I believe that Orbach’s article is written in way that is responds to all of the social stereotypes that plague women in general, not only larger women. Yet, with this wide scope she manages to narrow her thoughts down to fat women. I completely disagree with the Orbach in the selection “Fat is a Feminist Issue.” When I graduated from high school and got my first job, I was going through a lot of stress and I didn’t care about my health. I didn’t care what I ate or how
Remember that there is no such thing as natural beauty so do not hesitate to relax, perm, and/or dye your hair until it opposes what you were born with, until it is runway worthy. This is what society expects, so this is what women need to be. The next thing is to downgrade your intelligence and wave goodbye to morals and values. This way, a women is sure to be accepted! People will like you more if they feel like they are more intelligent.
It is simply a thing one must do in order to survive, but there are other cultures and individuals that may think that this is a private matter and should be done behind closed doors. In our society women dress and take explicit photos yet people rarely even bat an eye to this. There has been much controversy surrounding women and breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding mother become under fire for doing what they simply feel is natural. I believe that this unnecessary storm could potentially daunt women from breastfeeding.
Women’s AFL deserves the same publicity as men’s AFL. In the feature article ‘Playing for Keeps’ in the West Australian is a carefully constructed article aimed at all people involved in a sport to persuade them that women’s AFL should be as big as the men’s. the main points the journalist rises are that women don’t want to be like men all they want is to be able to play the game on a scale like men have, the other idea explored is because of the low publicity of women’s AFL it is finically difficult for them to use AFL as full time employment. The journalist accomplishes his/her goal of persuading you that women’s AFL deserves more recognition by appealing to our heart or morals through the use of anecdotal evidence and interviews, the article
The slender, “beautiful” women are regarded as influential, successful, and erotic. This being said, it is very much so based on facts and reason, also known as logos, in the aspect that real life is often viewed this way. Throughout Elementary school up to High school, no one wanted to be best friends with “the fat kid”. As the world already knows, girls and women in general seem to stress over their physical appearance and have been especially concerned about weight for many years now. The emotional effect media has on a woman’s mindset, or ethos, could very well send her overboard into what is commonly known as an eating disorder.
It is effectively portrayed by the struggle the suffragists faced and is accurately and beautifully depicted. The film presents women in a positive, accurate light, avoiding the three main complaints of how media portrays women. Considering the media's usual under-representation of women in the media, Iron Jawed Angels suitably shows women from all lifestyles. Thin and overweight, beautiful and ugly, rich and poor, homemakers and working women are all shown. In the process of illustrating these different women, the film tries not to express one lifestyle being better than another lifestyle.
In a world that is constantly trying to change who you are, staying true to yourself can be the most challenging thing. An example of this is 1950's Australia, where women had very little opportunities in achieving higher levels of educations and career options. Women were expected to play the role of the typical “stay-at-home” mother, and women who didn’t follow this trend were heavily judged by society. Since the 1950s, gender roles and expectations of women have changed for the better, with feminism playing a pivotal role in ensuring equality between men and women. During the 1950s, Australia’s attitude towards feminism was still quite negative.
Sex before marriage in contemporary society is common amongst most social classes and is a prevalent issue in the film. Tai’s derogatory comment to Cher “Why am I even listening to you- you’re a virgin who can’t drive” contrasts with the values of Emma’s day. Tai’s criticism of Cher reflects what she considers to be important for a girl, today- her sexuality. Like Emma, Cher rejects her social expectations and admits to remaining a virgin despite friends who “say it like its bad thing.” To adapt to the modern and updated audience, Cher personifies a common cultural stereotype whereby Heckerling sets up a paradox around Cher’s position as a sexual being who remains a virgin despite her image. By exaggerating a materialistic and sexual blonde in mini skirts and designer clothing who ironically proclaims her virginity, “I’m just not interested in doing it until I find the right person,” Heckerling challenges modern
Seeing as these women are feminists, it may be the case that they are biased and possibly sexist because none of the feminists have shared any evidence-based opinions on women becoming more equal – just women being mistreated and exploited. The majority of the sociologists studied seem to bend towards women being equal, and these sources appear the most valid given that they are more
“For millions of Americans held hostage by the pervasive emphasis on being slender, losing weight becomes an obsession that takes over their lives” (Congressional 1101). Eating disorders are not only physically harmful, but they are also a mental illness that many can not over-come. “Psychiatrists and feminists cite numerous social pressures that make women strive for unrealistically svelte, fashion-model figures” (1101). The stigma associated with eating disorders has kept individuals suffering in silence, making funding for research scarce, and created barriers to treatment. Low self esteem is what many girls have now days often caused by undue pressure on how they look.