Argumentative Essay On Being A Woman

Everyone tells women they must dress a certain way and act a certain way. Girls are judged every day from their hair not being a certain style to their sexual life starting just as a young child. Commercials have shown women what they should look like, being a girl myself I’ve had an issue with my weight my whole life. With this being said, commercials show skinny girls that have small waist, nice breast, and the right size of a butt; this causes girls to want to change their bodies and it makes girls feel bad about themselves. Women have been changing their bodies and even their faces since the beginning of time. Being a women is a hard job, people have to go from dressing nice, looking pretty, and maintain a “normal weight” and are judge …show more content…
In the article, “A Girls’ Body” Ellin Lipkin she explains the statistics of average height and weight of what most girls are. Most average height is four feet and five inches and also weighing between 130 and 150. They go on talking about how many models are over six feet tall and weigh only under 117. I found this strange because if you are that tall how does your BMI so low? With knowing these young girls always fantasize about becoming a model one day; they soon realize that their body or height doesn’t meet the requirements that a usual model should be. Society uses models as “this is what a woman should look like”. Girls so young at the age of 12 or 13 start changing how they are, they watch what they intake on food or some don’t even intake at all. This can turn to either bulimia or anorexia, these are some causes that society is doing to girl. From my experiences on social media and ads they post well nowadays it’s either women who are skinny or women that …show more content…
As reading, “Two Ways a Women Can Get Hurt” by Jean Kilbourn, she discusses many advertisements that use women as a money maker by the way they dress. She uses examples of the ads show women and how they should be treated rather than knowing they’re just doing the ads or commercials for money or it’s their job. Women have been seen half dressed or sometimes even naked in ads just so revenue can come through for their company they are advertising. A lot of people think that that’s how they really are in life which isn’t true. “Men are encouraged to never take no for an answer” (494) this was from a ad she included into the article. This quote is suggesting that when a woman says no she really doesn’t mean it and is playing hard to get. Which is what causes rapes and sexual assaults to happen. Even teens see these ads and have an influence from these commercials and sometimes follow to what the ads are saying and later commit the rapes and sexual assaults. She then goes on discussing about the “reasons” why women have been raped before, such as it was because the sexy underwear the woman had under her clothing. She compares it to what if men were treated like this and dressed how women dressed. She uses examples of how men are used in ads as also sex icons in ads, like as in Calvin Klein underwear ads where they’re half naked.

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