Summary Of Stephanie Hane's Article Little Girls Or Little Women

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Amanda Ravens George Powell Eng. 102 28 February 2014 Is Being Sexualized Really A Problem? Stephanie Hane’s article, “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect,” explains why she thinks young girls are being sexualized at a very young age and how others can help girls see the problem. To make her argument more effective, she talks about a woman named Mary Finucane and her person experience with her daughter. She also uses statistics and similar studies on her topic. Using subtitles made the reading more understandable and easier to follow. This article and argument provides evidence on how young girls are acting older than they should and how they reduce this problem. Hane’s starts her article by talking about Mary Finucane and how she noticed a change in the way her daughter acted after she discovered Disney princesses. “She seemed less imaginative, less spunky, less…show more content…
One statistic that stuck out was that one-quarter of 14 to 17 year olds of both sexes received or sent naked pictures of themselves or someone else. Another stated that half of 3 to 6 year old girls are afraid that they are fat. Girls these ages should not be doing or worry about things like that. Hane’s also point out many other studies, examples of people’s personal experiences, and different professors. She also broke up the subjects she wanted to talk about and used subtitles to let us know what the reading would say next. This was very smart because if the reader just wanted to read about shopping, he or she could go to the subtitle “Sexy’s Not About Sex, It’s About Shopping” instead of reading the whole article. Hane’s statements are also accurate and relevant, but someone could easily argue against them. The claims she makes could be clarified by doing further research on her evidence and the people that made comments throughout her

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