Advertisements Affect in Teenage Girls

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Month: September, 2013

Advertisements Affecting Teenagers



My new topic is on advertisements negative effects in teenage girls’ self-esteem, and the constant focus in women’s image taking an impact on teenage girls. My topic is like Tannem (1999) describes, a “crystal of many sides”, because there are many arguments to the topic which people many not see advertisements as a problem, or may not even realize the effect it has on teenagers; whereas there is many people who believe that advertisements do effect the young population and wish to make a difference of the outcome it has in them. The people whom I believe that are having these arguments are the media and the public, since the media wants to show a figure of perfection, and the public tries to achieve the ideal image, when in reality most of the advertisements are Photoshop and modified to create perfection. I believe that in this point “true dialog” cannot exist, because there is always the two sides who are attacking each other, such as feminist movements and advertisers, claiming how they are right and how the others are wrong. Also because there will continue to be advertisements with beautiful, skinny women, and it can take impact on how teenagers see themselves and have the desire of reaching that perfection. This issue has many sides since the public can too agree that advertisements promote skinny models which can encourage teens to lose weight or have a healthier diet.  Therefore, my focus will be on teenage girls affect when seeing advertisements by imitating and lowering their self-esteem if not fitting the ideal image and not fitting into society.



Child Neglect From the Mother

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An idea topic I had was child neglect from the mother. I was interested to focus on this topic since I was neglected from my mother at a young age, and now I see it happening to my little nephew. From personal experience I understand the negatives that occur as a child feeling left behind from his/her mother. Some examples of the struggles these children go through are feeling abandon, tying to find affection from the wrong crowds, and poor people skills. I believe this topic is important now due to the amount of children that are being neglected from their mothers and this was not seen previous years. For example, in past years it was seen more cases of father neglect of family and thought the mother always stays with her children. But now, there are more cases where the mother leaves her family and leaves the responsibility to the father or any family member to take care for her children. Having this happen now makes children feel they no longer matter, since it is thought that the mother should always be there for her children to love and care for them. I believe that the community should care for this happening, since it affects the neglected child and the way they react to the things around them. I believe this topic should be look into more, since there are not many studies of mother neglect, and more cases are seen more now, and there should be prevention now to save the children from neglect now, rather than later.