Children can also get mental problems because of spanking such as killing themselves. Children start to think about why they were born and asking themselves if they should live in a world where they just get spanked all the time. Therefore, parents who spank their children should change their minds about spanking their children. Spanking children is not a good way to discipline them because children will have bad relationships with parents and other people. For example, children who are usually spanked by their parents have problems with them because of spanking, so children will become more aggressive with other people who are around them.
Diana Scutt English 090- College Writing Skills Dr. Schillig 29 November 2011 Argument Essay Mean Girls Bullying is an epidemic that our schools face; everyone has been bullied in some type of form at one point in their lives. Personally I feel as if females get it the worst. Females are bullied with words; while boys are bullied with fists. The media portrays these models as thin, beautiful girls; this ultimately makes other girls who aren’t as thin feel as if they aren’t pretty. They’re cases where females are bullied to the point where they resort to drugs and alcohol to make the pain go away, drop out of school because they can’t face their tormentors, causing some type of physical harm to their bodies, and or even resort to taking their own lives.
Toddler’s and Tiara’s on TLC, Television Learning Channel, is a prime example of child exploitation. It primarily shows little girls, age 18 months to early teens, parading in scandalous outfits while the parents are cheering on. Is there something wrong with this picture? Thankfully, I am not the only person that is infuriated by this show. Beauty pageants originated as a marketing tool in 1921 by an Atlantic City hotel owner who wanted the city’s tourists
Easy A 12/6/13 SOPS 101 Professor Wight The movie I chose was Easy A because there are many psychological concepts this movie that relate to real-life events and it covers many theories we learned about in this class. Easy A was released in 2010 and directed by Will Gluck. It’s about a teenage girl named Olive who accidentally admits to her friend Rhi that she was having sexual relations with boys. She felt pressured into lying since her friend had already engaged in sexual acts with her boyfriend. A rumor then spread and many people in the school then ignored Olive because they thought what she did was an immoral act, but the guys started giving her more attention.
Toddler and Tiaras Reality television shows have grown in interest over the past few years. Words cannot describe the opinions I have towards the television show “Toddlers and Tiaras”. It is a controversial reality show about child beauty pageants. It portrays moms, dads and their children, who are the contestants, as they prepare and compete for the pageants. I find it cruel for these parents to want their children to have fake teeth (flippers), fake tans, fake nails, and fake hair with highlights.
Then there is Dee, the older sister, which is out spoken and thinks she is the best looking girl in the world. As for Maggie, she is ok with the way they live, however Dee does not understand why they still live the way they do. The older sister thinks she can take and do as she wishes, as Maggie lets everything go without a fight. If they could just get along, they could change a whole lot in each other’s lives and be allot more understanding of each other. If every person in this world would stop judging, and start listening to each other, there may not be as many wars and deaths.
Fake tans, hairspray, makeup, big hairdos, false teeth, puffy dresses; just add a tantrum or two and you’ve got yourself a children’s beauty pageant! Ever since child beauty pageants were first introduced in the 1960’s, they have been brutally shamed upon by a majority of the public. No doubt that many of us ‘love to hate’ seeing children strutting around on a stage looking like Barbie dolls. And it’s fair to say the media
They have a tendency to imitate the ones that they look up to. Children can know only what their guardians have taught them. Patty is a classic example of this. She began stealing to get what she wanted, started abusing several different drugs, had sex with men for money, had children at a young age, and was diagnosed with HIV from having unprotected sex. She ended up in about the same situation as her mother.
At such a young age, children shouldn’t be exposed to such things. These pageants make the contestants an easy target for paedophiles. These competitions are exploiting these young children to sex at such a young age. These children are covered in make-up, and have photo shopped entry photos which take them away from their natural beauty. This makes their image more sexually inappropriate for their age.
Mainly because that stereotypical societal behavior is encouraged through advertisements on a daily basis. In the middle school years, the messages we send to boys and girls begin to hit them with full force as they become aware of and struggle to understand what it means to be a man or a woman in our society. We know that in adolescence girls self-esteem suffers. They often begin to feel less than competent and unsure of themselves. Some girls begin to lose their "voice" or "go underground" with their gifts and abilities as they absorb messages about what it means to be "feminine" in our culture.