Goodbye To Girlhood Analysis

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Goodbye to Girlhood. (Article 34)
The main idea of this article was describing how media was changing people, mainly females about how they look and act. Media was described as taking over girl’s lives. For example, by showing them unrealistic views and acts of other girls their age. It has been studied and more females have gotten diagnosed with depression, eating disorders, or very low self-esteem now at a lower age. Now, girls are focusing on being/looking sexy and fitting in rather than being themselves and acting their age.
Examples in this article supporting the topic were how girls can’t find clothes that are their age. They are all “crop tops’, too short for them to wear, or too tight to feel comfortable in or look their age. Girls
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It talked about how girls follow the “norms”. They want to fit in and so they follow the media and what it portrays at the time. It always comes out to be a negative effect and some of the girls have been diagnosed with social, psychological, or emotions problems.
I agree with this “Goodbye to Girlhood” article. I felt like it described the problems that younger girls are facing today. It explained how girls are following media and the “Barbie look”. Media makes them feel they have to look a certain way to be cool and look sexy. It even described how boys are starting to follow the media. For example, boys need to be getting those perfect abs, and bodies, they need to act masculine, they need to be dominant, etc.
Media is taking over all younger kids, and teens who view certain media. I feel this is because they don’t really know any better what’s right or wrong about media. The media keeps pushing and pushing people to look certain ways to fit in, be cool and sexy. By doing so this is persuading people to dress certain ways and look certain ways they normally wouldn’t choose
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It has been brought upon by media. So many people follow social norms from media this is now one. Women with no pubic hair are now know to be “more attractive” than those who do have pubic hair. Because of this norm, more women and younger girls are following this trend to fit in and be “more attractive and clean”.
Back in the Renaissance the art work was shown that women had no, or very little pubic hair and that showed their attractiveness and dominance. A study explained how women that shaved had a higher self-esteem about their body over women that didn’t shave their pubic hair. This study also explained how the women that shaved had more sexual function as well. Complete pubic hair removal was more common in younger teens rather than anyone 30+, which is most likely seen from media and taken a part on younger females.
The media enforcing women to follow norms is in the human sexuality textbook. It described how most women are following media and really focusing on trying to fit in and look good and act good for others. This media has now impacted women that completely shaving their pubic hair is a good thing, and if you don’t that’s not clean, and not what everyone else does. That study which was proven to be false, was described in the Article

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