Monday, February 17, 2014

A Tangle of Discourses: Girls Negotiating Adolescence

A Tangle of Discourses: Girls Negotiating Adolescence

“Many grandmothers presumed the characterizations to be fact, with the caveat that some teens, including their grandchildren, are not social problems. Jan suggested that today’s teens are rude and lack respect. Claire said that teens are scary, insolent, promiscuous, spoiled, insufficiently controlled and not religious enough.”

I believe that things are changing. My parents tell me that things are not the same as when they were growing, in some aspect I believe it’s true.  I believe that the media could be blamed but not for all.  Like Claire said “are scary, insolent, promiscuous, spoiled, insufficiently controlled and not religious enough” I don’t believe this is true. In my believe I think it’s all how children are raised and parents have some fault to it. Teens could be controlled it the matter how you handle it. I remember when I was younger if my parents could not afford something I was not getting it. But in the other hand if the parent gives the child everything they want of course they are going to be spoiled. I believe that teens could be controlled it’s the way you speak to  them.

“Beatrice claimed that teens get into more trouble today than they did in the past. Some attributed these problems to wider social tensions and media influence, others lamented the lack of parental discipline.”

I agree with Beatrice teens do get into more trouble now than before but I believe is because there are more things out there. I believe that everything before was hush hush. But now teens do see more things for instance like drugs and violence. But I do believe that kid need to experience certain things in order to grow. I never did any drugs or got into any fights because I knew there were consequences. I knew that I would get disciplined. But some kid get into fight and do a lot of things because they now they are no consequences. But when kid get order they grow out of things and see they are better things to spend their time on.



Monday, February 3, 2014

In the Article Unlearning the Myths That Blind Us by Linda Christensen argues that we are manipulated by the media. She argues that cartoons we watch affect us and how we really don’t think about this when we growing up or watching it.  As she quotes in the reading “ when we read children’s books, we aren’t just reading cute little stories we are discovering the tools with which a young  society is manipulated”. I believe that is true by reading books they are  certain things in the stories such as how we should be or become. I believe it manipulates our behavior towards society.

I believe that something’s   changing from before Disney did not have a black princess now they do. But what is the point of having a black princess if everything is going to stay the same (same story about a princess and love). When I was growing up I wanted to be a princess now that grown I am thinking  to myself that I was naive  for thinking that. I always wonder why didn’t they have a plus size princess. It was always about the skinny princess that got all the good looking guys. I noticed that it was always the big girl to get mistreated why is that? I know because in the media there is a stenotype where all girl have to be skinny in order to be attractive and stay with prince Charming

The picture above shows how the princesses would look as plus sizes including the new edition to the Disney princess the African American princess  
Hi Guys,
My name is Hecmy Jose
22 from Rhode Island