Essay on Never After : A Fantasy Gone Wrong

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Never After: A Fantasy Gone Wrong
For a company whose motto claimed it as the happiest place on earth, it sure doesn’t resonate that way for most people. Published in 2011 in the Christian Science Monitor, the article, “Little Women or Little Girls” by journalist Stephanie Hanes discusses the effects of media platforms such as the Disney princess’ franchise and argues that their means of sexualization and objectification tremendously impacts the way the population of young female develops. By formulating her argument through the uses of credible data to support her claims, Hanes’ is able to build a platform to educate and aware the audience, mostly parental figures, on the causes and how to combat the growing issue of sexualization on young girls. However, her excessive uses of quotations that included personal accounts and opinions of others to induce emotional appeals in the readers weakened her argument and ultimately, made it ineffective.
Like many others who were perplexed at the disturbing and growing trend of why young girls are using items that are normally associated with older females, Hanes’s article helps the audience to explore and understand the causable agents and their effects. She begins by discussing one the earliest forms of exposures in the entertainment industry such as Disney. And along other key factors like the social media, she also explains how the constant exposure leads to a radical change in different areas of development-such as cognitive…

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