Lakisha Slaughter September 16, 2013 English 102 Dr. Fierce In the article “What’s wrong with Cinderella” Peggy Orenstein’s views are that of a mother and of a feminist. Orenstein raised several concerns regarding the mental and physical control brought upon the younger generation in which she contradicts herself and assign blame. The writer claims that the princess-themed commercial products have distressing effects in shaping young female generations’ outlooks as well as their qualities. Orenstein uses her daughter as the example in the article.
There is tension between the Disney Corporation and feminists since the first Disney princess movie in 1937. This study is going to correlate the thoughts of the Disney Corporation and the women in the feminists‘ movements since the first movie. This information affects how parents choose what their children will watch. With information on both sides of this background conflict and knowledge on how children remember the media they watch. It helps parents realize the messages that movies can transmit and let‘s them decide how often they will influence their children by media.
14 Feb. 2009. 2 June 2009 This source discusses the topic of children beauty pageants. Young girls are exploited in beauty pageants and are placed under harsh conditions. They must receive a total body makeover and spend hours preparing when they should be out enjoying their childhood. This source was one of my favorites because it proves so much information that backs up my idea on child pageant; I am going to refer to this source later on.
Research show most mothers enter their daughter into this pageant for bragging rights. Is this something they should be bragging about? It has also been shown that girls who were forced into beauty pageants at too young of an age show signs of (but not limited to): Over-competitiveness, low self-esteems, large desire for some kind of plastic surgery. A child, especially a female that is going to pay so much attention to her looks and that knows she is being assessed for it, is very prone to develop eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia. "It was the faces they were making, how little clothes they were wearing, fake teeth, hair, tans, eyelashes.
Debbie should have read through the test answering all the questions she knew right away. Then Debbie should have moved on to the essay since it was worth more. After completing the essay, work on the multiple choice questions that she hadn’t answered from earlier. Why? I chose this method because it would have given Debbie a better opportunity to score higher points.
September 16, 2013 Angela Williams English 96 Ms. J. Berger Analysis of “Girl” All throughout a girl’s life, before reaching womanhood, girls are given advice on how to present themselves. This advice helps to shape the mind, thoughts, and personality of a woman. It may also even help determine a woman’s role in society. Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl” is about a mother delivering al long series of instructions and warnings to her daughter. She gives her instructions on how to speak, act, cook, clean, and how to carry herself as a lady.
While observing Aliza on July 19th I noticed how well she played with others. I watched and listened how she played with her older cousin, Sandra. Sandra was the mother and Aliza was the daughter. While playing this game I notice how Aliza would actually whimper like a little baby and act as if she were sucking a pacifier to sooth her crying. I also notice how she changed the tone of her voice as an attempt to get into the character of the baby.
Girls’ affair with the “Princesses” “What’s wrong with Cinderella?” by Peggy Orenstein speaks of a mother’s struggle through the princess era with her daughter’s obsession with princess culture (Orenstein, 2006). Orenstein who is a writer for The New York Times Magazine adopts an informative approach towards writing this article. Thus, I believe her intended audience would be her fellow mothers who, also, are falling into the royal moment. In this article, Orenstein blames both the marketers and mothers for the perpetual of the princess culture which she believed to have damaging consequences to the girls’ future development. She backs it up with the following statement “I worry about what playing Little Mermaid is teaching her” (Orenstein, 2006, para.10) implying that her doubts toward such play.
Barbie-Q The story, which was chosen to explain theme, was written by Sandra Cisneros. The main purpose of Barbie-Q is trying to expose the evils that young girls experience by playing with an immensely popular toy, the Barbie doll. The doll, which was once viewed as being an iconic positive figure, proves to be the contrary in this story. It shows the obsessive nature of two girls hunt to have and act like an image created by these fictitious plastic dolls. The theme of the story is to show how Barbie dolls are negatively influencing young girls and the drastic change they had on young girl’s observations of relationships, self-image, and childhood innocence.
A study published in the Journal of Communication found that high school girls as young as thirteen are affected by the media’s portrayal of ultra-thin models and celebrities. The article goes on to say if children grow up and see thin women in advertisements, on television, and in film, they accept this as reality despite evidence in the ‘real word’. This is called the cultivation theory. Ultra thin women depicted in the media are constantly influencing American female youth who are most prone to developing eating disorders as a result of repeated exposure to such images. This article is saying the reason for the increase in eating disorders is directly related to the