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  • Shake The Dust

    The poem “Shake the Dust”, by Anis Mojgani, reflects on all of the various types of individuals in society. People have a certain perspective on society and everyone feels like they have to live up to that. The assumptions from people is the impossible. The expectations are perfection and for people to live their lives with no faults. Anis Mojgani validates that there is no such thing as perfection. He says three words that makes people look at life so differently, “Shake the Dust.” This poem…

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  • Comparison Of Skin Color In The Bluest Eye And Dark Girls By Toni Morrison

    The nature of human often have specific expectations as to what makes a woman beautiful and what doesn't. One major feature that often affects the definition of beauty is skin color. Many believe that those of darker complexion are more despised over those of lighter complexion. This idea was further discussed in the film Imitation of Life, which includes the story of a young black girl who struggles with her racial identity in hopes to be white. Similarly, in the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni…

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  • Oppression Of Fat Women Analysis

    society is viewed as one of the worst things you can be. Fat bodies are extremely stigmatized in our culture. Society is obsessed with the idea of controlling the appearance of women’s bodies- and this includes size. Fat is seen as lazy, unbearable and something we should never be okay with being. Society communicates to fat women that they should not exist in the body they do. This is communicated through the oppression of fat bodies through diet-culture and fat-shaming. These methods of…

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  • Jenna's Monologue

    open just a tiny bit. I could barely make out that she was wearing nothing but a nightshirt and panties. What the heck was she up to? She reached up to the top of my blanket and slowly, noiselessly, pulled it down at the corner to expose most of my body, clad only in boxers. I was being careful not to change my breathing one bit; I had to let her think I was sleeping so I could see where this was going. My sister then reached straight for my crotch with both hands and delicately unsnapped the…

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  • Celia Milne's 'Pressures To Conform'

    On a daily basis, we are sent messages that we can have it all. Whether it be on television, social media or in a print article, women are seeing this month’s pinnacle of happiness and health, often resulting in comparing how we measure up, realizing that we just don’t feel adequate in comparison. The unrealistic presentations of perfection by the media impacts women in physical and psychological ways, often resulting in low self-esteem and health risks. Women have been obsessing about…

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  • Social Media Your New Mirror Research Paper

    The Media: Your New Mirror In advertising and social media, body image has now made women more self-conscious of their bodies. Women feel the need to look pretty for the opinion and compliments of society as a whole, not just a few people or a loved one. Advertisements use Photoshop and airbrushing to make a model look perfect. Over time the way society perceives women as beautiful has changed drastically. The most popular looks through the years have been corsets for a tiny waist, womanly…

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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been Beauty

    Take a look in the mirror; hot damn! As one grows older, she understands what society expects from her. One realizes the effect her looks have on others, whether she is hideous and terrifies the world, or she is so beautiful that no one can take their eyes off of her. In Joyce Carol Oates’ short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” the protagonist Connie displays the effects of her beauty. Connie, the beautiful fifteen-year-old self-absorbed adolescent, attempts to test her beauty…

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  • Flaws In Idol Culture Analysis

    Would you shave your head and publicly demean yourself if it meant that you could save your public image or keep your job? For the female members of Japan’s idol culture, this and other punishments are a harrowing reality. In 2013 one of the founding members of the J-Pop group AKB48, Minami Minegishi faced this exact dilemma. Minegishi was caught leaving the house of a member of one of Japan’s boy bands, and faced an immediate backlash from both her management and fans alike; her response for…

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  • Fat Kids Can T Do Math: Article Analysis

    At an early age, children begin to figure out how they should look and act when it comes to their body type. An article “Fat Kids Can’t Do Math: Negative Body Weight Stereotyping and Associations with Academic Competence and Participation in School Activities Among Primary School Children” was written in The Open Education Journal, by Bronwyn Chalker and Jennifer A. O’Dea. They are credible authors to speak about children and psychology because they are Faculty of Education and Social Work…

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  • Obesity In Schools Research Paper

    The Problem of Obesity in Our Schools Abstract Childhood obesity is a serious social problem that we face. We are responsible for teaching our children acceptable behaviors to interact with the world as well as to direct their own lives. When we do not teach our children the appropriate skills, they are unable to make healthy, safe choices for themselves. The key to combating this social issues lies in teaching our children at an early age the importance of good eating habits, then…

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