...I Am Beautiful...

Media Influence On Teenage Girls

Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (Official Video)

About the song

"Beautiful" is a song by Christina Aguilera. It was released on November 16, 2002. It is a pop ballad. Lyrically, it discusses inner beauty, as well as self-esteem and insecurity issues. Aguilera commented that she put "her heart and her soul" into the track.

Stereotypes, Discrimination and Gender Roles

In the song Beautiful, there is the typical gay couple, anorexia girl, a larger girl getting bashed up, a pretty girl reading magazines, drag queen man, punk boy and a skinny teen trying to get ripped and they are all unhappy with themselves.There is no discrimination in this film clip or song because its about even though so people will discriminate you you need to break free and let go about it also there is no gender roles.

Positive and Negative Behaviours, Images or Attitudes

The song is a very positive song in terms of self-esteem and body image and its saying that no matter what people think of you be yourself and don't be afraid to show who you are...The one negative thing about the song is that its boosting girls self-esteem when they should already have the self-esteem...

Effects

the effect this song can have on people to their attitude and behaviors is that they take the song in a positive way and they change what ever they need to change and become a fit and healthy and "Normal" person again... So if the girl who had anorexia say self harmed she would look at this song hopefully find the positive side out of it and feel inspired to turn their life around....According to the Kids helpline listening to music and dancing can help express emotion and relieve people from pain.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. – Miss Piggy, The Mupetts

Support...

The media influences women mostly in a negative way but once in a blue moon there that one hint of goodness like this song, Who Says by Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato with her sticking up for gay and lesbian rights song and her life size barbie doll and the doll she made to the average size and weight of a "normal" human...This reflect positively on girls and make them feel better about themselves, their behaviors and attitudes...