|Book Review # 3
||[Sep. 28th, 2005|10:18 am]
The Abandoned Generation (Chapters 5&6)
Chapter 5 is titled "Teen Girls' Resistance and the disappearing social in Ghost World". Ghost World is the movie we recently started in class about the two girls who seem to be outcasts. He talks about the images shown all over the media that make young girls expesially try to look like what they see. There are anerexic girls everywhere telling you that skinny is pretty. They imply that guys will only go for the skinny girls with a big butt and big goobs. Girls see this on the television, videos, films, publishing, even in music. Many girls fall into the media and have self-esteem issues because of it. Some have eating problems or depression just because they don't have the media image. On Ghost World Enid and Rebecca are two girls who form their own images and try not to be like every other girl. They make a point to be different and go against the norm. Chapter 6 is titled "From "Manchild" to Baby Boy". The movie Baby Boy addresses steriotypes of race, agency, masculinity, violence, and politics.
Vocab Words that I don't understand: Modicum (pg. 105), apogee (pg. 107), pedagogy (pg. 126), misogyny (pg. 137)