Also not to underestimate people be their looks. This theme is relevant to people in the world now because there are lots of stereotypical comments about people, such as blondes are dumb.
It seems that certain groups, such as the jocks and the pretty-girl-clique called “The Plastics” have an influence on the other less-empowered students at the high school. Their actions and styles were copied and commended by others. Further, The Plastics were even called, “teen royalty.” Cady’s status as a transfer student gave her the opportunity to be molded as one of The Plastics, showing her progression from a disempowered student to high school’s queen bee. In looking at the power that. The Plastics possess, it can also be noted that while people tried to imitate them, people also hated them for their selfish actions.
How popular she is and perfect she is, and so naturally these girls are beginning to want to be just like Barbie, happy and perfect all of the time. There is always so much to look, act and dress. And young girls worldwide feel the need to fit in and the only way to do that is to look and act a certain way. Barbie has always been there to set the trends. Feminist say that Barbie is the cause of worldwide eating disorders, low self-esteem and false perception of beauty.
You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act". A number of perspectives to determine whether to support or reject this contention will be looked at. One reason to accept that beauty contests are bad for body image is the suggestion that many women start beauty pageants too young an age. Their parents become very competitive and force the children to take drastic adjustments to their bodies to make their image better.
Luckily, two social outcasts, Janice and Damien, showed her around and warned her of all the other social cliques in the school. It is not long until the most popular girl group in the school, the “Plastics”, noticed Cady and invited her to join their group. Turning to her new friends Janice and Damien, Cady is convinced to pretend to be the Plastics’ friend in a plan to overthrow the leader of the group, Regina, and take away the group’s power over the school. Gaining instant popularity, Cady soon found herself sucked into the mean girl lifestyle and wanting to sabotage Regina for her own personal gain. It was not until Cady has
Logically, when people want to make friends, and “up” their popularity status, they are nice to others. In high school, it seems that girls do this the opposite way, and are mean to one another in order to bond with friends and become more popular. This paper will discuss reasons why adolescent girls tend to put down others, rather than be nice and respectful as shown in the movie Mean Girls. Most of the aggressions between girls in high school are not a one-way system. The issue of aggression at hand is more of a two-way process of attack and retaliation.
Advertising is one of the most compelling messengers in a culture that can influence an adolescent. In the article by Kilbourne, she starts out by making a great point. She says, “ Adolescents are new and inexperienced customers- and such prime targets.” I agree with her statement because in many movies, magazines, and television shows targeted towards teenaged viewers, the “ideal” body type is constantly portrayed. I’ve noticed that in many cases, it’s the main character whom everyone envies because of her beauty. In magazines, the “ideal” body type is always on the cover so teens wont be able to miss it.
They take female hormones, raise their voice, grow breasts and other female physical characteristics. Sina.news released a series of pictures titled “The local Thai Katoeys Outshine Other Beauties”. Those ladyboys are compared with women on the basis of beauty. What’s more, they dress like normal women, too. Sarawee Nattee, has won the title of 'most beautiful' at the final of Miss Tiffany Universe 2009, a ladyboy beauty contest, held in Pattaya, Thailand.