All those who listen to her lyrics, especially the lyrics in her new album, 1989, are hearing her opinions on being a strong woman. Even though she has been accomplishing her dreams, it hasn 't been easy. Taylor proves that even though people judge you, put you down or even humiliate you, you can always stand strong. Her ability to move past the opinions of others has made her admirable by many. One of the things that makes Taylor so strong is her belief that she should be her own role model.
Those with traditional values believe that objectifying women sets a negative example for the youth of today. While modern audiences believe that women should choose to empower themselves by pushing the envelope and promote the youth to follow their own path in life. Women in the music industry today are empowering themselves, rather than being objectified, through their music by encouraging individuality and embracing their sexuality. Many with traditional values argue that the objectification of female artists in music media is sexist and demeaning. Breines, a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis University, believes.
Women have consistently been perceived as second-class citizens. Even now, in times when a social conscience is present in most individuals, in an era where an atmosphere of gender equality 'supposedly' exists, it is blatantly apparent that the objectification and marginalization of women is still a major social issue. In reality, progression in terms of reducing female exploitation has been stagnant at best. Not only is the degradation of women a major problem that to date has not been eradicated, but it is actually being endorsed by some music celebrities. There are a growing number of people who purchase rap albums that support the fallacy that women are mere objects and should be treated as such.
The Nonexistent Female Guide to Perfection: Beyoncé’s Ballad of Gender Inequality and Discrimination Beyoncé places society on trial for the crime of gender inequality and discrimination with her song Pretty Hurts. Director Melina Matsoukas and singer Beyoncé Knowles illustrated a message of “perfection” with their pop music video. This video raises concerns toward females and the extent they would cross to achieve their obsession of perfection. The quest for perfection has become a norm in society, causing impractical goals and struggles for females. In the music video “Pretty Hurts,” Beyoncé targets the unrealistic standard of beauty that society has created by using imagery, real life situations, and lyrical context.
Girls get the message from early on that what is most important is how they look. No matter what a woman accomplishes, her self-worth and value will always rely on appearance. Media devalues women through music, video games, television/film, even women in politics are undermined. Most of the time, women are stereotyped into being perfect people with silky hair, perfect teeth, incredibly skinny bodies, etc. Media tends to reinforce these stereotypes as that is not a true representation of actual women.
The feminists of the time refused to be confined to a male dependent life. Instead, the authors of the book saw beauty in women supporting one another through issues unique to themselves. They understood that the battle to regain power and social justice would be much harder if they were alone rather than together. The feminists said, “we were individual women coming together out of choice and strength. Since we had patterned and focused much of our life... ... middle of paper ... ...uld now happily chose to enter into at her discretion.
A feminist is someone who believes that women should have the same opportunities as men. Some individuals dislike the fact of being named a feminist. While many others on the hand are proud to call themselves a feminist. An upcoming artist whose very popular in the music industry, and so happens to be a strong feminist advocate is known by the stage name Grimes. In all of Grimes’s appearances, performances, and music videos, she demonstrates her knowledge of, and her refusal to participate in, self-objectification and being sexualized.
Chopin’s ideology originated from the lessons and wisdom of her great-grandmother who encouraged her to read unconventional concepts: women were capable of obtaining and maintaining a successful career as well as a thriving family and social life. Although The Awakening was widely banned and condemned in national presses, critics cannot deny the underlying theme of sexism and its effect on gender roles. Some critics even suggest there is a distinct correlation between Edna’s character and Chopin herself. According to critics, Kate Chopin encumbers The Awakening with incidents of a single woman's hunger for personal and sexual identity as a mechanism to display Edna Pontellier’s deviations from societal standards. One example of gender criticism Chopin accounts in her writing is the love between the women in the novel which has been suppressed throughout history as “lesbian” encounters in order to uphold male power and privilege (LeBlanc 2).
A common theme throughout the song is to teach women to stand up for themselves in a breakup, and reflect a stronger side of a female, one who is more dominant than than a male. Beyonce paints a vivid picture through her song that can reflect on an individuality of a female, and gives insight to how a female can “let go” of her troubles. She states “He trying to roll me up, I ain’t picking up/ Headed to the club, I ain’t thinking ‘bout you” (Knowles Lines 7 & 8). Beyonce’s lyrics reflect on the self entitlement of a woman, were a women can freely make up her own decisions and overpower an individual such as by not picking up a phone
The wings are a “prescribed issue” to keep the Handmaids from “seeing, but also from being seen.”(8) The nun-like dresses desexualize women while ma... ... middle of paper ... ...t to advocating equality, both cultures enhance gender imbalance. This oppressive nature is worsened through the lack of sisterhood and cohesion among women in Gilead and feminist movements. The Handmaid’s Tale in essence supports feminist politics through demonstrating the wrongful exploitation of women. The book hereby satirizes feminism too. Aunt Lydia’s “freedom from” is in many ways a solution to feminist’s problems with “freedom to.”(24) The book highlights social injustice can take many approaches, visible or hidden, by criticizing repressive feminist ideologies.