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Weight Loss Teenage Girls Are Affected By Eating Disorders

- She desires beauty but does not look like “them” therefore she is not beautiful. She fits into her clothes but the sizes do not fit the standard. She passes up the toast for breakfast, the hamburger for lunch and the Chinese takeout for dinner. She sweats daily so that someday she will not have to sweat it at all. She looks at the scale unsatisfied knowing twenty pounds is not enough. She, along with millions of teenage girls feel pressured to build or maintain the perfect body. Thoughts on how one perceives their psychical appearance or body image, can start at the age of six and last through adulthood....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Adolescence, Weight loss]

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Should Beauty Pageants for Underage Girls Be Discontinued

- According to Bloul (2012, p. 4) exploitation in the modern world is one of the major problems affecting the society. There are various kinds of exploitation in the world today, including sweatshop working, slavery, and trafficking among others. Money is said to be the main reason for all kinds of exploitation in the modern world. Make-up, teased hairstyles, hair extensions, flippers (fake teeth), clouds of hairspray, sophisticated costumes, weird postures, screaming crowds (mostly mothers), twitched face expressions, trophies, tiaras, and money are the main ingredients for the beauty pageants for underage girls, along with hysterical crying, exercised smiles and outbursts....   [tags: negative side, television counsil]

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Boys And Girls Club Of Greater Salem Operates Independently

- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem operates independently, therefore there is not a district nor national level in the chain of command. Boys and Girls Club of America does not dictate the operations or which programs a local Club offers. Boys and Girls Club of America is virtually the Northern Star for local Clubs, as they are there to guide and support the Clubs. Boys and Girls Club of America supports local Clubs, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem, by providing a substantial amount of references and resources to aid the Clubs in being successful....   [tags: Evaluation, Program, Replacements]

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Should girls play on boys' sports teams?

- In the world of sports it started off that girls could never play sports and then in 1972 a public law called Title IX came to existence which allowed girls to play sports but not with boys. Today the question is asked should girls play on boys’ sports teams. One would think that girls should not play with boys on a sports team because boys are just naturally taller and stronger than women and they would dominate the girls in a fully contact sport. Another may think that if a girl is truly capable to play on an all boys’ sports team, then she should not be denied the opportunity to try out for an all boys’ team....   [tags: Male, Females, Dynamics, Sports]

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The Guerrilla Girls Breaking Barriers With Punch Lines

- This investigation will examine a few key works by the anonymous female artist group know in popular culture as the Guerrilla Girls. In this essay it will reveal several prominent themes within the groups works that uncover the racial and gender inequalities in politics, art and pop culture with the use of humor. These collaborating artists work and operate with a variety of mediums, their works display a strong message concerned with activism connected by humor allowing the Guerrilla Girls to communicate and resonate a more powerful message to the viewer....   [tags: empowered and reunited women]

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez

- Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American writer and poet, the author of “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent,” a novel that some critics might say is autobiographical opposed by Alvarez’s opinion of it applying to any culture or background. This story narrates the growing-up ventures the Garcia Girls go through as the family abruptly moves from the Dominican Republic to the United States. Julia Alvarez experiences a similar process of a childhood in the Dominican Republic, being an immigrant in the United States, and finding her identity as an adult between two countries....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dominican American Author]

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Analysis Of Bettie 's ' Mexican American And White Girls

- In Bettie’s analysis of Mexican-American and white girls, she finds that race, gender and class are extremely crucial in the outcomes and futures of these girls. The unmentioned and hidden effects of class, race, and gender provide the explanation for much of the inequality seen between the white middle-class girls and Mexican-American working-class girls. Much of this inequality is itself perpetuated within the school system, both by the faculty and students. Distinguishing features between the preps and las chicas are highlighted through symbolic boundaries....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents By Julia Alvarez

- George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” This saying can relate to the counterculture, and to the novel “How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents” by Julia Alvarez. In this novel, four sisters, Carla, Yolanda, Sandra, and Sofia reflect how they responded to society’s movements during the 1960’s. This civilization was a subculture within a larger culture. It was seen as controversial because it was made up of numerous movements that consisted of contrasting values, morals and behaviors seen in the 1960’s....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, Dominican Republic]

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Effects Of Eating Disorders Among Young Girls And Women

- We live in a world in which young girls, teenagers and women are bombarded with what the media depicts to be the “ideal” body image. However, only five percent of American females posses the body type portrayed by the media (“ANAD”). Research shows that the media impacts the rate of eating disorders in young girls and women. There are different types of eating disorders that a person can get. Eating disorders have been around for centuries, but was not a medically studied until the 1800s. As time has evolved, women have gotten slimmer and that is due to the effect that the media has on women....   [tags: Eating disorders, Bulimia nervosa]

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Two Little Girls In Blue

- Two Little Girls in Blue I chose to read a book entitled, Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark because I have read a few more of her books, and I found them very exhilarating and suspenseful. This book follows those same traits. Steve and Margaret Frawley are the proud parents of two little girls, Kelly and Kathy. It is their third birthday. Kelly and Kathy are both wearing matching little blue dresses that their mother had picked out for this special occasion. Both little girls, hand in hand, sit in front of their birthday cake, which has a big "3" candle in the middle, and with all their might, they blow out the flame of the candle together....   [tags: Mary Higgins Clark]

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Why Do Girls Want to Look Good?

- ... HOW IMPORTANT IS LOOKING GOOD • Looking Good has become a MISSION These girls have made looking good their mission. Each and every girl wants to look good and is making an extra effort to look good. Someone even said what the point of living is if you don’t look good. Girls feel that first impression is the last impression. • Fear of being judged basis looks They also said that first you are judged basis your looks and talking comes later, so the other person has already formed an impression about you before even starting to talk to you....   [tags: morale, confidence, face, skin]

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Teen Pregnancy Is A Pregnancy And Girls Under The Age Of 20

- A teen pregnancy is a pregnancy and girls under the age of 20. When teens become pregnant and can lead to different health problems. Risk factors include young age, for school performance, and other disadvantages. Pregnancy is the leading cause of the teams to drop out of school. Girls born to teenage mothers are 22% more likely to become teenage mothers themselves. One and twenty two teenage girls in West Virginia will have a baby. One in a West Virginia babies are born to teen mothers. Sexually active teen who doesn 't use protection has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant with him as a year....   [tags: Pregnancy, Adolescence, Mother, Teenage pregnancy]

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How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents By Julie Alvarez

- In the novel “How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents”, Julie Alvarez gives the reader multiple accounts that narrate the difficulties of four sisters growing up in unfamiliar lands. The Garcia girls are Carla, Sandra, Yolanda and Sofia, and Alvarez speaks the most through Yolanda 's narrative. The sisters were born in the Dominican Republic and were exiled to the United States as children with their loving mother and traditional father. Papi Garcia grew up during an era where women were not supposed to be left alone which transformed him into a protective father and moving to a new life raised his fatherly instincts to a greater height....   [tags: English language, Spanish language]

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My Volunteer Work With the Boys and Girls Club

- I began by tutoring at the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) and eventually became a teacher at the boys and girls club. The focus of my continued volunteer work was to enrich the children’s after school experience whether they needed help with homework or busy work. During my volunteer work the issue that stuck out in my mid continuously was social class or classism. The BGC emphasizes many different issues and points such as “creating aspirations for the future,” “Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs and also to develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision...   [tags: College Admission Essay]

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Eating Disorders : A Growing Epidemic Among Adolescent Girls

- 1. Description of the topic: a) Eating disorder continues to be a huge epidemic amongst adolescent girls. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services “90 % of people who have eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25”(). Most of the people suffering from eating disorders are adolescents. The most common eating disorder in adolescent girls is anorexia nervosa. Thurstin, author of the article “Behavioral, Physical, and Psychological Symptoms of Eating Disorders” states that anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss (Thurstin 1999)....   [tags: Bulimia nervosa, Anorexia nervosa]

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Little Girls 's Pretty Boxes And The Scarlet Letter

- Little Girls in Pretty Boxes and The Scarlet Letter. Both authors persuade the reader to feel pain of the stories subject. In Little Girls in Pretty Boxes the author used pathos and interviewing to share the stories of these overly dedicated youth. Joan Ryan wrote to show how these young, talented, sophisticated women can hide the harsh reality of the sport. In her biography she listed the physical problems that these young girls go through. They have eating disorders, stunted growth, weakened bones, depression, low self esteem, debilitating and fatal injuries, and many sacrifice dropping out of school....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Girls Versus Boys: Toys and Gender Role Socialization

- “What. A boy playing with Barbie dolls. That’s messed up man. Only girls play with dolls. Everyone knows that!” This is an answer from Cavin, seven years old, when asked what he thought about boys playing with Barbie dolls. Listening to these words can make one realize that even from a young age, children have been strongly impacted by gender through society. According to sociologist James M. Henslin, gender is “the behaviors and attitudes that a society considers proper for its males and females; masculinity or femininity” (280)....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Social Norms And Teach Young Girls Self Confidence

- Kiki Magazine is an up and coming magazine, seeking to go against cultural norms and teach young girls self-confidence through the medium of magazines. The kind of confidence Kiki is promoting comes from a girl’s intelligence, creativity, inner beauty, instead of through her sexuality. There is a need to discover the magazine’s true market potential through market research. This will be accomplished through market research including primary, secondary, and exploratory research; in addition, this information will address the need to stay relevant to accommodate the continuous inflow and outflow of girls from the target market as they age....   [tags: Marketing, Marketing research, Market research]

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My Antonia Response Prompts: The Hired Girls

- My Antonia Response Prompts: The Hired Girls Harling Family Views “They were all Bohemians, all “hired girls”, states Cather (136). Raising a family on the frontier is very hard work. At this point in the novel, a new aspect of life is revealed. Families who can afford it, bring "hired girls" into their household. Recently, many young women have been acquiring jobs within the Black Hawk area to earn a living. The Harlings are the next door neighbors to Antonia's best friends, the Burtons. Antonia has recently taken a housekeeping job at the Harling residence....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Little Girls Or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect

- Are the little girls in America being robbed from their privilege of having a childhood. Stephanie Hanes, a freelance journalist, believes so and she decided to express her opinion in the article “ Little girls or Little women . The disney Princess effect”. Hanes argues that in todays society , little girls are being taught ,unintentionally, to be sexual at an early age. In consequence of this , toddlers are trying to achieve the pre-teen goal to be sexy at such an early age. It all starts with the influence and example that The Disney princesses give to their young fans....   [tags: Disney Princess, The Princess and the Frog]

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Media and Girls' Body Image

- Media and Girls' Body Image How many of you girls have atleast once in your life asked yourselves “does this dress look weird on me?” or, “am I too fat?” Because if you have, you’re not alone. In a Glamour magazine survey, 75% of women aged 13-35 believed they were fat but only 25% were actually medically overweight....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Birth Control Be Available to Teenage Girls?

- Birth control is not available to teenage girls without a parents consent, yet condoms are. In this paper I will be telling you about why I think teenage girls SHOULD be able to get birth control without their parent’s permission. Now first off I want to say that I’m not over here supporting teen sex, and I do understand that most people think that if you’re going to have sex in the first place, you should be able to ask for help and protection when you need it. I do agree with that, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s still going to happen....   [tags: parents consent, condoms]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Shia Girls ' By Kathleen Jamie

- Have you ever heard the expression, “I’ll believe it when I see it?” Often times people use this expression because they find what someone told them to be untrue or unbelieveable. This can happen in writing. Kathleen Jamie proved to be an unreliable narrator in the essay, “Shia Girls”. Thus, her audience was unable to get a clear picture of Pakistan because she continuously compared Pakistan to her homeland. Moreover, the essay “Shia Girls” is reported by Kathleen Jamie rather than produced, which gives her readers unreliable and false representations of Pakistan....   [tags: Writing, Islam, Woman, Pakistan]

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Movie Analysis : ' Mean Girls With Lindsay Lohan '

- In this paper, I will be analyzing the movie Mean Girls with Lindsay Lohan, who plays a 16 year old girl name Cady (Pronounced Katy), whose family moved from Africa to Illnois. Cady is entering public school for the first time after being homeschooled most of her life. As Cady is getting familiar with public school, she quickly notice the cruel laws of popularity that will later divide her fellow students into cliques. As Cady is getting familiar with the school, she greeted by a popular and cruel group of girls known as ‘The Plastics’....   [tags: Erik Erikson, Developmental psychology]

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Six Essential Tips To Make Girls Interested In You

- ... Be a Friend The very first step to get the girl is almost always friendship. Before you can enter the opportunity, you must first open the door. Of course, there is the dreaded "friend zone", where male friends of a girl who want to court her instead stay friends with her like there's an invisible force field around here once she thinks you're her friend. The impossibility of the situation is actually absent and the only way to not get trapped in the friend zone is just to not get in there in the first place....   [tags: confidence, look good, be a friend]

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Analysis Of The Article Shortchanging Girls By Peggy Orenstein

- In the article Shortchanging Girls, Peggy Orenstein addresses the differences between gender socialization in school. In the begging of the article, Peggy addresses that “many of today’s girls fall into traditional patterns of low self-image, self-doubt, and self-censorship…” (Orenstein pg.28). What interested me about this sentence was the use of “traditional”, when describing the patterns. It shows that these three patterns have become common within young girls, which focuses on the “why” they develop....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Male, Female]

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Mandating the HPV Vaccine for Sixth Grade Girls

- Mandating the HPV Vaccine for Sixth Grade Girls The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States (Cook 210). There are over 100 types of HPV viruses and 30 or more of these viruses that can be sexually transmitted. (Vamos, McDermott, Daley 303). There are approximately 20 million people in the United States that are infected with HPV, and there are about 6.2 million new HPV cases each year (Vamos, McDermott, and Daley 303). Even though most HPV cases are non-cancerous, two of the HPV strains are known to cause 70 percent of cervical cancer, and the other two strains cause 90 percent of genital warts cases (Javitt, Berkowitz, and Gostin 384)...   [tags: sex, disease, transmitted, cancer]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Girl And Girls ' By Alice Munro

- The Role of Eve The female gender has come a long way. They conquered and triumphed over gender discrimination in the society. A woman is now a symbol of strength and love. This has not always been the case. The poem “Adam and Eve” by Ani Difranco illustrates how unfairly a woman can be treated. The poem elucidates the arrogance of men, putting women in a position where they do not feel appreciated. Also, the story “Boys and girls” by Alice Munro delineates the stereotypes of being a girl. The story talks about how a little girl and her brother were treated differently because of their genders....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Girl]

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Video Entry : Why Not Make Video Games For Girls?

- Video Entry # 1 “Why not make video games for girls?” This video caught my eye mainly due to the question it poses to its audience. In the modern gaming era; of which we find ourselves currently enjoying. The amount of games geared towards “girls” are few and far between; especially when compared to those geared toward the opposite sex. Since the filming of this video; back in 1998, we, as a community and culture have not progressed as far as we should in my opinion. True there are more games geared towards girls these days, but the amount is underwhelming....   [tags: Video game industry, Video game, Arcade game]

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The Negative Effects of Barbie Dolls on Young Girls

- Children need to have good role models to look up to. A good role model includes being ambitious and doing good deeds. Most little girls look up to the doll named Barbie. The doll has played a very important roll in many childhoods. She was introduced in the 50’s and manufactured by Mattel. Barbie is an up beat character and is always up to date on the latest trends. She has long blonde hair, beautiful blue eyes that go with her perfect makeup, and is tied all together by her medium tanned curvacious body....   [tags: gender roles, eating disorders, ]

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girls vs boys in china

- China had solved one of their population problems, but had unknowingly created another problem from it. Back in 1976, China faced an overpopulation problem. The growth of Chinas population brought a lot of problems to the country and to its people. Some of the problems were from overcrowding and not enough resources like food and jobs to go around for everyone. This was why the government of China enacted the One-Child Policy act in order to prevent over population. The One-Child Policy was a law that allowed a family to only have one child with the incentive of economic and educational advantages to the family that obeyed this law, in many cases disobeying the law would result in a fi...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mean Girls, Starring Lindsey Lohan And Rachel Mcadams

- Mean Girls, starring Lindsey Lohan and Rachel McAdams, took over worldwide box office sales in 2004 making it a staple in pop culture today. The movie is about a young girl named Cady who lived in Africa with her family and moved to a new town in the suburbs of Illinois. Cady gets a taste of what real public school is like and unfortunately it’s a rude awakening. The film portrays many stereotypical gender roles that society has created for females, males, and the LGBT community. This essay will seek to explore how the film Mean Girls portrays gendered pressures from peers, parental modeling, and the gendered expectations and pressures facing female students....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Female]

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Should Boys and girls Attend Different Schools?

- ... It is now accepted that going to school means much more than just gaining a better understanding of biology or physics or how to do math to a child or teenager. School time overlaps some of the most important stages of every person’s life, for example, puberty and maturation, which is the bridge between childhood and adolescence. First reason I think boys and girls should attend separate schools is the maturation gap between genders. Boys and girls do not reach puberty simultaneously and the interval which one gender is ahead of the other in both physical and mental maturation, can lead to an improper mutual understanding of classmates in a mixed school....   [tags: behavioral problems, violence, performance]

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Do Beauty Pageants Really Help Girls?

- Do beauty pageants really help girls find their inner beauty or do they just change into faulty beauty queens. Looking deeply into what these competitions really create out of a person, anyone can quickly find that the contestants aren’t all rainbows and butterflies. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. Pageantry changes some girls for the better, but can also change them for the worse. Young girls should not participate in beauty pageants because they apply too much pressure by judging females based mostly on their physical appearance and can cost up to thousands of dollars....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Beauty pageants]

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Beauty: The Media Profits by Making Girls Hate Themselves

- Beauty is a cruel mistress. Every day, Americans are bombarded by images of flawless women with perfect hair and smooth skin, tiny waists and generous busts. They are presented to us draped in designer clothing, looking sultry or perky or anywhere in between. And although the picture itself is alluring, the reality behind the visage is much more sinister. They are representations of beauty ideals, sirens that silently screech “this is what a woman is supposed to look like!” Through means of media distribution and physical alteration, technology has created unrealistic beauty ideals, resulting in distorted female body images....   [tags: Beauty Essays]

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Girls and Society in Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy

- Marge Piercy wrote Barbie Doll in 1973. The main message the poet is sending is that girls would go to any length to be viewed as “pretty” by society. At times the poet was very sarcastic and uses irony to get the theme across to the reader. Other elements of poetry are used as well to help the audience understand the poem. The first three line of the poem discuss the “girlchild” growing up. She was an ordinary girl that played with dolls, miniature GE kitchens and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy....   [tags: poem, girlchild, appearance, diet]

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Gilmore Girls: An Artifact Analysis of Cognitive Dissonance

- Introduction Communication is ubiquitous. Through out a normal day one might say hello to a neighbor, use hand gestures to express a message, smile at a stranger, or text a friend about dinner plans. These activities and more may happen on a “normal” day but the analysis of such interactions can prove to be quite complicated. The study of various theories of communication shed light on the reasons why people interact the way the do as well as help prepare a person for future communicative encounters....   [tags: Communication ]

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Teen Pregnancy Among Uneducated High School Girls

- Teen Pregnancy Among Uneducated High School Girls Establish the Importance of Safe Sex The history of teen pregnancy has been a topic of interest in the American school system for quite a while (Hamilton &Ventura, 2012). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The U.S. teen birth rate declined 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, reaching a historic low at 34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15–19; the rate dropped 44 percent from 1991 through 2010” (Hamilton &Ventura, 2012). Although teen pregnancy in the United States decreased, it is still higher than all of the Western Nations (Hamilton &Ventura, 2012)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence]

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Teenage Movies: ‘Mean Girls’ v. ‘Clueless’

- It’s time to ditch films like Disney’s hits ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Camp Rock’ and go back in time to the old favourites ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Clueless’ which will never be outdated and boring, so get your best friends round and leave the guys at for home for a girly night in. Now you may be thinking that ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Clueless’ are a bit old and past their sell by date but they were so in when they were released and seen for the first time so I recommend you buy or rent these awesome movies and see how high school life was like all those years ago....   [tags: Film Review]

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Varsity Girls Soccer (Worland vs. Powell)

- What seemed to be a very long and difficult game, the Worland High School Varsity Girls come through to winning the game against Powell. Still remaining number one in the 3A division in the state of Wyoming, Worland has put up a fight regarding their loss against Lander last year at state soccer in Jackson, Wyoming. Worland’s very first game of the season this year in 2014 was against Jackson. The defending state champions were demolished by the Warriors, and Jackson also did not score a single goal....   [tags: being a family in a sport]

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Adolescent Girls at Risk

- Adolescent Girls at Risk What risks are really in existence for adolescent girls growing up on the Arizona-Mexico border. Well, more then anyone in their right mind might be able to imagine. Adolescent girls growing up on the border or in a multicultural area are generally from lower income homes, which in itself introduces an entire set of risk factors. The main focus, but certainly not the only ones at risk, being that of minority groups, such as Hispanic and American Indian girls. In general, they are at a risk for teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, gang affiliation, and academic and social challenges at school....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Bulimia in Teenage Girls

- Bulimia in Teenage Girls Americans place a great deal of importance on being thin. All of the models, television personalities, and athletes are extremely thin. Trendy clothing styles are all made to flatter the thin figure. These constant reminders say to the American youth that in order to be successful, you must be thin. As a result, 1 in 10 teenage girls struggle with an eating disorder. Bulimia, one type of eating disorder, which is harmful to your physical and mental health, is becoming very popular with today’s young women....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa]

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Girls Of Slender Means

- Joanna&#8217;s and Jane&#8217;s lifestyles. The Girls of Slender Means by Murial Spark is a novel about the girls who lived in the May of Teck Club during the year of 1945. There are many characters involved, but the one&#8217;s who caught my attention the most are Jane Wright and Joanna Childe. They represent different aspects of ideas, lifestyles and, also, have different perspectives on the &#8220;World of Books.'; Joanna Childe was the daughter of a country rector....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Complexions Contemperary Ballet

- “It is artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson’s lifelong appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic appeal of the multicultural that forms the cornerstone of Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s singular approach to reinventing dance”. During the month of February, the company, Complexions, traveled around the nation to perform to different audiences. Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson are the Founding Artistic Directors of the company. This critique will be focusing on the performance at the South Miami Dade Cultural Art Center....   [tags: dancing, expression, tone]

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Good Girls Gone Bad

- Good Girls Gone Bad Bars slammed against the cold metal; the sound of screaming and chaos filled the cell. I could hear a young girl crying in the cell next to mine and it made me sigh with sadness. As a former inmate of the State of Texas women’s prison facility, the echoes of the sounds I heard daily, still remain fresh in the back of my mind. Coming to terms with my sentence and trying to figure out what had landed me there sparked a curios interest. The increasing rate of women in prison and the factors leading them behind bars was clearly becoming more obvious as I spoke and lived with the ladies in white jumpsuits....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Vaudeville Star

- The Vaudeville Star Vaudeville was a cheap form of escape for the struggling families going through the Great Depression. Vaudeville was a variety of acts from comedians to singers to dancing families and one would hardly see the same show twice. The Great Depression was a struggle to the people in the audience, and to the performers who had to work just as hard as any of the workers in the streets. Sophie Tucker overcame the struggle of the vaudeville lifestyle by moving away from her family in a small town to New York, moving past her self-consciousness, and painting herself black to be able to perform....   [tags: comedians, singers, dancing families]

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Adolescent Girls

- This study examined the perceived role of three types of sociocultural agents (peers, parents, and media) in influencing body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint in adolescent girls. Participants were 577 grade 10 girls from six schools who completed questionnaires in class and had height and weight measured. Two path analyses resulted in a similar pattern. While current body size strongly predicted ideal body size and body dissatisfaction, perceived influence of multiple sociocultural agents regarding thinness also had a direct relationship with body ideal and dissatisfaction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Tango

- The man and woman face each other, with the man holding the woman's right hand in his left, and with his right arm around her. The Tango is the third dance to use this hold for couple dancing. The Viennese Waltz is the first dance done in this couple hold. It was very popular in Europe in the 1830’s. Couple dancing before the Viennese Waltz was very formal and did not involve a lot of physical contact just mainly holding hands. About 10 years after the Viennese Waltz came the Polka. Also taking Europe by storm, the Polka became the newest craze to use this scandalous new hold....   [tags: Dance Dancing]

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Muslim Girls

- The central Bosnian village Dolina is located in a valley north of the Bosnian-Hercegovinian capital, Sarejevo. From a very early age Muslim girls are taught that their role as a female is to assist their mother with household chores and to serve the men. While her male siblings, who spend most of their time playing and walking around the village, are not expected to work around the house (Bringa 106). Muslim boys were given privileges because they were male. Muslim women usually did not leave the household for employment because they maintained the household agriculture, however they could sew and knit for other villagers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Whether Attending an All Girls School Benefits the Girls Attending or Not

- Whether Attending an All Girls School Benefits the Girls Attending or Not There is a debate as to whether attending an all girls school is beneficial to the girls attending these single sex schools. As a pupil at one such school I am in the position to express an opinion on what I think are the main advantages of attending such a school. As someone who enjoys sports I am glad I chose a girls school because there is much more focus on girls sports, whereas in a mixed school there is more focus generally on male sports such as rugby....   [tags: Papers]

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Girls Like Us

- Girls Like Us Girls Like Us is an intimate portrayal concerning four girls who grew up all with different ethnic backgrounds and various forms of parental guidence. Anna Chau is Vietnames with strict parents and good beliefs, Lisa Bronca is a Caucasion Catholic, De'Yonna Moore is African-American with strong goals who lives with her Grandma and Raelene Cox is a young white girl who comes from a broken home with little parental guidence. Girls Like Us shows examples of structural functionism, and conflict theory, as well as symbolic interactionalism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wake Up Girls

- Wake Up Girls Sometimes we lose sight of what is important in life and that is when it is necessary to take a step back to reconsider the direction in which we are going. Teenage girls today are becoming less and less original and more generic. Generic symbolizing how alike teenage girls look. It is disturbing for me as a teenage girl to hear and see what teenage girls believe to be imperative in order to be happy and successful. The media in America has everything to do with what is going wrong with the lifestyles of young women....   [tags: Media Fashion Papers]

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Hispanic Girls Growing up on the Border

- Hispanic Girls Growing up on the Border The Southwest United States is an area of great diversity. It is located on the border between the US and Mexico. In this region there are four main ethnicities represented: Hispanics, African Americans, Anglo Americans, and Native Americans. These groups interact daily working in the same offices and going to school together. Youth of each ethnicity face risks as they grow up. By focusing on the Hispanic adolescent girl the extent of the possible risks to one ethnicity can be explored....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Stereotyping, Through the Eyes of Teenage Girls

- STEREOTYPES Through the Eyes of Teenage Girls A ‘stereotype’ by definition is a generalized image of a person or group, which does not acknowledge individual differences and which is often prejudicial to that person or group. People in general develop stereotypes when they can’t or are hesitant to get all of the information they need to make fair judgments about a person, or a group of people. When this type of situation happens, as it most often does, the person judging misses the ‘whole picture.’ Stereotypes in many cases allow us to ‘fill in the blanks’ and come to our own conclusions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gender Inequality: Boys vs. Girls

- Gender Inequality: Boys vs. Girls Sex-role stereotyping creeps into the life of the school throughout the entire day. In elementary schools every subject children learn and every period they experience can contribute to preserving out-moded, sex-biased attitudes and limitations. (Shapiro,, 1981) Bias books represent girls and boys in different roles. Gym classes have boys lifting weights for strength and girls involved in aerobics for flexibility. Math classes contend girls against boys on games like math jeopardy....   [tags: Feminism Feminist]

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Lives Of Girls And Women by Alice Munro

- In The Lives of Girls and Women, the main character Del Jordan grows from a young curious child to a woman. At a young age she is very curious about her sexuality, but is forewarned by her mother to be careful about her decisions. Del's curiosity leads her into making many wrong decisions regarding men. All these wrong decisions cause her to lose everything she had worked so hard for – her goals, her dreams ruined. Del's first relationship with a man is Art Chamberlain, who works at the Jubilee radio station and is the boyfriend of Fern Dogherty, the Jordan's resident....   [tags: Alice Munro]

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Why Dont Girls Choose Science

- Why Dont Girls Choose Science Issues Essay: Why Don’t Girls Choose Science. In South Australia in 1983 less than one-third of students studying physics at matriculation level were girls (Robottom, 1986). Sixteen years later, in 1999, girls still only made up 35% of students studying physics at the matriculation level (SSABSA, 1999). Despite all the advances for women in modern society it seems that there is still an issue of concern in that of girls participation and achievement in science. Adamson, Foster, Roark & Reed (1998) suggests that the gender gap in science appears to widen with development so much so that there is concern that women are being underrepresented in some science fiel...   [tags: essays papers]

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Teenage Girls, the Media and Self-Image

- Teenage Girls, the Media and Self-Image The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. -Virginia Woolf Youth is beauty, money is beauty, hell, beauty is beauty sometimes. It's the luck of the draw, it's the natural law; it's a joke, it's a crime. -Ani Difranco The teen magazines began appearing in the fifth grade. They seemed to show up overnight, out of nowhere. At lunch or between classes, groups of girls would cluster around the desk of the mature eleven-year-old who brought in the latest issue of Seventeen....   [tags: Television Females Self Esteem]

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How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

- HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS This book is a story about 4 sisters who tell their stories about living on an island in the Dominican Republic , and then moving to New York . What is different about this book is the fact that you have different narrators telling you the story , jumping back and forth from past to present . This is effective because it gives you different view point&#8217;s from each of the sisters . It may also detract from the narrative because of the fact that it&#8217;s confusing to the reader ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Stereotyping Girls Who Drive Trucks

- Stereotyping Girls Who Drive Trucks There is nothing more thrilling to me than being a girl who drives a truck. The sense of power you get almost makes up for the harassment. Driving a truck as a female automatically places you in one of two categories, whether they're true or not. You are either the cute lil' thang in Daddy's big pick-up, or you are a bull dike. Don't worry; there are ways to tell which category you're in. Should you be the cute lil' thang, you might be a little chunky or just plain little....   [tags: Sociology]

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Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation

- Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation Dance has evolved greatly throughout the centuries. It began with ballet and has led up to contact improvisation. This form of dance begun in the early 1970's and was started by a man named Steve Paxton and a group of postmodern dancers from New York City. Contact improvisation is a partnering form of dance and known as the art of moving spontaneously with a group or another person. This form of dance does not require the exact set of traditional skills of other dance form, it doesn’t have a technique that could be studied, and it is practiced in order to accomplish the highest potential....   [tags: Dance Theory Dancing Essays]

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Mirroring an Exposed World

- Mirroring an Exposed World I recently saw a photography piece, "Dancer" by Irving Penn on exhibit at the Whitney Museum. The striking thing about the photos was not that they were of a nude Alexandra Beller, but that hers is not what one would typically think of as a naked dancer's body. She's not tall and thin with well-defined muscles and barely developed breasts. No. She's fat. Beller took a big risk posing nude for Penn's camera. She dared people to see her as a dancer, not just a fat woman....   [tags: Dance Dancing Art Papers]

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Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev

- Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev A Dance Magician Many believe music is a universal language. Regardless of ones nationality or background we can all recognize and be touched by the power of music. Makhmud Esambayev, a Chechen dancer born with an exceptional ear for music, devoted his life to touching others with his own power. Esambayev was born in 1924 in the small Circassian village of Stariye Atagi, which is located on the foothills of the Caucasian mountains. Stariye Atagi, about twenty km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya....   [tags: Dancing Art Dancers Essays]

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Girls: Growing up in the Global Education System

- Girls: Growing up in the Global Education System Introduction When one thinks of the term “school education”, one sees it as the golden key to a brighter future, improving employment prospects and earnings but fundamentally we think of a system that serves to stimulate individual talents to the full, regardless of race, gender or social status. The naivete of this thought is huge however, as the majority of people are unaware of the victimization of girls that exists in the schooling system....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis of Data Between Height and Weight in Girls and Boys

- Analysis of Data Between Height and Weight in Girls and Boys In my first investigation, I will be analysing data between height and weight in girls and boys. I will also use this data to compare the results between boys and girls as well. I will use a variety of graphs to show this. PREDICTIONS I predict that as the heights increase, so will the weights....   [tags: Papers]

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Youth Sports - Little Girls Need Sports!

- Little Girls Need Sports. You may have seen the ad on television. It is one of the few advertisements using the voices of little girls that isn't promoting unrealistically figured Barbie dolls or the likes. The ad starts with a 10-year-old girl in a swing set and presents a series of images of different young girls saying: If you let me play sports I will like myself more; I will have more self-confidence, If you let me play sports. If you let me play, I will be 60 percent less likely to get breast cancer; I will suffer less depression....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Differences in Math Learning and Aptitude Between Boys and Girls

- Differences in Math Learning and Aptitude Between Boys and Girls The topic of my research has been differences in math learning and aptitude between boys and girls. This topic was suggested to me by my mentor, Mike Millo, as it is of particular interest to him. Mr. Millo is an Algebra teacher at Ball High. Much has been made of gender differences in math by the popular media and Mr. Millo felt that it would be interesting to examine this topic and explore the findings of educational researchers....   [tags: Papers]

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The Relationship between Height and Weight of Boys and Girls

- The Relationship between Height and Weight of Boys and Girls Recently due to the media and the government the weight of children has been discussed. It is believed that children are now becoming obese and are now more overweight than children in the past. This had led to public becoming worried about the health of the future generation because there is currently an increase in the number of coronary heart diseases, which are linked to obesity and lavish lifestyle. Consequently, I have decided to investigate the state of children’s health in today’s schools....   [tags: Papers]

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Boys Vs. Girls: a Parent's Point of View

- BOYS vs. GIRLS A Parent's Point of View "Aaaaakkkkkk!!. You got mud on my Barbie Dolls. You got cake batter on my G.I Joe!" Sugar and spice and everything nice...that's what little girls are made of. Rats and snails and puppy dog tails...that's what little boys are made of. Physically it is obvious to see the difference in boys and girls. It is even semi-obvious to notice the social and emotions differences. But when it comes to parenting boys and girls, it is pretty much the same. Oh don't get me wrong, there are some differences, but the love and adoration is still the same....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Article Review of Menu Girls by Denise Chavez

- Article Review of Menu Girls by Denise Chavez While reading through The Last of the Menu Girls by Denise Chavez, the complexity of the novel made itself evident. There are many different levels to Chavez's novel. The article by Rowena Rivera brought many of those hidden themes and ideas to the surface. The article gives the reader a quick overview of Denise Chavez as an author. Rivera then goes into many of the hidden themes and ideas in the novel, such as the importance of memories. She also goes on to discuss things like the constant interlocking of Spanish and English....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls

- Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls In Act 1 the women at the dinner party, speak of their suffering in the past, but they all relate to Marlene and to each other as a sisterhood of the present, even though the women represent contemporary figures supposedly alive in the early 1980’s in England. Lady Nijo and Pope Joan are similar in that they both had babies in difficult situations, and both stood up for their rights as women. The portrayal of these women contrasts with the traditional and ‘classical’ representation of women in plays....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Ue of Diet pills among adolescent girls

- The Use of Diet Pills among Adolescent Girls Dieting is a common occurrence in our country, but dieting is most common among adolescent girls. Since millions of Americans try to lose weight every year, many of them turn to weight-loss pills for help (MFMER 2004). Dieting may place the risk of using unhealthy weight control behaviors such as diet pills (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). A study by the CDC showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss strategy (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reducing the Risk of HIV Among Adolescent Girls

- According to the CDC, the majority of female adolescents will have had at least one sexual partner by the time they reach the age of 18. Once reserved for high school students, sex ed is now being introduced in junior high and even elementary schools. It is undeniable that our teenagers are becoming sexually active earlier and inevitably, are vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and HIV. While it is impossible to alter the choices of sexually active teens once they have been made, it is a mandate for those who interact with them to equip teens with the proper resources to make smart choices and offer suggestions to modify risky behavior....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Views on Crime and Deviance of Boys and Girls (Investigation Plan)

- The Views on Crime and Deviance of Boys and Girls (Investigation Plan) The project I am doing is looking at the views on crime and deviance between girls and boys aged 15-16, to fully understand and to explore this project fully, I needed to find a sufficient and appropriate way to collect the data. I created a questionnaire, which used both a mixture of open and closed questions, this will enable the people being questioned to chose between a list of answers and also state their views and answers on the questions....   [tags: Papers]

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Special Education Implementation For Native American Girls

- Special Education Implementation For Native American Girls Quality education for children has been an ongoing issue for today's society. There has also been an increasing concern for the education of students with special needs. The effect of these concerns has been noted in many communities, such as the Native American community. The population of special education students in the Native American communities is not necessarily higher than others, however, their community is effected, therefore also in need of quality special education programs....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Abigail Williams And The Girls Initiate The Tragedy in The Crucible

- Although Abigail and The Girls Initiate The Tragedy, Responsibility Lies With the Whole Salem Community I do believe that Abigail and the girls initiated the tragedy, what with all their talk about spirits and the conjurance with the devil during the opening act. For one reason or another, it can be said that the blame for this tragedy lies with the entire Salem community. But could this really be called a tragedy. In my opinion, if people get hurt and the whole community falls apart - then it is a tragedy....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls

- A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” is a story about a girl that struggles against society’s ideas of how a girl should be, only to find her trapped in the ways of the world. The story starts out on a farm in the 1940’s. The narrator is a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl’s father was a fox farmer. He was a hard working, quiet man and the girl really respected him. Every winter the father killed the foxes that he raised and sold their pelts....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation

- Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation Basketball seems to get into your blood. It is said by those who play, "You eat, you sleep and you play basketball." When I was a little girl all I wanted to be was a professional basketball player. I couldn't count how many times I pounded that dumb ball in our driveway until it was too dark to see, then I would play for hours more by the porch light. Now I realize that was only childish insanity. Back then they didn’t even have a girls’ profession basketball league in the states....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Spinning Misconceptions

- Spinning Misconceptions The music pounded loudly on the dance floor as people stood in a circle. Nodding my head to the beat, I stepped out and did a few dance steps before I went down to the ground. On my hands and legs, I began walking rounds to the beat, throwing in a little bit of flare to it all, as much flare as I could think of. A few moments into the step, I jumped onto my hands and twisted my legs in the air. Freeze. So far, the crowd seemed silent; they just casually watched me mess around as if I was making a fool of myself, for it looked so simple to them....   [tags: Break Dancing Culture Essays]

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Martha Graham

- Martha Graham Martha Graham was one of the most influential figures in American modern dance, and her techniques and styles are still practiced today. She became widely known throughout all ages and decades. Her first debut was in the 1920's. As time went on, she became more experienced and wiser in the modern dance field. Martha Graham, whose style was considered controversial, became one of the finest choreographers and dancers in the dance world. In 1894 Martha was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (Pratt 8)....   [tags: Dance Dancing Choreography Essays]

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