Images: Men's Magazines

Mikali Boonham 9PDHPE14

Have You Seen Men's Magazines?

Recently, it's hard to see anything else in media but a lot of photoshop, makeup and plastic surgery all contributing to make these standard of what men believe should look like every woman. Men expect us to have a big bottom, big breasts and a small waist, long hair, long legs and small feet, and then you might be classified as beautiful.These standards of boys and men, have gotten so serious that young girls are being sexualised and teenage girls are trying to meet these standards.

p!nk: Stupid Girls Music Video

I find that many girls pacing the streets find themselves not good enough for men, and they wear little outfits which show a lot of skin and make themselves throw up in bathrooms, so that they can be skinny. I have found a perfect example of girls trying too hard from the song Stupid Girls by P!nk, which sings, "maybe if I act like that, flipping my blonde hair back, push up my bra like that." I have linked this video here:
P!nk - Stupid Girls

LYrics

Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls

Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back
Porno Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl

Go to Fred Segal, you'll find them there
Laughing loud so all the little people stare
Looking for a daddy to pay for the champagne
(Drop a name)
What happened to the dreams of a girl president
She's dancing in the video next to 50 Cent
They travel in packs of two or three
With their itsy bitsy doggies and their teeny-weeny tees
Where, oh where, have the smart people gone?
Oh where, oh where could they be?

Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back
Porno Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl

(Break it down now)
Disease's growing, it's epidemic
I'm scared that there ain't a cure
The world believes it and I'm going crazy
I cannot take any more
I'm so glad that I'll never fit in
That will never be me
Outcasts and girls with ambition
That's what I wanna see
(Come on)
Disasters all around
World despaired
Your only concern
Will it fuck up my hair

Maybe if I act like that (do like this), that guy will call me back
Porno Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Baby if I act like that (Oh, Oh-Oh, Do you think?), flipping my blond hair back (Do you think?)
Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl (Yeah, yeah)

(Do ya think? Do ya think? Do ya think?)
(I like this, like this, like this)
Pretty will you fuck me girl, silly I'm so lucky girl
Pull my head and suck it girl, stupid girl!
Pretty would you fuck me girl, silly I'm so lucky girl
Pull my head and suck it girl, stupid girl!

(Baby) Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
(Baby if I) Push up my bra like that, stupid girl!

Maybe if I act like that (maybe if I act like that), that guy will call me back (that guy will call me back)
Porno Paparazzi girl (Porno Paparazzi girl), I don't wanna be a stupid girl (stupid girl)
Baby if I act like that (maybe if I act like that), flipping my blond hair back (flipping my blond hair back)
Push up my bra like that (push up my bra like that), I don't wanna be a stupid girl (stupid girl)

["stupid girl" throughout:]
Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
Push up my bra like that,
Stupid girl
Stupid girl
Stupid girl

some examples of the covers of men's magazines:

How this impacts young girls

These magazines and music videos demonstrate that young girls should grow up thinking, "this is how i should look when I'm older, and I should run around wearing these things, and then boys will like me and everyone will think I'm an okay person then." AND THIS IS NOT TRUE. What if a little girl found a father's magazines with these on the front of it? What would a father respond with to, "Daddy, what's this?" He could not turn around and say "A sexy girl who is hot." I don't believe that 3-year-olds should grow up thinking like that. If they don't end up looking like that, they will be thinking "I want to be skinny! I'm going on a diet for the third time this month! I'm going to get plastic surgery for big boobs!" Because no one should think like that, especially 9-year-olds.