Girl Groups

In: Historical Events

Submitted By eimers6
Words 426
Pages 2
Girl Groups

During the 1960's girl groups which featured female vocal artists produced various genres of music ranging from “gospel, rhythm and blues, doo-wop as well as quirky pop.” Their songs talked about various concerns during that time such as “romance, sexual etiquette, and marriage, as well as love, loss and abandonment.” But although the fame and fortune of being a female rock star sounded great at the time, the girl groups were treated much worse than boy groups. There was less financial compensation, less royalties and a lot of the time they were not able to produce their own music. But although there were many negatives to being a female rock star, these girl groups supported feminism and within their lyrics they tried to convey real life images and stories to help change the view on equal rights and to ultimately change woman's roles within society. “Be my, be my baby” were popular lyrics from the 1960's group The Ronettes who had little say in the rhythm, lyrics and instruments used in the production of their songs. The Ronettes served as an ideal example of woman who were “forced” to sing lyrics regarding to traditional family norms. In the song Be My Baby, the song talks about a woman who is fighting for the love of a man and displaying that she will love him for eternity and take care of his every need. During the 1960's the traditional family view of a woman taking care of her husband fulfills the stereotype that you find within lyrics of songs as well as this era's television shows. During this time, this type of music was seen as dangerous to parents during this time because of the messages within the lyrics. People for once were hearing songs that talked about romance, and this was different because it was far more risque. Parents, especially moms were taught how to “have dinner ready, prepare yourself, prepare the children,…...

Similar Documents

Girls

...trying to convince you. The sexiest thing about a girl is confidence. Yeah, you can quote me. *Don't be mad when we hold the door open. Smile and say "thank you." Let us pay for you. Don't "feel bad." We enjoy doing it. It's expected. Smile and say - everybody together now - "thank you." *Kiss us when no one's watching. If you kiss us when you know nobody's looking we'll be more impressed. *You don't have to get dressed up for us. If we're going out with you in the first place, you don't have to feel the need to wear the shortest skirt you have, put on every kind of makeup you own. We like you for WHO you are and not WHAT you are. *Don't flirt with guys when we're not around. We'll find out. Trust us. We have eyes everywhere. And when we find out, we're pissed. Not necessarily with the guys you flirted with, more-so with you. *Don't take everything we say seriously. Sarcasm is a beautiful thing. See the beauty in it. Don't get angry easily. Stop using magazines/media as your bible. *Don't talk about how hot Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt is in front of us. It's boring, and we don't care. You have girlfriends for that. *Whatever happened to the word "handsome"? Why does everything have to be "hot/sexy"? I'd be utterly stunned by a girl who greeted me with "Hey handsome!" instead of "Hey baby/ stud/ cutie/ sexy" or whatever else you can think of. Claiming girls or guys to be "hot" shows immaturity. **Girls, I cannot stress this enough: if you aren't......

Words: 501 - Pages: 3

Girl Groups

...What was popular than is way different now In today’s society girls groups sing, dance, and have very unique styles. In the beginning there was not as much dancing and bright colors and things like that. The Omg Girlz are and an example of brightness is and dancing throughout the song. Xscape is more of a laid back group the dance, but it was smoothe. While the groups dance, dress, and sing different. Dancing is the main thing in having a successful group or music career. With dancing it keeps the people interested and keep wanting more. Back in the day such as the 90’s a group called Xscape was very popular. The kind of dancing they did was smoothe and was just to enhance their songs, but not take away from the meaning of what they were singing. In that time period it was not all about seduction it was getting feelings across and the meaning of the song. They took their time in what they were singing and the dancing flowed very smooth together. The Omg Girlz dance fast and really do not focus on the words. Their lyrics are catchy and very easy to understand, so the dancing plays a role along with the lyrics and the dancing. The dancing is more fast and appealing to the teenage and younger generation of today 2012. The way a group dresses is also a major part of being a successful entertainer. Xscape dressed in business suits with the button-up shirts open showing their bras. That was just one of the looks that caught the peoples attention and sold......

Words: 638 - Pages: 3

Girls

...When the Need to Appease Destroys I started watching Girls in April of 2012, when the pilot episode premiered; the first season was fantastic. “Girls” has none of the cheeriness , and forced punch lines of “2 Broke Girls” or “New Girl”, which also focus on women in their 20’3 “trying to figure out life.” Hannah, Lena Dunham’s character, is not a heroine. She is unpleasant, annoying, selfish and a ‘tamed crazy’ in ways that are only occasionally endearing. Her friends are differently flawed, but equally as irritating at times. Shows that have the same premise as Girls- 20-something year old trying to figure her life out with some help from her friends- feature lead characters that can be described as ‘cute and funny.’ The characters of Girls are funny, but because you laugh at them, not because you laugh with them. The girls of Girls were deeply flawed, but incredibly relatable. The questions asked, the situations that they found themselves in were familiar. The feelings of hopelessness and desperation were familiar, but they were presented in a humorous manner. The show gained popularity as its first season continued and garnered 4 Emmy nominations and 2 Golden Globe wins. As more people began watching the shows, criticism popped up everywhere. One of biggest complaints was that Girls was racist. Girls was racist because there were no black people in the show. This criticism was not without a fault; it was true. However, I had never noticed that because the show wasn’t...

Words: 480 - Pages: 2

Girl

...Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl...

Words: 550 - Pages: 3

Spice Girls and Girl Power

...Research Essay Proposal Topic: Spice Girls and the normalizing spread of girl power Using Spice Girls as a point of study, I intend to research the spread in American popular culture of the ‘girl power’ phenomenon. It would discuss the nature of the idea (that female appearance and sensuality, and equality need not be mutually exclusive), how the concept relates to perceptions of gender roles and power through the lens of girl culture (for mainly the tween and teen groups) and the ways in which Spice Girls – as a major cultural phenomenon of the 1990s – promoted and normalized the idea. Depending on available information and depending on what the word count will allow, the essay will also look into the origins of the idea within pop (eg. Riot Grrrl, statements by Madonna, etc) and touch upon critiques of the supposed feminist aspects of the girl power movement, linking it to materialistic and consumerist norms of American and western culture. Sources: Primary Spiers, B., Fruchtmann, U., Thompson, B., Fuller, K., and Curtis, J. Spice World: The Spice Girls Movie. Culver City, Calif: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1998. Lyrics from selected songs from the albums Spice (1996), Spiceworld (1997) and Forever (2000). Assorted interviews will also be identified, quoted and analysed. Secondary Whiteley, S. Women and Popular Music: Sexuality, Identity, and Subjectivity. London: Routledge, 2000. Print. Inness, S. A., Millennium Girls: Today's Girls Around the World. Lanham,......

Words: 259 - Pages: 2

Its a Girl

...It's A Girl This documentary caught my attention from the very beginning, when I heard of a woman in India killing eight of her baby girls just because she did not want a daughter, but a son. She would keep getting pregnant in hopes of having a boy. I was in disbelief to see the facial reaction she had as she told her story, without guilt or regret, just no emotion at all. She believes women have the power to give life and the power to take it away. I disagree with that statement because each and every person has a right to live life and existence no matter what gender they are. Sadly, many baby girls are either aborted before birth, killed right after birth, or abandoned. If they live past puberty they become victims of neglect and abuse. I believe this is so unjust, especially me being a mother to a healthy beautiful little girl. I could never neglect or abuse her just because she is a girl, nor would I ever allow anyone else to. But in India, it's very different, the men are in control of the woman, considered property, and forced to have a male child. If a woman did not produce boys or dowry then they would be considered useless and either abused or killed. I understand that men from India have power over their women in this way, but without women or girls how will more boys be produced? In India they believe boys bring strength, blessing, and wealth, while girls bring dowry and burden. They believe families with sons gain wealth and daughters, while families with......

Words: 804 - Pages: 4

Girls

... University of Phoenix Material Foundations of Human Services Worksheet Answer, in a 50- to 100-word response, each of the following questions: 1. Identify the four themes of human services. A. Problem living – Human being are not always able to meet their needs. Human services has developed in response to the need of individuals groups or communities for assistance to live better lives. B. Self Sufficiency help human services open doors for success service providing clients or consumers of human services, with the opportunity and support to be self-sufficient. Economic self sufficiency strengthens an individual’s self-esteem. C. Social control- Give individual who cannot provide for themselves temporarily or long term. Social control also determine who can received services. D. Rehabilitation-Is a task that help individual return to a prior level of functioning. 2. Identify professional disciplines that influence human services . A. The sociology disciplines examines the ways in which human societies influences the people who lives in these societies. Sociology also assess individuals in the broader culture and tries to account for the differences within human culture. Sociology helps human services professionals understand elements that affect living, such as family structures, family roles, gender and poverty. B. Anthropology studies the cultural, physical and social development of human and the variation in their......

Words: 336 - Pages: 2

Girl

...Luis M. Rojas Professor Jose Rodriguez ENC1102 Composition II February 3, 2015 “Girl” The story "Girl", shows family togetherness and the love of a mothers like raise her daughter in order to teach her how she could carry out the duties when she will be an adult woman. Still, the story shows a complex relation of mother-daughter in this monologue story. Moreover, the story shows a mother, who always is giving orders to her daughter all the time, since the beginning to the end of the story. However, the mother’s character is of the a smart woman, with high command over her daughter, and very worried about to prepare her daughter very well at all household chores. In the story "Girl", stands the character of a smart mother who devotes much of her time to teach her daughter the main activities that she must learn in order to succeed in household chores, as well as the behavior that she should to take on the street, also how to behave as a woman and not a man: for example, when her mother says: “don’t eat fruits on the street”; “on Sundays try walk like a lady and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming”, also she tells her daughter “don’t squat marbles-you are not a boy, you know”(307). Furthermore, the dominant character of the mother is constantly sees reflected through the whole story because of the large amount of commands that she gives to her daughter as a teaching and illustrations in relation to the household chores. For example,......

Words: 564 - Pages: 3

Are Girls Better Than Girls

...Are Girls Smarter Than Boys Ok so there is a debate that is explaining how girls are better than boys. And even though there is a lot of evidence supporting that claim, i think that they are wrong. There are many reasons explaining that girls are not smarter than boys. And guess what most men can reach to higher levels of jobs the women can get. So that would mean that means that since they can get to higher levels, than that means that they are smarter. SO i am going to be telling you reasons why i think boys are smarter. One reason, is that in the article in cbs new, they state that girls would most likely be nurses while boy will be doctor. And girls would most likely be stenographers but not CEO’s. Also most girls turn out to be teachers and not principals. So basically what im trying to state is that boys can go way higher than girls. And to require to be at those levels than you have to be very smart and have a masters degree for them. And the thing is that while i was watching a video in the news about it, they said that girls would double check their work and stuff like that. But its not like the boys are dumb and dont know what to do. Its just that boys are lazy and we can be able to do the same things that girls can do. Boys are just like this, sure we do a lot of horse play we we can do the same things girls do. In this video that i watch in the news. They said the girls can be like more organized and have better thinking......

Words: 303 - Pages: 2

Girls

...Unit 1: Test * Defining the family * Anthropologists * Family is a group of people that preforms the functional requisites required for society to work * Considers the behavior of family member’s sociologists * Family is any group of people considered to be related to each other by blood or marriage * A Working definition of family * The Vanier institute definition: * Family is defined as any combination of two or more persons who are bound together over time by ties of mutual consent, birth and or adoption/ placement and who, together assume responsibilities for the following activities * Physical maintenance and care of group members * Additions of new members through procreation or adoption * Socialization of children * Social control of members * Production, consumption and distribution of goods and services * Affective nurturance * Family forms * Nuclear: composed of two parents with biological or adopted children living together * Extended: composed of parents, children, uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins all living together * Blended, recombined, reconstructed: composed of families were one of the spouses have been divorced or widowed and has remarried and formed a new family from the old or new marriage * Childless: * Lone-parent/ single parent: composed of one parent and child, most often a mother * Cohabitation couples: Family arrangements that resemble other forms......

Words: 1521 - Pages: 7

The Girl

...though of interest, can never be a primary informative and this may, indeed, be beneficial, as we shall hope to see. Little is known about Shakespeare's life and this has given rise to much speculation about his biographical background. It is one of the ironies attendant on the growth of Shakespeare's reputation that even the most diligent scholarship has been able to uncover very little of the background of the poet's personal or public life. However, the poverty of detail has merely spurred his biographers to increased scholarly, inferential, and imaginative activity. (Marder, 1963, p. 156) What is certain, since it is documented through baptism of the children, is that he was married to Anne Hathaway, a fairly well connected Stratford girl, older than himself, when he was eighteen, and they had three children: a daughter, Susanna, and twins, Hamnet and Judith. Despite this, or maybe because of it, he spent the vast majority of his life away from home in London where most of his writing took place. There has been a great deal written about how happy or otherwise the couple might have been, especially since he left Anne nothing in his will except his 'second best bed'. Many have read this as an insult but perhaps a more appropriate reading is that the best bed was for guests and the second best the marriage bed therefore to bequeath this to his wife, far from being an insult, was a love token. Carol Ann Duffy writes of this in her sonnet 'Anne Hathaway': The bed we loved......

Words: 4257 - Pages: 18

Girl

...Facing Poverty With A Rich Girls Habits English 115 01/12/15 Have you ever been so accustomed to living one way almost your entire life, then all of a sudden it all comes to a end within a blink of an eye? Well this young girl once lived in a wealthy part of Korea, She attended the best schools and got chauffeured everywhere she went. She was use to having all the finer things that most children her age didn’t have. It all came to a end when her millionaire father lost everything through bankruptcy. Her father owned a shipping company, mining business, and hotels. After losing all of their businesses she and her family had to downsize their way of living, causing them to move into a much smaller home, the parents had to get jobs that they never imagined getting, and the children had to transfer to different schools. The young girl had to get use to being around children that she wasn’t familiar with and get accustomed to the school and the many different rules. Many of the children at the new school spoke English as their first language, which she wasn’t use to. And the dress code was even different. At her school that she use to attend she had to wear slippers so that the floors wouldn’t get dirty and at the new school graffiti covered the halls, And was taught to bow their heads to teachers at every moment. While at the new school the children wouldn’t even acknowledge the teachers presence. The young girl tried her best to fit in with the rest of the Korean children......

Words: 448 - Pages: 2

The Girl

...The Girl The girl in the black rain coat sat calmly on the newly finished bench waiting for the bus. It was a gray cement bench, with writing on the top, like a tombstone, definitely dedicated to someone whose name she couldn’t quite read. It didn’t matter anyway. It was raining hard enough to see the rain come straight down like elongated bullets. The bus arrived in the rain, spewing water on both sides. The girl in the black rain coat sauntered up the stairs of the Tri City Transit Bus, paid her fare, and found an empty seat on the crowded bus. Despite the rain coat’s unflattering bagginess, it wasn’t hard to tell she was a beautiful woman, drop dead gorgeous by anyone’s standards. Long hair black as a dahlia framed an innocent untanned complexion. The next stop came and its only passenger was quick to notice the girl in the black raincoat’s unusual beauty. Spotting lips as red as her cherry red boots, he approached her seat. Thrown off balance by her beauty, he awkwardly asked, “Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?” “No, feel free.” So he sat down next to her. More caught his eye. He saw a single drop of water running down her face. Or was it a tear, he thought. Noticing her eyes were shiny and wet, he believed he found an opening. “What’s a girl as pretty as you got to cry about?” He asked. She solemnly looked at him. “My boyfriend died, I’m heading to his funeral.” “I’m really sorry for you. Let me know if there’s anything I can do. I’m......

Words: 401 - Pages: 2

Girl

...The relationship between the girl and the mother is controlling, poor bonding, and one sided. Due to the mother being from Jamaica her traditions was instilled in her from her parents, so she attempts to instill those same traditions to her daughter. But, she fails to realize that what was foster in her is different by the time period her daughter lives her life. The girl seem to be annoyed with all the “you must do this, and you must act like this, and don’t sing Calypso in church better yet not on Sunday’s at all” rules of how a Jamaican girl should conduct herself in order to have a good reputation and name around the community. Indeed, the main influences that enforce her mother strict rules are her lower proletarian class structure identity. Its bad enough they are poor (father having to wear khaki jeans for work, suggesting he works in a place with little hierarchy and mobility), but being poor with no class is disgraceful towards their reputation. This mother just cares for her daughter and wants the best for her for when she grows up. This particular situation I can relate to because my mother is from Haiti and raised me in a similar way the mother in the story is trying to raise her daughter. Twenty years old now and I finally realized what my mother was trying to instill in me. She wasn’t trying to be the strictest mother out of all Haitian mothers, but didn’t want me to make the same mistakes that she had made in her country and rather for me to seek my own......

Words: 336 - Pages: 2

Girl

...​Throughout time and throughout the world women have always been viewed differently by society. In many cultures, women have destined roles to fulfill and repercussions to bear if she cannot achieve being that ideal woman. The short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, consists of an extremely long, single sentence of advice a mother imposes on her young daughter. Believing her daughter is already at risk of an adolescent’s promiscuity, she cautions and reprimands her daughter in order for her to grow up with the appropriate reputation that is expected of her as a woman. With examples of dos and don’ts her mother professes, the mother sends a clear message of what the young girl’s domestic knowledge should encompass. Even though the young girl has not yet reached adolescence, her mother is deeply concerned with her negative behavior and the reputation that she might bring upon herself. ​Being from the island of Antigua and from a poor, small community, it seems as though a woman’s respectability is greatly determined by her reputation. Knowing from experience and even from past generations, the young girl’s mother knows that her daughter must stay far from her adolescent promiscuous instinct and conceal any sort of sexuality in order to gain respect from her community. Throughout the short story her mother emphasizes that her daughter should not become a slut in any manner. She cautions her not to walk like a slut and demonstrates how to hem her dress, which will prevent her......

Words: 1155 - Pages: 5

The Pros & Cons of Media. - 417 Words | Project Dreams | hoạt hình hay