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Girls on the Edge, by Dr. Leonard Sax - Girls on the Edge by Dr. Leonard Sax, is all about the things that are driving a crisis for girls. The book cites sexual identity, the cyberbubble, obsesssions, and environmental toxins as the four main factors. The book is 272 pages and was published by Basic Books in July of 2011 and sells for around 13 dollars for a paperback copy or 20 for the hardcover edition. The book begins with an explanation of teenagers and how they are different from the teenagers of 50 years ago. More and more teenagers are depressed, and on medication....   [tags: Girls on the Edge]
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The Disturbing Sexualization of Young Girls - In the American culture today, women are becoming more sexualized at a younger age due to the influences of the corporate media. Corporate media and society form the perfect idealistic body that women should have and is constantly being promoted making younger girls start to compare themselves to them at a young age. Certain shows and movies, such as Disney, influence young children and teenagers through their characters as to how a woman is supposed to be accepted. The way the corporate media and society make this body image they want women to have starts in a very early stage in a woman's life without them knowing....   [tags: Hyper-Sexualization of Girls]
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Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Society tries to place many rules upon an individual as to what is acceptable and what is not . One must decide for themselves whether to give in to these pressures and conform to society’s projected image, or rather to resist and maintain their own desired self image. In the story “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro, Munro suggests that this conflict is internal and external and a persons experiences in life will determine which of these forces will conquer. In terms of the unnamed protagonist’s experiences in the story, it becomes clear just how strong the pressure of society to conform really is, as it overcomes and replaces the girl’s self image....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro] 829 words
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The Reality of World in Araby and Boys and Girls - Our perception about the world change as we grow up and experience the reality of life. This is the necessary and universal experience that we all must undergo to face the world successfully. The protagonists in James Joyce’s “Araby” and Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls experience a common initiation of how different the world is, compared to how they would like to see. The reader is given a glance into the lives of two adolescents. The protagonists in both stories are of the growing age and their perceptions about the world change....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Araby Essays] 1184 words
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How the Media is Affecting Teenage Girls - In this century there has been a lot of attention toward the media and how its affects young people. Joyce Garity, author of “Is Sex All That Matters,” and Steve Lopez, “A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter,” write about how media such as magazines, the internet, and television affects teenagers. Both authors talk about how the media is using sex and violence to sell products, thus leading teenagers to commit wrongful deeds, including lack of using birth control leading to unwanted pregnancy, imitating girls on the magazines, and cannot distinct between fantasy and reality....   [tags: Media, Teenagers, Girls, ] 857 words
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Title IX and Girls - Imagine being a parent and having your daughter ask why she can not play sports like her brother could, try explaining that. Title IX have given girls more confidence and given men a reality check as to the fact that they are not the only ones on the playing field, as well as settled all debates on whether or not women are worthy of sports. Others may say Title IX has psychologically confused women and made modern times much more complicated. Title IX is the most powerful civil rights movement to ever occur in the United States because, it has made girls psychologically more egotistical, it has made men less confident, and it has made this world a more equal and fair place....   [tags: Sports, Athletes, GIrls, Title Nine]
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Pink is for Girls and Blue is for Boys - Gender roles are taught to us early on in our lives. At the hospital, when babies are newly born they are wrapped up in either a pink or blue blanket depending on the sex of the child. As early as our first few moments in the world, we are inundated by ideas of what it means to be a girl or a boy. Learning about gender roles is an important aspect of a child’s socialization. Ideas about masculinity and femininity can come from a variety of sources - parents, media, the school system and so much more....   [tags: Gender Roles, Girls, Boys, Men, Women]
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Analysis of Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd - This week’s reflection is on a book titled Girls Like Us and it is authored by Rachel Lloyd. The cover also says “fighting for a world where girls not for sale”. After reading that title I had a feeling this book was going to be about girls being prostituted at a young age and after reading prologue I sadly realized I was right in my prediction. The prologue starts with the description about a girl who likes swimming, SpongeBob, Mexican food, writing poetry and getting her nails painted. To a normal person this sounds like a normal description for a little girl but normal is not the adjective to describe this girl because this little girl has been trafficked (or prostituted) by her 29 year...   [tags: girls, prostituted, age, traffick] 1023 words
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Gender Roles in Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls - Whether it is the past or the present, there have always been gender roles in society. In most homes, it is the woman’s responsibility to take care of the house. This includes cleaning, meal preparations, raising and taking care of the children as well as the husband. Compared to the men who take care of the more physical activities, such as yard work. It was known throughout many years that it was a woman’s responsibility to stay in the house while the man would go out and look for work to provide money for his family....   [tags: Boys and Girls Essays] 1473 words
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Body Image, Peer Pressure, and Identity in Mean Girls - It has not been too long ago that I still remember my adolescent years. I always remember the unintelligent things I did that I wish could change, but this Psychology class made me realize that all adolescents go through the same things I experienced. Adolescents are known to try to find their identity, go through peer pressure, make mistakes, and try new things. The move I picked that closely represented what adolescents go through was “Mean Girls”. Some of the scenes in the movie seem a little exaggerated, but it has happened in certain high schools even though I had not experienced it personally....   [tags: Mean Girls Essays] 1939 words
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Gender Roles in Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls - In Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls,” our narrator is a young farm girl on the verge of puberty who is learning what it means to be a “girl.” The story shows the differing gender roles of boys and girls – specifically that women are the weaker, more emotional sex – by showing how the adults of the story expect the children to grow into their respective roles as a girl and a boy, and how the children grow up and ultimately begin to fulfill these roles, making the transition from being “children” to being “young adults.” The adults in the story expect the children to grow into the gender role that their sex has assigned to them....   [tags: Boys and Girls Essays]
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Coming of Age in Alice Munro’s "Boys and Girls" - In Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls,” there is a time line in a young girl’s life when she leaves childhood and its freedoms behind to become a woman. The story depicts hardships in which the protagonist and her younger brother, Laird, experience in order to find their own rite of passage. The main character, who is nameless, faces difficulties and implications on her way to womanhood because of gender stereotyping. Initially, she tries to prevent her initiation into womanhood by resisting her parent’s efforts to make her more “lady-like”....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro] 1071 words
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Alice Munro’s short story, Boys and Girls - A women’s place is in the kitchen, cooking dinner or cleaning. These words will certainly provoke some strong emotions if spoken today, but forty or fifty years ago this was considered an acceptable social norm. Alice Munro’s short story, “Boys and Girls”, examines the life of a young girl, and chronicles the effect that her parents, the influence of friends and family, and key events in her childhood, have on her transformation into a young woman. As children grow, they learn the majority of their behaviors and how to carry themselves from the first teachers they encounter, which in most cases are their parents....   [tags: alice munro, feminism, girls role]
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How the Media Affects the Self Esteem and Body Image of Young Girls - The misconception of what is beautiful can be detrimental to young girls. In a television industry attempt to sell goods, they are depicted as sexy. Creating a need for parents to intervene and present a more realistic and normal view of physical beauty. Today, TV presents sexually based images crafted to appeal to young girls. Unfortunately, they are led to believe that their value is only skin deep, causing flawed expectations, illusions, and wrong information about the truth of the physical body in the real world....   [tags: Negative Effect of Media on Girls]
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Hardship of a Girl in a Man's Society in Alice Monroe's Short Story, Boys and Girls - Boys and girls, the struggle of self-definition From Early history, we have seen gender roles being displayed in a society. As villages were created, a more stable environment was formed, making it easier to start a family. Naturally the women became homebound; taking care of their children and preparing food, while the men went out to hunt and participate in other physically demanding jobs. Gradually these roles became more defined but as societies progressed, the role of women did not. “Boys and Girls”, written by Alice Monroe is a short story which displays the hardship of a girl in a man’s society....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 472 words
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Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls and John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums - The difference between men and women is a very controversial issue, while there are obviously physical differences; the problem is how the genders are treated. It is stereotypically thought that the men do the labor work and make all the money, while the women stay in the house, cooking, cleaning and taking care of the children. While this stereotype does not exist as much in the 21st century, it was very prevalent in the 1900s. By using many different literary tools such as character development, symbolism, and setting, Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls and John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums challenge this controversial topic of the treatment of women versus men in the 1900s....   [tags: Boys and Girls, The Chrysanthemums] 1440 words
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Alice Munro's Boys and Girls - Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" Alice Munro's short story, "Boys and Girls," has a very interesting detail written into it. The narrator's brother is named Laird, which was carefully chosen by the author. Laird is a synonym for lord, which plays a important role in a story where a young girl has society's unwritten rules forced upon her. At the time of the story, society did not consider men and women equal. The name symbolized how the male child was superior in the parents' eyes and in general....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro]
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Alice Munro's Boys and Girls - Alice Munro's Boys and Girls In Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” she tells a story about a young girl’s resistance to womanhood in a society infested with gender roles and stereotypes. The story takes place in the 1940s on a fox farm outside of Jubilee, Ontario, Canada. During this time, women were viewed as second class citizens, but the narrator was not going to accept this position without a fight. Munro’s invention of an unnamed character symbolized the narrator’s lack of identity, compared to her younger brother, who was given the name Laird, which is a synonym for “Lord”....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 1063 words
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Intimate Diary for Teenage Girls - Have you ever dreamt about a dream in which seems so impossible that it’s buried within your heart. Many times people feel that a dream is more like a wish in which they can only pray upon. With any dream, no matter how big or small, it takes a lot of hard work yet in the end you accomplish a desired purpose. My dream belongs to my writing. I want to write an intimate diary for teen girls to read and be able to relate to. I would like to include private issues, personal thoughts, and many feelings that young girls may struggle with growing up....   [tags: dreams, young girls, journals] 663 words
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Restaurant Scene in Top Girls - Restaurant Scene in Top Girls The restaurant scene in Top Girls (TG) revolves around Marlene celebrating her promotion at work, it is purely female gendered, having no male actors present throughout the whole play. The significance of the five guests she has chosen to celebrate with promotes the hard work and sacrifices she has made in order to get where she is. This scene uses women of the past, to highlight struggles of women through the ages, encompassing the theme of women’s experiences and women at work, with motherhood being an important factor for most of them....   [tags: Top Girls Play Theater]
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Alice Munro's Boys and Girls - “Boys and Girls” is a short story, by Alice Munro, which illustrates a tremendous growing period into womanhood, for a young girl living on a fox farm in Canada, post World War II. The young girl slowly comes to discover her ability to control her destiny and her influences on the world. The events that took place over the course of the story helped in many ways to shape her future. From these events one can map the Protagonist’s future. The events that were drawn within the story provided the Protagonist with a foundation to become an admirable woman....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro] 1200 words
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Hardships in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - In her story, Boys and Girls, Alice Munro depicts the hardships and successes of the rite of passage into adulthood through her portrayal of a young narrator and her brother. Through the narrator, the subject of the profound unfairness of sex-role stereotyping, and the effect this has on the rites of passage into adulthood is presented. The protagonist in Munro's story, unidentified by a name, goes through an extreme and radical initiation into adulthood, similar to that of her younger brother....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 1113 words
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Awareness in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - When children are faced with emotional events that challenge their ideas, they take another step on the road to being “grown up” as they discover their identity. The short story “Boys and Girls” written by Alice Munro illustrates this coming of age by allowing us to follow the development of a young girl. We follow the main character, who narrates the story, as she changes from beginning to end. As the story opens, the narrator acts like a care free child, not paying heed to her gender. She then begins to react strongly to the way she is treated by her family and their expectations of her young womanhood....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 1017 words
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Gender Roles in Alice Munro’s "Boys and Girls" and Bobbie Ann Mason’s "Shiloh" - Up until recently, the definition of what a man or a woman should be has been defined, with boundaries, by society; males should be strong, dominant figures and in the workplace providing for their families while females should be weak and submissive, dealing with cleaning, cooking and children. Any veering away from these definitions would have disrupted the balance of culture completely. A man playing housewife was absurd, and a woman being the sole provider for the family bizarre. In Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls” and Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh”, conflict arises when expectations based on gender are not fulfilled by the characters....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Shiloh] 1071 words
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Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalysis and the Characters in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Gilmore Girls - Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, essentially wrote the show about nothing. After not having a job for years, Sherman had writer’s block. On television, everything she saw seemed the same, identical characters and paralleling plots, she desired to create something different. Once, she had visited the small town of Washington, Connecticut and loved the “everyone knows everything” idea. So she thought, “Why not make a show about it?” After tweaks by the production company, Gilmore Girls was born....   [tags: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Gilmore Girls, Sigmund Freu] 1339 words
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For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf - Aiming to gratify others has a tendency of making people act in ways other than their usual self. As one begins to act the way others want them to they begin to lose distinctiveness and individuality. For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange is about a specific set of women, who aim to please a certain man or different men. Each woman is hurt in some way by a man and as they progress throughout the series of “choreopoems”, they alter themselves in different ways to cause an effect upon the various men they associate themselves with....   [tags: stereotypes, For Colored Girls who have Considered] 1603 words
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Only a Girl in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Only a Girl in Boys and Girls Alice Munro's short story, "Boys and Girls," explores the different roles of men and women in society through a young girl's discovery of what it means to be a girl. A close examination of the elements of a short story as they are used in "Boys and Girls" helps us to understand the meaning of the story. The story is set in the 1940s, on a fox farm outside of Jubilee, a rural area only twenty miles away from the county jail. The farm is a place that reflects the ingenuity of the narrator's father....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 1814 words
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The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls   Since the beginning of time, gender roles have existed in society.  Women were assigned the tasks of child-care and food preparation.  Men performed most activities that required physical strength.  As society progressed, the role of women did not.  Although less emphasis is placed on gender roles today, gender roles still exist. In 1968, Alice Munro wrote, "Boys and Girls" to address the confusion that gender roles may cause in a modern society. "Boys and Girls" is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who is enjoying her tomboy years and is defiant about becoming a woman.  The theme in "Boys and Girls" is this transition from the childhood...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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Gender Role Reevaluation in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Gender Role Reevaluation in Boys and Girls      Recent history boldly notes the protests and political unrest surrounding the Vietnam Conflict during the 1960s and 70s. However, equally important in this era are the women who pushed for gender role reevaluation and publicly rebelled against the established social norm of a woman's "place." Although Alice Munro may not have been burning her bra on the courthouse steps, threads of a feminist influence can be found in "Boys and Girls." Munro's main character, a girl probably modeled after Munro's own childhood experiences on an Ontario farm, faces her awakening body and the challenge of developing her social identity in a man's wor...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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Gender Stereotypes in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - In the story, 'Boys and Girls', the major theme is gender stereotypes. Through the narrator, the unfairness of sex-role stereotyping, and the negative consequences and effects this has on her passage into adulthood is presented. Also, the narrator is telling us that gender stereotyping, relationships, and a loss of innocence play an extreme role in the growing and passing into adulthood for many young children including herself. By gender stereotyping, the story is saying that there will be bad consequences on young child- ren....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 721 words
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The Struggle for Self-Definition in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - The Struggle for Self-Definition in Boys and Girls   When we are adolescents we see the world through our parents' eyes.  We struggle to define ourselves within their world, or to even break away from their world.  Often, the birth of our "self" is defined in a moment of truth or a moment of heightened self-awareness that is the culmination of a group of events or the result of a life crisis or struggle.  In literature we refer to this birth of "self" as an epiphany.  Alice Munro writes in "Boys and Girls" about her own battle to define herself.  She is torn between the "inside" world of her mother and the "outside" world of her father.  In the beginning her father's world prevails, but b...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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Journey Motif in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Alice Munros Journey Motif in Boys and Girls Many short stories are recognized as milestones in the development of modern realist fiction. “Boys and Girls” is a short story that evokes a realistic rather than romantic view of a girl’s journey towards finding herself. This short story includes the fight for her gender, and her struggle with her identity. Also, in addition to these two defining aspects, this short story contains the realistic account of who and what she is to become. Clearly one of the main themes evident in this short story, the battle with her identity and gender is quickly made apparent....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro]
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Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy - Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy     In all honesty, I chose to read The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien because it was the only text that I could get my hands on. After reading it though, I’m glad I had the luck of choosing it. I realized, while reading the trilogy, that throughout my course of study, I have not read very many female authors. I may have read a few short stories along the way, but most books that I have read for classes and for pleasure have been written by men. I saw the difference in writing styles as I read the first paragraph of the book and immediately liked the change of pace and detail-oriented style....   [tags: Country Girls Trilogy]
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Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses - Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses In The Girls in Their Summer Dresses, it is necessary to explore the personal differences that cause problems in the relationship of the couple. The details of the story will lead to a conclusion that for Michael the relationship could just be a mere convenience or an affection solely generated by his physical wanting of Frances, so with the way she looks and appreciates the girls of New York. Frances calling the Stevensons shows her attitude which is passivity and lack of idealism to confront the relationship with his husband....   [tags: Girls Summer Dresses Irwin Shaw Essays] 678 words
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Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses - Irwin Shaw's "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses"      In Irwin Shaw?s ?The Girls in Their Summer Dresses,. Michael?s character may be questioned by the reader. He may seem to portray himself as an unfaithful husband who essentially gets caught in the act early on in the story. However, Michael had yet to do anything to physically betray his wife, and there is no proof that he would in the future.      In society, many spouses or fiancées have fantasized about having sexual relations with another man or woman....   [tags: Irwin Shaw Girls Summer Dresses Essays]
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Girls' Development During Adolescence: Diminishment of Self - Large numbers of American girls face a crisis during adolescence. Numerous studies document the disturbing trends that affect girls during this vulnerable time. Girls' IQ scores drop. Their grades in math and science decline dramatically. The confidence, curiosity, and willingness to take risks that mark their childhood years are replaced by unassertiveness, boredom, and a cleaving to the status quo. Girls at this age become prone to eating disorders, self-mutilation, and depression. Even girls without obvious signs of distress undergo a curious diminishing, as if all the interests and energies of their childhood must now be channelled into maintaining a narrow and alien definition of se...   [tags: Femininity Girls Females Teenagers Essays] 1480 words
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Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls - The Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls     Dancing Girls is a collection of Margaret Atwood's short stories. Each story captures a different aspect of society, different people of different ages, culture and status, with different attitudes, emotions and behavior; all in different locations and life circumstances. Yet there are many connections between the stories and these links are primarily found in Atwood's portrayal of women. As Atwood says: By and large my novel's center on women...None of them are about miners in the mines, seamen on the sea, convicts in the jail, the boys in the backroom, the locker rooms at the football game…How come....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Dancing Girls Essays]
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‘Gilmore Girls’ TV Show Getting Back - ‘Gilmore Girls’ TV Show Getting Back “Once a good show loses its way, can it ever truly regain it?” As I read that first sentence, I wondered what they were talking about, I didn’t know that one of my favorite shows; Gilmore Girls, wasn’t doing too good. As I read on, I saw that there are many daytime shows not doing as good as they used to. The West Wing is doing better than it was the past couple of seasons but its not as good as it was when it first came out. The writer compares crying because the show was so good when it first came out, to crying now because it’s not as good as it used to be and viewer miss that....   [tags: Gilmore Girls Television TV Essays] 964 words
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The Imagery of Smoke, Fire, and Burning in The Columbus School for Girls by Liza Wieland - The Imagery of Smoke, Fire, and Burning in The Columbus School for Girls by Liza Wieland The story "The Columbus School for Girls," by Liza Wieland contains the imagery of smoke, fire, and burning as a means of expressing the many aspects of love and passion. The ultimate symbol of love in the story is an all-consuming fire, yet smoke and burning act as manifestations of the different stages of love. The "narrators" in the story experience many of these facets by witnessing it in the life of Emily Jerman, and ultimately come to a realization and transformation of their own....   [tags: The Columbus School for Girls] 523 words
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Maturity and Self-Identity in Munro’s Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Maturity and Self-Identity in Munro’s Boys and Girls        In Alice Munro’s story "Boys and Girls" the main character/narrator disobeys her father without her father knowing. She does this because she is starting to become her own person. Her maturity and capability to make her own decisions are pointed out distinctively as the story develops. Therefore she continued to do little things against the beliefs of her family, because as she said, "I kept myself free" (1008). You can tell that she was an outcast from the rest of her family, due to the fact that she did not act like a girl as her grandmother continued to try and point out to her....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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Social Pressures in Willa Cather's Pauls Case and Alice Munro's Boys and Girls - Ambition—the desire to achieve, will to succeed. Every character is defined by his dreams, his goals, and his passions. As individuals, we are confronted with social codes and implications that cause us to revolt and break free from the grasp of uniformity. Oftentimes dreams and ambitions clash with the unwritten laws of civilization. In Willa Cather’s short fiction “Paul’s Case” and Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls”, the protagonists challenge expectations and rebel against settings governed by uniformity and gender-specific roles....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 1031 words
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Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan Douglas - Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan Douglas In "Where the girls are: Growing Up Female With the Mass Media," Susan Douglas analyses the effects of mass media on women of the nineteen fifties, and more importantly on the teenage girls of the baby boom era. Douglas explains why women have been torn in conflicting directions and are still struggling today to identify themselves and their roles. Douglas recounts and dissects the ambiguous messages imprinted on the feminine psyche via the media....   [tags: Where the Girls Are by Susan Douglas] 647 words
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Growing Up in Araby by James Joyce and Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Growing Up in Araby by James Joyce and Boys and Girls by Alice Munro In the stories “Araby” by James Joyce, and “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro, there is a common theme of growing up. In both of these stories the characters came to a realization of who they were and what they wanted to be. They both are of the age when reality strikes and priorities take on meaning. The characters in both stories evolve through rites of passage but the way in which these revolutions occur differ with each character....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro] 972 words
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An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls - An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls Simply put, Blue Girls is about beauty. The poem focuses on the realization and truthfulness that beauty undoubtedly fades. The speaker appeals to young girls, warning them to not put all their hope in their beauty, but to still utilize it before it diminishes. Blue Girls By John Crowe Ransom Twirling your blue skirts, travelling the sward Under the towers of your seminary, Go listen to your teacher old and contrary Without believing a word....   [tags: Crowe Ransom Blue Girls Poem Essays] 851 words
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The Socialization of Girls - Socialization is the processes in which we develop an awareness of social norms and values. It also allows us to achieve a distinct sense of who we are as a person. The socialization processes are particularly noteworthy during infancy and childhood, they continue throughout life. No one is immune from the reactions of others around them. The reactions of others influence and modify ones behavior at all times during ones life cycle. As a child grows, they develop in many ways. They become taller and heavier....   [tags: Social Influences, Gender, Psychology] 434 words
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Mary and the Girls - Mary watched the water dance and sparkle in the bright sun, it was a perfect summers day, the beach was crowded with sun lovers and the smell of sunscreen and barbeques floated in the air. She drew in a deep breath enjoying the salt tang of the sea, then focused her look back at the two little girls playing in front of her. They had all the serious concentration of four year olds as the dug a hole in the sand, then pouring water into it, giggling when it disappeared into the sand. Their brown curls shone and their little swimsuits were covered in wet sand....   [tags: personal narrative] 1450 words
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The Girls of Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald’s Girls The great Gatsby gives us an accurate insight into the 1920s zeitgeist regarding the role of women in society. America was in a state of an economic boom and rapid change. Society had become less conservative after world war one. The role of women was revolutionary during this time and although women had a lot more freedom now; they were still confined to their sexist role within society; Men were still seen as the dominant gender. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates the extremities of gender and social class, and the lack of independence this brought upon women....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, literature]
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For Colored Girls - ... Their stories are my stories. FCG gives a small voice to women who struggle with the color of their skin. Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet. (For Colored Girls, 2010) Ever since I realized there was someone called a colored girl, or an evil woman, a bitch, or a nag, I've been trying not to be that, and leave bitterness in someone else's cup. (For Colored Girls, 2010) FCG allows the audience to peak into the lives of women of color who struggle with love in every sense of the word....   [tags: Tyler perry, film, suicide, black, race]
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The Effects of Media on Adolescent Girls - Media has become a significant component within society. While media provides many pros, it supplies various cons as well. One very prominent fault that the significance of media has is its visual depiction of women. There is an abundance of media portraying women to have ideal bodies, and this undoubtedly has a negative effect on adolescent girls. Two of the many effects of media on females are depression and self esteem issues, as well as eating disorders. Unfortunately, body dissatisfaction caused by media is becoming more and more common....   [tags: women, beauty, health, self-esteem, depression]
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Pink is for Girls and Blue is for Boys - In connection with this discussion about Barbie creating unrealistic standards for girls and fostering controversial feministic stereotypes, a woman named Blondie Bennett is currently making headlines across the world for famously stating that she would like to be treated like a “plastic sex doll” and will undergo hypnotherapy to become “brainless” like Barbie (Kirkova, 2014). Bennett is an obsessive Barbie fan who has invested thousands of dollars on plastic surgeries to create a more plastic-like image for her body so that she can look more like the doll....   [tags: gender, cultural stereotypes]
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Girls in The Juvenile Justice System - In 1899, the nation’s first juvenile court for youth under the age of 16 was established in Chicago to provide rehabilitation rather than punishment. By 1925, following the Chicago model, all but two states had juvenile courts whose goals were to turn youth into productive citizens utilizing treatment that included warnings, probation, and training school confinement(Cox et al. 2014, p.2). Treatment lasted until the child was “cured” or turned 21. Although judges spoke with the offending children and decided upon the punishment, the lack of established rules and poor rehabilitation led to unfair treatment....   [tags: juvenile crime, ineffective treatment]
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Girls in the Juvenile Justice System - ... Over the past two decades we have witnessed an exponential rise in the number of girls in detention facilities, jails and prisons; likewise, arrest rates for girls in almost all offense categories have outstripped that of boys over this same time period. Not only is the overall number of juvenile delinquency cases for non-violent crimes on the rise, girls are accounting for a larger proportion of the delinquency pie than they did during the 1980s and while violent crime by juveniles has decreased overall since 1985, girls are committing more of those offenses than they did in 1985 according to (Cauffman, Grisso, & Sickmund, 2009)....   [tags: education, unemployment, punishment] 1189 words
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The Power Girls Have on Guys - It is interesting to see the effect that girls can have on guys. In the short story, “A & P” by John Updike, a teenage boy’s daily routine at work is completely rattled due to a group of three teenage girls that walk into the store he works at which he works and as a result, the teenage boy makes a life changing decision. The young men (Sammy) morals are put to the test along with his life expectations due to this group of teenage girls that help Sammy see his life through a different perspective....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Premature Sexualization of Girls in the Media - ... (Rutherford, L. , Bittman, R. et al, 2005.). In Australia the highest amount of sexual content legally available to children in music and music videos. “44%-81% of music videos contain sexual imagery”, especially the presentation of women in provocative and revealing clothing, emphasising their bodies and “sexual readiness”, and using women as “decorative objects that dance and pose” (APA, 2010) Advocates responsible for the sexual education of Australian children are less concerned with preventing early and unwanted sexualisation, and more concerned with minimizing disease and potential harms after sexual activity (Rutherford, L....   [tags: mainstream media, unrealistic standards] 1903 words
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Analysis of the Movie Mean Girls - "Cold, shiny, hard, PLASTIC," said by Janice referring to a group of girls in the movie Mean Girls. Mean Girls is about an innocent, home-schooled girl, Cady who moves from Africa to the United States. Cady thinks she knows all about survival of the fittest. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when she enters public high school and encounters psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teen girls deal with today. Cady goes from a great friend of two "outcasts", Janice and Damien to a superficial friend of the "plastics", a group of girls that talks about everyone behind their back and thinks everyone loves them....   [tags: adolescent egocentrism, peer relationship] 1026 words
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The Outlook for Girls In Engineering and Mathematics - areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics employers are not getting enough women (Pozniak). High school girls only represent 17 percent of computer science Advance Placement (AP) test takers (O'Shea). The most significant group of minorities who are behind in earning computer technology degrees and working in science and mathematical professions are women. “Historically, women’s low representation in science and engineering was said to be due in large part of their lack of ability, interest, or both” (Horning 30)....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Review of Wild Girls: A Novel - Review of Wild Girls: A Novel Beautiful mountains, trees in abundance, wildlife everywhere, and girls who can change in a moment to become supernatural killers and fire starters. Not exactly the first thoughts that spring to one’s mind when thinking about Appalachia, yet these are the tenets that Mary Stuart Atwell bases her book Wild Girls: A Novel around. When reading the book jacket, the summary leads one to surmise the novel would be a thriller that combines Appalachian heritage with the rich folklore of the region to make a page turning thriller....   [tags: literary analysis, Mary Stuart Atwell]
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Finding Meaning in For Color Girls - “…And this is for colored girls who have considered suicide but are moving to the end of their own rainbow…” (Perry: For Colored Girls, 2010). For colored girls was first written and performed as a play by Ntozake Shange in 1977. It was then called “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow was enuf”. Tyler Perry adapted and transformed it into a movie in 2010. For colored girls is centered on nine women as they encounter their fair share of neglect, abuse, pain and harassment both physically and emotionally....   [tags: tyler perry, feminist literary, intrinsic analysis]
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Relationships in "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" - How would one feel if ones significant other was constantly disobeying the relationship. In Irwin Shaw’s “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses”, he shows how important having a trustworthy and honest relationship is. This short story highlights the flaws in romantic relationships by demonstrating how one needs some type of relationship in life, how fragile a relationship can be, and how many take loved ones for granted. Friendship, Role model, Boyfriend/Girlfriend- all these are examples of a relationship....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Porter and the Young Girls - A frame tale is a narrative structure containing a series of related tales within the larger story. In the “Prologue” of The Thousand and One Nights, King Shahrayar witnessed his wife unfaithful, by having intercourse with another man. Because of this tragedy, the king decides to put his wife to death and marry a new woman each day so he will never have to deal with the pain or treachery caused by women. As the tale goes on, the Vizier, the king’s assistant, finds a new woman for the king to sleep with each night and then sends her off to her demise....   [tags: The Thousand and One Nights] 685 words
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The Victimization of Teenage Girls - What does it mean to be a girl according to society. How does society see it. In many countries, a girl is seen as powerless, uneducated, and too emotional to handle a man’s job. For example, women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive. In the past, writers used to describe a woman’s role as the victim of many forms of discrimination in the United States of America. In other words, women were only involved in things that men thought were not important. For instance, women did not have any other role than being a housewife....   [tags: Mass Media, Society, Parents]
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Young Girls in Puberty Are Not Women - ... Jepsen and Lisa K. Jepsen writes of "the effects of statutory rape laws on non-marital teenage childbearing." states that, “Many policy makers view the enforcement of statutory rape laws as a way to reduce teenage childbirths. For example, the district attorney's office in Riverside, California, received a $150,000 state grant to fund a statutory rape prosecution team in 1996 (Morgan 1996). California Governor Pete Wilson remarked in his State of the State address that "it's not macho to get a teenager pregnant, but if you lack the decency to understand this yourself we'll give you a year to think about it in county jail" In summer 2004, the state of Virginia used federal money for statu...   [tags: pregnancy, statutory rape, teenagers] 1229 words
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Girls at War, and Other Stories - In the book, Girls at War, and Other Stories, Chinua Achebe write several stories in which he portrays different examples of Nigerian customs, experiences and beliefs. He make a contrast between what are tradditional Nigerian customs and the view in modern Nigerian society. Also war is another topic that Achebe presents in the story “girls at war”.Without any doubt, the use of irony is widely use in all of his stories. The audience can clearly see the use of this theme in each of the characters actions and experiences....   [tags: Chinua Achebe]
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Teenage Girls and Body Image - ... In a study done of female beauty icons, two time frames were studied, 1959-1978 and 1979-1988. In the research, the women who were portrayed as beautiful, and the icons in the media, were observed and over half of them had fit into the standards of having one of the eating disorders, anorexia nervosa (Vonderen & Kinnally, 2012). Mass media can have an adverse effect teenage girls by showing body types that are unrealistic as the normal and desirable type of body to have. Young women look to the mass media to see the societal norms for beauty, and what they see can influence the way that they view themselves....   [tags: media, socialization] 1282 words
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Persian Girls by Nahid Rachlin - ... Going back to Iran would be difficult for them mentally. But they have adjusted to America much easier than their sister Nahid. Both Iranian law and culture states that when a couple have a divorce, if their child is over two years of age, the husband is allowed to keep the child. This law works against Pari and her struggle to obtain custody of her son, Bijan. Pari is coerced into marrying Taheri, a carpet salesman from Tehran. At first he seems like the ideal husband, caring, loving and very wealthy....   [tags: muslim and iranian cultural norms] 761 words
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Teenage Girls and Media - ... They post black and white pictures with a quote of misunderstood turmoil. This is a community of people that want compassion and pity from others. Many of the pictures, videos, and gifs include the underlying theme of self- harm, depression, and self-loathing. Since teenagers feed off one another's obsessions, many teenage girls want to be a part of this dark yet beautiful community. This has become so serious that when you search up the tag "depression" on Tumblr there is a disclaimer that says “If you or someone you know is dealing with an eating disorder, self-harm issues, or suicidal thoughts, please visit our Counseling & Prevention Resources page for a list of services that may be...   [tags: online communication, sexualization, marketing] 571 words
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G.I.R.L.S. Keeping It Real - G.I.R.L.S. Keeping It Real (Girls, Independent and Proud, Relationships on Equal Terms, Leaders Today and Tomorrow, Staying Safe and Strong) is an initiative to empower at-risk 11-15 year old females throughout the city of Wilmington, Delaware, with the knowledge and skills empowering them to make good decisions and lead peaceful and productive lives. Six monthly G.I.R.L.S. Teen Summits (Teen Summits) have been developed with the goal of reducing the occurrence of youth gang violence and related crime by: increasing positive decision-making skills, increasing capacity to resist negative peer pressure, providing girls with a healthy view of interpersonal relationships and human sexuality, co...   [tags: Leadership] 563 words
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Remembering the Radium Girls - In 1917 a young female right out of high school started working at a radium factory in Orange, New Jersey. The job was mixing water, glue and radium powder for the task of painting watch dials, aircraft switches, and instrument dials. The paint is newly inventive and cool so without hesitation she paints her nails and lips with her friends all the while not knowing that this paint that is making them radiant, is slowly killing them. This was the life of Grace Fryer. Today there are trepidations on the topic of radiation from fears of nuclear fallout, meltdowns, or acts of terrorism....   [tags: awareness to the dangers of radiation] 1160 words
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Teen Drama: Gossip Girls - There are a lot of television shows out there in the movie industries. One of the most loved categories of TV show is teen drama. There might be a lot of popular teen drama television shows but for different reasons I pick “Gossip Girls” as the best TV show that I have watched. This particular TV show have a lot of fans around the world and a lot of people follow the gossip girls page on Instagram and twitter. The main reasons why I chose this show as the best one is because the characters are interesting and so are the situations they get into....   [tags: television show review] 725 words
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Gilmore Girls vs. Freud - The creator of Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino, thought mother-daughter relationships would make a compelling television series. She had always been fascinated by the “everyone knows each other’s business” characteristic of small towns. When she decided to combine the two, Gilmore Girls was born. On the surface, it is a simple show about a self-absorbed single mom trying to raise a daughter while coping with her own overbearing mother. By more closely analyzing each character’s witty banter, one can see the philosophical aspects of the show....   [tags: Television] 1290 words
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Why Do Girls Cut? - Why do people hurt themselves. In a journal article from the American Journal of Psychotherapy, Louise Ruberman notes that about 2.1 million teens suffer from nonsuicidal self-injury, or NSSI. Young women between the ages of 14 and 18 years old take part in NSSI due to poor development of the relationship with their mothers, childhood abuse, and psychiatric disorders. Although there are multiple ways of causing injury to oneself, cutting of the skin as a means of self-mutilation is said to be the most common (Ruberman 119)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Weaver Girls Cognitive Development - Four young girls that I babysit for, Mackenzie, Maggie, Meredith and Morgan, are sisters of varying ages and developmental levels. Mackenzie is eight years old, Maggie is six years old, Meredith is three years old and Morgan is sixteen months old. Each girl is at a different stage in cognitive, physical, mental, social and emotional development. I have babysat for the girls for four years now and was able to watch them grow and change in many different ways. Since they are from the same family, I was also able to see how nature and nurture played into their development....   [tags: psychological analysis, personal observations] 813 words
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Feminist Movement: Gamer Girls - A feminist movement in its own right has begun in the gaming community. Women are generally believed to be understand by members in many geeky, gamer or nerdy parts of today’s society. In the gaming industry women are statistical and cultural outliers. Gender stereotypes about girl gamers or ‘Gamer Girls’, the latter of which has begun to receive a negative meaning, keep many women from fully participating in the rich game industry culture. Female workers in the gaming industry get mixed signals from an industry that on the outside appears to desire gender diversity in order to attract the growing ranks of female gamers but on the inside it is resistant to change its sexist and discriminator...   [tags: gender stereotypes, women, society]
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Mean Girls - There was a visible layer of moisture hanging in the air, wet, and thick, and suffocating. The air smelled like damp earth, and as I drew in a deep breath to steady myself, I could taste the forest on my tongue; green, and mossy, and tinged slightly bitter with decaying foliage. This place was wet all the time, and it constantly made me feel like a soggy sponge. I was missing California more by the minute. To make matters worse, it was Monday. I pulled into the parking lot in my unassuming Honda Civic, rolled my windows up, and made an effort to find a spot away from the bulk of the crowd....   [tags: creative writing, imaginative writing] 2234 words
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Slave Girls - Harriet Jacobs was born into captivity in the 1800's North Carolina. Both her parents were African American slaves that were surviving in the country by paying a fee to their master to contract work. Her mother died when she was six, and Jacobs was left to the mistress of the house. Many children that were slaves were orphaned by premature deaths of their parents and forced to live without love and security in their lives. Often children were bought and sold just as if they were produce at a market....   [tags: Slavery]
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Mean Girls: Relational Aggression Among Middle School Girls - Extensive research, endless stories and our personal histories have shown us the long-lasting impact on relational aggression amongst young girls in middle school. Regardless of the ways in which this aggression is played out in our schools, the adverse effects on adolescent girls are massive and damaging. Rather than consistently socializing these young women to believe that they are inherently different – more fragile, more emotional, ‘less than’, we as teachers need to be working at the grassroots level to show their commonality in the same struggles, and how building community with one another will not only save their lives but assist them in becoming successful global citizens....   [tags: socialization, schools, emotional, damage]
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Growth Rate and Development in Boys and Girls - ... The doctor has a growth chart where he/she can determine how someone is growing compared to others of the same age and gender. The chart usually goes up until about the age of 20. If there seems to be a problem, the doctor can observe the growth over a period of months and then determine what the problem is based off of the pattern. Many things can show why a child is not growing properly. Whether they have health problems, born prematurely, puberty started early or late, etc. Doctors can also use a BMI (Body Mass Index) to determine if a person’s weight is appropriate for their age and height....   [tags: normal, factors, influence, eating, exercise] 1050 words
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The Secularization of Popular Culture and Young Girls - From an early age girls are bombarded with graphic messages about sexiness in the media and from popular culture. American society is filled with obscene amounts of images encouraging sexual behavior. The secularization of popular culture is extremely detrimental to young girls. In a study by the American Psychology Association, secularization is defined as “a person whose value comes from his or her sexual appeal or behavior” (Zurbiggen: pg1 para.3). One example of the various ways popular culture is targeting young girls is through social media sites....   [tags: american society, obscene images, media]
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