In Ivan Bunin’s short story Light Breathing, Olya Meshcherskaya struggles to live with societal views of women and rape. Bunin briefly portrays rape as an evil act. In order to cope with this evil, Olya acts and dresses like the woman that her rapist has forced her to become. However, this further damages her emotionally because she faces societal consequences for acting beyond her years. She understands how society views her and uses this understanding to escape from the crushing pressures that she faces.
Television has attracted young and old viewers since “broadcasting began in 1940’s”. Throughout years studies have been made on what is probable to happen from watching TV. Recent studies have clearly proven that television doesn’t only have an effect on people as individuals but also as a whole. Television is known to have negative as well as positive effects on various parts of the world. Researchers traveled throughout many countries and found that in some cases watching TV has been healthy but in others it caused controversy.
Fight for no reason, making everything a competition, bring one another down and giving each other labels. For example: if two of the girls didn’t get along , they would try to get rid of them by fight each other, throw all their stuff out onto the street and putting their bed in the pool. Meanwhile, many reality shows continue the traditional race and gender based stereotypes. The “Bad girls club” is a product of this misleading format that supports profit-making and negative stereotypes under the appearance of reality television. If people use stereotypes to understand an issue, the decision they make in their life may have negative consequences for the group being stereotyped, whether people intend it or not.
Many people wonder why teenagers today have begun to act out of character, mistreat people around them, and even stay up on the latest trends, this is happening because, “Teens are naturally curious about other people’s lives and want to know how their own life compare” says family therapist, Lori Gottlieb (14). Considering that teenagers are curious about the lives of others can become disastrous since reality television is what they compare their lives with and reality television is not always real. Reality television shows negatively distort its viewers’ sense of real world relationships. However, distortion can begin in the commercials shown on television today. Studies have shown, "The attractive models that are used probably encourage the viewer....to develop preferences for the advertised products" (Golberg and Gorn, 1978).
When you watch the show there is not a lot of love being shown mainly a bunch of women showing no self-respect and trying to hurt each other with either their words or actual fist. Now what kind of example does that show to the world? They give these young teenagers and even adults the thought process that it’s ok to fight. These are grown women not teenagers but grown women trying to hurt each other because one girl ... ... middle of paper ... ...rls in society see the girls on television and all that goes through their mind is they want a family like how they do. They do not realize that papers, formula, and doctors all cost money.
Some examples shown through the song are poverty, education, healthcare, marriage and family. All three girls’ different stories and struggles they face. The first girl mentioned is Lisa, she feels alone in the world, her mother is a drug addict and likes to bring many men home. The song talks about things in the beginning work out well, but later on in the night, the mom and the man end up fighting. The men beat Lisa and when Lisa tries to tell her mom, her mom does not believe her.
They tried training females for marriage, but the juvenile system punished girls and denied them the right to express themselves sexuality. This movement forced girls who had sex outside of marriage to get a gynecological exam to make sure they are not spreading any diseases around. A lot of the time when this movement was strongly enforced, if a woman went to a trial it really used their previous sexual encounters in front of the jury/judge which also played into victim-blaming. Using this approach allows guys to feel like they can get away with rape and other violence towards females since all they are going to do is blame the intercourse on the woman tempting the guy to have sex with her. This also lets the male have more sexual freedoms than women did.
We were not all raised ready for the responsibilities of adulthood. Having the chance to learn from someones mistakes, or achievements are an excellent resource. Non-fiction television is a positive influence because we are able to decode the useful information, and use it to our advantage, while still enjoying the parts that are meant for entertainment. An opposing argument to this would be that reality television is a bad influence because of the violence that it explodes. Reality Television is normally rated for children over the age of 14, because they are at a stage in their life where they are learning what is right, and wrong.
To put a ban on the pageants is not the answer for solving the problems of what happens to the children and what they go through. The blame isn’t on only the pageants but the parents as well. The parents are the ones paying for the pageants and pushing the children. Although some have benefitted from pageants and become famous most of these girls are being put through “hell”, are sexualized, and then begin to stress and worry about appearance at young ages. In contrast with the previous piece about France banning pageants, the US is very unlikely to do so.
Children female beauty pageants such as the televised show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” have a bad influence on young girls. The show more or over is a reality show of young girls in between the ages of as young as 3 months and older. Truly, this is poisoning their brains. Not only are they poisoning the young childs brains, but teaching them that face and body image is everything. It does not help the young girls self-esteem; it is damaging them morally in the real sense that they are real people that are being taught looks are important.